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!