Friday, September 17, 2010

Thinking about the next 10 weeks

I had to buy a new Crock Pot to feed our family of five.  All I had was a really small Crock Pot and it wasn't really big enough to make full meals for our growing family.  3 nights this week I used it and am loving it.  If you have any great Crock Pot recipes or a website you use to find yummy meals for your family please pass them my way.  I'm trying to save money and find ways of saving time when it comes to cooking.  I know it's only going to get harder in a couple months when I have a newborn to care for as well.
The first meal I made in the Crock Pot was chicken with potatoes and carrots.  Jenna saw me dumping in a bag of baby carrots and asked, "Cheese puff, Mommy?"  Apparently, I need to be using those more often!
Yesterday I went to an OB appointment.  I can't believe that I'm already at the appointments every 2 weeks phase.  It feels good and I remember how going more often helps the last 10 weeks go by faster!  Technically, I have 12 weeks left, but I'm counting down ten, especially since I found out that I failed my one hour glucose test.  {This means I'll more than likely be induced around the 38 week mark, if I don't go before.}  My doctor kindly agreed to just label me with Gestational Diabetes rather than confirm it with another three hour glucose test.  Since, I had GD during my pregnancy with Jenna, I had to take the one hour test at like 8 weeks this pregnancy.  When I failed it, I had to take the three hour, which I passed at 11 weeks.  I had to repeat the one hour it at the regular 25-28 week mark though.
So, I'm back to eating a very strict diet of low carbs, and checking my blood sugar four times a day.  Really, once I get past the initial nasty test and find out the results it's not too bad.  It's all about self control and good eating habits.  I usually feel better when I'm on the diet anyway, it's easier knowing I have to be accountable to a glucose meter.  Of course, I'm worried about how big this boy is gonna be, Jenna was 9 lbs 6 oz and we {honestly} couldn't see her neck for 3 months. 

The child had one huge roll between her chin and chest.
Though I'd rather not be induced, it's better than having a ginormous baby.  The last couple weeks I was pregnant with Jenna, I was beyond miserable because she was so big.  I'll be surprised if I have to be induced this time though, I'm having Braxton-Hicks almost daily and lots of days I have them for hours on end.  Who knows when it comes to babies though.
I was excited to find out that all my other labs and stats came back well.  My thyroid has made drastic improvement and is at a healthy level right now.  I only gained one pound last month, bringing it to a total of five, but I lost 9 in the beginning.  And, my blood pressure is good.  All this made me very happy and settled my mind. 
Brady moves all the time, he seems really strong for his gestational age, he's gonna kick his way out if he gets any rougher with me!  The excitement and anticipation of his arrival is building in all of us.  I'm getting the itch to get things squared away, and have even started gathering clothes and things to wash.  Joseph talks about when-Brady-gets-here all the time.
I'm looking forward to this weekend.  Joe and I have a double date with friends.  We are going to a UK football game.  It'll be my first, well kinda.  It's a long story and hopefully I'll have time to fill you in on it later.  Right now, I need to be getting supper finished up.  Have a great weekend friends!


Melissa Nicole said...

Have a fun date and a great weekend!! Much love, Melissa

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Enjoy your weekend and take care of yourself!

Crockpots are the best and you will truly appreciate it when the baby comes. I need to dig ours out too now that my daughter's sports started up. No time to cook!

Sarah B said...

One of my favorite crock pot recipes is to put in pork chops, however many you need. Then in a bowl mix together a can of cream of mushroom, a can of cream of onion and a can of French onion soup (A can not a dry packet). Pour the soup mix over the top and let it cook on low for like 6-8 hours. It's very yummy and the soup makes a good gravy so you can serve it with mashed potatoes or over noodles.

Our Family said...

Hurray- only 10 more weeks! :)
Have a wonderful date!

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

Hope you enjoyed you weekend love! :)

{Kimber} said...

take lots of pics at the game!!

I can't believe your so close already! Jenna was adorably chunky :)