Monday, September 16, 2013

Last weekend

We had our last weekend with an inside baby. It was busy and fun filled. Friday night we went to the indoor sports arena so that the hubby could play kickball with his team. I can't wait until I get to play with them!!!! Saturday was the Cash Bash at our firehouse. It is a long day but so much fun!! Sunday was our low key day. We went to church and then we met my mother in law out for brunch. So much yummy food!!!!! After our bellies were full we came home to take naps and watch football. After the Ravens win we got all cleaned up to go and meet up with one of my BFF's who was going to take some maternity photos for us. I am so happy we did it because they really turned out amazing!!! Check them out!!!

These are some of my favorites. Hard to believe that our baby girl will be here in just 3 days.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

One week and counting

One week from today is when my c-section is scheduled for. I am so excited to meet our sweet little girl. I had my last OB appointment today. No weight gain since last weeks appointment, and last week I lost a pound so I'm doing pretty well with my weight late in this pregnancy. I even saw the OB that told me off around 23 weeks that I really needed to slow my weight gain down. Well take that Dr!!!! Baby girl's heartbeat sounded great and she measured right on track. Next time I go to the hospital I should be having a baby!!! 
Here is my 38 week bump picture. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Single digits

Only 9 days (or less) until I get to meet my sweet baby girl. I am so excited!!!! I seriously can't believe how quickly this time has gone bye!!!!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I'm back!!!

Sorry it's been a while. No real excuse except for the fact that after my baby shower (which was amazing!!) my parents were still in town for a few days. Also on August 6th my company had a major lay off and I lost my job. Yep at 32 weeks when I thought I would be going on FMLA and STD in a few weeks I instead lost my job and had to start looking for a new job. Well as you can imagine there are not many people who want to hire a pregnant woman who is ready to give birth at any moment. Anyway that is mostly what has been going on. Plus I've been getting the house ready for the baby. 
Only 2 more weeks until she is here. I seriously can't wait!!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

31 weeks

Where is the time going???? I seriously can't believe that we are in the home stretch. 8 weeks till my sweet baby girl is here. It's starting to get real!!!! 
As I'm sure I mentioned in my previous post I passed the 3 hour glucose test!!! Thank goodness!!!! I had an OB appointment this week and everything is moving along like it should. Baby's heart rate was perfect at 133, my belly was measuring right at 31 weeks and well my total weight gain is about 30lbs. I have scheduled all of my remaining OB appointments which is awesome!! Something else that is awesome is I ordered my breast pump today. My insurance covers it at 100% so that makes me a happy girl. Apparently is should be shipping out in the next week or so. My baby shower is 1 week away and I seriously can't wait!!! We have been waiting to purchase things for the baby until after the shower so I really can't wait for the shower to be here already so we can start to put stuff together for the baby. 
Well that's about all that is going on these days. Here is my 31 week bump picture. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Great Vacation

Well I'm back from my vacation in Hilton Head, SC. Such a fun place to go. We have been there many times before so we really just got to hang out and enjoy the beach and pools. So key word was relax the entire time we were there and that is exactly what we did. Here's my 30 week bump picture from our balcony. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Huge update!!!

After waiting until Thursday afternoon I figure I would call the Dr. office to find out how I did on my 3 hour test. I know they say no news is good news but I wanted to know the results. I had to leave a message but my call was returned quickly. I passed all of the blood draws so I definitely do not have gestational diabetes. Woohoo!!!!! To celebrate my co-workers and I went out for our free Slurpee since it was 7/11. 
It was so good!!!!

The hubby and I decided to change our original Thursday night plans to stay in and get some stuff done around the house. I cooked us a yummy dinner of gnocchi with sausage, onions and peppers. After dinner I cleaned up the dinner mess and he got busy working on the house. We actually have some drywall up. 
There was some great progress for a week night. Thank goodness because we need all the drywall up before we leave for vacation, since we have a contractor coming to tape and mud it all while we are away. I am loving the progress!!!!!

As for my progress I am officially 29 weeks and only have 10 more to go. Yep that's right 70 days. Eeek!!!! I am excited and scared all at the same time. Well here is my most recent bump picture, just in case you want to see. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Progress on the Kitchen

Well me are making baby steps. We should be making adult steps before the little one arrives but there just isn't enough time in the day nor enough money in our bank accounts to make things happen at the speed we would like. We finally have all the electrical work done and the drywall for the ceiling has been hung.
 The hubby has been working lots of overtime to get extra money for the project so the progress on the kitchen has slowed a little bit. You know what they say about home improvement projects, you either have the time or the money, not both. Oh so true!!! Last night I cleared off all the glasses and stuff we had on top of the current kitchen cabinets. Today hubby is home hanging more drywall (this time on the walls) and hopefully putting in the new window. We need that to all be completed before we leave for vacation on Saturday as we will have a contractor come in to do the finish work on the drywall (tape and mud). Then once we are back from vacation we can try to tackle the next phase which will be the floors. Wish us luck!!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Try again

This morning I got to try the glucose test all over again. Instead of spending 1 hour there I had to spend 3 hours there. I got there at 8:30 and they drew my blood then gave me that oh so yummy orange drink to chug down. Then for the next 3 hours they did a blood draw. Yep that's right a total of 4 sticks and 3 hours. At least there is a tv in the waiting room and I got to watch the Today Show and Kelly and Michael. Oh and let's not forget play words with friends and play on Facebook too. They told me that the results should be back this week so keeping my fingers crossed I pass.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Yep that's right I failed my 1 hour glucose test. Boo!!!! I got the phone call on Tuesday to tell me that my numbers were slightly elevated. Meaning my number needed to be under 135. So when she told me it was 138 I was a little bothered that now I need to spend 3 hours at the Dr. on Monday. Oh well!!! I am hopeful that I will pass the 3 hour test since I was so close with the 1 hour test. In the meantime I need to follow this diet over the weekend to get ready for the test on Monday. Wish me luck!!!!


My day started with the breakfast of champions!!!! Yep that sugary orange drink for my 1 hour glucose test. Well actually I woke up 3 hours before my test and an hour and a half before I normally get up just so I could eat a bowl of cereal. Then I went back to sleep and waited for the alarm to go off so I could get ready for my day. I arrived at the OB's office and chugged my drink and then saw the OB and she did her stuff (measurements and heartbeat). Then I had to wait for my blood draw. It all seemed pretty simple. I am the boring pregnant person and I am so okay with that. Appointments are now every 2 weeks. And my c-section is scheduled for September 19th at 9am. Woohoo!!! This is all so exciting!!!!!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

MFM update

Today I had a MFM appointment. It was for a growth ultrasound to see how little girl was growing and to check back in on the cyst I have camped out on the placenta. Well baby girl is getting big!!! 2lbs 4oz already!!! She looks excellent!!! And as for that cyst, well you can't even tell it was there. So both are great things!! The only bittersweet moment was that because everything looks so good the MFM said he no longer needs to see me. So that means I most likely won't get to see our little girl until her birthday. I guess that's only 12 weeks away so it's not so bad. Here are a couple of pics of my little girl.

Next up is my 1 hour Glucose Tolerance Test on Monday. I really hope I pass!!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

27 weeks

Not sure why blogger hates me. I posted last week and apparently it didn't publish. So I just did it again and now I will update for this week. Not much going on. We just got back from a long weekend at the beach. It was awesome!!!! Even though I could not lay on my belly and fall asleep like normal. The hubby called me a turtle because of my inability to roll over. Sorry no bathing suit pictures yet. Not that brave to post them on the interwebz, actually I don't think we took any. I got a little more sun than I should have, even after coating myself in sunblock. Well at least now I have some color and a base tan before we head to the beach again in a few weeks. 
Anyway I am currently 27 weeks, I have 12 more weeks to go. I guess this puts me in my 3rd trimester. We are still working feverishly on the house. We have lights in the kitchen 
and the new window should be going in any day now. Then next week I think we start the work on the floor and plumbing. Hopefully we can get the flooring done before my parents arrive next month if or my shower. Well at least there is some progress. I love it!!!!! 
Oh and I guess you want to see my bump. Large and in charge!!!
Tomorrow we get to see baby girl and I seriously can't wait!!!! 

26 weeks

Where is the time going???? How do I only have 13 weeks left???? This is just crazy!!! 
Well not a lot going on here. I just got back from a long weekend in Atlanta to celebrate the first birthday of some amazing twins. This weekend is another long weekend for me at the ocean. I am a little afraid of going on the beach in a 2 piece but hey I am gonna rock it!!! Mostly because I don't want to spend money on a new suit and I still fit in my old suit that I got back in October for the cruise. 
Little girl has been very active and I love feeling her move around. I am looking forward to seeing her next week on Friday the 28th when we go to the MFM for a growth ultrasound. Then I go to the OB on July 1st for my Glucose Tolerance test, I must say I am a little nervous about it. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lucky Day

About a week ago my hubby forwarded me an email from the community college where he teaches part time. They were looking for pregnant women who would be interested in a free 1 hour prenatal massage from the advance message therapy students. Yes Please!!!! Sign me up!!!! I responded to the email and they gave me the 8:30am slot. Let me just say there is no better way to start off your day. It was seriously one of the best massages that I have ever had. And it was free!!!