Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And the Results Are In!

I passed the 3 hour glucose test!!! YAY!!! After fasting (nothing but water after 12am), I went into the dr's office w/ high hopes to pass. However...it wasn't the easiest. My first prick of the day, the glucose level was good. Then the drink comes....the nurse had the lemon/lime flavor out and ready, but when she asked me if I would prefer another flavor, I quickly suggested the SUNKIST one. After getting it all down before my 3 minute time limit, she asked that I wait in one of the 2 waiting rooms - but I had better plans...to go and visit a good friend who also works at the hospital. After visiting, I went back to the waiting room to wait the remainder of the hour out and all of a sudden, I got so sick to my stomach. I rushed to the restroom to get a cold towel to wash my face w/ and try to get some relief, but as soon as I got in there, I got even sicker. When I finally got back to nurse for the finger prick, she could see in my face (the blood-shot eyes, tears, and paleness) that I wasn't feeling good. Apparently it happens sometimes...I just wish it wouldn't have happened to me. All in all - the levels at both finger pricks were fine and it was declared by the dr that I had passed. YAY!!!
After the test was completed, I went to the hospital to see Daddy before his surgery. I was so thankful that everything went well and glad that he's doing so well. Last night before I had left, he could tell the difference in his knee and the numbness had already subsided and was a lot better. He's coming home today and I hope and pray that his back and leg pain continues to improve.

Due to the new floors coming in this week, Jamie and I have been able to clean out our closets and go through the clothes. As a result, I had dropped off 6-33 gal garbage bags full of clothes and 3 boxes of toys at the Salvation Army! I hope that someone can find some good use out of all that was given.

Last Friday, the kindergarten class had breakfast w/ Santa. Here are a few pics from that day.

This pic was taken while Jack was working on a craft in the classroom. If you're wondering if he's wearing PJ's, you're right. All the lil' ones had PJ's on - as so did the teachers. Everyone was so cute decked out in their colorful PJ's.

I hope that every one's Christmas Wish comes true this year as I believe that mine has. Please be safe during your travels and enjoy the time w/ your family.

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

24 week check-up

24 weeks, 3 days

24 week check-up/glucose screening: and of course...i failed the glucose screening! WOW! Again and I was sure to pass it this go around. So, I'll be back to the Dr's office early Monday morning for the beloved 3 hour test. :-( All in all - the dr. was pleased w/ how things are progressing and so far I've only gained 7 pounds (and that is by my scale!) I'm getting some relief from the heartburn thanks to the Pepcid and the vitamins and fish oil aren't bothering me as much as they used to. I have been to the chiropractor due to my right hip being so sore, but he suggested some exercises to help stretch the muscles and relieve some of the pain. I know that it's not gonna go away over night, but it's better. I feel as if I'm carrying much lower w/ this pregnancy and I believe that it's being a contribution to the hip soreness. Could it get better? Doubt it....I'm only gonna get bigger. :-0

Things have been pretty constant around here. There are so many things going on right now: Christmas, school (which will let out Friday for Christmas vacation), and the hopes of getting a new floor installed next week. We have decided to go ahead and take up the carpet in our bedroom and replace the floor and the floors in the bathroom, den, and kitchen. After that project is completed, I'm hoping of getting lil' Ava's crib set up. The armoire needs some shelves installed and to also be sanded and either stained or painted.

As of the continuation of the "to-do" list, I've got to finish cleaning out everything in preparation for the new floors, finish addressing the Christmas cards and getting them out before the mad rush at the post office (my daddy-in-law knows about that!) and enjoy the Christmas spirit that is floating around.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!