Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lots of Random Thoughts

It seems like it has been forever since I have had a minute to sit and post, though it has only been a few days. I thought I would update you on the goings on around here.

Baby girl's room is still under construction. After much ambivalence toward all things girly, Daddy has taken great interest in painting her room in a creative way and Mommy has just stepped out of the way and allowed him the freedom to do it (which is NO small feat on my part). Our goal is to have it finished by next weekend before showers and celebrations and all things girly begin to over run our home. :-)

April 6th was a big day here. It was one year from my due date for Asher which all seemed so strange, and it was also the date our doctors scheduled my c section for this baby. It was all kind of too coincidental for the day. Our doctor appointment went well, baby is doing well, growing well, and is still as stubborn as EVER! Once again we came out of the ultrasound room with only a picture of a foot! (you have got to be kidding me) I guess we will know what she looks like soon enough. The date of the c section is June 3rd. The day after our wedding anniversary and the day before Howard is done with school for the year. I must say we have little confidence that she will hang in there that long though. I will be 39 weeks at that point, and I have not carried any of our four other children beyond 37 weeks, so we will see! I have a distinct feeling that though a planned delivery would be nice, she will still choose her own date, and that is fine. :-)

On the Gestational Diabetes front...I am doing well. The diagnosis was confirmed a week ago and I have been able to manage it well at this point. I did have one minor breakdown at ten p.m. about three nights in when all I wanted was a big bowl of ice cream. I have since learned some snacks that will suffice when that craving hits. I have lost two pounds already actually and am checking my blood sugars four times a day. In some ways I have to say that there is something almost comforting about the GD diagnosis. In my pregnancy with Asher, once there was a diagnosed problem, all I wanted to do was to be able to DO something to help and there was nothing I could do, with this, at least for now I can and I have taken it all very seriously and am hoping some of the changes made will be lifelong changes for our family and all of our health.

We are also counting down until the March of Dimes, March for Babies. As you all know we are the ambassador family for this year and we are so excited! There is still time to join us if you would like! Just click on the button at the side of this page and join our team even if you don't live in the Erie Area, you can walk at the site closest to you and still join our team! I am hoping to get our tshirt order in by tomorrow morning so if you want a Team Isaac and Asher T-shirt, for the walk let me know! They will be five dollars.

Mostly I have just been spending my days counting my blessings. My body is in full nesting drive and I am trying to make room for a baby in this house and am just in awe watching my boys as they learn and grow. They are so amazing and bring so much joy (and some arguing) into our home. There is never a dull moment!

Thank you all for your continued prayers for our family! We are so grateful for all of your support!


Melinda said...

First time seeing your blog, but just wanted to encourage you with your GD diagnosis. I've had Type 2 for 9 years and am pregnant now with my third, so I understand a little what you're going through. Keep up the good work, it sounds like you are doing great!!

Unknown said...

I had GD with Colin. I used to snack on strawberries cut up w/whip cream mixed in. It didn't raise the blood sugar too much, and it was very good (in my opinion)! :) Can't wait to see some pics of this precious little girl!
Millie and Colin-HLHS

Laurie said...

I read your blog often, but have never commented. I had GD with my last two children but was able to control it with my
diet. I too craved something sweet. I found that a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar counts only as a 2 Carb snack! I at many and LOVED every minute of them. Good luck!

mommymeezer said...

When the baby's room is finished..can you post a pic?

Laurie in Ca. said...

It sounds like things are buzzing along at a good pace there at home Kristy. I am loving that your ultrasound was a good one and maybe you just have a modest little girl in there that doesn't want to strut her stuff:) I am sure the nursery will be amazing and so sweet of Howard to be in full on girly mode. I will continue to pray for perfection here for you and baby. Can you believe Kim will meet her baby tomorrow? Praying for her too. What a difference a year has been in all of your lives. I am blessed. Love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Christy said...

Are you going to share pictures once you have her room done? I would LOVE to see what her room looks like!! How much fun for you guys! Praying for you over the GD.

God Bless

Penny said...

I am so glad tht you are enjoying the preparations of all things pink! I can't wait to see the finished room.

As for the US what a silly girl you have there, maybe she wants a total surprise when she makes her debut!

Ang said...

What an uplifting post and I am sure you were happy to write it! I am so happy that you are really getting to enjoy this precious sweet girl that God is allowing you all to take care of for Him. I am just so happy for you all right now..This time has got to be so worth celebrating:) ((hugs)) God is just so Good!!

Erin said...

I have been meaning to leave you a comment for a while but keep forgetting. I am so glad you got good news about your baby girl that all looks well! Have you thought of any names? I am happy to hear you had a good experience at Magee. That is where we got our Isaac's diagnosis and had a HORRIBLE experience. I switched doctors and hospitals because of it. Keeping your family in my prayers!

Erika said...

I'm glad things are going well and you are hanging in there with your GD diagnosis. I have no experience with that, but it sounds like you're doing well with it. Praying for you as always!

Also I have an award waiting for you on my blog!

~Erika in NH