Wednesday, February 18, 2009

And the name is...

Sophie Rose! My sister wouldn't quit bugging me about the name so we let it out. Paul picked the name Sophie back in December and Rose is my mom's middle name. I was also born in the Rose Capital of the World, Tyler, Texas. Last night I saw that ABC Family television channel is premiering a new tv show in March called "Sophie". I want to make sure that everyone knows we already had the name before the show was advertised.

3 Hour Glucose Test

I had my test on Tuesday and although the test itself was fine the people who work at LabCorp ( on Mayfield and Matlock) are horrible, rude, mean people. I cried more there than I have throughout the whole pregnancy. I don't have results yet, but I am really hoping that I don't have gestational diabetes. I lost 4 pounds over the weekend watching my carbs and sugar intake. There was a really nice older lady that was also getting tests done. When she came in I was sitting by the elevators. I overheard her tell her daughter "That little girl looks so sad." When I went back into the waiting room for my next blood draw she was there and noticed I was having trouble breathing. Really I was just trying not to puke, I was so nauseous. Anyway, she gave me a great tip that worked. She said to hold your arms straight above your head and it should help. I did it and it did help. When I told her thank you and that it had worked she said something about knowing a few things at 92 years of age. I guess if she was that old, I could be a "little girl."

Monday, February 16, 2009

Window in the Womb

We did the 3D sonogram pictures this morning. She kept her hand in front of her face most of the time, but the tech was able to get a few shots. She has big cheeks and full lips. Paul thought it was pretty funny watching the tech poke and prod and shake my belly trying to get her to move those arms. She smiled a couple of times, and also moved her mouth like she was talking. This is the coolest thing, getting such a cute picture of your baby before she's even born!







Thursday, February 12, 2009

Doctor's Appointment February 10th

So I had to do the sugar test today. I was expecting it to be grosser than it was (I know that really isn't the word, but it works). The orange drink really wasn't that bad. I've been drinking orange soda anyway since most are caffeine-free. While I was waiting the hour, I also saw the doctor and stuff. I've gained 4 pounds since the last visit for a total of about 20. The baby's heartrate was in the 140-150's. The doctor also measures my belly, but I've never asked what it was. All in all, no big deal.

Until I got the results the next day. I didn't pass. I was sure I would because everyone says if I had gestational diabetes, I'd be so much bigger than I am. Anyway, I have to go back next week, for the 3 hour test. I was only about 10 points too high, so hopefully I can pass this one. Right now my biggest issue with it is that I have to watch my carbs and sugar intake for 3 days prior to the test. That means no Valentine's Day chocolates, or really good Italian dinner (that was the plan). I'm going to make mom feed me for the weekend (since she's diabetic), and hopefully, I'll be able to go back to normal eating after the test.

New Additions to the Nursery

We have added some things to the nursery. My mom wanted to put a canopy over the crib, so she invited her seamstress friend over to take a look and work at the design. I had mentioned to her that I thought Ikea had a canopy that would go with the bedding but she said she had something already in mind. Anyway, she finally looked at the Ikea catalog and liked the design so she decided to buy one, if only to take it apart and use it as a pattern. Unfortunately, you can't order it you have to go to the store to get it. My step-dad graciously offered to get it since he drives that way each week from work.

Let me describe what I think the Ikea people encountered last Saturday. In walks a man, with a beard, who hasn't showered, had worked at a construction site all day, wearing heavy, thick work overalls (over his other clothes), asking for help finding a baby canopy. I think they were probably trying to figure out why this "homeless" man needed a canopy. He was definitely not your typical Ikea shopper.

He did eventually find the canopy. As you can see, it was perfect! Every color in the canopy is in the bedding. The shape is reminiscent of the tent on the bedding. The crib is actually located under the vent so we just hung the canopy from it for now and it looks great. mom is thinking of adding some more pink since Paul wants more pink for his little princess. (Yes, his words not mine.)

I also moved some books into the room as well as some children's cd's I had. Paul's mom brought us 3 elephants figurines she had that look great on the shelves and I also found the frog piggy bank we'd bought a few years ago. And of course, I put a basket of toys for Wrangler in there so he has something to play with when he hangs out in there with me.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Furniture Has Arrived!

Lots of pics (just for you Jill). We went to the store and got the mattress and changing pad before the furniture was delivered. They gave me a time frame from 5-7pm. I was really hoping they wouldn't make the pregnant lady wait to the end of that time frame, and they didn't. Of course the delivery guy thought he'd be funny and came up to the door saying "I have a sofa for you, right?" So not funny! Anyway, they were wonderful, well worth the price just to have them deliver and assemble it all. After they left, Mom and I made the bed (we had washed everything earlier), and then started filling the shelves. I know it will probably get rearranged about a hundred times before the baby comes. We had also purchased a rocker yesterday, but had to go back today to pick it up. It was very easy to assemble. I even think Paul could have done it.

This is the changing table unit.


Left side


Right side


The crib all decked out.


The new rocker. It is so comfortable. I think Paul and I will be fighting over it, me to read and him for naps.


This is the center section of the table. I didn't even realize that this is what was behind the cabinet. I love that there is an enclosed place for the diaper pail.

This is a needlepoint my grandmother made for me a zillion years ago. The plan right now is to hang in the space above the changing pad.