Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dinner & a movie

Last night my sister came to spend the night so I thought it would be nice to go out to dinner with Stephen, just the two of us. We know that in less than 2 months these precious dates will become more infrequent until Brennan gets a little older. Ethan always loves to spend some time with his Aunt Kerri so it was a win-win situation for us all!! Stephen has been really busy lately so I was looking forward to spending some alone time with him. On the way to dinner he suggested we go see a movie too. So while we waited for our food we looked up movie times (on our cell phones, gotta love technology!) and decided to see Step Brothers at the new theater in the Hamilton Mill area. Dinner was so good and we enjoyed sitting and talking to each other.

We got to the theater, which was very nice, and within minutes of the movie starting Brennan started kicking & moving. She pretty much did this throughout the movie. I think she was just responding to her name being said so much! You see, Will Ferrell's characters name is Brennan in the movie. Pretty funny!! Although now I wonder if the "unusual" name we picked for our baby girl is going to become trendy. It is predominately a boy name so maybe it will still be unusual for her.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Great News!!

I passed my glucose test!!!!!!!! I'm so excited and glad I don't have to take anymore tests or prick fingers for the rest of my pregnancy. When I got off the phone with the doctor I started screaming and dancing. Ethan looked at me crazy and I told him I got really good news from the doctor. He said, "Ok, but I can't hear my movie." Gotta love him!

Monday, July 21, 2008

We have a date!

I just got off the phone with the doctor's office and scheduled my c-section. Brennan will make her arrival September 25th! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! Two months, four days and counting . . .

Thursday, July 17, 2008

28 week appt & new belly shot

So I had my glucose test today and now just have to wait for the results. It wasn't so bad drinking that dreadful orange drink but I hope I don't have to do it again. If I do fail, I'll have to do a 3 hour glucose test which is not fun. I gained another 5 lbs in the past month so now I'm up to gaining a total of 24 lbs. Guess I need to lay off the sweets! :) The dr. said I'm measuring at 33 weeks! Ummm . . . will we see Brennan a month early? My best friend, Heidi, said that can change each visit too. It could be the position she is in or she's going to be a big girl.

Dr. Hood & I also talked about scheduling my c-section. I wanted to schedule it for Sept 26th but he is off that day so we are going to try for Sept 25th. I'm praying we'll be able to schedule for this day so then I'll have a full week at home with my mom here to help. Then my second week of recovery Stephen will stay home with us. It will be nice to have someone home with me for those 2 weeks of recovery since I won't be able drive and Ethan will be going to preschool 3 days a week.

Everything else looked good at the appointment. My blood pressure was good and Brennan's heartbeat was strong & fast. He said she is head down which would explain the pushing that I keep feeling. Apparently she's shaking her little booty at me a lot! I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing . . .

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

She's feisty!

We may have a feisty one on our hands. This girl punches, kicks and pushes me constantly. Sometimes she kicks so hard it makes me jump. Other times she is pushing (or maybe stretching) to the point that it really hurts, if I rub the spot she is pushing on she usually stops. I don't remember Ethan kicking me so hard that it made me jump or pushing to where it hurt. Umm . . . are we in trouble?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Glucose Test & I'm getting bigger

I have my glucose test a week from Thursday and I'm seriously dreading it. I had gestational diabetes with Ethan so I know what to expect. I've been praying almost every day that I will pass this one. The dr. gave me a glucose test at 9 weeks and I passed so maybe I can pass again. Just the thought of having to prick my finger 4x a day until Brennan gets here really bothers me. I had a really hard time doing it with Ethan, my fingers were so calloused and hurt. I am so grateful I was able to control the diabetes with diet & exercise so I really shouldn't complain about the finger pricks but it is hard.

I think I'm growing every day. A woman came up to me in Target today (she was pregnant) and asked me when I was due. I asked her when she was due and she said Friday. I almost fell to the floor she was just a tad bit bigger than me. All I could think was I have another 12 weeks, what am I going to do? I'll have to hire someone to walk beside me just to hold up my big belly.