Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas (or thank God it's over!)

We actually had a very nice Christmas with just the dh, Evan and myself. It was the first Christmas without our families, but honestly, it was nice to have a bit of a break from the insanity (I have a big family, with LOTS of kids running around, plus, Christmas is my neice's birthday, so we do a birthday party on top of everything else.) Santa was VERY good to Evan. He got too many things for me to count, including a train table, and 5 new Thomas trains. The kids is OBSESSED with Thomas.

My in laws were here for thursday-saturday, and did WAY too much for us. They got me a new digital camera, got dh an iPod, and both of us an outfit. They also bought us both a couple of books, and then took me to the grocery store to buy food for Christmas dinner. THEN they wrote us a very generous check. They may drive me nuts, but I do admit, they can also be WAY too good to us.

My parents are supposed to be up at the end of the week for a couple of days. Mom and I will go shopping to pick out some silk flowers to arrange for Caleb's birthday. She will make an arrangement to put at the front of her church in Caleb's memory. I am so greatful I have a mother like her.

My brother got engaged today. His first marriage ended in a nightmare that resulted in him losing his kids (not that he DESERVED to lose his kids) and my mom getting custody of them. I truely want him to be happy, and hope this woman is NOT like the first. I haven't met her though, so I have no idea.

I have thought of Caleb non-stop today. I spent alot of time alone in the kitchen cooking, and I just could not get him out of my mind. God how I wish he was here. I wish I could do more than just light a candle for him.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, and made it through with at least SOME of their sanity left.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Appointment Update

I had my 30 week appointment today. It actually went REALLY well. I was so nervous about it. First off, I passed my 3 hour GTT. Actually, by the end of the test, my blood sugar was actually LOW. I only gained 1lb in 2 weeks, which is a first for me. I usually, by this point, am gaining at least 2 lbs a week. (Yes, I gain a TON when I am pg)

The dr said that we would start NST's at 34 weeks, UNLESS I feel like I need them. In that case, I can have them at any point I want. I told him that so far, the baby is very cooperative, and I haven't been terrified yet. There is definately an obvious movement pattern that the baby sticks to. I know all of that could change pretty quickly with Caleb's birthday about 3 weeks away.

He also mentioned inducing, but basically said we wouldn't make any solid plans at this point. He has no problem inducing, IF I am starting to dialate already on my own. He actually said that he wanted me to be about 3-4 cm before inducing, but we will see when Febuary gets closer. I feel sure I could talk him into it as long as my cervix isn't totally closed. I totally understand that he doesn't want to have me end up with a c-section because we pushed for inducing, and honestly, I don't want that either, so I get his concerns. Like I said, we will see where I am mentally by that point.

My next appointment is Dec. 28th.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Time to Relax

We have had a crazy couple of days, filled with errands and (somewhat) fake Christmas cheer. Wednesday we went to see Santa. Evan did great! The past 2 years he screamed and cried in terror (and yet we still got the pictures. We should be ashamed terrorizing our child that way.) I am not sure I would say he LIKED Santa, but he wasn't terrified of him either. As long as Santa didnt touch him, he was ok. There was once or twice when Santa was helping us try to get Evan to smile that I thought Evan was going to cry. He even remembered to ask Santa for his trains, tunnels and dinosaurs. (of course Santa didnt understand what he was saying, but it's ok, because mommy and daddy got it!)

Then we had to go to the Navy base to get some more of the stuff for dh's uniform. We ran all over the place for at least 2 hours. I think the uniform situation is taken care of for now though. We will see.

We came back to our town and went to get a Christmas tree. We found one pretty easily, and let Evan pick out a couple of ornaments for the tree. He picked a train and an airplane. Go figure. We managed to have the tree up and decorated by 8pm, so Evan could get to bed. I was exhausted, and I am pretty sure Evan was too.

Thursday we took Evan to get his portraits done. He didn't do as well this time as the times before because he kept trying to run away. We managed to get SOME good ones, but I was disappointed overall. I guess it saved me some money!!

Yesterday, I had the 3 hour GTT. I think it went ok, but I have no idea about the results. I am not sure I expect them to be good results at all. I won't find out for sure until my appointment on the 14th. At this point though, I am just glad the test is over with.

Dh works the rest of the weekend, and it's insanely cold outside, so Evan and I are going to hang out around the house and be as lazy as possible. I think we could both use it.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

So much for being positive

My ob's office called this morning. Yep, you guessed it. I failed the 1 hour GTT. I'm irritated because it took them a WEEK to call. I figured since I had heard nothing by now, I was in the clear. Obviously not. Anyway, I kind of thought this was going to happen. No real reason to think that, but I did. I didn't fail the one hour with my 2 boys, or even come close for that matter. So I have to go by the ob's office sometime today to get my orders and instructions, and then have to go to the lab sometime before my next appointment to do the 3 hour. Hopefully I can do it Friday morning and get it over with while dh is off of work so he can watch Evan. (there is NO way I want to bring Evan with me to a lab for *3 hours*)