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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Glucose Tolerance Teststravaganza (pt.2)

I didn't type a pt. 1 for this blog...but it's part 2 for me, because I am retaking my glucose tolerance test.

Glucose Test - determines if you have gestational diabetes.


A glucose tolerance test is, initially, a one hour test in which you drink a small bottle of something sweeter than any snow cone syrup I have ever tasted. After drinking it, you sit and waste an hour in the waiting room (aka intermittently stare at different people in the waiting room, and occasionally make eye contact with someone, smile weirdly, and then look back down at Pinterest). After the hour is up, you walk your own self back to the lab as if you're happy about it, and let the nurse who hates her job stab you in your elbow vein as hard as she can and take, what seems to be, way too many vials of blood.
AFTER this, you leave and hope to never get a call back from them (meaning everything is great, and you do NOT have Gestational Diabetes).

BUT
I failed the nice little 1 hour test.

So now I am taking the 3 hour test (which is really 4).

At this very moment in time, I am again sitting in the waiting room, just 2 days later, after having my first arm prick and snow cone syrup guzzle, awaiting several more hours of waiting (people watching), and 3 more arm pricks.

Let me just say:
1.) I hope to NEVER have to have one more ounce of my blood drawn by the lady at the West Monroe office EVER again.
I have always had blood work done at the WM office, so I just assumed it was always that bad.
IT'S NOT.
Monroe office lab lady is so gentle she makes me want to hug her. Now I know the lady at WM just sucks.
2.) I am kind of enjoying the curious glances that people are giving my iPad as I type on it...even though I would never have enough money to buy this for myself, none of them have to know that ;) I feel awesome.
3.) I have one more minute until i must walk back to the lab and give up some more blood...boo hoo.

I hope this re test proves that my sugar levels are just fine, and I do not have gestational diabetes. That'd be swell.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Little Pregnancy Humor

I have found, that when you are pregnant..you really just have to remember to always have a good sense of humor, and never ever ever wear your heart on your sleeve (which is ridiculously hard while your emotions are completely whack a doodle).
While I really should post about all of the lovely things my youth students, complete strangers, and male friends who have never been and will never be pregnant have said to me, I will instead post a link to something that really makes me chuckle.

Why does it make me chuckle?
Because only a pregnant woman, or woman who has been pregnant, could relate so well to this bit of hilarity.

http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/2011/08/domestic-enemies-of-pregnant-mom.html

So follow the link, and relate.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day Dreams..

I don't think I'm quite in the nesting phase yet, but as of lately I've really been excited (for lack of a better word) to get my apartment in order.
Ty and I moved into our current adorable, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment in late October...and...we're sort of procrastinators.

Actually, we are the result of when the world's 2 biggest procrastinators get married. I'm a little scared for our child..
But anyway, we are procrastinators, and have had boxes still standing in certain rooms of our home for months now. Last week, I FINALLY got up the courage (and want to) to completely "move into" our room. Now everything is in its proper place, and looks fantastic. Complete with a brand new Scentsy pot and Camu Camu scent :)

This explained, we rearranged the furniture in the living room, and added a big chair. We also just got a washer and dryer. Therefore, my next (and last) big project that I am chomping at the bits to get to is Liam's room. His room has been our junk or random room..and now im thinking im just gonna go in and throw most of it out because obviously we have no room for it anyway!

As for Liam's actual room decor...I cannot WAIT to get it together!!

I would like this crib/changing table combo...


and this bedding...



I wanted to go with something more gender neutral for the bedding and not so busy, so I can decorate his room however I please. I plan on using lots of different animals!
I love

-elephants
-hippos
-any kind of woodland creature
-whales
-giraffes


I'd post some idea picture for those as well, but theyre saved on my iPad, not this computer.

Now I should probably go rework our budget..i'm gonna need some more money for all this!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Where'd you Go? I Miss You So...(dear, sleep)

Today is my first day back to school after the Holidays...so that's blahhh...

My biggest annoyance lately (I think I have a new pregnancy related annoyance every day, really) is my lack of SLEEP.
What is keeping me from sleep you ask?
- I have no idea
- I have no idea
- I have NO idea

And that is what makes it most frustrating! I can't fix it because there is practically nothing (besides just being 22 weeks pregnant) that is causing it!
I have never been one to have sleep issues, even now I fall right to sleep when I lay down (or lay down the iPhone...); I'm realizing just how terribly inconvenient and annoying sleep issued really are! If you are naturally a bad sleeper..I am so sorry! I now know your pain!

Might I mention though- we I do sleep, I have the worlds most insane dreams EVER.
Also, I sleep the very best between the hours of 8 am - 12 pm.
I'm lucky to be able to only be in an actual classroom 2 days a week, so this incredibly slothful sleeping habit can continue on..at first it bothered me..but now I tell my better judgement to shove it because I need this darn sleep.
...I can complain about being uncomfortable the rest of my waking hours.

Also- my belly is becoming obvious now...and I'm starting to get lots of judgmental stares...so that's really fun...

Friday, December 30, 2011

B-ham and Blue Jeans

In a few hours, Ty, myself, and a drummer friend will be heading to Birmingham, Alabama - my favorite Southern city I've ever visited. Ty is leading worship at the church of some friends of ours for a New Years Eve worship night.
I'm hoping to find some fun things to do around the city in exchange for my having to sit through band rehearsals that I'm not even a part of!

This is my first road trip being pregnant, and even though im not even quite into my 3rd trimester, I'm almost always uncomfortable now. I'm a little concerned about being totally miserable on the way there. I have to dress presentably because when we get there We'll be meeting up with our friends. Which means...dun dun dun...the dreaded JEANS.

Jeans are my worst enemy right now. I hate jeans.
Why you ask?
- they're tight!
- they put pressure on my baby bump!
- i only have ONE pair of maternity jeans, meaning..BUTTONS.
- they just suck.

I was always more of a shorts fan anyway, and now with my growing belly, I'm WAY more of a shorts fan. I'm so ready for spring.

I think i'll like looking back at these posts after Liam is finally here. Im not sure if i'll laugh at myself, or cry because i wish i still had time to be such a whiner...but seriously..I don't know how moms that already have kids handle this...you're in my prayers!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Back in Black! - Well, just back. No black to be seen here.-

Since I've last stopped in here, a lot has changed on Blogspot..and I like what i see! It was May 2011, when I last posted. I was 19, not even thinking about having kids, just finishing up my sophomore year in college, and had been married for just at 3 months.


It's amazing how my life has changed so quickly...it is now December 29,2011 - only 3 days short of 2012.
I am now
- 20 years old
- a little over 5 months pregnant with our first child, Liam Tyler
- in my second quarter of my Junior year in college
- and have been married 10 months (that's almost a whole year!!! woo!)



I have decided to pick this blog back up, yet again, for however long I feel the need to. I am doing this for me, because being 20, a newlywed, college student, and pregnant are just a little overwhelming! Maybe others could do this with ease..but personally..i dont know how someone that only has to sit on the couch and eat cheetos every single day could do pregnancy with ease.
And why yes, i could just write all my thoughts down in a journal, i dont care if people see my real thoughts (maybe someone may need to feel like theyre not alone?), and I am a part of this ever evolving technologic generation and just feel good about myself when I type something out online, and it's not something to do with school.


I had a whole 'nother post in mind for just now, but then i realized my brain was forcing me to type out a written explanation of what I was even doing back here, and why I left! Now that that is over with, here I am - back in the blogosphere!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blogger Stats..

So for all you that have a blogspot..go to your dashboard and click on "stats" and check em out. You can find out what people google'd in order to stumble upon your page..

In my case, I was pleased (and slightly tickled) to find that people who had stumbled onto my page had googled the following:

- "Hippity hoppety Easter's on it's way!"
- "If you dont mind then I dont mind -The Killers"
- "I always can find you again"
- "I had the best day with you today"
- "dont wake me I plan on sleeping in"
- "shes got you high and you dont even know yet"

Apparently,
I talk about really cool music...and Easter (??)

Thats good to know :)

go check your stats!! Its fun!!