Monday, November 19, 2012

Lots of stuff, and not really that much stuff.

I had 2 baby showers, one was given by the ladies of the church, and then I had a slightly more fun one given by 2 friends. 

The first one was very plain,  we had angel food cake with strawberries, fruit and cheese trays, I opened gifts, held them up and everyone ooh'ed and ahh'ed, and then we we all went home. I had several people tell me how nice a shower it was. (this is me smiling and shaking my head). The invitation even said no kids. It was just older ladies. no games, no sillies. Lots of gifts! it took about 1 1/2 hours to open them all.

The second shower was thrown by my friends. There were kids, there was pin the sperm on the egg, there was who can drink the juice out of a bottle fastest (the 7yo won that competition), there was a fruit baby, a small watermelon cut into the shape of a basket with a melon-baby with grape eyes and a pacifier. Only a handful of ladies, but much more fun! 

These 2 events left me with lots of gifts, all of them in bags. So I had MSJ put all of the gifts into our extra bedroom. except that Dad is coming tonight to help MSJ finish the floor, and he needed a place to sleep. So all weekend I've been sorting through all of the gifts. A little at a time.

My stamina is shot to hell, so doing laundry is too much for me, and MSJ is so busy with so much that it's too much. There's a lady at church who really wants to help, so I kept a few things for us to wash here, sort of sentimental items, and the rest, a full laundry basket and a medium-ish box, full of clothes, towels, washclothes, burp clothes, and blankets, to this lady so that she can wash them all. That way at least when little man comes we have clothes for him to wear.

MSJ also went yesterday and bought the pack and play with the bassinet, so little man also has a place to sleep.

It seems like a LOT of stuff, but really, it's not that much stuff. It looks like a lot of clothes, but really, it's not very much. 

Man, I hope we're ready for this.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

35 weeks~

I'm such a bad blogger.

Here I am, on bedrest, well, it's actually couch-rest at home, and I'm still not blogging.

So far it's been an eventful pregnancy. I'm gestationally diabetic, which I've been controlling well with diet, but my fasting numbers were a little too high for Dr. H, so I take glyburide, but it bottoms me out so I can only take it every other day, and only with LOTS of protein during the day, otherwise my sugar drops below 50, and that feels yucky! shaky and sweaty and hot and cold, can't concentrate, it sucks.

About 2 weeks ago my blood pressure began slowly going up. I was told to start tracking my blood pressure at home, and if it got above a certain level I was to call. I did a 24 hour urine collection (oh boy!) to test for protein, to test for pre-eclampsia/toxemia. it was negative, but Doc kept an eye on my blood pressure. then last week I gained 8lbs in a week, and my blood pressure spiked at my appointment, so the doc put me in the hospital for 24hr observation and another 24 hour urine collection. still no protein, but was sent home on modified bed rest. On Tuesday i had a bad reading, so she sent me home on full bed rest, and ANOTHER 24hr urine collection. I turned that in this morning, so hopefully it will still be negative, but my blood pressure is still rising. the doc gives me about 2 weeks before she thinks I'll either go into labor on my own, or my blood pressure will force an induction.

I'm at 35 weeks tomorrow, everyone's goal is to make it to 37 weeks. It's not great, but the longer peanut is inside me the better it will all be.

So I'm being a good girl, sitting on the couch with my feet up, watching tv and reading and being bored. Ladies from the congregation have offered to come sit with me, but since I'm not in that great a mood, sitting with someone that I have to be nice/kind to isn't really that enticing. 

I'll just have to take it a day at a time and see how next week goes. I have dr appointment this afternoon, and then 2 next week again.  No guarantees, but I'll try to post again soon.