Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
We woke up on the productive side of the bed on Sunday and decided to work on the quest for a TV for the nursery and hang the curtains. We were successful with the curtains anyway! (Still trying to make a decision on the TV.) Aren't the curtains great?! Patsy Jeppe (Rachel's mom) made them, and she did a beautiful job. Daddy and John hung them for me, and they make the room feel much more complete.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We are looking forward to celebrating John's birthday this weekend! He's asked for a laid-back day, so that's what he'll get- and some yummy birthday cake as well!
P.S. I went ahead and got my second glucose test over with on Wednesday. It was pretty miserable, but I had a very nice nurse that got me through the four pricks and nasty orange drink as well as possible. Now we just have to wait until the results come back next week. We also tried to get another peek at Helen Grace, but she was still smooshed up against me. Maybe it was just not meant to be!
Monday, April 13, 2009
- I have gained a good bit of weight since my last visit which wasn't expected. I am willing to accept some of it, but the rest I am blaming on the scale being off due to my doctor's group moving office buildings last week. Doesn't that movement get the weights all off?? Please tell me so!
- I was told by a nurse last week that my glucose test came back fine but that I needed to take an iron supplement because of my low iron level. Today my doctor told me that my iron wasn't a big deal but that my glucose level was 140. She is supposed to make people with sugar levels of 140 and above take the next glucose test, so she wants me to do it next week. She said that at first she was just going to blow it off, but by the time I got the appointment, she had talked herself into making me take the second level test. This means that I have to fast the night before, go sit in her office for three hours, and have my blood tested on the hour. BOOOOOO! I was so upset about the weight and then this news after I thought I had done so well that I completely blanked out and didn't get into what this means for me or for Helen Grace. Shame on me. I obviously need to do some research before my test next Wednesday.
- We were scheduled for our 4D ultrasound this afternoon as well, but Helen Grace had her hand in front of her face the entire time. The technician felt so bad for us that she didn't even charge us for it. After 30 minutes of the nurse beating on my tummy, trying to get her to move, I was just fine with not seeing her face as long as she'd quit shaking my baby! We might be able to try again while I am there next week for my glucose test, depending on the technician's schedule. For some good news, Helen Grace weighs 3 pounds, 8 ounces and is in the 49th percentile for weight. We saw her little heart beating away and her hands and feet moving around. Also, we were able to see her yawn which was freaking ADORABLE!
So now I am watching "Dancing with the Stars" and "24" and having a pity party for myself with a virgin pina colada made by my sweet hubby. Hopefully, I'll wake up on the better side of the bed tomorrow morning! I keep reminding myself that we are so thankful Helen Grace is healthy and growing, and we get to see her in a little less than 10 weeks!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We slept late on Friday morning and left home around lunch. We made it to Greenwood mid-afternoon, and we were so impressed with the modern and elegant hotel! The attention to detail is amazing, and everything- art, curtains, tile work, flooring, bedding, technology, etc.- is done to the 9's. While John took a nap, I went mad shopping in all the cute shops on Howard Street! That night we ate dinner at Giardina's in the hotel, and we enjoyed a delicious meal- minus the whole crab that I got when I ordered a "fried crab" appetizer. Luckily, the waitress felt pity for the crazy pregnant lady and took it away very quickly before I puked.
Saturday morning we hit the Alluvian Spa, which we have decided is better than any in Memphis, Oxford, DeSoto County, etc. The only one that can even come close would be the spa at Opryland Hotel. This place rocks!! The robes were luxurious, the lockers were complete with bags for your jewelry and electronic locks, the tile work on the floor was amazing, they had McCarty pottery everywhere, the lighting and music in the rooms were so classy and nice, the tables were so comfortable...I could go on and on! After the spa, we went to lunch at Delta Bistro, which is a really cute little lunch spot with GREAT food and dessert (you must try the lemon ice box pie), and then we wandered around town. The Leflore County Courthouse is one of the 50 places you must see in Mississippi, according to a book I found in Turnrow Books, which is another must-see in Greenville. Turnrow's on the same level of uniqueness and charm as Square Books!
Saturday night we headed across the street to our Viking cooking class, and we were very relieved and excited to find that we were in the class with a really cool group of people, and we enjoyed working together to make our dinner. John and I were responsible for making the chocolate mousse dessert and the lobster mashed potatoes. Since we had butchered the vinaigrette dressing in our last class and we don't really dig mushrooms, we steered clear of the salad dressing and the steaks. One of the chefs made me the most beautiful glass of lemonade with instructions to pretend it was the wine that everyone else was enjoying. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Sunday morning we woke up a little early to enjoy the yummy breakfast at the hotel and hit the road to make it back to Bubba's for Easter lunch. I rarely get to see William and Ryves at the same time these days, so I enjoyed sitting at the "kids' table" with all my boys, and even Peg and Jeanne were there! I love how our families have blended so beautifully. We are very blessed. Poor William wanted to feel Helen Grace move, and even after a Coke and a glass of tea, she just wasn't cooperating! Hopefully, next time I see him she'll be more willing to work with us.
Tomorrow is our 31-week check-up and our 4D ultrasound. Can't wait!
We know that our time alone as a couple is limited with Helen Grace's arrival around the corner, and while we very much look forward to the gift of being a family of three, we truly relished the time that we were given this weekend to spend together as just the two of us- as well as the long hours of sleep we were able to get! Hope each of you had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed Easter surrounded by friends and family!
LeFlore County Seat
Thursday, April 9, 2009
We got a fun package in the mail today from Monogram Magic...some goodies from our shopping spree in Jackson recently. Look at these adorable outfits for Helen Grace! Can't wait to see them on her!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
On a better note, I wanted to share some pics of how the kitties are enjoying all of this hubbub around our house. They are loving hiding out underneath the crib! Rebel just watches our every move, like it's HIS room.
We got a very sweet gift in the mail today, and Mocha had to personally inspect the package!
Sunday, John and Daddy worked very hard to hang the fan in the nursery, and it looks great! I'm very grateful that they are so handy!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This is the style of rocker-glider-recliner, "Tryp" by Best Chairs, that Bubba bought for Helen Grace from Babytime...
This is a sample of fabric that is as close to ours as I could find, except that ours in the inverse of this...the background is white and the pattern is in green. As much as I would have loved to find a pink chair, I hope that we will be able to use it in a little boy's room one day as well.