Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Wonder...

I'm so darn tired!

Greg snapped a picture (cell phone, sorry for the quality!) this morning after he got up. This is how it usually is when both children join us in bed; Greg ends up with at least an entire half to himself while I share the other half with the kids (plus the one in my ever expanding belly!). You can't see in the picture, but I'm laying with my knees hanging off the side of the bed, and Milo is laying eagerly underneath them waiting for any pillows or blankets to fall off for him to claim; which he does quickly. Add that to the children who lay on TOP of the blankets, and you can get an idea of the miracle that it is that I even have a blanket covering me! Before I was pregnant, turning from side to side on a dime wasn't that big of a deal, but I'm not so graceful these days to say the least and flipping myself in such limited space is quite a bit more complicated! I've even tried sleeping on the other side of the bed, but it doesn't matter, they still find me. Not that I mind the fact that my kids like to snuggle with me, but just one night in a bed by myself these days would be glorious! Oh, and did you notice who's laying next to Ian? His old pal doggie was requested last night; and it made me smile.....

Friday, August 14, 2009

Within Normal Limits

The nurse just called to inform me that my 3 hour glucose test results were all within normal limits. I am so relieved! Another bit of news I have acquired is the date of my planned C-section. As long as the baby behaves, his birth date will be October 15th, which is exactly one week before my due date. So that leaves us just shy of 9 weeks before he arrives, yikes! Where did the time go?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Baby Update

Just a quick baby update. Things are going pretty well, I feel great and the baby is very active which I'm enjoying every minute of! Up until my last visit about a week ago, it was looking like the trouble we had at the beginning of the pregnancy was going to be the end of the drama but alas, this is not the story. The first thing, is that I'm measuring 3 weeks ahead of my due date. Now I've not been terribly concerned about this as I've been measuring 3 weeks ahead since my first measurement at my 20 week appointment, and just the week before that appointment, I had my ultrasound that showed the baby was measuring right on target, and the doctor said ultrasound measurement is far more accurate than her tape measure thingy any day. Anyways, after measuring too big for the third visit in a row, my doctor figured we should have another ultrasound (oh darn, twist my arm!) just to make sure things are okay. Like I said, I've not really been concerned about the measurements; that is until last week when I found out that I failed my 1 hour glucose test. Then I started to freak out a little. My 1 hour number was 157 but should be below 140. Bummer. I went in yesterday for the 3 hour test so I'm now waiting for the results. I should add that I failed my one hour with Ian as well but passed the 3 hour with him just fine, but who knows what will happen; I AM eight years older this time around! Having PCOS puts me at an increased risk for diabetes, so there's a real chance I'm heading that way. Anyways, no use in speculating right now; I should hear from the doctor tomorrow, and we'll take it from there. One day at a time, right?!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday

O is for "OH MY!"

I love this picture because it's probably the only solid proof I have that Ian, the world's pickiest eater has indeed eaten a healthy snack in his lifetime! This was taken on an apple picking trip three years ago with his kindergarten class. Who can blame him; what's better than apples straight from the tree?! Seriously though, this child is terrible with food! He is notorious for throwing up on at the dinner table when asked to follow the "one bite rule"; meats, any pasta or rice, most vegetables (especially cooked ones), and many fruits are potential gag inducers. We've had to develop a new rule for Ian; he can earn his coveted PBJ at dinner time if he first eats a fruit AND a vegetable in the serving size of our choice. Carrot sticks, celery, cucumber, green and red peppers, grapes, apple slices with peanut butter, and watermelon have all gone down with relatively little fuss. Hooray for glorious puke-free dinner times! And hooray for whole grain bread, natural peanut butter and Polaner All Fruit Grape Jelly; at least I'm sneaking SOME nutrition in! Do you have a picky eater?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Animal Kingdom

I have to admit. My memory is fading a bit on this day of our trip. I think it's because there wasn't a whole lot that Ana and I could do; in fact there wasn't a whole lot any of us REALLY enjoyed compared to the other parks. Animal Kingdom hit me as a glorified zoo, actually; which has never interested Ian, and Ana was just not old enough to care. I did enjoy the Harambe village where we had lunch at the Tusker House Restaurant and were able to sample African style cuisine. Ian was still able to snag a peanut butter and jelly sandwich so that made it even better! There were some drummers outside the restaurant which we all seemed to enjoy and an area with traditional African drums that the kids could try. Other than that, the highlights were few for us. Ian and Greg rode Expedition Everest and seemed to really enjoy it. Greg took both kids on the Safari ride as it was too bumpy for expectant mothers. He said they didn't see a whole lot animal wise, but the kids (well, Ian at least) thought it was fun to be jarred around a bit. I think the part the kids enjoyed the most was DinoLand, the cheesy amusement park games area; which was slightly annoying because it was like anything you can experience at any number of fairs or even at the beach! Even more annoying was the fact that you had to buy tickets to play these games! At any rate, the kids had a good time and walked away with several cheesey stuffed dino toys. Ian was thrilled, so it was worth it. Oh, I almost forgot about the Finding Nemo the Musical! The whole family enjoyed this one, even finicky Ian! The way they animated the characters was amazing, you really felt like they were in the water, and at the end billions of bubbles poured from the ceiling and was lit so you got the feeling we were under water as well. It was very cool, very worth the wait! On the way out of the park we stopped to get the kids caricatures done. Greg remembered seeing caricatures of my brother, sister and I hanging in my parents house and really wanted to get the kids done. I balked at the price when he informed me that he wanted color face and body ones at $30.00 each; but you know what? It was the best $60.00 we spent, they turned out great and of all the souveniers we returned home with, they are what I will treasure in the years to come. Anyways, on to the pictures which are again far and few between unfortunately.

Gotta love the Disney Photo Pass. The only way we got pictures of the entire family!

The drummers outside the Tusker House Restaurant:

Posing with elephant statues after getting off the train to Rafiki's Planet Watch:

The kids playing "Whack a"...some long dino name I can't recall:

A few shots of Finding Nemo the was amazing!

Getting the Caricatures done, they were so patient!

The finished products!