Baby is the Size of a: Cucumber
Food Cravings: Rootbeer Floats, Angel Food Cake, Cheeseburgers, Fruit
Food Aversions: Nothing really… I’ll eat whatever, whenever.
Movement: Yes, he’s still quite the mover and shaker. Well, I guess he doesn’t really “shake” but sometimes his kicks are so sudden and strong that they actually startle and shake me!
Maternity Clothes: I stopped by Old Navy over the weekend to pick up a couple of those tami tanks that I wrote about a few weeks ago. I bought one in teal and the pink one that I’m wearing in my bump picture!
Worst Moment of the Week: So, I failed my 1-hour glucose test. Hearing this news was a total bummer and on top of that, my blood results also showed that I was very low on iron making me “extremely anemic” (to quote my OB’s nurse).
This Thursday I went back to the doctor’s office for the follow-up 3-hour test. Which was pretty much as sucky as I expected it to be. For those of you who don’t know, the glucose drink for the 3-hour test has twice the amount of sugar as the drink for the 1-hour test and therefore it actually has a thicker consistency. Bleh! For the entire first hour I was in and out of the bathroom seriously fighting back the urge to puke. My stomach was burning with all of that sugar sitting in there without any food or water to help soak it up or dilute it down. Plus the carbonation was giving me some terrible indigestion.
After the 1st hour blood draw, the nurse noticed that I looked very pale and took me to a room to immediately lie down. Probably a good idea since I was starting to feel a little faint. This feeling continued for nearly the entire 2nd hour, but I slowly started to feel the warmth come back into my face and I became hopeful that I was going to make it through this without puking or fainting!
For the final hour of the test, each minute seemed to go by slower than crap! I just couldn’t wait to get that last blood draw finished and finally be able to drink water and eat food! No pregnant woman should ever have to endure nearly 12 hours of fasting. Ugh!
Luckily, that 3rd hour was eventually over… so I skipped back to the lab where I greeted the nurse with a giant smile in total excitement for my test to finally be over! She laughed at me, stuck the fourth and final needle in my arm and 20 seconds later I was collecting my things and running out of the door. I still haven’t received a call with my test results, but hopefully I will hear something by the end of the day today. Keep your fingers crossed that I hear good news this time!
Best Moment of the Week: My long-distance baby shower was just perfect! I loved opening all of the cards and packages that I’d received from my friends and family. Everyone seemed to put so much love and thought into their gifts for Baby Kearney! We got a bunch of handmade cards, lots of really adorable clothes, and a bunch of other baby necessities.
Thanks again to my Mom for planning this shower and for flying down to visit us and helping to celebrate our baby boy! We really had a great time and we feel so loved and very blessed!
Looking Forward to: Lots! This week at work, my unit is throwing me a baby shower! I’m so excited, I really work with some amazing people and can’t wait to have a little fun with everyone.
Also, this weekend is our 1-year wedding anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been a year already but I’m really looking forward to celebrating with my husband.
Last, but not least, I’m excited for Father’s Day this weekend! It will be fun to spoil Justyn and make him feel extra special as a new daddy-to-be!
Newest Baby Item(s): Well, of course we got a bunch of shower gifts and I’ll post something about that later, but for now I’d like to mention the new book I picked up: The Baby Signing Bible by Laura Berg.
All of my plans for this pregnancy, birth and raising baby are pretty typical and very normal. I’m not planning for a natural “drug-free” birth or attempting to use cloth diapers. I haven’t been all that strict with my diet during pregnancy and although I’m not opposed to the idea of making my own baby food, I sure haven’t done any research about how that’s done. BUT, I’m really interested in baby sign language. I love the idea of being able to communicate using signs with my baby before he is able to speak words. I’d like to give this a good faith effort and my husband is actually on-board with the idea too.
I have no clue how easy or hard it might be, especially considering that my baby will be at daycare during the week and won’t necessarily be exposed to these baby signs. So, we’ll just see how it goes! It can’t hurt, right? From what I’ve heard/read, children who are introduced to baby sign language are more advanced in their early school years and learn more quickly than kids without the baby sign language experience.
Best Quote from the Daddy-to-be: So, I’m in the kitchen… digging the cantaloupe out of the fridge for an afternoon snack and I overhear my husband say to the dog “Marley, your mom is like a bear raiding a campsite.”
Ugh, that punk! Now every time I get something to eat, I figure Justyn is picturing me like this: