Thursday, January 28, 2010

Not Dead, Just Sick

It's been a busy couple of weeks around here. I had my family shower which was a big success. I think we now own everything pink or red that Baby Gap and Carters has ever made. We also have a great library going, even including some chapter books for when she gets older.

Since the shower I was working long hours and then went to Miami for work. I got home from Miami and within 24 hours was in bed. I've been in bed or on the couch ever since, except for a trip to the doctor to get some drugs. The only thing I've managed to do since then is accept delivery of the crib and dresser and set up the baby blog. I decided to start a different blog for the baby because I thought that would make the most sense. I will still post here occasionally, but all baby related info will now be found at I had wanted, but was told that might not be the best idea.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year!

And happy third trimester! Actually I started the third trimester right before Christmas, but close enough. Things are going along very well. I've started at the doctor's every two weeks, we've started child birth classes, and the baby has officially kicked Teddy in the head while curling up on my stomach. Teddy didn't seem fazed by it.

Teddy tangent - we bought a baby doll and started carrying it around the house and having it lay on our bed and the couch so Teddy can get used to it. The first time we brought out the baby she just wanted to sniff it. Then we put the baby on the couch and Teddy wasn't allowed to lay on the baby. Teddy got a little ticked off, started pouting and then went upstairs. We went up later and Teddy had gone to the bathroom on the couch to show us how unhappy she was. Lovely. Since then she's been good with the baby and is beginning to understand that the baby is not a headrest.

It's getting really busy and I've started to realize that we don't have that much more time till the baby comes. Matt's traveling a bunch this month, I have a trip to Miami, and we have family coming into town this weekend for a family baby shower. I'm excited to see all the family because the last time I saw most of them I was just beginning to show. Now I look like I swallowed a watermelon.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Upcoming Cooking Plans

With all the snow this weekend I've been able to finalize our holiday menus. Christmas Eve is going to be our standard - Clam Chowder and Fajitas. For Christmas I've decided to make Ham in Coca Cola. I've wanted to make it for awhile and this seems like the perfect opportunity. I'm also seriously considering making this Hot Chocolate Layer Cake with Homemade Marshmallows. Because when else you have that much sugar in one meal??

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Storm 2009

We've got a serious snow storm going on right now. You can't see the basement window and the snow is up to the second step.

Teddy is not sure about snow up to her shoulders.

Measuring 18 inches at 3:30pm with another 8 hours of snow forecast.

Teddy enjoyed the snow when we took her to the nearby football field early this morning and let her run around. Now that it's still coming down I don't think she's a fan.

The local news is classic right now. The weather guy has been on since 6 am and is still really excited about the storm. The anchor seems drunk and Matt's betting they pull her soon because she's a little out of control.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Tomorrow is going to be the biggest snow storm in years. I plan on not leaving the house, but if I have to maybe I should get one of these and wear Teddy around my belly to keep it warm. Stupid coat not making it one more week!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Signs of things to come

As of this morning I can no longer fit into my non-maternity coats. Thankfully my mother bought me a pretty coat while I was in CA, but I have my fingers crossed that it will get me through the East Coast winter. Next week starts the beginning of the third trimester (which is an additional freakout) so I figure by the end of January I will not longer be able to wear any of the regular clothes I had been making work as maternity clothes.

I've also started wearing long earrings every day. I figure I'll have to put them all away for about 5 years in a few months so I might get some use out of them before I put them away.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Classy Is My Middle Name

Yesterday I had my glucose screening test. For those who haven't had to do it, you drink a nasty sugary drink and an hour later the doctor draws your blood to see if you have gestational diabetes. The drink made me a little nauseous, but nothing too bad. I had been allowed to eat breakfast (with a limited amount of sugar) to help counteract the drink. With about five minutes to go till the blood draw the doctor walked in and we started talking about how everything was going. With two minutes till the blood draw I started to feel very lightheaded and started sweating. The doctor had me lie down so she could listen to the heartbeat and measure my stomach. Lying down I started to get even more lightheaded and came the closest to passing out that I've been in a long time. Of course that's when the nurse came in to draw my blood. So, I'm lying there trying to keep conscious, my dress is pulled up so the doctor can have access to my stomach, and the nurse has my arm to take blood. It was quite a scene and maybe one of my classier moments. After some water, hard candy, and about 15 minutes I was feeling better and allowed to go clean myself up and leave. I looked like an extra from a horror movie. My makeup was running all over my face because I'd sweated so much and my hair was sticking up in 8 different directions. It was lovely. The baby did very well and waited until I was fully recovered before beginning her morning tap dance on my bladder. She's considerate like that.

I figure that I either passed with flying colors or failed spectacularly. With that kind of reaction I don't think there's a middle ground.

Update - I just got the blood test results back and I passed! Yeah!! Because I think the three hour test might have been more than I could handle.