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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Week 28

Whew!  We went back to school on Monday but didn't have kids until Tuesday (the 27th - I am kind of behind in my posts).  Every time we have a short week it ends up seeming like the longest week ever.  I am seriously big now.  And I will only get bigger!  Yikes. 

I went to my doctor on the 28th, and have gained 14 pounds.  There was good news and bad news -
Good news- I needed my blood sugar to be less than 140 in order to not have gestational diabetes.  My score was a 107, he said I "knocked that one out of the park".  I am SO THANKFUL that I don't have to prick my finger or watch what I eat!!!  What a blessing!
Bad news- I am anemic.  I needed to score a 12 and I scored a 10.8... slightly anemic, but I have to take iron pills every day until baby comes.  But hey, I'll take that over diabetes any day.  Hopefully I won't get sick from them.

I think the highlight of my week was going to yoga - we did exercises to alleviate pain in the upper back and shoulders.  I didn't realize how much tension I held in those areas but after the class was done I felt like I had gotten a back massage!  It was awesome.  I also took advantage of Black Friday shopping, but not the crazy kind where I get up at 4 am.  In the past I did that with my mom but since she wasn't up here I didn't go early.  I did need to go to Target to get a few things (hand soap, mascara, things I don't really need especially on Black Friday, etc.) so I went out in the chaos.  The good thing about Black Friday in the afternoon is that every register is open so it's quick to check out!  I also shopped on Cyber Monday and got new bedding for the guest room - it's kinda crazy but I love it, and I also am looking for a lamp similar to the one in the picture.
My headboard/footboard is kind of an orange wood so it looks great.  I'm not sure what color to paint the walls yet.  I like the blue walls in the picture, but Mason's room is navy, laundry room is teal, and the rest of the house is gray... I don't want to live in a cave.  So right now the walls are beige and that's what they'll be until I can come up with a color!  My house has cool colors (teal, navy and gray) so far.  I don't want to venture on the other side of the color wheel but I can't seem to think of another cool color that won't look gloomy.  Suggestions??

Tyler started painting the kitchen/dining area/living room this week and it looks awesome!!  It's Martha Stewart's Flagstone. 
Color on the left is the old, the gray is new.  It really makes the white trim pop!

  • How far along? 28 weeks
  • Total weight gain? 14 pounds! 
  • Stretch marks? Not yet but my skin around my button is getting VERY thin and I'm moisturizing it like crazy!  I think it's inevitable though... stretch marks are genetic, and my mom has them, so I probably will too.  Sigh.
  • Sleep? Yes and with lots of pillows.  Still trying not to sleep on my back but I find myself there sometimes.
  • Best moment this week? Yoga!
  • Miss anything? Not getting punched in the gut every once in awhile... it's getting to where it hurts! 
  • Movement: A lot.  You can see him from the outside and it's freaky.
  • Food cravings: Thursday night Tyler was at a friend's house and I would not let him come home without grapefruit juice and a grapefruit.  The juice was for instant gratification, the actual fruit was for later... those grapefruits are tedious to eat and I wanted to drink lots of juice NOW.  Haha! 
  • Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
  • Showing?  Yep! 
  • Gender: Boy
  • Labor signs: No
  • Belly button in or out: It's out there.  My kindergarten kids like to poke it and laugh at me.
  • Wedding rings on or off? On.
  • Happy or moody most of the time? Happy
  • Looking forward to: Getting the nursery done
  • Baby's size: Eggplant


    1. Love the bedding! Saw some baby bedding almost exactly like that the other day and thought it looked like you.

    2. Thanks! I've changed my mind on baby bedding 3 times already, I think I've finally come to a decision. I'm so fickle!