Saturday, July 28, 2012



I failed my one hour. I passed the one at 20 weeks but failed the one at 29 weeks. BARELY failed too. I needed my glucose level to be 130 or less and mine was 133. BOO!

I refused the 3 hour tolerance test. I'm just going to start the diet. I have my diabetes class on Thursday. I'm NOT looking forward to it but maybe I'll keep my weight under control and be healthier in the long run for it. We'll see.

Also, now Nick's convinced that people in his family only get diabetes with boys so he's 100% convinced this is a boy (I'm still thinking pink). I had diabetes with Dom and now this one but not Annabelle. And Nick's sister, Kate, had diabetes with Henry but not Sophie or Jill. Nick's sister in law never had diabetes and has 2 girls, Kailey and Addison. And my sister never had diabetes and has two girls...

Huh? Maybe he has a point....



Holy cow. I never knew leg cramps could hurt this badly. NO JOKE.

I get them all the time now. I feel bad for Nick because he's trying to help me and I'm literally going into hysterics. I'm hyperventilating and I can't calm down because I literally feel like my leg muscle is going to snap in half. I get a cramp in my calf and when Nick tries to stretch it out, I get a cramp on the front of my lower leg and can't pull my foot back. Then I get cramps in my toes. Then my hips. Then it goes to my other leg and they are both cramping and when I try to walk I just fall down because I LITERALLY CAN'T MOVE MY LEGS! It's awful. It's horrible. It's worse than contractions I'd even say.

I don't know what to do. I'm trying to drink water and eat things with potassium but what else can I do?? Poor Nick and I can't take this for another 10 weeks!!

30 weeks with Baby #3!

Baby, fetus at 30 weeks - BabyCenter

How your baby's growing:

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

How your life's changing:

You may be feeling a little tired these days, especially if you're having trouble sleeping. You might also feel clumsier than normal, which is perfectly understandable. Not only are you heavier, but the concentration of weight in your pregnant belly causes a shift in your center of gravity. Plus, thanks to hormonal changes, your ligaments are more lax, so your joints are looser, which may also contribute to your balance being a bit off.

 Also, this relaxation of your ligaments can actually cause your feet to spread permanently, so you may have to invest in some new shoes in a bigger size. Remember those mood swings you had earlier in pregnancy? The combination of uncomfortable symptoms and hormonal changes can result in a return of those emotional ups and downs. It's normal to worry about what your labor will be like or whether you'll be a good parent. But if you can't shake the blues or feel increasingly irritable or agitated, talk to your doctor or midwife. You may be among the 1 in 10 expectant women who battle depression during pregnancy. Also let your caregiver know if you're frequently nervous or anxious.

I can't believe I am 30 weeks already. Where does time go?? 

I remember after I had Annabelle a lot of people asked me if we were done having kids. They said, "You already have one boy and one girl so you can be done!", and I remember thinking, 'No way...that wasn't the last time I will ever be pregnant because I love being pregnant and I have to do it one more time'. Well this time around I haven't enjoyed hardly any of it. Not because it hasn't been enjoyable but because I've been so busy!! So I guess that means we have to have 4 kids!! ;-) We'll see...

Anyway, school is going well and almost done, thank goodness. I'm ready for a nice break. This past week it's really hit me that I'm exhausted. I've been trying to be so strong with work, school, kids, house, pregnancy, all of it and I'm done. I can't hardly take it anymore. I'm just flat out exhausted. 

I have 3 weeks of school left and 1 week of finals. All 4 of these weeks will be crazy. I'll be busy and stressed, but it's one more month...less than that actually since my last day is August 24th. 

I'm really looking forward to JUST working full time! And then being off for a few months with my new little baby!! 

And speaking of my new little baby, I think we have baby names narrowed down to 2 boy names and 2 girl names. So that's exciting. It will be a lot easier deciding from 2 than starting from scratch. 

I know that I've been the one who's wanted to wait and not find out, and up to this point it's been fine. But now that I'm digging through the baby clothes and trying to get stuff ready, it would be a LOT easier if i knew what we were having!! I'm still looking forward to that one special moment when we find out and get to meet him/her at the same time, but I realize why people do want to find out early!

That's all I got for now. More next week I hope!  

Professional Procrastinator

It's amazing how I'll pretty much do anything to NOT do what I'm supposed to do. It's Saturday night and I have the night to get ahead. I should be working on my ethics paper. Or studying for my test on Monday.

I SHOULD be doing all those things. What AM I doing??

Playing on facebook, on pinterest, watching the olympics, reading...

Doing anything BUT what I should be doing.

I was off most of the day Friday too. I should've done homework. I should've cleaned the house or done some laundry.

I cleaned Dom's room, organized baby clothes, then I watched Glee and took a nap.

I wish I could be a professional procrastinator. I'd be a millionaire...