Saturday, October 25, 2008

Three days of pigging out on sweets

So, when I talked to the nurse about my Glucose test she said that three days before my 3 hour test I needed to start adding sugar to my diet so that I would not get sick when drinking the glucola. I guess the glucola for the 3 hour test is much sweeter than the 1 hour test, so if I do not prepare my body with extra sugar ahead of time, I will most likely get sick. So, Kevin and I have been indulging in sweets we normally do not. My favorite - Strawberry-Rhubarb pie and chocolate milk, not together though:) Sugary stuff, however, is not as exciting as I remember it being! I am getting headaches from the extra sugar - that is how too much has affected me since we did the low carb diet 5 years ago.

Then, on Monday I have to be in at the clinic between 8 and 9 and stay for 4 hours! That will be a great day. I have to fast for 12 hours before the test as well as no eating during, so I am guessing I will be starving by the time I am done! Please cross your fingers for me Monday AM!

On the brighter side, my back does feel better as long as I follow their reccomendations of staying off my feet as much as possible, limiting my lifting, and not sitting for long periods of time. Sleeping with a pillow wedge (shaped like a triangle) is helping as well. I cannot make it the whole night with the wedge, but anything is better than nothing. Thank you Karen for letting me borrow it!

Tonight we're having kids over for a sleepover while their parents are in the Cities for a wedding. Each time I am reminded how great eaters and sleepers my children are! And I am so thankful! I guess getting up at night with other people's kids will prepare me for late nights with the baby though. It just takes a while to get used to as I have not had to deal with this with my own kids for many years. So far tonight I have had to deal with a pee issue in the bathroom, tantrums (in the form of crying) because they did not get snack. The rule at our house is that unless you eat your lunch and dinner there is no snack. And it is not like I pile the plate full of food either. My kids are used to it, but it does take other children some time to realize I am serious when I tell them! In my honest opinion though, any snack is a priviledge and unless you eat real food, there is no need for snack foods. If all you can eat it one spoonful of noodles (which you requested) before you are full, you are entirely too full for any kind of snack. But then again, maybe that is just Kevin and I. At least we agree on it though:)
I remember the first time we had kids over for a sleep over, I was asked what their treat for eating some of their dinner was. I was floored! Is this common? Please post a comment if it is. Maybe Kevin and I need to change our food policy:)

Anyways, I am going to head to bed. It is 8:38pm and I am all tuckered out. The cold I am fighting is taking everything out of me. I am hoping that by the time the work week starts again, I will be ready to go:)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Failed my 1hr Glucose test:(

So, I had to spend an hour in the doctor's office yesterday taking my glucose test to rule out GD (Gestational Diabetes). I passed with flying colors with both older kids so I figured this was not going to be a problem. Then I got home from work today and there was a message for me to call my doc back for test results. Not good!
I was slightly over the limit, so they need me to take a 3 hour glucose test which entails 4 hours at the doctors. And it has to happen within the next week!
I have to be in between 8 and 9 and stay on for 4 hours:(
I have heard many people pass the 2nd one, but it is still a hassle. And if I fail the next one I am going to freak out! When I have babies over 9 lbs around their due date without GD, how big will she be if I have GD?
Anyways, just had to vent a bit before my 30 minute nap (I hope).
I will update you will results after the test next week!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I found the sleep!

Friday night I found the sleep I had been missing and slept 11 hours in a row! I woke up just in time for lunch. It felt sooo good! And I was still able to go to bed at a decent time and sleep well the next night as well.

Since Thursday I have been off work from both jobs and got tons done! So much for taking it easy and relaxing. That just is not something I can do! Thursday I spent cleaning out our bedroom - tossing junk and filling bags for the Goodwill store. Friday I worked on the rest of the upstairs. We had a whole van load to bring to the Goodwill store. Saturday I more or less cleaned. Kevin was awesome help. I think mostly because he enjoys seeing junk leave our house:) He mopped the kitchen floor and helped load the car. The kids helped too, and their rooms are now very clean.
Today - Sunday - we moved Michael into Victoria's room and Victoria into Michael's. That will be the new sleeping arrangements from now on. When the baby comes she will move in with Victoria. The kids are still working on putting some of the kids away, but it took less time than I thought it would!

In between all the cleaning and junk throwing we also found time to watch four movies, make bread pudding Famous Dave's style, go to church and just enjoy each other as family. I took great care not to carry anything too heavy, although Kevin would probably say I still lifted things I was not supposed to. Oh, and I got many loads of laundry done too!
Now I have told myself I am done cleaning and that I am only allowed to to laundry the rest of the weekend.

We were hoping to go out of town this weekend since we had a long weekend due to MEA, but since that did not happen I am glad that things worked out the way they did. I do wish that I had the capability to just sit down and do nothing tough! Oh wel, sooner or later it will happen, whether I want it to or not.

Tomorrow it is back to school and work for us all and I am sure the break will not seem like it lasted long enough. For now, I will enjoy the time we still have left of the weekend.

Yesterday I was 27 weeks and it hit me that I only have 13 weeks left before baby is here! I am not sure I am ready for that! I have The Y Spooltacular, Halloween, a slumberparty, Thanksgiving, my birthday, a cookie exchange, babyshower (somewhere in there), Christmas and hopefully New Years to deal with before baby is here, and 13 weeks just does not seem like enough time to get all of that done! I also have to do all the Christmas shopping. So, if anyone finds a way to stop time for a bit, let me know!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sleep, where art thou?

For the past few months sleep has come easy, but also left easy, so I am in search of a good night's sleep. Anyone have one to borrow me just for one night? I tend to fall asleep very easily when I finally put my book down, but for some reason cannot sleep for more than an hour at a time. Then I will wake up and toss and turn for an hour or so before falling asleep for another hour. This is getting very old. I am not sure if it is being pregnant that does it, or my back bugging me,
I was told to take a sleeping aid, but I am hesitant. I guess as long as I can function throughout the day I can make this work. I am thinking that I will end up crashing one weekend though, and sleep the whole weekend through.

Anyways, other than that, not much is going on. I work 9-1 at the Y 5 days a week and every other Saturday, and nanny still, so there is not much down time. Victoria loves going to Sophie's house after school!

I am counting down days now, and seeing that my to-do-list and to-get list grows I am kind of getting stressed out. I really wish we had kept everything for babies after having Victoria! We're also working on getting Michael moved to a new room - but that room needs a lot of work, and currently we have a visitor staying there, so that is put of for another week.

We have decided to stay in town for Thanksgiving (it was our year to stay in town anyway) as sitting in the car for over 5 hours just is not going to work for me and my back. The 40 minutes I have to sit each day is already too much. The only thing that works is laying down or walking, so long car rides are out. Although, I am hoping to get up to the Albertville outlets soon to finish up some shopping.
We're also staying in town for Christmas as it is too close to my due date to be going anywhere. Last thing I would want is to go into labor early between Rochester and Moorhead!

Short update here, hopefully I can get better at keeping you all in the loop!
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Michael!!!

My baby boy is 9 today!!! I am feeling old!
He is thrilled, and of course was the first one up this morning.
We'll have his party on Saturday night with only a few friends. It is his choice though, so that works fine for me:)

Happy Birthday Honey!