Friday, August 31, 2007|
Tuesday, August 28, 2007pictures of me in the newspaper!
(I'm the short-haired one in a black swim suit.) |
Saturday, August 25, 2007
2. Clipping all the tags off of Cletus' clothes and starting to wash them all.
3. Continuing to do water aerobics at least once a week and attending a fun pre-natal yoga class last weekend. (Someone buy my Mom a digital camera! Her old school 35mm sucks.)
4. Napping whenever I can (which is hardly ever, I'm afraid) and enduring Ms. Personal Space Disrespecter every time.
5. Asking Santa for a baby.
6. Opening presents.
Getting expert opinions on them.
7. Growing! (But, strangely, I haven't gained any weight in 5 weeks. I'm up 18 pounds so far and I guess everything I eat goes to her. Cool by me.)
Friday, August 24, 2007|
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I'm so grateful for my friends. They threw us a lovely shower on Sunday, making us both feel blessed and honored to be surrounded by a loving, giving community. The three couples who organized the shower went in on a gift that Huz was very excited about. Now he'll sport Cletus in S.T.Y.L.E. Another gift of note was a handmade growth chart that my lovely friend painted herself (I'll post pictures once it's hung in the nursery). Finally, another friend researched unique gift ideas and gave it to us at the end of the shower. It was a photo book filled with pictures from the party and with birthday greetings from all of the guests to Cletus through her 15th birthday. Huz and I both cried. It was so touching and reality-invoking: we're having a child; a child who will grow up and become a teenager and then an adult. The responsibility is heavy, but thrilling.
Mmm. Baby food tastes good (not).
My prayer for my baby girl is simple: I pray that she'll be a happy, joyful person who loves others and is loved in return. Amen. |
Friday, August 17, 2007
*Because of the heat, stress from my new job, gestational diabetes, and now a diagnosis of a hole in my heart. (Sounds worse than it is. I freaked out at first, but have doctor friends who have reassured me that it's benign and very common.) |
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Temperatures this afternoon will climb to the 100 to 103 range…We expect temperatures in Nashville to top out near the record high for this date…of 102 degrees…set back in 1954.
Today will be the 14th day in a row in which the temperature has reached 95 degrees and above in Nashville. |
Sunday, August 12, 2007here and here.)
I remember I was once asked by a British friend of mine what brand of makeup I used and I told her, "oh, all sorts" to which she said, "I've never heard of that kind before."
A friend sells Arbonne, so I bought some for my birthday last year. I loved the cleanser, balancing toner, and serum , but they are too expensive for me. I'm currently trying Cetaphil and am still trying to use up some Clinique moisturizer I've had for a few years (who knew it would last so long!).
I can't live without this mascara or this eyeliner (which I have found to be the softest, most easy to apply and that stays all day). I only have one eyeshadow by Clinique (Lucky Penny), but I really like it because it stays put and has a nice shimmer, plus you can't beat MAC's eye shadows for depth of color and longevity.
I'm not a lipstick wearer because Huz won't kiss me when I wear it and it's just too dolled up for my tastes, but I do have one by MAC that's really nice.
Right now I'm using this body butter for my expanding belly (I know you can't prevent stretch marks with creams because it's all in the genes, but this helps moisturize and prevent itching - plus, you never know if it'll dissuade stretch marks so you might as well try, right?) and I use this lotion for the rest of me.
What do you use and recommend?
[I forgot to mention foundation. I use MAC's liquid with 15 SPF.] |
Friday, August 10, 2007
I went to the follow-up endocrinologist appointment on Wednesday and the Dr. was pleased with my blood sugar levels with my new diet. So that's good - means no drugs for me. And I'm down to taking my levels four times a day instead of six. Only problem is? Yesterday I got some really high levels and it wasn't due to diet, because I haven't changed anything. I went home last night after work (skipped water aerobics) and was all flushed (read: beet red in the cheeks) and exhausted. I was in bed from 5:00 - 8:00 and forced myself to get up to eat a little something and spend some time with Huz (which resulted in me sitting next to him watching TV while he read a book - oh well). I called the Dr. this morning to tell her about all of this and she hasn't called back yet, but the nurse thinks (as do I) that my blood sugars are out of whack due to all of the stress at the new job, plus some overheating and dehydration (yesterday was the third day in a row with 3-digit temperatures in Nashville and I had walked several blocks with a co-worker in the heat to buy my new Palm Treo for work*).
I tried to work today, but left after only two hours because of the construction noise, the hot office, and the tears that wouldn't stop rolling down my face. I had just had enough. So now I'm at home - working a little, drinking and chilling out a lot.
Here's to a cooler future!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
To celebrate the beginning of this final trimester, I share some self-portraits with you. Enjoy.
Here's me last weekend at the end of my 26th week.
Really effective, huh? |
Thursday, August 2, 2007
What else? During my exam she found a nodule on my thyroid, so I had to get a blood test (more needles) for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to see if they are normal AND an ultrasound of my thyroid. Talk about uncomfortable - push on your neck for about 10 minutes and try not to swallow.
What a day.
Then Huz and I went to birth class from 6:30-8:30 and I was ready to crash after that.
Signing off for now,
Harry Potter Pin Cushion Winters |
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I have my endocrinologist appointment in a half an hour. I hope it goes well and that she begins me on a diet right away to take care of this (my fear is that I'll have to make yet ANOTHER appointment with a dietitian, but we'll see).
That's it for now, my pretties. |