Tuesday, November 22, 2011

30 Week Update:

So for those hadn't already heard, we found out two weeks ago that I have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Luckily, it appears that I am maintaining it through diet so that I do not need to have injections (thank god!). I have a restricted diet, that consists of 7 meals a day, which is kind of insane, and I have to check my blood sugar three times a day. Just in time for the holidays of course. :/ On a side note, because of having the diabetes, it appears that she will most likely be here a week early. And since we're at 30 weeks, that means just 9 short weeks left until we're graced with her presence. 

And man, does she like to move! This little girl is so active! The night before last David and I felt what we think was her little tiny fingers pressing against the outside of my stomach. It was so cute and weird feeling.  I just can't wait until she is here until I get to hold her and kiss her!!

The downside is, we're going to be moving here in about two weeks (if everything goes according to planned). We've been working on the house that we're moving into for the past few weeks, and it's getting closer and closer and looking better and better each day. There's still a bit to do though, including a bunch of painting. It's really frustrating because I feel completely helpless and useless. There's so much that I'm physically capable of doing, but can't because of chemicals and whatnot that can harm the baby, so instead I'm forced to sit around and look lazy instead of helping. :/ I'll be so happy once it's done though, and we're moved in. I'm so excited, and we can actually start visualizing it as our home. 

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed now because it feels like these next 9 weeks are going to fly. I mean shoot, I swear October was only 5 days long. And here we are, two days away from Thanksgiving already. It's insane. It's got me a little bit stressed, because we still have a little bit to do to finish the crib (staining, sealing, and actually putting together) and then he is also going to be making a changing table, but with the house situation, that's all gone on hold for a bit so that we could work on the house. So now we're thinking that the crib will be ready for her once she gets here, but the changing table will not. The good news is, my mom is getting us our pack n'play for Christmas (yes, I know we aren't supposed to know, but when it's so close, and we still have things to get, it's helpful to know what we still need to buy ourselves) and the pack n'play that we're getting has a side area for both a newborn to sleep in, as well as a changing area. That will remain in our bedroom for at least the first few weeks as I imagine. And we don't have a dresser yet, so I'm going to take a look at the thrift stores for a chest of drawers (vs. the longer vanity style that I'm not a big fan of) and in the meantime, hopefully pick up this closet organizer to get us by until we get a dresser. She's already got a TON of clothes, that I'll post a pic of once we're in the new house. 

For the most part, we've been lucky and gotten most of the things that we need. There are still a few minor things, and there are several items that we still want, but I think of the things that are more top on the priority, there's pretty much just the organizer and the bedding. Friday I'm hoping to pick up my highchair, because it's normally $60 but will be $29.99 for black Friday.  

Also, Thanksgiving is Thursday!! When did that happen? Tomorrow I have to run to the store, send out a package that was ordered from me, make cupcakes, make my wreath, fill out a thank you card, and work on Christmas presents. :)