<-------- I got my crowns!! Yay! It only took me 5 years!!
I also survived my 3 hour glucose! Boy, that was more of a PIA then I was expecting! First off it was more like 4 1/2 hours. I cannot believe it was SO long! It was also 4 pokes. I was only expecting 3. The techs usd the same vein with each poke so my little arm was so sore. Not so much from the draws, but from the stupid tape. Ouch! They even used paper tape and I took it off after a few minutes and my arm is still torn up from it. If I wasn't still taking asprin I could have done without the tape and I think my arm would have faired better. Oh well.
The techs were really great. I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep the drink down since for the 3 hr you have to drink the whole bottle AND have to fast 12 hours before hand. With my morning sickness that was just a diseaster waiting to happen. The girls were so sweet! They gave me my own little room so I could lie down between draws so I wouldn't get sick. The "bed" as they called it was this high table I had to jump to get on (not easy to do pregnant) that was made of wood with a 1/4 inch foam on it and was only about a foot wide so it was really hard to get comfortable on it, but it was SOOOO much better than sitting in the waiting room. I slept pretty much the whole time since the glucose made me feel so lousy. They would carry around a timer and would come wake me to get my blood drawn. I was very thankful they were so good to me!
The good news is I passed my test just fine! Yay! The whole production also scared me straight into eating healthy again so now my diet is back on track. No more ice cream and junk every day for me!
CONGRATS!! On the test and the crowns!!
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Wow, I cannot believe it's been a month since I updated this. I would like to say its because I've been busy but that's a lie. I have actually cut down my hours at work and Lord knows I'm not using that free time to do anything productive. I've just been a slacker lately. That's mostly because I haven't been feeling great. My morning sickness is still here in full form. It may be actually a little worse. It no fun. My OB had me start taking Pepcid 20 mgs twice a day on top of my nausea meds just incase the morning sickness is related to heartburn (which I don't think it is) but the last few times they've dipped my urine it's come back showing I'm dehydrated so I'm willing to try anything at this point. I'm sick of feeling sick! I was also having a lot of hip pain. I thought it was all saiatica but I went to the Chiro and he told me my whole SI joint was out of place. It hurt like a mother, but good Ol' Dr. Tom fixed me right up in 4 visits and now my hip is doing great!
Baby is doing great too! I still need to scan my latest u/s pictures but she is measuring right around 5 lbs now and is doing perfect! Yay! She is still breech (obviously since she is stuck between the two horns of my bicronated uterus) so we have a c/s scheduled for October 8th. Exactly 4 weeks away today! Its crazy to have a date in mind and to know I'm in my last weeks of pregnancy. Even though pregnancy has not been the smooth ride I was hoping for it still seems like its gone so fast! I feel like I should have another 10 weeks left!
Our nursery is almost complete. I made some DIY oil paintings that I'm waiting for to dry and we need to get a bookcase and a car seat but other then that we are set. We had all 3 of our showers and have everything we could need and then some! I cannot believe how generous our friends and family have been! DH and I had a budget for the baby and we are not even near half of that since most of our baby items were gifted to us! I feel so greatful to the wonderful people in my life!
We also decided on a name- Ava Elizabeth. I'm still worried that Ava is too popular right now, but DH pointed out that Ava is a classic name, not a trendy name. So even though its popular right now it's still timeless. That was good logic and its still the only name DH comes close to liking so Ava it is!
Off baby news- my little sister was deployed this week. That has been hard for me. I'm sad that she will not be here for the birth of my first child or for any of the holidays but I am very proud of her for serving our country. PLease say a little prayer for her that she has a good deployment and comes home safely.
I will update with pictures soon, my camera is on its last leg so we are waiting on a new one. I'll share pictures when the new camera comes in!
Last edited by Lavender444; 09-10-2008 at 07:43 PM.
I had sciatica from 4 months on. I was miserable. Never occurred to me to see a chiropractor. Smart girl!
4 weeks? That means Tanner will be 2 in 4 weeks.
Spend these last few weeks just relaxing, sleeping, reading...anything you want. Cause once Ava (love it!) arrives, all bets are off!!
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Sorry I suck at keeping this updated! But there is nothing new going on. Just hanging out waiting for another 12 days for my c/s. I'm now full term ( ) that in itself is update worthy. No one thought I would get here. Let alone without lots of bedrest but my little girl is a smart cookie (obviously she gets her brains from her Dad) she managed to find herself plenty of room in my belly.
I finally put some pictures on the computer of the nursery and my 36 week belly that I promised forever ago.
Changing table (waiting for the baby to fill the frames)
My DIY art work that I shamelessly copied from a set that matched the crib bedding that I was too cheap to buy.
The artwork I copied- I did pretty good, huh?
Our signature mat that all our family signed at our shower. I think it turned out so cute! Don't mind the fingerprints all over it some day I might get around to cleaning those off.
Wall words that were a gift from one of the nurses I work with. This is on the wall across from the changing table. We plan on getting a bookcase to go under it.
And my 36 week belly
NOtice how flat it is! She is laying in there so funny! Makes me laugh when I see pictures of it!
OHHHH! And I almost forgot my most exciting news! I got a new car! Dh and I had been casually looking for a small SUV. I have a civic and DH has this HUGE truck- neither of which Baby Ava and both dogs can fit into at the same time. So we bought a Toyota Highlander as a third car. I wasn't sold on a Toyota. My civic is such a good little car that I felt very loyal to Honda. But since I didnt want a Pilot DH talked me into driving the Highlander and its so FUN! The interior is really nice and it has a 3rd row seating which I'm sure will come in handy down the road. I love it! I still need to take pictures of it during the day, these were taken the night we got it.
Okay- I have no idea what I did with all the pictures I took. This is the only one I could find, although this one cracks me up because the Highlander is a mid sized SUV and DH's truck still makes it look soooo tiny!
Here is a pic I found on the internet of the rest of the car.
Last edited by Lavender444; 09-26-2008 at 07:56 PM.
I cannot believe you are so close! LOVE The nursery and your belly is PERFECT!
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5 DAYS TO GO!!!!
I cannot believe it is so close! Crazy! Today is my last regular OB appt, it is also my last day of work! I'm actually excited to go into work today.
Things have been going well. I'm starting to slow down a bit and have more aches and pains. The last few days I think the baby has been trying really hard to flip because she has been all sorts of active and was moving so much she made me sore! Poor little thing doesn't realize shes stuck! I also came down with a cold over the weekend, thanks to a girl at work who came in sick. Thankfully the cold is gone, but my cough is lingering. I really hope its gone by the time I deliver. It will suck to have a cough after a c/s.
I have a ton I should do today, even though I haven't been working much I have been such a slacker. My to Do list is:
-Clean the house.
-Get the horses ready for the trainer at my barn to take care of them for a week.
-Write out vet instructions, since my barn is having a shot clinic while I will be in the hospital.
-Write out instructions for my BIL who will be house and dog sitting for us.
-Install the car seat.
We'll see how much I actually do.
How exciting! The last few days are the worst IMO, but rest as much as you can, it will be the last time in awhile you will be able to!!!!
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