Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kids Say the Darndest Things Part 2

I know we like our children to have a positive self image about themselves.... I mean you can't expect others to like you if you don't like yourself. But... my daughter is a little silly. I guess she hears us says she's beautiful and cute all the time. When most people say she's cute I have to remind her to say thank you because most of the time she says I know.... but this was a little silly today.

I picked her up from her music/arts class and we were going to lunch. She asked where are we going to eat again Mom? I said Long John Silvers and then here comes the kicker.... she said....

I can't go there, I'm too cute to eat there.... What the heck, I died laughing though and called her a silly bug. And then later of course she said Mom you're too cute to go in and made me feel good but humored again.

Good News

After 2 days of bugging them about the results they finally got the results of my GTT today and had the doctor review them. They called about and hour and a half ago and said the doctor said everything looked good. I am so relieve to not have Gestational Diabetes. I didn't want to have to be restricted... I mean I eat pretty healthy but occassional I like a little pastry every now and then. YIPPEE one less thing to worry about with this pregnancy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Better Not...

Another thing... I must of been kind of delerious after I picked up my daughter from the college because I ran a red light. Luckily noone was coming from the other direction. I've never EVER ran a red light (a stop sign maybe) but I'm hoping that they don't review the footage from the cameras that are attached and send me a ticket. That's all I need right now.... I no longer have a job so we would be screwed!

The GTT sucked!

So I was there at the lab first thing in the morning yesterday to do my Glucose Tolerance Test. I didn't want to go any longer fasting than I had to so I was there when they opened. I had to start off with a fasting blood draw and then I had to drink the awful sugary stuff (this time twice as sweet as the first time) and had to do subsequent blood draws for the next 3 hours. I made it through the experience without vomiting which is good because if I had during the test it would of been invalid and I would of had to do it again another day. I felt a little weird in the head at times but never to bad... that is until....

I actually go to lunch directly afterwards and within the first few sips of soup my body starts to go into some type of shock or something. I immediately started sweating, shaking so hard that I can't even hold my spoon and just queezy and hot as hell. My friend kept trying to convince me it wasn't hot in there and I looked like I was going to spew... Never did I get sick but it took me the whole meal to feel half way normal again. I had to stop at my hubby's work to relax and assure myself it was OK to drive home with my daughter.

Needless to say we made it home OK but I still have yet to know my results from the test yesterday. Hopefully I will know something early tomorrow. I am super anxious and worried still.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kids say the darndest things... Part 1

So we all know that children have their own little language and own words for things they mean to say. My daughter was eating fresh pineapple the other day and she said "it's a little bit shakeable" which means it's a little sour and makes her shiver. She has used the term "shakeable" a lot when she is eating sour food. I think it's hilarious. She says and does plenty more things and I will post more as I think they are hilarious.

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Pregnancy and Life Update

I am currently 27 weeks pregnant with a little boy and have a lot on my plate. I have gained 20 lbs. already although it's all in my belly. They convince me there is only one baby in there though (:

this is a self portrait I did a little over a month ago so I was about 22 weeks. Huge huh?

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but things have been crazy. I've worked an 8 to 5 job up until about a month ago when I decided it was best for me to stay home with my now 5 year old daughter. Plus my pregnancy was starting to get exhausting especially when I have problems sleeping at night because of congestion and drainage.

anyways, at my 20 week ultrasound they noticed that the baby had only 2 vessels instead of the normal 3 they are supposed to have. there is a slightly higher risk of cord accident of course... it's important for me to do kick counts especially when I feel like he's not moving around like usual, but luckily he does karate in my uterus constantly. there is also a risk that something may be wrong with the baby, such as renal problem or even heart but only about 25% of 2 vessel cord babies have any abnormalities. I'm a little worried but I can't really worry too much. The pediatrician will do a renal ultrasound after the baby is born and also look at the heart.

Also Wednesday when I did my glucose screen it came back a little high so I I have to carb load for the next 3 days and go back fasting on Monday and do a glucose tolerance test. You know this is all I need, to have Gestational Diabetes on top of everything else and the higher risk of delevoping Pre-E and HELLP again.

So far my BP is good but we'll still keep a close eye on it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Photo Contest Winner's session

For my anniversary I did a photo contest on my myspace for a free session. The theme of the contest was things you love in honor of my anniversary and the person I love. I did it to promote my photography and of course get more pics in my portfolio. We finally were able to do her session this last week and here are a few of my favs from the day. Let me know what you think....

Monday, July 20, 2009

Home Fashion Show

My daughter has been kind of adament about doing a fashion show at the house for the last couple of days so we did it today.... I was really hoping she wasn't going to make me dress up too... well she didn't, thank gosh! I made her a new little tutu this morning to match one of the outfits she wanted to wear. There were a total of three outfits and one funky hairdo I did for her... I wanted it to be wild and this look just came to me while I was styling it.... here are just a few shots from the first outfit. I thought they turned out great and she looked adorable, like a real ballerina!
I'll post more when I edit them a bit... I still have pics to edit from my last photoshoot first.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Daughter's 5th Bday PARTY

My YUMMY cupcake I made!

Her cousin really enjoying one of my cupcakes!

Athena opening some gifts...

The birthday party went great yesterday although I was extremely exhausted afterwards. We indeed did have an outside water party. Here are a few pics from the party. I made those cupcakes the night before, chocolate and vanilla (keep in mind I've never decorated cupcakes before except for just spreading frosting). a couple of hours before the party I sat outside by the faucet and filled a whole bucket of water balloons and got soaked in the process doing it because our faucet wasn't easy to turn on and off so I had to keep it on the whole time while filling them up and so I got sprayed several times, good thing I had my mega maternity suit on (:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

5 years old... WOW

Yesterday my little girl turned 5. OMG where did the time go. We are having her party this afternoon and boy is it going to be a great day to have it. It should only be about 86 degrees which is awesome considering we've been having 100+ days and that's not including the heat index. We are going to do outside water fun as the theme and have squirt guns, water balloons, kiddie pool and a sprinkler. I'm even looking forward to getting wet. I will post some pictures sometime soon from the fun day.

Friday, July 3, 2009

What's been going on...

So I actually got a little sleep last night. I did however go to bed while still light outside at 8:30. I was trying to prove a theory of mine that I could sleep easier with more light. I fell right asleep but found myself waking up around 10 when it was dark and had a sudden feeling of not being tired. After that of course I went and sat in my nightly recliner. It was hard to go back to sleep but once I turned on TV I didn't have much of a problem even though I didn't watch it at all.... What's the deal. Am I nocturnal or something now? I usually have to watch TV or get online to totally exhaust me so I can go to sleep. It sure doesn't help that I'm congested at night time and feel like I can't breathe.... anyways I am just glad to finally sleep more than 2 hours total during the night.

As some may know yesterday was my last day at the University. I gave my notice several weeks ago because my daughter needed me to stay home with her again. Frankly I was ready to be a stay at home mom again. Plus we will be having our second child in a few months... Athena be 5 in 2 weeks from today. We have yet to plan a birthday party because things have been hectic and we're kind of broke. I think we've decided to buy her a nice set of kids drums though... she is very musical and has been wanting drums for months. She actually has natural time which is crazy. Are we kidding ourselves though buying her the drums she wants and we'll be regretting it later?

The both of us are about to get around and get dressed to go to a yard sale in town from a friend of mine. Baby Boy clothes here I come. Honestly I'm not too good for used clothes. I love it when friends give me outgrown clothes of their kids. I of course pick through the yard sale clothes and for the most part don't get completely stained up clothes. I do know from experience that babies get dirty no matter how hard you try to keep them clean. I have about 2 tubs of girl clothes that I need to go through for myself to sell at the yard sale. Even though they tell me it's a boy I'm still hesitant about getting rid of all girl stuff. I definitely had enough to spare some though. I always had my favorite stuff Athena wore that I will probably keep and let her use for her dolls.

Anyways so for the long update, it's been awhile. I still have more to post later about my insurance meltdown...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Not quite done yet...

I had an awesome wedding that I was not only invited to this weekend but was also asked to take pictures at. It was my first paid wedding and I was so nervous. I think I did a little better than the last, and considering this was only the 3rd wedding ever that I've taken pictures at I think it was pretty good although I know I have a lot of room for improvement. Every day is always part of the learning process. Here's a sneak peak of a few of my favs: