Tuesday, June 12, 2012

7 posts in one

1) The nurse called and I kind of passed my glucose test. WTF does that mean? I went in for my 28 week ob appointment last week and asked the doctor. She said I passed three of the four blood draws and gave me a lecture on healthy eating. No more carbs or sugar for this girl. I have been trying to eat very healthy and for the most part I have been successful!

2) My 28 week US went well. Squatter is measuring right on track. They did find that I have excess amniotic fluid. Because of this they sent me back to the MFM to get checked out. There are many different reasons for this and they wanted them to take a look.

3) I saw the MFM yesterday and had another US. (I am starting to think Squatter is a drama queen and really likes her picture taken). Their fluid measurement put me at the high end of normal so it’s gotten a little bit better the past 5 days. Squatter is measuring on track – she is now over 3lbs and has hair! The MFM said the likely cause for the high fluid levels is because I am borderline diabetic and that by watching my diet I can fix this on my own.

4) Our life has been a bit hectic lately. We found out that we qualify to refi our home through the HARP 2.0 program. We have been working on getting that started. By refinancing our house we will reduce our monthly payment by $500! Total bonus!

5) Hubby is switching jobs. He kind of stumbled upon this new opportunity and starts on Monday. I am thankful because the new job has wonderful benefits and he will work less hours. His old job had him working 60-70 hour per week. Now he will only be working 40!

6) With Hubby’s old job he had a company truck. Now we need to buy a second car for us. We have been looking. Made an offer this weekend but the chick backed out on Monday. Back to the drawing board.

7) My parents decided to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by taking the entire family on an Alaskan cruise. It has been planned since October. My mom always knew there was a chance that I wouldn’t be able to go. She knew that we were going to start trying again in December and that when it worked I would be high risk and wouldn’t be able to travel. They all left this past weekend and are having a wonderful time. I have to admit that I do feel a bit sad to not be with them. I know that I am doing what’s right for me and Squatter but part of me wants to be on the family vacation. They email and text every day but I feel like I am missing out.


  1. So glad everything is going great!

  2. I failed one of my blood draws too, but they considered me "passed" not "kind of passed." Interesting to hear how everyone does it different. That's great news that your husband will have more time to spend with you these last few weeks of your pregnancy and once squatter gets here!

  3. Wow that is busy!

    Thanks for the update, glad things are going well!

  4. 28 weeks! I can't believe you are in your third trimester! Whoohoo! I'm glad to hear that you are not quite diabetic. I really hope I can avoid that myself, but I wouldn't be surprised. Good luck with the no carb/no sugar diet!

  5. so glad to see an update and to know that squatter is doing well! take care of yourself and enjoy some R&R before she gets here. :) congrats to the hubby on the new job! it's great that he's going to be home more.

  6. I'm glad everything looks good, sorry about the somewhat mild diabetes though. I bet it is hard to have them all gone, but you really are doing what's best. I missed a lot of things I wanted to do while I was on bed rest, but it was worth it.

    I am so happy for you.

  7. Things are very busy in your land! Glad to hear you're borderline - that's better than really diabetic, right? So hard to see your family go on a cruise, I'm sure. But you're absolutely doing the right thing. Congrats to the hubby on a new job! 40 hours, especially as a parent, is SO much better!

  8. I'm glad things are going well for you!!!!! I'm sure that is so hard to have your whole family go on vacation without you! Hang in there it's almost August!

  9. Yep- it sounds like Squatter loves the camera! I'm glad that you "sort-of" passed your GD test, and can manage things well on your own! It sounds like there are all sorts of great things going on in your corner of the world right now. Enjoy it!

  10. Glad squatter is doing well. I had to cut out carbs/sugar when I was pregnant too. Lots of protein and veggies.

    I'm sure it's hard not to be with your family on vacation, but once Squatter is here, there will be many more vacations to go on together!

  11. Wow that is a lot of updates! Squatter sounds to be doing awesome, woo-hoo on reaching the 3lb mark! Congrats on your husbands new job that will be such a good change once baby comes home!
    That does suck about vacation with the family but it will definitely all be worth it once Squatter is home with you.



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