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    Hey ladies! My concert went well. We actually played 2 times, a dress rehearsal that we did at the long term care facility. It was fun to see the elders clapping along with some of the songs! I have played clarinet since 5th grade all the way through college. I hadn't played much since then because there were no adult groups nearby, but we have a community band here that I joined 4 years ago. Its fun!

    Jessica-I hope you feel better soon! Not fun being sick when your pregnant.

    Alissa-I am jealous of your dessert!

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    Aimee - LOL I guess my reading comprehension skills are lagging, since you already said you had a Masters and were going for your CAGS in your first post. I'm blaming baby brain! My DH is a teacher too, so he has a lot of incentive to continue his education as well. That's great that you are so close. Do you think you would eventually like to do a more administrative role like being a principal?

    I hope you feel better soon!

    Cristan - Yay for a great concert. That's great that you have been able to make the clarinet into a life long skill and hobby.

    AFM - Ugh, I am worried about my GD. For the past several weeks I have been keeping it really nicely under control with diet alone, but in the past couple of days my blood glucose readings have been higher than normal (and above what we want them to be.) No idea what caused it to change all of the sudden, but I don't like it! I guess worst case scenario is that they will put me on medicine or something, but I've been kind of proud of the way I have been able to control it by myself. Oh well, I'm doing the best I can, staying within the portions and numbers that they gave me to work with, so I guess if I have to go on medicine I just do.
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Alissa, sorry about the GD. I still haven't heard back from my doc... I have an appt tomorrow, I suppose I'll ask although I should hope they would have called me if it was bad. Are you eating anything different?

    Cristan, that's pretty cool that you got to play twice. When I played the violin, I used to love LOVE playing as part of the orchestra. It felt so nice to be part of the pretty music being made.

    AFM, I'm still sick. I have an appt tomorrow for a 3D u/s of the babies face. DH was gonna come with me, but I told him I'd get a recording and he can just go to work. He'd have to miss the whole day because my appt is at 1030 and then he'd have to drive back out there for school anyway. I hope I've been drinking enough water. I was thinking that at 37 weeks, I'll be full term. That's in a little bit over two months. If she wants to come then, I'll be so perfectly fine with that. I want a day and a night where I can eat without getting sick. I know that's horrible and selfish but dang, I've been throwing up/nauseated for SEVEN MONTHS. Crap.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Jessica - No, that's the weird part! All of the stuff that has triggered high blood sugar is stuff that a) should be fine from a "carb count" perspective and b) I have eaten before without problems. I called my GD dr, and she asked if I was stressed or sick, and I'm not, I mean, I'm stressed now because of the GD readings I've been getting, but I wasn't before. LOL! She said that even though they are higher than normal for me, they aren't *that* high (I've been in the 120's and 130's - they want to see below 120) and that we would give it til the end of the week to see if they stabalize. If not, I'm supposed to call her on Friday so we can decide on another course of action.

    Yay for your 3D u/s!!!!! I can't wait to see pics!!!!

    I do not blame you at all for being so far beyond done with being sick. Has changing your diet helped at all?
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Alissa, not really. I know to stay away from hamburger, so that's helped. I also have been eating very very little at dinner time and that's helped my stomach as far as feeling queasy before bed. But other than that, if I eat - I'm getting sick. Period. Thinking back, I don't think my MW believed I was still throwing up at my last appt. I don't ALWAYS throw up, but I ALWAYS get sick to my stomach. Plus I'm always hungry so that doesn't really work out well with one another...haha
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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    Alissa- I am torn on administration and if I do it I know it won't be until much later when my kids are older because right now my hours and having the summer off are the perfect mix for me. I love beign a mom but I love being me which is teaching and using my skills so I am happy taht I have a job that I work great hours and in my school system I make really good money. I know not all teachers say that but I am very lucky where I am.

    I hope your GD gets back under control. I can't imagine the extra task of watching and stuff while you are also going through pregnancy.

    Jessica - I really suggest going to get an ultrasound for your gall bladder. Just to verify that is exactly what is your problem and after talking to someone maybe they can give you suggestions.

    AFM- I am SOOOO happy it is Friday and I have a 3 day weekend! We have so much we want to do around the house this weekend and I am looking forward to it (haha we will see how long I say that once we get started!).

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    Aimee - I'm right there with you! I want to get the house nice and cleaned up, and work on the nursery, and start pulling things out of the basement so I can start washing them (for the baby.) I know I have like 2 months left, but judging by the way the rest of this pregnancy has flown by, that will be no time at all. Squeeeee, that just made me really excited! We're having our babies soon, y'all!!!!!


    Jessica - I hope that you figure out some food that you can eat without making yourself sick soon! It's awful that you have gone through this entire pregnancy getting sick every day. That's intolerable!!!


    AFM - I told Jessica this on another board, but my dr recommended walking after meals, and thus far that seems to have done the trick to lower my blood sugar naturally. So hopefully that will be all I need to do!
    -Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)

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    Alissa, yay for finding out something that's gonna make your GD be in check! And something as easy as walking for 20 minutes is better than meds IMO. I know you said you have a treadmill at work, but uhhh..do you go walking in the -17 degree weather? I just had to go put on a sweatshirt THINKING about that kind of weather. *shiver* It was soooooo colllld here this morning! I mean, nothing like YOUR cold. We got some snow yesterday, but it didn't start until 1130 pm Thurs night and by 330am Friday morning, it had turned back into rain and mostly melted itself. Some other cities got some snow, like 1-2 inches..my mom in the mountains got 3. I SAW some on somebodies car, but not enough to measure LOL It made me laugh SO much because the night before the snow started, all the schools and gov't buildings released a two hour delay for the next day. HELLO?? It's not even snowing yet! And the roads were fine. Ah, good ole Virginia..haha. We're better equipped for a cat 4 hurricane than a little bit of snow.

    I didn't have any energy today, I was falling asleep at my desk at work this morning. When I don't have anything to do, I get bored. I didn't have anything to do for almost 2 hours straight today and finally I got up and just walked around lol. But that made me tired for the rest of the day, so I came home and napped. Well, I did dust off the entertainment center and go grocery shopping. I'm off tomorrow and DH works so maybe I'll get something accomplished.
    Jessica, Tim and Baby Julie

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