Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Test

Well I went for the 3 hour glucose test yesterday morning. I got there at 630; a sugar drink, 5 blood draws, and 4.5 hours later, I was done. It was a fasting test so afterward I hit up Taco Bell and had the best Gordita ever. :) I called a couple hours later, but they didn't have results yet. But I got a call a little while ago and I PASSED. Yay! Apparently my numbers were pretty good, so no more worrying about that. Praise God!

Ohlen has been a little wild man today. He is jumping from activity to activity and just being incredibly active. After being sick last week, I think he stored it all up for this week. He's really been pushing the limits and boundaries lately. Which can be very frustrating. He's really been testing my patience, and to honest, I don't always do too well with that. I know it is one thing I really have to work on.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Third Trimester!

Wow I can't believe the third trimester is here already!! Last time the 2nd trimester dragged on and on, but this time, it flew by. And then I saw the ticker on blog and it says 12 weeks 5 days to go and that seems so close! I just can't wait to see this guy.

I could use some prayers Wednesday morning. I had the 1 hour glucose screening test last week and I failed it. So I have to go in Wednesday morning for the 3 hour test. Basically I can't eat or drink anything after midnight. I have to be at the Aultman lab at 630am. There they will take some blood, I drink a big glass of some sugary (glucosey??) drink, then they will take my blood every hour for 3 hours. I can't eat or drink anything during that time too. So it's not going to be the most fun test. The statistics say that only 1/3 of the people who have to take the 3 hour test actually have Gestational Diabetes, so I'm trying not to worry about it too much.

Other than that things are going really well. I start seeing the Dr. every 2 weeks now. They are scheduling another ultrasound to check his growth at 32 weeks - so in about 5 weeks.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Business as Usual

I guess I've been keeping up with this about as well as I have with my own journaling...

I guess there just hasn't been that much to write about recently. at least nothing relating to what the original purpose of this blog was - to keep everyone informed about our plans. Now that those plans have changed, I guess it doesn't quite seem so "exciting" around here. :) I think I've warned before that this might just evolve into a blog full of stories about our everyday life here in Tusc/Holmes county and the many silly things uttered by my little boy. I really think that that is exactly where we are headed.

For example, at the moment, I am sitting on the couch while Ohlen "watches" (more like runs around and plays with toys and books and asks me questions) the Muppet Movie. Kaiser is sitting right beside me licking Ohlen's feet, waiting with anticipation of me going upstairs to feed him some supper. Sophie is laying further down the couch amoungst the pillows, occasionally whining because she too wants fed. Ohlen just asked me what the zebra says... I have no idea how to make the sound they make - usually ends up sounding like whoop whoop whoop. Eh, I try. Jonathan decided to stay in the office to get some reading done, because it is decidedly more quiet and less distracting there. That is our exciting evening. :)

On to a few small updates:
Ohlen - Currently has a nasty cold with a slight fever. He is definitely feeling better today than yesterday, so that is good. He is talking so much these days. I can't believe some of the things that comes out of his mouth. He also has been having bad dreams. He will wake up crying and saying Crabs get doo (doo = me (not me, but Ohlen himself)) and today he also said Daddy's bike in the barn. So from what I can gather he is dreaming he goes to the barn and gets attacked/bit by crabs. It's frustrating because I'm not sure if there is anything I can do about it, to ease his fears and try and gear up his brain so it doesn't go there when he sleeps.

Jonathan - He has been doing well with balancing everything, school, work, us, and everything else. He says his one class is pretty easy, while the other is pretty rough, but I'm sure he'll do fine. I think he is ready for spring the chance to get out on his bike again.

Me - I have been feeling pretty good. I get kicked quite frequently. (By the baby of course. :)) I'm starting to feel rather large and am dealing with trying to find clothes that actually fit correctly. It seems most of the clothes I have are either a little too tight or a tad too baggy - wonderful. I have several sewing projects that I am trying to get done, but am not being too succesful. They all have deadlines that are in a couple months, so I'm not worried....yet. I have an appointment on Thursday when I have to take the Glucose Gestational Diabetes Screening test, but I'm not really that worried. I either have it or don't, and I'm pretty sure that I don't.

--Thanks everyone who has been thinking and praying for us these past 6 or so months while we tried to discern just what we are supposed to be doing with our selves. We really appreciate all the encouragement we've recieved, both in the beginning, and when we had to take a step back and wait for the right timing. We continue to seek God will for us, even though it may not lead us to the Emerald Isle, I'm sure it will be great regardless. --