Friday, May 20, 2011

The glucose test - 27 weeks.

Ugh... the glucose test.  I've been hearing about this test for the past few weeks from other moms, and I'm happy to say it's over!  Now, I like me some sugar, but the drink the doctor gives you before the test is simply nasty.  And how much sugar does that little bottle have in it?!  I couldn't even think straight and I felt sick to my stomach.  I had the fruit punch flavor and it tasted like Hawaiian Punch that went bad:(  Bleh!

The glucose test is usually done between week 24 and 28 of pregnancy.  It's a routine test for gestational diabetes.  You drink a special glucose mixture about 45 minutes before your doctor appointment (they tell you 45 minutes, but the test is done an hour after you finish the drink - they give you a little extra drive time).  The nurse draws your blood and tests your blood sugar level.  The test has to be sent out, so my results will come back Monday.  If you have high blood sugar levels, you have to go into the hospital for the REALLY long test (I guess it takes like 3 hours).  If you "fail" that test, you'll be diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  I just hoping I pass this first test, so I don't really know what happens after that:)

My mom had gestational diabetes with my sister (her third baby).  I remember her having to prick her finger multiple times a day, to test her blood sugar level.  My brother and I used to play with her finger pricker thingy, to test our blood sugar level:)  Sounds safe huh?!

Keep your fingers crossed that my test results come back ok!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

26 weeks.

Little "LJ" is as big as an eggplant and
weighs almost 2 lbs.
I can't believe I'm already 26 weeks pregnant!  Our little bean is the size of an eggplant, weighs about 2 lbs., and her mama is getting big.  Although some people know what Baby Saigh's name is, we're still waiting to tell "everyone" when she's born.  But, we've started referring to her as little "LJ", so if you don't know her name yet, that might give you a little hint;)

Little LJ likes to move around a LOT, and I'm beginning to think we're going to have a squirmy little girl on our hands!  There's times where she literally moves all day long, with a half-hour break every now and then.  If I eat sugar, then she has a little dance party all by herself in my belly!  AJ and I can see her movements on the outside of my tummy now too (that started about a week ago).  When she kicks or punches, she makes my whole belly move!  Every mom tells me how much I'm going to miss feeling her move around in my belly once she's born, so I'm really cherishing every moment.  It's the weirdest thing, but the coolest feeling at the same time!

Her nursery is coming along as well.  Since her name is on the wall, I'm not going to post photos quite yet, but we decided to go with a giraffe print and hot pink theme!  Her furniture is all dark wood, the walls are beige, and the woodwork is white.  AJ painted her room right away, and we've had the nursery furniture for awhile now, but we just ordered her chair (thanks mom and dad!) from Baby Grand in Hopkins.  We had it custom covered in a dark brown fabric, so it will take another few weeks to get it in.  I can't WAIT until her room is finished!

One thing that I find so funny, is how absent-minded I've become!  People say that when you get pregnant, you become dumb.  Well, it's true!  I won't even pretend that I was some intellectual woman before I got pregnant, but this little girl has definitally put a blocker on my brain.  I am constantly forgetting things, and to be honest... I sometimes feel like I'm in my own little "lala land".  For those of you who didn't think I could get any "slower" (for lack of a better word)... think again;)

My cravings for sweets and not-so-healthy foods have continued.  I have always loved food, but pregnancy has made me completely obsessed!  I do pretty well with getting in all my fruits and veggies, but put a donut in front of me and I can magically make is disappear in seconds!  I take the glucose test at the doctor on Friday, so wish me luck!  I've already gained almost 20 lbs. since I got pregnant, so I better be careful:)

I'm looking for recommendations on nursing bras at the moment, so if you know the ones to get, let me know!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I'm an emotional roller coaster.

For those of you who know me, you know I'm a naturally unemotional person.  At times, I've questioned whether or not I was born with a heart;)  But now, at 25 weeks pregnant, I can assure you that not only do I have a heart, but I'm an emotional basket case!

Everything these days makes me cry.  A sappy card, my husband being away on vacation for a week, a baby photo, even just thinking about our little girl... you name it... I bawl!  I'm ashamed to admit this, but even the show Teen Mom makes me lose it (I know... I shouldn't even be watching that show).  I've learned that I can't watch "Coming Home" on Lifetime (show about soldiers coming home to their families from overseas), or any show where babies are born.  I was researching ideas for baby and maternity photos the other day, and I literally sat at my computer and sobbed!  I can't believe I'm turning into an emotional person... you'd think I'm going to be a mom or something;)

Pizza the Hut from Spaceballs.
If I'm not crying, I'm breaking out into random bursts (and I mean BURSTS) of laughter!  My husband is normally the one who witnesses these ridiculous outbursts, and the "attacks" are rarely about anything funny.  But, this pregnant lady finds it extremely hilarious.  The other night, AJ and I were laying in bed and he said something about pizza.  In my head, I couldn't stop picturing myself looking like "Pizza the Hut" from Spaceballs.  So I started hysterically laughing to the point of tears!  I've done this on numerous occasions since I became pregnant, and I'm starting to wish that the things I'm laughing about were actually funny to other people.

Oh pregnancy hormones!