Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Doctor's appointment update

Our visit to the doctor went really well! Sarah is still head down (YAY!) and is measuring right on track. I have put on a total of 28 pounds, which I have to admit has me nervous about losing it after she's born. I still have 9 weeks left to go though.

We found out today that the doctor won't let me go more than two weeks past my due date which is awesome. We can start talking induction for the week following our due date if our sweet baby hasn't made an appearance by then. I also found out that I am only allowed to have ice chips once I get to the hospital which was a bummer. I was hoping for maybe Popsicles or juice. :( But it's better to know these things in advance.

Tomorrow (well today technically) is girls' day out! I am so excited for it. I am meeting some girls for lunch and then pedicures. Let me tell you that nothing sounds better to a pregnant woman than getting her feet rubbed. And I get the chance to chat with some close friends at the same time. How wonderful!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Time to update

Tomorrow is another OB appointment! They are getting to be so routine now. We come in, ask any questions we might have, and then listen to the heartbeat. So far the doctor's visits have been every 4 weeks but I think we go to every 2 weeks after tomorrow. Ryan has been so awesome because he has come to every appointment. I hate going to the doctor alone even if it's just a routine check up.

In other news my first baby shower is on Sunday and I am more than excited for it! My mom, Ryan's mom, and one of my mom's friends are the hostesses. It's going to be a pretty cool thing I think. I need to get out and buy my hostess gifts though. Maybe I will do that tomorrow.

Also we only have 2 childbirth classes left. I have found them really educational and interesting. It's nice to learn about the different pain meds that are out there as well as natural pain relief. I still can't believe that our baby is going to be here in about nine weeks! What a wonderful, exciting, and scary thing!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I've come to realize

I’ve come to realize that my job. . .is over with and I am okay with that.

I’ve come to realize that when I’m driving. . . I'm paranoid about accidents. (Being in 2 within 8 days kind of made me that way.)

I’ve come to realize that I need. . . to spend more time in prayer and being thankful for the many blessings I have.

I’ve come to realize that I have lost. . . some friends due to distance and lack of communication.

I’ve come to realize that I hate it when. . .I am woken up.

I’ve come to realize that money…is a necessary part of life, but I know that God will provide for our needs. We don't NEED to eat out or go to movies to be happy!

I’ve come to realize that certain people. . .will be there through thick and thin and those are the people I value most.

I’ve come to realize that I’ll always. . . worry about the ones I love. I care about my family and friends so much.

I’ve come to realize that my sibling(s). . .are very close. Who else likes to spend time checking their little brother's homework, taking their teenage sister to the mall, or just hanging out with their older sister?

I’ve come to realize that my mom...is a rock. She is strong and caring and would fight anyone who tries to hurt her family.

I’ve come to realize that my cell phone. . .is something I have with me all the time.

I’ve come to realize that when I woke up this morning. . . I was dreading my glucose test, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

I’ve come to realize that last night before I went to sleep. . .I was nervous about my test and very hungry.

I’ve come to realize that right now I am thinking. . .that coming up for answers to this is harder than I thought.

I’ve come to realize that my dad. . .loves his family and wants to make the right choices for us.

I’ve come to realize that when I get on Facebook. . .I check certain people's profiles all the time!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy 2010

This is the year that we get to meet our little Sarah! How exciting. I didn't make any resolutions this year because I figured they wouldn't last long once the baby gets here. I did decide to make sure I work at getting back to a healthy weight once Sarah gets here, but I don't think that counts as a resolution because I'm sure nearly every new mom makes that choice at some point.

We got our 3D ultrasound on the 30th (Wednesday) and it was really neat. Unfortunately Sarah was napping or hiding behind the placenta/cord almost the entire time. The tech let us have a second chance and we did manage to get some cute pictures of her face and a video of her yawning. The cord is in front of her face for part of the video but I think it's so neat anyway!

I also took my glucose test on Wednesday and got the results today. Apparently I ate a few too many sweets before the test because this lucky girl failed! That's right I have to go and retake the test and get my blood drawn four times within three hours. Did I mention my fear of needles before?? Oh well you have to do what it takes. I was also told that I needed to take an additional iron supplement because my iron count was extremely low. Nothing too big there just an extra pill in the morning.