Friday, June 27, 2008

34 weeks

Today I had my 34 week doctor’s appointment and everything is going great. The past couple nights I have had some Braxton Hicks like contractions with some slight cramping, but they have not been consistent, so my doctor said not to worry. If, I do start having more that 6 in 2 hours and they do not go away with water and rest, then I should go to the hospital.

My Gestational Diabetes has been going very well, although I am tired of eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch. My numbers have been very good and hopefully that means that I won’t have to be on insulin.

My next regular appointment is in two weeks, and then it is every week till he decides he is ready to come. I can’t believe my due date is in 6 weeks, and I will be a mom then (if not sooner). Me and Joey are so excited and can’t wait to meet our little guy!

(I will post an updated picture sometime this weekend)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Back to Work

For the last week both me and Joey have been on vacation. It has been so nice to just sit at home and not have anything to do.

Monday started with a doctor’s appointment. Nothing too exciting there. Everything is going good with the baby and still measuring about a week ahead. After the appointment it was off to my parent’s house to watch the boys while my mom went to her dentist appointment.

Then Tuesday was a very exciting day for me and Joey…we put an offer in on a house! We probably won’t hear anything for a while since it is a short sale, but we are keeping our fingers crossed that the bank accepts our offer.

On Wednesday it was off to his mom’s house in Walnut Creek for the rest of the week. We really didn’t have anything planned while we were there, it was just nice to sit and catch up with his mom, step-dad, and little sister. We were going to go into San Francisco on Friday, but decided not too. On Saturday we headed on over to Mountain View to see his sister Kim and have a BBQ. The weather had been pretty hot in Walnut Creek, but by the time we got to Kim’s it was beautiful! We stayed till about 9:30 and then drove back to Walnut Creek.

On Sunday we had brunch with his mom and Allison, then it was off to pick up Katie from the Oakland Airport. With Katie and Roz in tow we drove back to Walnut Creek to drop off Roz at the pet boarding place for a couple weeks until Katie and Eric find a house. On the way out of town we looked at a open house and some model homes then it was on the road back to Fresno.

While I am glad to be back at home it would have been nice to have a couple more days to relax. This week we have Matthew’s 5th B-Day tomorrow and then a diabetes appointment on Wednesday.

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Baby's Name

So I just realized that I have not posted what our little guy's name is going to be. Although some of you may already know, his name is going to be Oliver Joseph, Ollie for short.

Joey actually thought of it after seeing a movie with a couple that had a son named Oliver. And of course Joseph, after Joey.

:I think Oliver knows that I am talking about him, because right now he is going crazy!:

Day 2 of Diabetes Diet

So, this whole diabetes diet is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I met with the diabetic counselor yesterday and she gave me a list of foods that I can and can’t eat. She also showed me how to use my meter to check my blood sugar levels. Here is what I have been eating:

A piece of wheat toast with peanut butter
¼ cup of cottage cheese

Grilled chicken taco (not eating the whole tortilla) with salsa (yum!), lettuce, and cheese.
Beans and rice

Afternoon snack:
12 wheat thins with salsa

Grilled chicken, some sort of vegetable, and ¼ rice

So far all my numbers have been really good, and I am very proud of myself. Last night me and Joey went to Sals Mexican Resturant and I didn’t have any chips(everyone who knows me probably knows how hard that was watching Joey chomp away on them!) Even though this is only the second day of this, I know I can keep it up. I have to keep on telling myself, that it is all for the baby!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Taking the bad with the good

So yesterday was both a bad and good day all rolled into one.

First I had my doctor’s appointment and found out that I failed my 3 hour glucose test. But I am right on the border line, so she said I will most likely be able to control it with my diet. The bad part about it is that I have to now go to even more appointments and meet with the Diabetic Center at St. Agnes to learn how to do everything, which means I have to miss more work. Other than that, the doctor said that everything is looking very good. I am measuring at 31 weeks, which is just a couple days ahead, so that is good. My next appointment is on Thursday with the Diabetic Center, then my regular doctor on the 16th. Only about 8 more weeks to go!!!

Now the good news…Joey and I are officially house hunting! We have been pre-approved, now it is just a matter of finding that perfect house. We really want to stay in the general area of my parents because of the schools. We will be in this house for the next 5-10 years so that is really important to us.

And last but not least…today is our 2 year wedding anniversary! I can’t believe how fast these past 2 years have gone by. Since we are so busy this week with appointments, Lamaze class, and my dad’s b-day, we are just going to spend a quiet night at home and Joey is going to make me dinner.