Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Getting Closer

Little Ezra is due on May 15th, so we are within 3 months of meeting him!  I'm looking forward to having a snuggly, sweet baby to nuzzle!

I went to the doctor the last time and I was supposed to get a glucose test.  However, when I got there at 4:15pm, they told me that they only do the glucose testing before 2:30.  They failed to tell me that the last time, but anyway.   I can't really afford to take any more days off of work because of all the snow days.  I will be using almost every sick day just to cover my maternity leave from around my due date to June 12th.  So, I was frustrated.  However, my doctor is so sweet.  He gave me an order for the glucose test, the glucose, and told me to see if I can find a place that will do it closer to home.  So, I have been calling around and trying to find somewhere.  I thought that the birth center would do it again (you know, since they did it for me with Jonah), but they wouldn't do it.  So, I called LabCorps and they will do it!  I am planning to go on Friday morning and get it done because Jesse doesn't have to be a work until later and he can keep Jonah on that day.

I have made the switch from sleeping on my stomach to sleeping on my side now.  It was a sad day.  Now, I have to sleep with a pillow between my legs.  It helps keep me from tossing and turning.  I've actually still been sleeping pretty well, even on my side.

My back has been hurting a bit lately.  Usually after a long day at school, then cooking dinner, washing dishes, folding laundry, etc.  I need to do better about not doing too much.

I have been working on decorating Ezra's room.  I sewed him a curtain valance (maybe I will post photos soon).  I also bought him a poster for one of his walls.  It turned out really cute!   Now, I'm working on painting him 4 canvases for the wall above the crib.  I am making each one a letter of his name....and I think I'm going to include a reptile on each one.  Right now, I'm thinking an alligator, a chameleon, a frog and a turtle.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Baby Update

It has been a very snowy and cold Winter!  I have had a lot of time away from school and at home with Jonah and it has been nice!  It's so different from the Winter when I was pregnant with Jonah.   With Jonah, I needed every single one of my sick days at the end of the year for maternity leave.  I prayed that there would not be any snow days because they would add on extra days at the end of the year and I didn't have the sick days to cover them!  I think all year we might have had only one snow day!  It was a really mild Winter.

This year, we've had snow days, don't drink the water days, no power days, and even way-too-freakin' cold days!  Thankfully, Ezra has a slightly later due-date than Jonah and I'm not as strapped for sick days.  I should still be okay and covered until the end of the school year.

I will be 26 weeks pregnant tomorrow.  Time just keeps flying by!   I currently weigh around 132 lbs.   I feel like I should have a bit more by now, but my doctor says I am doing fine!  I recently started wearing maternity pants.  They feel too big and really annoy me, but regular pants are pretty much impossible at this point.

Remarkably, I am still sleeping on my stomach! I think the addition of a memory foam topper on our bed has made it possible.   I'm happy, although sometimes I think I might be smooshing the little guy!

Ezra is kicking a bit more, but (as I remember) Jonah kicked a lot more!  This baby seems a bit more calm and I already have him pictured as being a chill, calm, sweet baby boy!

I have an OB appointment on Monday the 10th.  I have to do the nasty glucose drink test and I'm not really looking forward to it!  I will update after!