Monday, August 30, 2010

Closet Dividers

I decided to make closet dividers for Allyson's room. I have some of Aubrey's clothes that will work for Allyson. Candice gave me some of Katiya's clothes. I have bought a few things ... so it was time to get organized which meant time to get crafty!!



Now time to get things organized!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Visit to the ER on Saturday & GD

Let me start on Friday

Friday afternoon Aubrey asked me to blow up a balloon for her. I was trying to blow it up and couldn't. The left side of my lips were not not making a tight enough seal around the balloon. I just thought that I was crazy and couldn't do it. No big deal.

Friday night while brushing my teeth I noticed that I was having trouble spitting out the toothpaste. Again my left side of my mouth just wasn't right.

I woke on Saturday and my lovely mother in law came over to work on Allyson's room. I had been having an issue with my left eye for a few days now, it was watering out of control. She asked if there was anything else. My ear had hurt on Wednesday but not too bad and briefly. I mentioned the thing about my face. She looked at me and could notice that something was different but only now that I brought it up. She had my call my OB just to see what they thought I should do. He said that it sounded like Bell's Palsy or that it could have been a mini stroke (scary) and just to be safe to make a trip to the ER.

We were triaged and into a room really quickly. They checked my BP and BG and both were good. DR came in and had me do a few things. Lift my arms, push my feet against his hand, squeeze his hands. No numbness or tingling. To check for signs of a stroke. We moved on the my face. He had me smile, raise my eyebrows, and shut my eyes. In each task my right side would do it normally, but not the left side. He confirmed what the OB had though, Bell's Palsy. He said that little Ally was okay and it doesn't harm her. The DR gave me an eye patch to wear at night, since my left eye doesn't seem to close all the way (even though it feels like it does) Conrad jokes that I should wear it. DR also gave me a RX and then we were on our way home. It was the fastest ER visit in history. We were in and out in an hour.

He had said that it can happen to anyone but for some reason happens to pregnant women in their 3rd trimester (Me!) and also people that have diabetes (I have gestational diabetes) so it's just one of those random things that happens to people. Lucky lucky me.

It's been a few days now on this new plan for the GD. It's really not that difficult just a little annoying more than anything. I feel like all I am doing anymore is obsessing about food. Gotta eat a snack but can only have this ... even though this sounds good. I have to know what time I eat at so I know when to check my sugar. My timer has become another good friend of mine. Aubrey gets excited when the timer goes off. "Time to poke, Mommy!!" She wants to see the blood and always offers to help clean it off. What a sweetheart. But my readings have been really good. The only thing I really miss is having fruit and having something sweet at night. Well it's time to figure out dinner for us.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Diabetes Appointment

This morning I had my appointment with a RN and Dietician to go over what I need to do to control my blood sugar. I was really nervous about the appointment for some reason. I think I was expecting everything to be a lot worse. It turns out it's not that bad. Sticking to a diet plan and adding in exercise ... no problem!! I have my wonderful husband who is going to do this with me, and be there for me.

I got to meet my two new best friends for the next few weeks.

Hello meter and measuring cups. . . *fun*

I took 2 reading today and one was right where it needed to be and the other was a little bit high. I'm making my list for the store tonight and then tomorrow it's off to the grocery store to get all that we need to make this successful.

30 weeks

How far along: 30 weeks. I'm in the home stretch!!

Next appointment: Sept 1st

Any new aches/pains: the last few days my left eye has been watering ... looks like I'm crying only out of my left eye. it's really annoying. the air quality has been really bad the last few days and I think it has something to do with that. besides that annoyance my back hurts at the end of the day.

Sleep: i'm back to sleeping pretty lousy. i have a hard time getting comfortable. I feel like it's a million degrees in my room, while conrad is bundled up under the covers fast asleep. when i finally fall asleep i have to pee. sleep and i aren't getting along right now.

Best moment this week: seeing allyson's room come together. it is so adorable. I can't wait to finish.

Movement: lots and lots

Labor signs: none

Food cravings: food that i know that i can't have

What I’m looking forward to this week:

here is my 30 week picture

just for fun. Here i am with aubrey at about 30 weeks.

my how different conrad and i both look. Oh how we have changed. hehe!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Nursery Progress

The fabrics we picked out.

Conrad and I wanted something fun and bright in Allyson's room. We thought this was perfect.

The accent pieces on the crib ... awe!!

Sewing the valance

The walls are white but they don't look it in this picture.
I had to put it up!!

Amma working on the quilt
First off Kathy is just amazing! I could not have attempted this without her help. We aren't finished yet, but whoa I would not have even known where to begin. She has a gift. I have a picture of things that I want for the room and just looking at the picture she can figure it out and create it. It's amazing.

So far we have made the valance and the bed skirt. I have them both in Allyson's room, so much fun to see. Kathy is still working on the quilt. We have the bumper, the diaper stacker and this really cute toy bag that I want to try to make. Her room is going to look so cute when we are finished.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

29 weeks and counting

How far along: 29 weeks

Next appointment: September 1st is my next ob appt.

Any new aches/pains: nothing new. It's the same old thing.

Sleep: conrad and i switched sides of the bed. it seems to be helping. i slept in until 8:30 today. It helped that aubrey slept that late too.

Best moment this week: starting on Allyson's nursery. Picked out fabric on Tuesday. kathy came over and started working on it today. . . it's sooo adorable.

Movement: she moves around like crazy!

Labor signs: none, thankfully

Food cravings: anything sugary . . . knowing that I can't have it.

What I’m looking forward to this week: getting ally's room together.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Results from Glucose Test

I failed.

2 out of the 3 hours were high. Which mean I have gestational diabetes. I didn't ask what they were for each hour because I was too upset. I even cried. In the middle of JoAnn's. Just waiting to hear back now about an appointment to talk to someone about what I need to do.

On a good note we picked out fabric for Allyson's room. It's so so so cute!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another project

I decided today that I really like sewing. Creating something from nothing. Something useful. Something my own. I decided to give into the calling of waiting to sew headed off to JoAnn's to find some fabric for a nursing cover. I came home with this fabric.

Pretty cute huh?

I don't know what I would do with the internet. I'm sure I could have figured out how big to make the straps and how to sew it together, but gosh I love googling and finding my answer in 1.5 seconds. Letting someone else do the thinking for me.

2 hours later ...

Ta-da! Nursing cover.

Next up on the project list: Shopping for fabrics for Allyson's room.

Photo Friday

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pics from Stan State

We went to Stan State on Saturday to take some pics of Aubrey and my sisters.

Aubrey had lots of fun feeding the ducks.

My favorite pic of the day. Me and my two little princesses.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

3 hour Glucose Test and 28 weeks

Yes I was lucky enough to get to do the 3 hour glucose test AND got to drink the 100 gram drink. LUCKY ME!!

I was lucky enough that my friend had to do her one hour test so I had some company for a little over an hour.

My DR office is closed on Friday so I should hear on Monday what the results are.

How far along: 28 weeks

Next appointment: 3 weeks from now, September 1st. after that they are going to be every two weeks

Any new aches/pains: my back is really the only thing giving me trouble.

Sleep: I'm sleeping okay. I sleep really good once I finally fall asleep. then I wake up to pee and i have trouble falling back asleep.

Best moment this week: Conrad and i went to the fabric store and looked at some different fabrics for ally's room. I can't wait to get started on that. Time is winding down.

Movement: She moves around like crazy! and her movements are getting so much stronger, sometimes it hurts! this morning after that yummy orange drink Allyson was moving around like a mad woman.

Labor signs: none yet thankfully.

Food cravings: oreo cookies ... oh man those are my weakness.

here is we are 28 weeks along. 12 weeks to go!

I still have my band aid on my arm.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

28 week ultrasound

This morning we had a routine growth ultrasound. Conrad and Aubrey were able to make it to this appointment with me. I am always so amazed with the little miracle that is growing inside me. I don't even have words to describe how I feel ...

Everything looks good on the ultrasound. She's growing like she should be. The tech said that she is in the breech position. Which isn't something I want to hear, but she still has some time to move into the right place.

So here is little Allyson at almost 28 weeks along.

LOVE her little foot!

my view of my toes or what's left of them.

Tomorrow I have my 28 week appointment with the OB. Thursday I go in to for my three hour glucose test. Busy busy week.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Photo Friday

Can't believe it has been a year since SoulScape. I had such a great time last year, I cannot wait for this weekend. I cant wait to see what God has planned for this weekend.

We will miss you Laurie!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

27 weeks

How far along: 27 weeks. We are now in the third trimester!

Next appointment: Busy week next week. Tuesday ultrasound wednesday dr appt and thursday 3 hour glucose test

Any new aches/pains: my back is just killing me at the end of the day.

Sleep: ha! Sleep what's that?

Movement: ALL the time. After the glucose test ally was moving around like crazy!!

Labor signs: nope!

Food cravings: oreos!!

Belly Button: it has popped out

What I miss:being able to sleep on my stomach ... heck I will take just being able to sleep at all.

What I’m looking forward to this week: Soulscape women's retreat through the church. It's going to be wild ! ! !

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Glucose Test Results

My DR's office called today with the results from my glucose test.

I failed the test.

Normal is 130 and mine was at 135. So I get a trip back to the lab for the three hour glucose tolerance test.

I have my three hour test next Thursday. I'm hoping and praying I pass this time.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Doesn't everyone want to start their day drinking a flat sugary tasting orange drink?

That's how I spent part of my morning, at the lab doing my glucose tolarance test. I didn't get to have breakfast that morning and had to drink this not so great tasting sugar drink. The sugar sure got to Ally. She usually isn't too active in the morning, but WHOA this morning she was all over the place!!! This little girl must have been on a sugar high. She moved around for 4 hours. Moving, kicking, punching ... probably her way of saying "Mom I need some FOOD!!" I ate some toast after my appointment because that's about all I felt I could eat without getting sick. She finally calmed down after lunch. I wonder if tonight will be a quiet night for her.

Let's hope I pass the one hour test because I do not want to do the three hour test.

I also got paperwork to do a routine ultrasound for my OB office. Next Tuesday morning and Conrad finally gets to come with me!! YAY!!