Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Misplaced Camera

I neglected to take many pictures during our hectic wedding weekend. Below are the few I managed to snap.

My gorgeous sister getting beautified

The stunning bride

Henry and Cousin Craig post wedding

Pucker up

Blood results

Thanks for everyone’s prayers and words of encouragement. The half-day blood test results came back good! No insulin shots, or constant glucose monitoring. The only instructions I have are to eat SIX small meals a day. Who has time to do this?! I have a 23 month-old, who is ALWAYS on the go. But I will find a way, and I’m thankful no shots or finger pricks are needed. I did, however, look like a heroin addict at Ann’s wedding. I was quite a sight in my formal dress and bruises…the low iron and multiple needle sticks made for lovely arms.

My high powered iron supplements have been a blessing. I’ve had more energy this week than I have since getting pregnant. I actually went walking yesterday evening without experiencing any dizziness. Amazing. The doctor did tell me that I was one month behind in weight gain. My response – “Are you freaking kidding me?!” I suppose I carry all two feet of baby right out in front.

I put on a non-maternity medium T-shirt last night before making a Wal-Mart run. I came out to the garage…Wade and Henry were waiting on me…and Wade said, “Wow…a little snug, huh?” Someone needs to explain to my husband that these are comments you keep to yourself during the third trimester. Aside from the occasion Freudian slip, Wade has been AWESOME these past few months…but then, that’s really no surprise.

Another Peanut update – because we are being surprised and waiting to find out Peanut’s sex until delivery day, we chose a neutral nursery theme – Dr. Seuss. Since Henry’s been sleeping in his big boy bed, I’ve been able to “nest” and prepare for baby. It’s been so much fun! And Henry has been quite the helper. Daddy and Henry are making a book shelf, Henry’s been sorting through his toys, and I’ve been sorting through the dozens of 0-3 month onsies in Henry’s closet. I figure that even if we have a girl, if she’s got reflux like Henry had, we’ll need ALL the onsies we can pack in her dresser…blue or pink won’t make a bit of difference. I think Henry went through at least two or three changes a day those first few months…and I went through AT LEAST three shirts.

Thanks again for all of your prayers and support during my testing.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A humdinger of a day

Ever had one of those days? Today is my humdinger day. I just got a call from the doctor's office. The results from the blood tests I had done on Monday weren't as glowing as we'd hoped. So, I'm going to be spending my day off this Thursday at the doctor's office doing more glucose screening. Curse gestational diabetes. And to make the day especially fun, and the glucose goo even more challenging, I get to try and keep the syrup down after taking additional iron supplements. I also learned today that Peanut is sucking the iron out of me and I need some more powerful supplements. So much for no nausea...but at least this explains the dizziness. (Pray I don't pass out during Ann's wedding on Saturday.)

Good news - we have a birth date/cesarean scheduled with the hospital. Assuming all goes well between now and then, Peanut will make his/her debut on June 16. That's less than three months away!

And for those of you I haven't seen in awhile, it appears we may have another two footer on the way!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Week of Firsts

It finally happened - Henry wanted to sleep in his big boy bed. And he slept the night away. I laid him down at 9 PM and he didn't move an inch until 7 AM the next morning. I think he actually sleeps better on his new bed than he did in his crib. The second morning after Henry slept in his bed, as I was getting out of the shower, there was a knock on the bathroom door. I opened the door and there he stood, ready for his morning cereal bar and blue berries. I was warned that naps would be the real challenge, but napping this weekend was no problem for Henry (knock on wood). Such a stud, our Henry.

The second first this past week happened during dinner time. Henry decided he was much too big for his high chair and opted for his booster chair. We've been using the booster chair ever since. And I couldn't be more thrilled to fold up the high chair and hide it in the garage...in a 1400 square foot house, every foot counts.

Henry claims his horse loves wearing cowboy hats...keeps the sun out of his eyes.

Henry woke to birds chirping (yea for spring) and had to see them! He immediately yelled "bird, bird" and ran intently to the bathroom to get his stool. He stood for 30 minutes at his window pointing and blowing kisses to the birds.

This here is a blue berry...it's my favorite food. Could eat "blues" seven days a week, three times a day.

Savoring every delicious bite.

Bed head

I slept like a rock!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Go Pokes!

Henry experienced his first OSU men's basketball game on Saturday. And what a game it was! The Cowboys toppled top-ranked Kansas, 85-77. The students rushed the court, Boone made a $100,000,000 gift announcement at halftime, and Henry LOVED every minute. "Go Cowboys" was all Henry said during the ride home.

Unfortunately, I was having a pregnancy moment when leaving the house and forgot my camera. One of the rare occasions my husband actually wears orange and I forget the camera. Ugh. I did, however, manage to snap some pictures of Henry after the game, at home, still in his orange attire and enjoying some homemade chicken alfredo and his favorite - peas.


Go Pokes!

Only one bite of chicken remained

And for dessert - brownies. And we've learned to place Henry in the tub prior to him licking the spoon.

A brownie "CHEESE" and oily alfredo hair