Only 12 weeks left!

Category : Blogger Posts : 2007-2010

Time has certainly flown by since we found out we were pregnant back in February. We’re down to the final trimester and have reached the every 2 week doctor’s appointment. I had my glucose test today (checking to see if I have gestational diabetes) and will get results in a few days I’m sure. If my levels are higher than their cut off, I have to go back for a 3 hour test to check to see for sure. If from there I am still high, then I have gestational diabetes. I’ll have to monitor my blood sugar and change up my diet for the time being. Not horrible as I already am a human pin cushion, but what are you going to do? I asked how much I’ve gained so far…. don’t hate me current and past pregnant woman…. and I’ve only gained 5 pounds. Hehe. I’ll take it! My blood pressure is good, the baby’s heartbeat is strong and was found right away and we’re all set up for an all day birthing class in September. So we’re moving along quite well.

I still don’t look really pregnant, but you can tell a lot more now. I got a slight case of the pregnant waddle and do take frequent trips to the bathroom. The baby’s room has yet to progress in terms of the mural, but that’s changing tonight! The baby is definitely getting bigger and moving around a lot! There are pokes, jabs and worm like squirms quite often now. They say it’s about 2 pounds and about 14 inches long. From here on out it’ll gain more rapidly than it has.

Gary’s job is going well and he’s been applying for quite a few positions with an interview lined up for Thursday. Hopefully he’ll land that job and we’ll sigh a bit of relief. My work is going fine. We’re both starting to pick up side work which is welcomed.

We’re off to Wisconsin this weekend for Ryan and Angela’s wedding. Should be a lot of fun. We also just visited the newest addition to Marc and Nisi’s family, Mason Jay. He was born July 22, 3 weeks early but a healthy 7 pounder. That made us that much more excited (and nervous) to have a little guy/girl around like that.
Have a great rest of the week and stay posted as we approach the finish line!
Love,

Gary & Christie

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Round 1 Complete

Category : Blogger Posts : 2007-2010

We got the baby’s room painted for round one this past weekend. The color is green teapot and is slightly more green than I thought it would be. But it’s really growing on me and I know the room will turn out very cute! Gary and I sat in the room last night planning out where the mural and all it’s elements will sit. What I’m doing is slightly ambitious, but it’s going to be a lot of fun and hopefully turn out that way I think it will. I’m doing a whole mural of a pond with fish, a turtle, ducks, frogs, a big willow tree and a bunch of little things like bees, butterflies, dragonflies and birds. I’ll scan in a picture of what I’m doing and post that in the next day or so. For now, enjoy the pictures of the room. :)

Wiggle Worm

Category : Blogger Posts : 2007-2010

The baby is certainly making it’s presence known these days. I’m definitely starting to look and feel pregnant now. I don’t walk normal anymore and it’s getting harder to get in and out of bed. The baby is growing quite a bit now, about 14 inches long and almost 2 pounds. It’s moving all the time, kicking, rolling, poking and everything in between. It’s really amazing.

I’m 26 weeks along tomorrow, only about 14 weeks left! It’s exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time. There is a lot to do yet…. showers, painting the baby’s room, birthing classes, finding suitable baby care, finding Gary a job…. whew. I know it’ll all fall into place, just a little overwhelming when you look at it like that. We’ll make it. :) It’s going to be so cool to actually see and hold what comes of all the hoopla of doctor’s visits, shots, buying maternity clothes, asking how you’re feeling, the kicking, poking…. So exciting.

Otherwise, we’re doing well. Work is going fine for me, Gary’s job is good and is currently looking for a permanent position after the internship is up, the house is coming together nicely, and we registered last week at Babies R Us (changes to be made to the registery, but you can look). Hehe. I had a nice long 4th of July weekend, did a lot of shopping, cleaning and was on my feet way too much.

Here are some links to some new pictures for your enjoyment: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=3039&l=819c6&id=501622976
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2009&l=6ffc8&id=501622976
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=3038&l=d884f&id=501622976

Next appointment is July 24 for a glucose test. Pray all goes well there! Until then, I’ll try to post more often and with pictures.

Love to you all!
Gary & Christie