Monday, January 25, 2010

ready to have this baby

I think I am in boo hoo mode now. Not sleeping well, large and very uncomfortable. Very ready to have this baby. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes a while back. I get to check my blood sugar 3-4 times a day. My fingers hurt. And with how determined I have been to eat the right things and snack right (i am not a snacker so its hard) I still have had blood sugar numbers all over the place. It is crazy. I have lost weight in a time where I should be gaining. But I think that is due to a totally new way of eating. I miss chocolate and pumpkin spice starbucks.

I think I finally have all the baby things I needed. Crib is set up painted pink and ready for baby. Infant seat is ready and well equipped with the orange owl quilt. Then the smaller stuff is also purchased and ready. Now all I need is baby Abbie. So the clock tics on and I dilate further and further without any real labor starting. I go in tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if I am further then I was last Tuesday. I was just shy of 4cm. Almost half way there.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

No Power = No Sewing and crazy kids

Living in the trees has its perks and its down falls. Like falling trees. And when the trees go down the power goes out. Thankfully no trees came down close to our house, but close enough to wipe the power out for the last few days.
So we have been doing a lot of Lego building, kids running trough the house in the dark, in turn driving the grown up out of their minds, and I have done a lot of reading.
My mom picked up a new book for me the other day. I love kid book. Like the Harry Potter's and such. She had herd that this series was that good so she picked up the first book in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians for me. So with 2 powerless days I have finished the first book the Lightning Thief. What a fun book. The chapter titles are enough to pull me in. Things like...
*Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks Of Death
*I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom
*We Visit the Garden Gnome Emporium
What could be better?
Oh, I know, my favorite line from the book
"What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades's underwear?"
So that is the question of the day.

Now that the power is back on and the kids seem calm, it is back to sewing. I have a few things to do before this little one makes her entrance

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lack Of Brain Function

Proof once again that me and my pregnant brain do not get along. Wyatt lost a tooth at school yesterday. So he spent the entire day running around talking about the tooth fairy coming that night. So I made all the arrangements that needed to be done to make sure the tooth fairy succeeded. Then I went to bed. Yup, I forgot to the tooth removal and the depositing of cash. When I got up Wyatt met me outside his room with a very sad look on his face. *Oh crap, stupid mommy.* was what was going through my head. He told me how sad he was that the tooth fairy hadn't come. I told him that maybe she had way to many houses to visit last night and maybe he needed to try again tonight. But the poor boy was still looking heart broken. Than Madelyn gets up and he told her his sad tail. So while they were talking I ran back to my room and took $5 out of hubby's wallet rolled up one of those gold dollar coins in it and headed into his room. I was able to hide the money in one of his stuffed animals mouths. Then I called him in there and told the boy he didn't look very good and that the elephant looked like he had something in his mouth. He pulled out his riches and was so excited that the tooth fairy had played a trick on him. So this is now know as the day that the elephant saved my a**.

Then just to add to the already crazy morning we were having Madelyn's kitty came home. Her kitty has always been an inside cat. No outside skills at all. She got out a few days ago. Madelyn has been a mess. But this morning I heard a lot of kitty crying outside the front door. So her baby came home. And even with all the crazy excitement we made it to school on time. Now I am ready for a nap. No more excitement for me today please. I have had all I can take.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sleepy Me

At least I now know why i have been so sleepy. I got a call from my doc on Christmas Eve, she told me I was positive for gestational diabetes. Yup, no pie for me. I meet with some kind of nutritionist this week. So I have spent this last week guessing my way through what I should and should not eat. And I am its just because I can't, I want chocolate and cinnamon rolls and all kinds of other sugar and carb filled foods. But I have been a good girl and stayed away from all the bad stuff and all in all been a big whiner about the entire thing. But with only a few weeks to go before I have this baby girl, I think I can do it. It will be interesting to see how big this girl will be. My other baby's were between 7 lbs to 7 lbs 10 oz. But because I am as big as a large house I have a feeling this may be a bigger baby.

I need to sit and make a list of all the things I am behind in. My quilt groups have been so hard for me to keep up with. Being so tired and having so little inspiration. I still haven't managed to get a Christmas gift out to one of my grandest friends. Sorry! Tomorrow it will be on its way. Then there is all the getting ready for baby stuff that I still need to do. I spent all day painting her crib this wonderful pink. I need to get it all ready for her to have a place to sleep when we bring her home. I still need to pick up her infant seat. I am sure there is more but my brain doesn't work right.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a nice New Year.