Wednesday, April 28, 2010

23 weeks (and 2 days)

The past week was spent with family in New York.  It was pretty much my last trip before my flying ban sets in, so I was happy we scored first class both ways.  It may have been my last trip in first class for several years because children of employees may not fly in first class until they are 5 years old.  Maybe someday Darren will sit in the back with the child and let me sit in first again.  I can dream anyway. :)

Anyway, the trip was fun.  I always enjoy spending time with family.  My nieces Gianna and Haley got to spend a lot of quality time together.  They were definitely a handful.  We aren't used to a lot of loud children running around, so it was quite an experience for us.  Most of our friends and family only have 1 child right now, so they are usually nice and quiet when we are around.  I'm sure my sister and I were just like that when we were young though.  It made Darren adamant that he only wants 1 child.  I can't say that though.  Who knows what will happen in the future.  I'd like to keep the option open for a while anyway.

My youngest niece, Renee, is 6 months old now.  She is mostly a dream child.  She is very laid back and rarely cries.  She is also perfectly happy to sit on the floor and play with her toys by herself.  Its amazing to see because her older sister has always been a high maintenance child.  Darren kept picking up Renee thinking her personality would rub off on our baby if he held her enough.  If only we could be so lucky.  It may happen.  Darren needs the baby practice anyway.  At one point he picked Renee up and discovered she had spit up on her clothes.  Of course, that grossed him out and he quickly set her back down on the floor.  He didn't make sure she was steady though, and the poor baby fell over and face planted into the floor.  Then she started crying.  Darren felt bad of course.  It was actually a pretty comical situation and she wasn't really hurt, so it was ok.  He definitely has some things to learn though.

In other news, I had a doctor's appointment today.  It was just a routine check and everything looks great!  My blood pressure is really low, my iron levels are great, and my weight is still a few pounds high, but nothing to really worry about.  I'm on track for about a 40 pound weight gain, but I'm not too concerned.  I will lose it all.  The doctor also measured my fundal height at 25cm.  This measurement is supposed to coincide with how many weeks along you are, give or take 2cm.  So, that means I'm pretty much where I should be.  The baby's heartbeat was good too.  The technician had a hard time measuring it though because she kept moving.  That's the problem I always have, so it made me laugh.  Apparently we have a very active baby.

I have to take my glucose test at the end of May.  She gave me the information sheet about the test and told me there was a special diet I need to follow for 2 or 3 days before the test.  I didn't like the sound of that until she showed me the "diet".  Its just a high carbohydrate diet, which is what I follow every day.  This should be easy!  I'm not too worried about the test.  I'm pretty sure I will be fine.  I'm not looking forward to just sitting there for an hour though, and definitely not looking forward to a blood draw.  Oh well, at least its just 1 time.

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