Today, we are 29 weeks and the clock is ticking. I had my 7 month doctor visit yesterday and was suppose to have my glucose checked, while I was there. Yeah, I said "suppose to". I did real well getting ready in the morning or that was until about 7:30 a.m. and I began to get sick and light headed. I was afraid I would not be able to drive an hour away in traffic (on the interstate), so I ate a few saltine crackers. I did this because when I was pregnant with Katie, I was allowed to eat the crackers. Nope, not this group of doctors. The nurse expressed to me that I'm not to eat or drink anything period. Ugh! I wanted to cry because I went through all of that for nothing. She told me to eat a heavy snack right before I go to bed in order to help my hunger the next day. I'll try it next time, but it won't be easy. As most of you know, I haven't been able to eat much past 6:00 p.m. I can't take the smells, sometimes eating late makes me sick at my stomach, plus I've had very bad acid reflux. I scheduled my new glucose test for next Friday that way Doug can go with me.
On a good note, baby is doing good, growing and jumping around like a big Mexican Jumping Bean. I gained about 5 lbs this time. My doctor laughed and asked me if the holidays was good to me. Ha! Ha! Very funny. I was hoping that I had only gained another 3 lbs., but not 5 lbs. Shoo! I'm going to have to lay off the powdered donuts. LOL! Yes, one of my cravings is powdered donuts. I've also been eating a lot of baby carrots with Ranch dressing. Yummy! It's a wonder if my skin doesn't turn orange because I eat so many, but it's such a handy snack to have laying around. Katie doesn't understand my love for carrots. She hates carrots, but likes the dressing. She'll grab a carrot just to dip in the dressing and suck if off, then she'll hand me the carrot back. Now, I'll start going to the doctor every 2 weeks for a little while.
Colton is getting quite a wardrobe now. Here I was a little worried that he won't have any thing to wear but pink. LOL! We've been so fortunate to receive gifts here and there from friends and family for Colton. Allison and Anya were so sweet to give Colton a few newborn outfits the other day. Peggy showed me her collection that she's keeping for me until we have room to put the clothes. The little outfits are so cute and can't hardly wait to try them on him. Now, I can breathe a sigh of relief.
Well, Winter has officially arrived in the South. It's been so cold all week, but I got up this morning and our thermostat registered at 13 degrees outside. The news are saying that the wind chill is minus 5. Now that's COLD! Our local schools delayed school openings for 2 hours because of the extreme cold. We are just not use to this frigid weather. My thoughts are . . . if it's going to be this cold, why not have some snow to go along with it. Not ice! Just snow. I was a little concerned about our water pipes, but Doug assured me that they were well insulated. I was always taught to let your faucets drip during the night, but I don't know if Doug decided to do that or not because I was already in bed and asleep. This morning, so far so good. I haven't noticed any water leaks. The local news is predicting another very cold morning here tomorrow at around 13 degrees again.
Because of the weather, I guess Katie and I will play games today. She got a new "My Little Pony" Memory game from Anya that we'll have get it out and play. (Liz - you might get a kick out of this) - Katie loves to play her "Let's Go Fishing" game, but she only wants to catch the pink fish because they are the red fish's babies. If I catch some fish, she steals my fish and starts laughing at me as if ha, ha look what I did. I've tried to get her to understand that you have to catch as many fish as you can, but she told me that she only likes the pink. If I catch a pink fish, she gets mad at me and then steals them from me. GIRLS!
I wish you a very warm day. Curl up with a cup of coco, read a good book or watch a great chick flick!