Monday, June 29, 2009

Crabbing! etc.

Crabbing season opens up this week in the Everett water. Garrett is going to go out Friday morning. I can't wait, I love fresh crab.

Looks like the weather will be holding up for the 4th (which is a rare occurance in the Pacific NW). We like to joke that summer starts July 5th in WA. However, it looks pretty good this year.

The weekend after Independece Day weekend we're headed to Garrett's family's cabin in the San Juans. I'll be there that weekend, then back to work Monday & Tuesday, then I'm headed up there for Wednesday through Sunday. I can't wait to hide away for a few days. We'll go crabbing some more while we're at the cabin. Crabbing opens up there on 7/15.

Friday, June 26, 2009

What a day!

Last night Jaeger got out. Garrett & I looked all over for him. I felt awful this morning. Julia called to say that he had been found this morning. Phew! Garrett had posted a craigslist ad last night & a lady found him & the ad & called Garrett this morning.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Forgot to do this Friday (27 weeks)

How far along?: 27 weeks.
* Total weight gain: Just had another appointment & 17 pounds @ 27 weeks. Not so bad right?
* How big is baby?: Aprox. 2.5 pounds & 16 inches
* Maternity clothes?: Yes, & some are getting tight : ( And my favorite pair of pants came out of the dryer w/ a hole in them. The pocket is ripping off. Grrr....can't they make quality maternity clothes that don't cost $200/ pair?
* Stretch marks?: Some : ( We'll leave it at that.
* Sleep?: Less painful now that I've figured out how to use my snoogle( pillow (totally worth the money) but I'm still waking up every hour or so.
* Best moment this week?: Torturing our family & friends w/ keeping the baby's name a secret. So much fun. Sorry guys.
* Movement?: I can feel him rolling around in there & love to watch my belly shake.
* Food cravings?: Ewww. We're back to food aversions unfortunately.
* Labor signs?: None thankfully.
* Belly button in or out?: Mostly flat w/ the top poking out
* What I miss: Good sleep, diet pepsi & having a whole closet of clothes.
* What I'm looking forward to: Finishing our patio & starting my birthing classes. I'm going to be using hypnobabies classes ( taught by a doula in Lynnwood ( I've heard really good things about these classes & I'm hoping for them to help me have the med free birth Garrett & I both want.
* Milestone: Passing my 3 hour glucose test.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Just got my results for the 3 hour glucose. All were within normal levels. Who knows why the 1 hour came back elevated.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Another glucose test :(

Tomorrow I have to take the 3 hour glucose test. Unfortunately one time drinking that nasty drink wasn't enough. I didn't pass the 1 hour. So, I'll be sitting in an uncomfortable lab waiting room for 3 hours on a Saturday morning. I didn't want to waste vacation time doing this so Saturday it is.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another appointment down, etc.

Had my monthly Dr.'s appointment today. Everything looks fine, blood pressure is good, weight gain was even normal, and baby's heart beat was good. I was measuring right now schedule too. As my doctor says, "a boringly normal baby" (which of course is a good thing). I'm actually down to appointments every 2 weeks now. Wow, time flys (I don't know if flys is spelled right or not :S )

Jager got out of the back yard last night. Ugh. Oh well, we got him back. The ding bat just likes to run around the neighborhood and then come back.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Glucose Test

I had my 1 hour glucose test today to check for gestational diabetes. I had never thought about a sugar crash happening. I guess it makes sense since I had just downed 50 grams of glucose in about 3 minutes. I felt great when I got home around 10:45, had some breakfast, cleaned for awhile & then was down for the count for 1.5 hours. Good thing I feel better now cause I'm off to Garrett's graduation. Congrats to him!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wow I never post

Thought I'd update....

We're expecting a baby boy in September!

I'm 26 weeks today so I'll post a little survey for you.

How far along?: 26 weeks.
* Total weight gain: At last check, 12 pounds. Probably a few more now
* How big is baby?: Just over 2 pounds & 15 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: Some : (
* Sleep?: Painful & inconsistent. I wake up every 1.5-3 hours w/ terrible hip pain.
* Best moment this week?: Every movement.
* Movement?: Everyday, especially in the late evening & mid morning.
* Food cravings?: The raspberry freezer jam I made. It's so good
* Labor signs?: None thankfully.
* Belly button in or out?: Mostly flat w/ the top poking out
* What I miss: Good sleep, & diet pepsi.
* What I'm looking forward to: Finishing baby shopping & ordering our cloth diapers Aren't they cute?
* Milestone: This is my last week in 2nd trimester. Onto the last stretch!