Friday, March 20, 2009

"Itchy, bitchy, and huge"

Every week Bryan and I read from this book called "The Pregnancy Countdown Book". I love it! It gives weekly updates about what you, your partner, and you baby are doing/going through. I believe I've mentioned it before. Well, this week marks the beginning of my third trimester, and I just can't resist sharing the first paragraph of this weeks update.

"Besides the continued growth and development of your baby, the third trimester ultimately serves one purpose: To make you so uncomfortable, so over it, so tired, so achy, so bitchy, so itchy, and so freakishly huge, that you will do anything to get the baby out of you, including pushing it out of a place where a tampon once felt gigantic. This is Mother Nature's way of inspiring you at the end of your pregnancy, even though we spent the last eight months thinking, "Okay, how is this going to happen again?" "

Sorry if the tampon part grossed any of you out, but it had me laughing for a while so I had to keep it in there!

Oh- and P.S.- Bryan and I started registering this week! (Actually Jessica went with me to Babies'R'Us, but we didn't get to finish, so Bryan will be coming with my to register at Target and finish up at "B.R.U" (as Ryan calls it).)

Monday, March 16, 2009


I'm finally home from my three hour appointment, and am pleased to announce that I do NOT have gestational diabetes! Oh- I better call my Penny and let her know before I publish this... lol, Oops! I would be in BIG trouble!
OK, now on to more fun things- Baby shower invitations!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gestational Diabetes?

Tuesday morning I woke up earlier then usually so that I could drink a nasty little drink and go sit in my doctors office for an hour to be tested for gestational diabetes. The whole night before the test and even the morning of I let everyone know how ridiculous I thought this test was. I haven't been gaining or losing weight in a crazy amount, feeling over tired or dizzy, I haven't had low blood sugar, or high blood sugar for that matter, that I could tell... I have had absolutely no signs of diabetes at all! BUT- I know this is just one of those routine tests that everyone has to take and because I want my baby to be healthy I sucked it up and chugged that drink in less then a minute! Thirty minutes later I went in to my appointment where I was told that my weight is perfect, my tummy is measuring perfect, and everything else (I'll spare you the details) is right where it should be! The nurse then came in, took my blood, and told me she would have the results back by tomorrow (Wednesday). So I left, "knowing" she would call me back and say the results were normal and I was doing great. WRONG! I was totally blown away when she called to let me know that my results were "abnormal".
"So what does this mean?" I ask. This means that I have to go back in on Monday for a THREE HOUR test! I'll get there right when they open, and they'll take my blood. Then I'll drink another nasty drink and they'll take my blood again. Then they'll take blood again every hour on the hour for three hours after that. If two of the four "after the drink" tests come back abnormal then I have gestational diabetes. Ridiculous.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Please Help!

As of Friday I am 25 weeks pregnant. This means I have 15 weeks left before my darling baby girl makes her debut. Here's the problem- my back is KILLING me! I have asked a few women for advice and even gone on-line to find relief. The most common answer was to go swimming. Unfortunately, it's a little chilly to be swimming right now. I have also read that exercise helps. I am still walking as often as I can, but even a walk around the block can be stressful for my back. I'm not a huge pregnant person (in fact I think I'm still pretty small for how far I am) so I'm not sure what the cause of the back pain is. Does anyone have any useful tips or advice?