Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Nursery

Ok, maybe not the nursery as in it is done or even that we have found furniture, but rather the accessories such as bedding, lamp, etc. have been picked out and purchased (minus the diaper stacker, border and pillow) as of yesterday! And, we do know what we what it to look like (like the picture)....Anyhow, I went through literally over a hundred different nursery sets/scenarios over the span of a few days after we found out we were having a boy. There was actually a point where I was going to let Todd pick it out on his own as it was overwhelming, but I was finally able to pick out my ten favorites and then had Todd choose from those. We had decided that the stroller, highchair, play yard - all the big purchases would be gender neutral, but that we wanted the nursery to be somewhat gender specific. As you can tell from the picture that really didn't happen as the nursery could really be for either gender (though personally I think it is more boy than girl), but it is what we both agreed upon so we bought it and have to say are quite happy with our choice! Now to find furniture we both like....Any suggestions on a good place to buy nursery furniture?? We hope to have the nursery at least started, if not finished by the time we go back to school after Thanksgiving break (news to Todd!). I'll keep you posted with how that goes :)

Twinkle Little Star by Kimberly Grant



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

24 Week (and 3 days) Appointment

We had our 24 week appointment today and it was pretty much like the others  (baby boy is PERFECT and my body is doing whatever it is supposed to be doing) except today I got to drink an Oral Glucose Tolerance Beverage for my gestational diabetes blood. I must admit the super sugary, syrupy beverage really wasn't too bad. I got to choose from either orange or fruit punch flavors. I choose fruit punch and other than gagging once or twice, I had no problems getting it down in the 5 minutes I had. Them taking my blood, however, a whole different matter.

I don't mind needles or blood which is a good thing because after leaving the office and being about 20 minutes away, I got a call that they did not take the right vial and could I come back. Really?! Apparently, out of the six vials they had already taken, they needed to take a red vial, which they didn't, but they did have 3 extra purple vials. Lovely.

Anyhow, I get my results back tomorrow for the gestational diabetes. The other blood work I had done today had something to do with antibodies - I am O negative and the embryo is from donors who are both A positive. The blood work will check to see how my body is handling a 'foreign' object (a.k.a a baby) and whether or not I will need an injection of some sort at 28 weeks and again sometime near delivery.

Not much else going on this week. We did have two baby showers in Michigan a couple of weekends ago (from which we are still overwhelmed by the love and generosity of our family and friends!) which I will post on soon along with some new baby bump pictures.

Hope this finds you all well....GOD Bless :)


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Happily Ever After


Eight years ago today I met my very own prince charming on a first date and have been living happily ever after ever since....
Sweetest Day - October 19, 2003