Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Holiday's

Well we are finally in the second trimester!! This Friday is my 16week appointment. I have to see the Doctor this time not the midwives because of the gestational diabetes, but hopefully this will be the only time. I have to check my blood sugars now and they are usually pretty good. It was hard sticking to my diet around Christmas but i did pretty good with it for the most part. I feel the baby move now, I didn't feel Rowan till 20weeks so it is a completely different feeling!! I have only gained about 3.5lbs so far which I think is since I am so careful with watching what i eat; I am glad though, since I gained way too much with Rowan and it wook WAY too long to get it off.

Rowan thinks the baby- whom he calls brother-sister- is in his belly button!!! It's so cute when he shows people where the baby is. He is going to be in for a real surprise when we bring home a baby!!

Christmas was great, Rowan was so excited about everything he got- "Oohh my new socks!!!" Of course he thought Santa brought everything and wouldn't give us any credit!! Oh well he had a blast.

I got my hypnobirthing book and have read it already and will soon start practicing the techniques and excercises. I am also trying to read a lot of books on natural childbirth and birth stories to keep me thinking positive.

I am trying to learn to knit better. I finished Rowan's scarf- finally, I need to take some pics of it. I also want to make him a matching hat and mittens. I am finishing my mom's new scarf and then will start on that. Then I want to learn to make stuff for the baby. stitch N' bitch had a really cute baby blanket pattern that I would lo\ve to make. I also want to make a newborn hat, and socks. Hopefully soon I will get it down and make more than just a washrag and a scarf!! If I can't teach my self something new soon, then I will probably sign up for a class.

Well if anyone happens to read this hope you all have a Happy (and safe) New Year's!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

10 down, 30 to go

Well gone is our lovely fall weather, and now we are left with another lovely cold winter- this is the time of year I start thinking about all the places I would love to live that don't get too cold. I hate winter and cold weather, but I guess i always live through it. The cold weather makes me feel even more lazy so much of my free time is spent on the couch covered in blankets. I think the morning sickness and tiredness seems to be fading (although maybe that is just my wishful thinking)!

I ended up being diagnosed as BORDERLINE gestational diabetes, so for now I get to try and control it with diet, which means I get to spend ,my time counting carbs and planning everything I am going to eat each day- FUN, FUN. I didn't really follow my diet on Thanksgiving, but didn't go too crazy on desserts so I think I did alright.

Our second prenatal appt. is this Friday and we get to meet with a midwife. i've already talked to one of them on the phone and she was so nice, and unlike a Dr. who would have a nurse call she called herself. the only thing that worries me is if I have to go on insulin I will not be able to ahve a midwife deliver and will have to go back to the dr. so hopefully that will not happen.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Appointment's and feeling Sick

After having absolutely no morning sickness with Rowan I have been feeling sick ALL weekend. I haven't actually gotten sick yet but just feel sick all the time- except when I'm eating or right after I eat. Hopefully it doesn't last, I have done nothing but lay on the couch and nap for the past few days.

I had my first doctor's appt last week. I had labs done and did the one hour glucose test- of course they didn't tell us this was going to happen, and I ate some sweets that morning. Well, I failed my one hour test so tomorrow I have to go in and do the three hour test and have my blood drawn 4 times!!! I am not looking forward to it, especially since I can't eat and know I will feel awful by the time I get out of there.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Finally Expecting

Well after felt like forever (although actually only about 2 months) We are finally pregnant!!!! It is still very early and I am only 4 weeks. I am a little confused about this whole EDD thing, so apparently by the time you actually get pregnant you are already 2 weeks pregnant?? So what i'm not sure is if you know when you ovulated and concieved would the due date be changed or would it still be based on your last period?? I don't think I ever thought about any of this with Rowan.
Anyway, last week before I took a test I noticed that my boobs were already bigger, a nice plus!! And my stomach felt fuller, not a plus!! I really hope I am not showing this early, with Rowan I was still wearing my jeans until I was 5months, that won't be happening if I am already growing.
I am unable to keep secrets about myself so I have already told more people than I planned,but don't plan on telling anyone else for a few weeks- hopefully!
So far I feel fine and hopefully I stay that way- I didn't have any morning sickness with Rowan.