July 21, 2015

We're Still Here!


I would say that I'm sorry for disappearing for the last twenty days or so, but I'm really not. Life has been a little hectic. So, I thought I'd play catch up and let you all know what's been going on for the last month or so. 
Glucose Testing
I failed my 1-hour glucose test by 7 points and so had to sit for the dreaded 3-hour test earlier this month. It was probably the worst thing I can recall doing in recent memory. I had to fast after midnight (which, when you have terrible indigestion really means no food after 6pm) the night before my test. Even though I was at the lab by 8 am the following morning to start my test, some weird paperwork and lag time meant that I was not given the kool-aid of death until nearly 9 am. Three hours and four blood draws later, my doctor learned that I did not have gestational diabetes. I did however, have a sugar high (and subsequent crash) like no other and did not feel "right" again for at least another 48 hours. Ugh. 

Birth Class
Adam and I have started a birth class and so far, so good. I think I'm still in denial that there is an actual BABY inside of me that has to come out in about ten weeks or so. I mean, how strange is that concept? Our doula is actually helping to teach the class so I'm loving all the "extra" time I'm getting to hang out with her. Each encounter makes me happier that she is on our birth team. 

First Bench Trial
Last week I tried a case all by myself for the first time. It was quite the experience. I was nervous and scared obviously but I also had clients there looking to me for support and guidance. In case you are curious, I won... on a directed verdict no less. (That probably won't mean much to you unless you're a lawyer.) Still, the experience was nerve wracking enough that I hope I won't have any more solo trials for quite some time. 

Sod
Adam has done some massive work on the outside of our house and last week put the final touches on the laying down some beautiful sod in our backyard. So far, we've managed to keep it alive in this horrible heat and have kept it watered enough. If you are a praying person, I wouldn't say no to prayers that this stuff takes and that soon we can actually run around on it and enjoy it! I've dreamed of a lush, green lawn for years and it looks like those dreams have a possibility of coming true so I'm really excited about it!

The Nursery
We still have SO much work to do on the nursery. I recently finished redoing a dresser for the space but otherwise everything is still a blank canvas. I finally ordered art for the walls late last week so I'm anxious to get that in and get started putting it all together. Still, I feel like I have a million projects to do and only about 10 weeks to do it! Maybe a bit of a "late" baby wouldn't be so bad after all. We'll see. 

So, now you now why I've been absent most of the month. I hope to show you some nursery DIY projects soon but I've got to get around to doing them first. I also have some other posts in the works -- both pregnancy and non-pregnancy related -- so we'll just see how those shake out. Life may be a little more hectic these days, but I promise I'm still here!

8 comments :

  1. I'm sorry you had to do the long glucose test. I didn't have to go through that...they just declared me diabetic after the one, but only because I was pre-diabetic going into it. I'm glad that you don't have it though!!! Also, Bensen turned 3 months old on Sunday and... his nursery still isn't finished. All of the decorations have been sitting in there for the past month and are still not on the walls, so don't feel bad. Maybe I'll get it finished this week :P

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  2. YOU GO GIRL. Sucks you had to do the long test but yay for no diabetes! So cool that you're doing birthing classes and stuff! Can't wait for your little one to get here!

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  3. ugh, that stupid long glucose test...I can't drink the sugary drink so I had to eat 100 jelly beans...in 5 minutes, it was actually harder then you think and I don't want to see another jelly bean...ever! But I passed too, thankfully! Glad you're still around, can't wait to see the nursery.

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  4. I procrastinated on scheduling a birthing class so I couldn't get into one. My doctor told me I should be fine and to just keep reading books and doing the research I've already been doing. I'm still a little worried I'll have no idea what's going on though! Our nursery is still half way done too, and we're due in 10 weeks! One of those weeks will be spent out of town so I'm freaking out a little bit.

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  5. Doula! Awh. That's fun. Our doula made my life better (literally. My whole life. I am so lucky to have her). ...but birth too, of course. Hah. :) (She taught our prenatal classes as well - that's a very cool thing to have.)

    And the dreaded GD test. Ugh. I failed mine, I'm so glad to read that you didn't! Love the baby updates, lady! I'm so glad things are trucking along beautifully. And ten weeks! SO exciting. (I don't remember if I've mentioned ever, but if you need a positive birth story, and sometimes you do, don't hesitate to send me a line. Mine was great and pregnancy, labour and birth are three of my favourite topics of conversation in any room.)

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  6. I like the idea of a doula. I think I will go that direction when it's time.. It seems like it was just yesterday you told us you were expecting! Time sure has flown!

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  7. I can't remember if you have posted on this or not but I was just thinking since y'all are going gender neutral and are really trying not to gender stereotype your baby, do y'all plan on going gender neutral with the name? Just wondering since I don't know much about actively not trying to gender sterotype your baby. Also, my sister has to do the glucose test in three weeks and she is dreading it. They didn't tell her not to eat after midnight, only an hour before. Maybe it is because she is doing the first test. I can't remember and it has been only three years. Looking forward to seeing the DIY posts. You always do such great work!

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  8. Yay you being back. Go you with the trial. Because my firm deals with big local and international companies I still haven't done a trial by myself and I suspect I will be a bag of nerved when that time comes as well!

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