Location: Washington, United States

I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chugging along..

I am so sorry for my very infrequent updates. I just can't seem to find enough hours in the day, and I am always so tired (and yet, never get to bed early it seems...).

Things have been going quite well lately. At my OB appointment in January, the OB said we had found a "delicate balance" for all my issues right now...BP was good, blood sugars good, baby doing well.

When I saw him early February, things continued to be good, though we did need to increase one of my diabetes meds at supper time to help lower my fasting numbers. I am still insulin free however...not sure if that will last or not. At that appointment, I asked him when I should be expecting to leave work, and sadly, he told me April 26th (36 weeks). I really wasn't expecting that. In my mind, this baby was only being born on May 10th (38w0d), no other options. I did ask for some clarification and he told me it did not mean that we would necessarily induce right at 36w0d, but he certainly did not seem confident that I would make it to 38w0d. Next appointment, in March, I plan on asking for my paperwork for school...I will try to convince him to write May 9th on there, even though I may have to leave earlier. I would much rather leave earlier than planned (at the last minute) than leave at 36weeks and not give birth until 38 weeks. I only have 15 paid days of leave...3 weeks, and I want to use them after baby, not before.

On the other hand, I am worried about teaching full time. I have been so blessed these last few weeks with a student teacher who teaches my morning classes, I don't know if I will be able to teach the whole day agian once she leaves mid-March. I get so exhausted from walking for more than like 5 minutes these days...lots of Braxton Hicks and cervical pressure..This has gotten really bad the past week or so...I feel so bad for Eliana because I just plain can not hold her while standing for more than like 2 minutes. Sitting, no problem, but standing it just takes too much out of me.

This past weekend, I finally became the "soccer mom". Bought myself a minivan. I have wanted one for a while (well, really, I wanted an SUV, but not as practical). With two car seats in the back of a car, that leaves no room for anyone or anything else back there, plus getting all the gear in the trunk leaves very little room...I am now the proud owner of a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country. Quite nice if I do say so myself.


I made a trade with my babysitter (I really have to stop calling her that..she is definitely so much more than my babysitter, a very good friend really): I gave her my daughter for the afternoon and she gave me her husband and father-in-law. LOL. It was a perfect trade and they got me such a great deal on my van...The final price (including taxes, license, and changing my cloth seats to leather) was still lower than the blue book price..pretty impressive if I do say so myself.

Finally, today I had a growth ultrasound for this little munchkin. He is so different than his sister in so many ways. I have talked about his activity level before I believe which is like night and day between him and Eliana. But, he is also measuring BIG. I mean, Eliana was ALWAYS small on ultrasound, always. And she was small at birth and sadly, she is still small (at least height-wise). But this guy was measuring about 2 weeks ahead! I am still disappointed I have to have my ultrasounds at the regular clinic rather than the perinatalogist because the regular clinic does not tell anything really. At the peri's office, they would give me a printed report if I asked for it, but at the regular clinic you just hvae to be very sneaky and watch the little slider bar with each measurement...(and they dont all have the age equivalent...). Oh well. Baby is doing well, my cervix was long which was a relief after all the cramping I had yesteday, and things look good.

Next appointment: university hypertension clinic next Tuesday.

Thanks for keeping up with me even though I am so slow at updates. I have got to finish cleaning for the housekeepers tomorrow and get to bed..5:00am always comes way too quickly...


Blogger Kimmyann said...

Nice new wheels! Good to see all is well with you and the little ones.

February 23, 2008 3:28 PM  
Blogger Jann said...

Good to read your updates, I've been checking to see every few days. Love the new wheels! Take care!

February 24, 2008 10:20 PM  

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