Thursday, June 28, 2007

slacker blogger

I've not been blogging much. I'd like to blame it on this wicked head cold I have but that just started yesterday. I slept so awful last night and personally think there might not be a whole lot more worse than being sick while pregnant and a mom to a 2 y.o.

I've been reading some development books since Curtis has taken a liking to kicking me a lot lately and it seems the consensus is that the 'terrible twos' really start at two and a half. I feel for the little emotional guy trying to understand this crazy mixed up world, but there isn't much more frustrating than going round and round with a two and a half year old who is angry about something. He seems to be learning how to deal with anger slowly, which I assume is normal and to be expected. We seem to be either having a blast or having a big fight now-a-days and nothing in between.

Also, since I'm whiney today, I also feel frustrated since I can't get this new swimming pool right. We put it up a few weeks ago (a long lost internet pal sent it to me as a gift) and we were loving it. Then we swam on Sunday only to wake up Monday to green water. I've put in chemicals and run the pump but still it's cloudy. I bought a big brush thing and did that to the walls and floor both yesterday and today with what little strength I could muster and I'm really hoping it goes back to normal. Who knew pools were so hard to figure out? It's like science and I'm no scientist.

We've knocked out lots of tasks from our pre-baby list recently and I am feeling good about the state of things here. Unfortunately we recently found out our house needs to be re-piped. This is expensive and frustrating since in the 3.5 years we've owned this house we've had to get a new A/C unit, new roof, and now this. Luckily we got the house cheap or I'd be extremely frustrated. Once the pipes are done (this weekend) I'm diving back into changing this office room into Curtis new 'big boy' bedroom. I hope to have him in it by August before his preschool starts. The baby's room will be easy since everything stays except some of the toys and decorations. I can't wait until Curtis is in his 'big boy' bed so I can crawl in with him in the early morning hours.


Monday, June 04, 2007

all about me

This is what I looked like yesterday afternoon at a little over 16 weeks.

I've been dealing with health issues of late. I failed my 1 hour gtt by 2 points. I thought I had passed since no one called me but it turns out they changed the cut off and I would've passed with last years cut off, but not this years. I reluctantly agreed to the 3 hour test and it was awful. Seriously awful. I was sick and threw up and spent the 24 hours after the test feeling awful. I assumed I would fail and was surprised when I called two days later to find out I passed. Now I'm worried, as I believe they will want me to take it again at 25 weeks. I plan to decline this time. I wanted to decline last time and I tried to listen to my gut, but my MIL and DH talked me into taking the 3 hour test. This time I am just going to decline and hope there isn't a fight. I will check my sugars with my monitor and do just about anything else besides this test. Yes, it was that bad. It messed up my body chemistry so much and I don't believe it was good for me or my unborn babe.

Otherwsie I feel pretty good lately. A couple of things bug me here and there (blurry vision, low back ache, heartburn), but nothing major really. I did begin a mild panic when I realized it was June and we haven't done anything to our house that we had planned. I need to move furniture out of the spare room, paint it and set Curtis up in his big boy bed there before August (my goal). Also we have this above ground pool sitting in it's box for two summers now and I really want it to get set up ASAP. Let's hope DH and I get motivated in the next couple of weekends to get some of this stuff taken care of before Curtis starts preschool in August.