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    Good news is I passed the 3 hour GTT - yay!

    LO hasn't been moving around as much these last couple of days. I still feel him just not as much. I think he's changed positions again because my bladder isn't in constant pain anymore - that's the good part, right? But I do miss those strong kicks and punches!

    But one more week until the 3rd trimester officially. DH made some good progress on the closet and I'm hoping we'll be ready to paint it in another week or two. Which will be great!!!

    I need to go pick up the bassinet from my sister and I need to get the breast pump out and test it and get any extra parts I need. I'll pick up some BFing supplies and a few sleep gowns for the baby. Then if he decides to make an early appearance we'll be ready. We have pretty much everything else, whew!

    The kids have been "making fun" of my big belly. I truthfully feel like a whale! It's all in good fun though. It's getting harder and harder to get up from a sitting position - hehe. I had forgotten about all that and it makes me laugh now! I am so enjoying this, I can't believe how much I'm enjoying it. It's really beginning to feel like a blessing now.
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    Well, I spoke a little too soon on the GTT. I had my 27 week appt yesterday and doc-man said he wasn't happy with my fasting number (100) - too high. He said that can be a sign of GD even if the other numbers were ok.

    So now I'm signed up for a 2 hour class next week on diet and finger pricking - yes, I have to test my blood several times a day - ugh. It's worth it but still, I'm not super thrilled about this.

    The other bs part of this is that we finally got my records from Georgia from DD birth and guess what? They didn't fill ANYTHING out!!!! Basically just that I was there and had a kid. Nothing whatsoever about the ordeal I went though.

    So I gave doc the best account that I could - 3 hours of pushing, vac extract yadda yadda. He said he considers this another shoulder dystocia. So I'm 2 for 2 in the dystocia department.

    As a result (and the high fasting blood sugar) he assigned me the class and blood testing. He wants to closely monitor Mason's size and says if there's any question as we get closer to the end we can decide on a c-section then. So it looks like I'm still 50/50 for c-section.

    Oh, and as I suspected my iron is low so I have to go get some iron pills. Yuck. As if (TMI) pooping wasn't difficult enough these days!

    On an up note - gotta keep it positive - Mason is looking good. He's been moving around a lot more over the last couple of days which makes me feel good.

    At any rate - onward. I need a weekend!
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    We had a good weekend. Took DD & DS to their school's fair and they had a great time.

    Mason is a mover and shaker these days which makes me laugh.

    We went on a tour of the hospital which was just as I expected it - kinda boring. It looks pretty much the same as when I was there with DS. But I think DH was glad to go. He's really started thinking about getting ready, which is nice.

    I need to finish purchasing some pump stuff, a few clothing items for me and Mason, get the bassinet from my sister and I think we're good to go.

    Then it's a waiting game

    I have a crazy week this week though so this week will go fast. I have to take mom to the hospital tomorrow for an out patient procedure on her kidney. Then I'll be home most of the day Wed. (except for 1 meeting) so my mom doesn't have to watch the kids. Thursday is the diabetes class until 11:30. Friday is work at home (or where ever) because it's moving day at the office. Monday I'll report to the new location - ugh.

    So all in all it will go by quickly and before you know it I'll be on a 10 week countdown. It's going by so quickly - especially since Mason will be my last baby.

    DH and I go to the urologist for a snipping consultation next week too. Then off to Florida to visit Gwen then spring break - ahhhhhhhh it's toooo much!!!!

    Phew - just thinking about it all makes me tired

    Oh well, hopefully my new iron will kick in and start giving me a little more energy.
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    Eek, haven't posted for a while.

    Anyway. Florida was nice. It was good to see Gwen and just get away from things for a couple of days. Actually I wish I would have scheduled an extra day there - 2.5 days just wasn't enough.

    Anyway, I've been testing my glucose for about 12 days now. Doc says it's GD but I still think that's not right. Anyway he has me continuing my testing and taking a glucose lowering drug once a day. I still have to get that filled. Plus my lancet broke so I have to go pick up another one today.

    I'm a little disappointed in my body for this but I guess that's the way it goes.

    There's been lots of talk on our board about labor already. I'm at the tail end of May and we have a few ladies that are actually April babies so I'm just not feeling it. Labor. I have an aversion given my previous 2 experiences. Plus I'm not sure if we'll be doing c-section or not this time around. I wish I was more excited about it. Frankly I wish I could just go to sleep and wake up with Mason safe a sound in my arms - skip the whole birthing thing.

    I know, that's pretty selfish of me.

    I guess I feel a little down these days. It's been crazy at work with the office move and I've been taking so much time off for kids school stuff and doctor's appointments and the GD class etc, etc. I feel like nothing is "normal" right now. It's ok, things will shake out I'm not brooding too hard. Just lamenting my current sate and longing for slightly less craziness.

    We have all the kids this weekend. I need to figure out something to do with them on Saturday or I will go crazy. We also have my pg pics Sunday morning - I hope those turn out ok!

    What I really need right now is some sleep! Oh, and maybe a Tums
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    So Thursday DH got his snip done. He's doing pretty well. I admit I'm a little sad to know my baby carrying days are almost officially over. I happen to like being pg.

    Other than that things are ok. I over did it this past weekend taking care of all the kids and DH. I really paid for it Sunday night with lots of pain - everywhere. But I'm feeling a bit better today.

    I have an appointment Thursday that I don't really feel like going to. I never really did see the point of a quick 10 minute appointment to check urine, weight, bp and nothing else. I mean I could do that at home. Whatever.

    I have a very busy day at work today that I totally wish I could blow off. But that's the way it works. Amelia's piano is over on Wed's now so that will help lesson the stress a little. She wants private lessons so hopefully we can get her started on that soon. The boys start karate in a couple of weeks - that should be fun!

    Mason is moving around great and we had our belly pics on Sunday. They turned out pretty nice and I can't wait to get some printed.

    Ok now I have to go to a meeting and then maybe I can go potty - I really need to
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    We had a very productive weekend. We are ready to install the flooring in the closet finally. We'll try to get that done by the end of Sunday. Then we can move on to some finish work and clothes moving.

    The boy's beds are supposed to come this week so we'll have them delivered on 4/17 and get them all set up in their shared room together. I expect a few bumps and bruises along the way but hopefully they'll both adjust nicely.

    Had a NST this morning. Mason impressed the ladies with his vibrancy He was quite the little mover and shaker and knocked the sensor almost off my belly. Then he got the hiccups

    I'll have another one Thursday. I'm still not 100% sure why we're doing these but quite frankly it was pretty relaxing so I'm all for it.

    I'm trying really hard to watch what I eat (said with a girl scout cookie in hand) because I gained like 4 lbs at my last visit - oops. but we're almost there - final count down so to speak.

    Doc wants to deliver me 2 weeks early. I'm shooting for the 21st. We'll have to battle it out over the next few weeks I guess. mom's will vs doctor's will. He thinks I'll defer to him just because he has an MD - well, he's got another thing coming! I aint no pansy. I'm used to being right and getting what I want (well, mostly anyway) so he'll have to deal with that!

    I have to do what's best for everyone. We have a lot of moving parts in this family that must all be considered.
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    Another stress-free NST today - I could get used to sitting around reading for 40 minutes

    Doc said Mason "looks good, almost too good" but I didn't have a chance to ask him what that meant. Plus he gave me a script for Ambien CR so I can get some sleep. I'll take that Saturday night to start.

    Time to get the Easter baskets together. Next year we'll have 1 more!!!

    I am pretty tired today but have been loving feeling Mason wiggle around. He's quite the little mover and shaker at times. He also gets hiccups a lot - so funny

    I am really ready for the weekend and don't feel like working tomorrow. Oh well, someone's gotta do it!
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    The Easter weekend was pretty nice. Went to Dad's for the kids egg hunt and for the first time in years we found them all - including a few from last year!

    The kids were so happy to get their baskets. Then they had a "parade" around the cul-de-sac - so cute.

    I took some Ambien Fri and Sat nights so I got some good sleep. I was feeling great on Sunday and got all the summer clothes out for the kids and did a bunch of other stuff. I really didn't take a break until 10 pm. I WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY over did it. By the time I tried to go to sleep I was in so much pain. I couldn't get comfortable at all. I was up until about 1 am and then up every hour after that. Needless to say I am wasted tire today.

    I almost didn't come into work I feel so awful. I'm trying hard not to complain to anyone though.

    Ah, and DH, sweetie that he can be, cut and painted my toes That was fun. DD picked out the nail polish.

    Another nice relaxing NST today. I wish I could start every Monday that way. Even my bp was down a little Mason was moving great too.

    Ok, now I just need to get through the next 3 hours and 40 minutes until I can leave - not that I'm counting or anything.
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    So we have a birth date!!! We will welcome little Mason on 5/21 via c-section. After talking with the doc and weighing the options we think this will be safest for Mason which is what really counts.

    I'm very anxious about it because it will be my first c-section. I'll be doing lots of research so I can know what to expect. I'll also be contacting a lactation consultant to help me prepare for the extra challenges of breast feeding post c-section.

    But today I'm supposed to have another NST but it looks like I'll be taking Anthony with me as he's ill and not going to school today. I'll have to call and make sure that's ok.

    I'm nervous but excited that we have a date! 5 1/2 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!
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    Ok, we're getting closer and closer and I'm starting to panic - go figure.

    We started working on getting the boys rooms together (took down the two older boys beds and put one of them in DSS#2's room) but we still have so much more to do. Their beds should be delivered tomorrow or Saturday so we can try to spend the weekend helping them make the room "theirs" instead of just DSS#1's room. I think it will be a bumpy transition but I do think we can make it work for them. DS is being as sweet and patient as can be about it, I am soooo impressed with how he's handling giving up his room. He's an amazing little kid.

    I'm starting to feel very nervous about a c-section - especially since I know it's not "necessary" at this point. Of course the whole idea here is to prevent anything bad from happening with an early induction and my hisory of shoulder dystocia. Most docs would just demand a c-section with a history like mine so I should feel lucky that my wacky cocky doctor has given us a "choice" - of course that came with the caviat of "what's safest for the baby" - like that's really a choice.

    Anyway, I'm nervous that everyone is going to expect me to be able to do more than I can do after the surgery. I'm scared of the post-op pain and most scared of whether or not I'll be successful with breast feeding.

    I had a terrible and unsuccessful time b-fing with my DD and a difficult (although ultimately successful) time with my DS. I'm so worried that this will make it even harder for me given I've not had the easiest time with it in the past and that DH, the baby, me will all give up on it.

    I also admit my total fatigue right now. I have 5 weeks to go and feel like I'm just not going to make it. I wish I could take the week off before hand but I just can't.

    My feet are starting to swell and it's so tough for me to stay on them long enough during the week to work all day, make dinner, clean up, get the kids out to play or homework, get them ready for bed, make lunches, clean up some more before I collapse. When we have the kids I am not able to even think about sitting down until 9:30 at night and that's only if I don't have a pile of laundry waiting to be folded.

    Before the last week or so I was holding up pretty well. Now I'm falling apart. It doesn't help that I am having trouble sleeping either.

    Ugh. I shouldn't complain, I'm so blessed to have this last opportunity for a little baby in my life. I can handle a lot, I guess I'm struggling a little with these last few weeks.

    It's funny, a co-worker's DD 20 years my junior is due 2 weeks before me and I guess she's miserable too - I had to smile at that. Not because she's miserable but because it makes me feel a little better to know that I do 50 times more work than that girl and I'm 20 years older than her and I'm holding my own - at least for now

    I haven't really posted to my board the last couple of days. I'm so tired and don't have much time to myself right now. I guess it's ok, no one seems to miss me - which is ok by me for right now, I'm kinda grumpy anyway and I don't want to make anyone mad. I think I'll just take a couple of days off from posting and see if my mood improves.

    I'll feel better if we get the boys rooms done and then our closet done next weekend. Fat chance.
    Christina + Rory = a grand total of:
    Amelia, Anthony, Andon, Noah, Mason, & Trinity-woof


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