Friday, February 12, 2010

things that make a new mom cringe in fear

From the moment a woman gets pregnant, it sometimes seems as though all she hears from other moms is "When you have to experience (fill in the blank) it's going to be horrible!". These 'well intended' warnings begin with the whole list of pregnancy discomforts, especially labor (for example, the woman at the pediatricians office today who felt the need to tell me every detail of how she and her baby almost died while she was in labor). After the horrors of labor, then comes warnings of months and months of colic, childhood diseases, jaundice, SIDS, breastfeeding woes, babies that won't poop, babies that poop too much, babies that always spit up, reflux, crawling, baby-proofing, walking, teething, and potty training, just to name a few. One more horror that I have always heard of is when your child has to cut their molars. Teething is tough, I knew that. Ashley Marie didn't have a bad time teething, so I figured we would just deal with that when the time came.
WELL, Ashley Marie had her 15 month appointment at the pediatrician today. How about when he looked in her mouth with the tongue depressor, I saw something suspicious. I checked it out when we got home...yeah. She has 3 molars that have already broken the surface! I had no idea! She never once indicated anything was wrong. This girl is one tough cookie!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Good News! (for now...)

Ok, so I just got a phone call from the Diabetes center at the hospital, wanting to schedule an appt with me. I was really nervous to call them back because I thought they might have bad news about my glucose test results from the other day. Well, she did have my results, but for now...I PASSED. YAY!!!!! They are still going to recheck me at least one more time later because I could still develop gestational diabetes, but for now, I'm in the clear. My results were 120, and over 135 is positive. I am still trying to be smart about what I eat, mainly watching portion sizes of my carbs (those are my big downfall), but at least I don't have to totally cut out the sweets and yummy stuff...yet.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I know it's been a while...

but I promise, I'm still here. It's just really hard work chasing a toddler while you are growing another baby. : ) The doctors appointments alone are exhausting! I can't imagine what I would do if I were still working. I am really starting to wonder how couples that have kids and both parents work full time ever get anything done! I have about 8 phone calls I NEED to make today, a doctors appt yesterday, a dentist appt tomorrow, a lab appt at the doctors office tomorrow, and I am waiting for the siding repair person to get here to give us an estimate (hes already 45 minutes glad I got up early to be ready for him). It just never ends!

On a more upbeat note, which is why I decided to post, I did have my first real OBGYN appt yesterday! All is well with the baby and me. I haven't gained much weight (hallelujah!) and so far labs and all look. I finally heard the heartbeat, which was almost 160 beats a minute. The did tons of more labs and tests and I'll get the results of them later. They did go ahead a do my glucose test for gestational diabetes. It's kinda early for that, they don't usually do it at 17 weeks, but they wanted to do it early because of my history. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed and praying about the results for that. I'm not super worried about it though, because I know I'm more prepared this time. I know what I'm facing if it comes back positive. I can get through it, I've done it before. I'm scheduled for my next appt on the 23rd, but I have my Ultrasound on the 16th. I'm super excited about that! I can't wait to find out what this little one is. I just want to see it's little face on the screen. So tiny, so cute! Somehow once you see it on the screen and find out what it's going to be, it all becomes so much more real. Even just hearing the heartbeat made it so much more real.