Archive | February 2012

U/S appointment.

Went to my U/S yesterday.  It is a good thing they didn’t take my blood pressure because I am sure it would have been sky high!  I was so nervous everything wouldn’t be okay with my baby boy.  But my little guy is still a baby boy and he is  a BIG baby boy!!! He is measuring 3 1/2 weeks older than he is!!!  That is definitely a result of my Gestational Diabetes. He is footling breach but he is healthy, has a good strong heartbeat, good blood flow and good healthy kidneys.  After already having two c-sections, I knew this little guy was going to be another one, but he decided to try a new kind of breach position.  My girls were all transverse, but he is head up and feet right down on my cervix.  That really explains why I feel the painful kicks down there.  He was so sweet with his little head of hair and his chest rising a falling while he did his practice breathing.  I am so in love with this little guy!


I don’t know why but I always get nervous when my baby is getting checked out.  I think of them doing the U/S today and I am terrified that they will find something bad.  I am going in for a fetal assessment and an U/S today.  And even though I have no reason to think I need luck, I would like to ask you to wish me luck that nothing bad turns up.

32 Weeks

Well, I am 32 weeks pregnant now  and I haven’t been hospitalized yet even though my blood pressure and blood sugars are high.  So that is good.  I have the babies room basically ready.  It isn’t cute yet, but it can be a home for my baby should we need it soon.  The baby is as active as heck and I love to feel him beating and banging around in there.  He is such an active little guy it makes me feel good.  He feels huge inside me compared to how my girls felt, I guess I will find out how big he is at my U/S tomorrow.

Here is another awful pic of me.  This one was taken at 32 weeks and I have flour on my arm from making breakfast bars for my girls breakfast.  (I love making breakfasts that can be nibbled on all day.)

32 weeks pregnant

Conversations with 3 Year Old Rose

*sigh* “Mommy, I sad”

“Oh, why are you sad?”

*unrecognizable babble* “need cupcake”

“Do you need a cupcake?”

*Big Breath of relief* “Yeah!”

“Well if all it takes to make my baby happy is a cupcake, you can have one. Here you go.”

“Thank You Mommy!”


If only all life’s problems were as easily solved.

Just another little note, I never felt like I was an older pregnant mother (even though I knew intellectually I was) until today when  a friend told me that she was soon to be a grandmother.  Wow, if I had started my family earlier that could be me.  I am certainly old enough.

I love to listen to them in the room

One of my favorite things is to listen (eavesdrop) on the girls in the room at night. It is too cute and kind of heartwarming to hear them together. Like this conversation while Lilly was sleeping I could hear this:

3 year old Rose:
“Heave! Ho!”
“Heave! Ho!”
“Heave! Ho!”
“Don’t worry Sissy, I called Mommy.”

Daddy goes to door and peeks in.

“Daddy, Sissy is stuck, Can you save her?”

Daddy sees 2 year old Lotus stuck under the bed and pulls her out. It is too cute that little Rose was trying to rescue her sister.


Keeping Tabs

I don’t mean to be complaining, but I am still feeling yucky. I do have another doctor’s appointment tomorrow, on the 23rd, the 27th and the 29th. I am a little worried that I will end up in hospital soon. But in the meantime, I will keep following up on all their concerns, doing all the tests that they want and keep good tabs on my baby boy.


I am feeling kind of yucky today. I just feel tired, short of breath and kind of headachey. I hope this is not a sign of things to come. I don’t want to spend the remainder of my pregnancy feeling a general feeling of yucky.

I had some tests done yesterday and I had some more today. So hopefully I will have good news from that. (or at least no bad news anyway)

Looking up

Well today I got some good deals on used furniture. I spent about $180 and got some bunk beds for the girls, a hide-a-bed couch for the living room, a play pen, and a stroller. On Monday another really nice leather couch for the living room is being delivered and a 4 in 1 crib and a bunch of baby boy clothes has been promised to me. I am so relieved. We are set now. We needed so many things and I was stressing on how to get them all. Things were wrecked in our move and I suddenly found myself needing things for our home. I needed somewhere to sleep for the guest who is coming to help Wandering Aengus with the girls when I am in the hospital. I needed better beds for the girls, because their room is too small for all those beds and the toddler beds have been destroyed anyway. I needed somewhere for the baby to sleep and I needed some more clothes for the baby. In one short day, I got all of that taken care of. I love it when things come together like that.

Pina Colada Oatmeal

I decided to try a treat for breakfast this morning and I invented Pina Colada oatmeal. The kids LOVED it and it smelled heavenly.

In the rice cooker, I put:
2 cups oatmeal
4 cups water
1 packaage instant coconut pudding (vegan as far as I could tell)
1 can of pineapple chunks.
Sweeten to taste

When it was done, it smelled just like a yummy pina colada and it was a huge hit with the girls. They have been loving all the new ways I have been trying oatmeal lately.


Just a little thought, knowing that my blood pressure is up and that there is a good chance I could end up in the hospital very soon is doing nothing to bring my blood pressure down. Now, I am rushing around trying to make sure everything is ready for any emergencies that may occur.