Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Week 28...

In front of the hotel....
At Hugo Frogs... a great local seafood place.
Sitting in Millennium Park
Enjoying the beautiful scenery, buildings, and sculptures.
In front of the BEAN... Notice the reflection of the clouds and buildings... beautiful!
The nurse called with the results of my tests! My blood sugar level was 53... which means my sugar levels are VERY low. So I am on the opposite end of the Diabetes spectrum. I have always had hypoglycemia and that plays a role in my numbers. The Doc suggested that I eat 6 small means throughout the day to prevent crashes in my sugar levels. I went to Publix last night and stocked up on healthy snacks and fruit! My iron level was 36.1 which means I will NOT need an iron supplement! YAY! Overall the test results were positive and we are moving right along toward the finish line. My next visit is Monday, November 3rd!
We are back from CHICAGO!! We had an absolute blast! We went to the John Hancock building, ate at the Signature room on the 94th floor, did an architectural boat tour, millennium park, grant park, Chicago Zoo, Trump Building, Sears Tower, Navy Pier several art galleries, 100's of shops -Barneys, Tiffany & Co., etc., did a huggies commercial, and had a bite to eat EVERYWHRE in the city. I think I have gained 10 pounds... not due to pregnancy!
Yes... I did say that I did a Huggies Commercial! They had a huge van set up and we made our way over to see if they were giving out coupons for diapers... (we have become very thrifty) To our surprise they were filming a huggies commercial highlighting the 30 years they have been in buisness. They were interviewing moms and soon to be moms... They asked me if I would like to participate and of course I couldn't pass it up!
It is nice to be home and back to a normal schedule especially for little Shug... we had to board him and it broke my heart! I hate leaving him... he gets so spoiled going to Auburn, the beach, and Montgomery with us! He is really a good pup and travels well... he would have loved Chicago! If you ever get the opportunity to visit the Windy City ... I encourage you to go!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Week 27...

We are in beginning the 3rd trimester!! I went to the doctor yesterday for routine blood work. They are testing for gestational diabetes and iron levels. Dr. Hancock said that most people pass the diabetes testing and FAIL the iron tests. So I will find out later this week if we will need an iron supplement. My blood pressure was 100/59... The doc said, "at this point in all pregnancies blood sugar levels are the highest and blood pressure is the lowest." Little one is still measuring 1 week early and is getting bigger each day! York weighs almost 2 pounds and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He is sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers... as he did in the ultrasound.

We are gearing up for upcoming Baby Showers and I am so excited... I can't wait to see all of our family and continue to stock up on baby essentials for the arrival! We are having 2 showers one in Birmingham and one in Montgomery to make it convenient for both sides of the family and friends. All of the hostesses have been so sweet and I feel so blessed to have family and friends that go to so much trouble to make things so special for us! It is a wonderful time in our lives and I can't wait to share it with everyone!

We are leaving for Chicago on Thursday and I can not wait. We originally planning to take a trip between Thanksgiving and Christmas but doctors orders prevent me from traveling after 30 weeks... which is rapidly approaching! So we decided to take a VACATION earlier. Wes wanted to go south to a beach somewhere ... I on the other hand could not fathom the idea of me and York in a BIKINI!!!! So I suggested somewhere cold where I will be most comfortable and lots of site seeing (walking). Since I have gained 23 pounds...I am always looking for an excuse to exercise. Wesley has been to Chicago several times and is excited about showing me around!

Other than counting down the days til our lives will change forever... I think for baby Shug that change will affect him the most! We are trying to wean him out of our bed. Our nightly routine is as follows: dinner, 2-3 miles in the neighborhood, several games of fetch, and TV time. When we are ready to turn in for the night... Wesley takes Shug to his room, where he howls and barks every hour on the hour until about 3 AM! It is lovely... Between Wesley's snoring and Shug's cries I am getting tons of sleep. I think it is God preparing me for the upcoming sleepless nights!

Monday, October 13, 2008