Soccer, Gestational Diabetes, and Babymoon!

I keep telling myself that I really should blog again, but it seems like my days are just too busy.  At the end of those long days, I simply want my bed and decide that blogging can wait.

At 29 weeks gestation, I am feeling very tired and very large.  I am starting to feel that I am getting closer to the home-stretch though.  Thankfully!  I can’t wait to see our little girl, try all those cute little girl outfits on her, and get to know her unique personality!  I keep trying to imagine what she looks like: “Does she look like daddy, myself, a brother, an aunt, a combination?”  Will she be quiet, active, tempermental, or easy-going?

I also can’t wait to have my tummy back again so I actually feel like working in my gardens again. I want to remove all the dead debris and see the new green shoots unfurl, but I am so tired and so uncomfortable that I just don’t want to enough to actually do something.

We are getting ready to start the boys’ first soccer practice today.  They are so excited and so am I!  I loved buying them cleats, shin guards, soccer shorts for Will, and putting the list together of what we need to take today.  I can’t wait to see them have a productive output for their energy and to engage in a healthy activity.  Plus, it’s fun for them, and satisfying as a parent to watch your children engaging in such an activity.

Last week, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  I have been through this twice before so it’s not totally unnerving.  It is frustrating though when I want to eat but can’t because every meal is very regimented.  I have been cutting back on my milk-drinking too since I don’t want to waste a carb. count on a drink.  Unfortunately, that meant I awoke last night with a Charlie-Horse.  I guess it’s time to start taking calcium pills on top of my iron, thyroid medicine, Omegas, and prenatal.  Could definitely be worse though.  So far, I seem to be doing well with diet-controlling my sugar levels at home.  I did have trouble when Jonathan and I went away this past weekend and I ate some restaurant food.  Even though, I tried to watch my carbs., it seems that restaurant food is so much more fattening that it keeps your sugar levels higher for a longer period so I didn’t get good readings then.  I have already lost 1-2 pounds on this diet.  I guess my recovery should be fairly easy with a low-carb. diet again.  In the end, Baby and I should both be healthier, so some pain is worth the gain.  🙂

I mentioned Jonathan and I going away.  Thanks to a Christmas gift, Jonathan and I were able to go away for the weekend.  We called it our “Babymoon.”  We had a lovely and relaxing stay at a nice B & B.  We especially enjoyed the fireplace and jacuzzi.  The dinners were also wonderful!  I am glad my husband insisted we do this — even though I was content to not spend the $ and to stay at home.  He was right though; it was nice to get away.  The kids had a marvelous time at their grandparents’ so I wasn’t too concerned about them.  Monday, it was back to the usual routine — grumpy kids and all.  It’s been a bit of a rough adjustment back into normal life as some of the boys have been particularly grumpy and wanting to fight over everything.  The kids were only home for a few hours when my house already had a look as if I hadn’t cleaned in days.  I confess, I missed the prior cleanliness.  I remind myself though that someday I will miss the messy reminders that there is life in this house and that it is not a museum but a home.  So, I clean before the boys arise and then learn tolerance as I overlook the water-colors on the my counters and table, the toys scattered across the floor, and crumbs here and there.  I will get to them — eventually.

5 thoughts on “Soccer, Gestational Diabetes, and Babymoon!

  1. Jennifer Ott

    Just wait until there is baby stuff adding to the mess! I hope you get to feeling better soon! It is worth it, but that does not make it necessarily easier when you are uncomfortable. My only solace was all the new studies showing that babies are the most healthy (even as adults) if they are born after 39 weeks…

  2. patchofheaven

    Amen, at Jennifer! God knows what He’s doing with those babies! I can’t believe that moms *schedule* births weeks early, just because they’re tired of being pregnant. Health/safety I understand, but just because the mom wants to “be done?” If you’re going to have a baby, take care of it!!!

    (Done ranting. I don’t know what came over me! I never rant. Well, rarely.) =)

    Amy, I’m sorry you had a rough Monday! I usually love Mondays, but mine was pretty bad too. I was thankful for today’s brand new slate, and mercies new every morning. I love you! And can’t wait to meet your baby girl.

    1. mommyofboyz

      Well, I can understand the feelings of being tired of the discomfort of pregnancy, but I agree that we shouldn’t risk our babies’ health by that being our motivator to deliver early. I think the discomfort is God’s way of preparing us to want to actually go through child-birth and to even make the around-the-clock-feedings easier. It’s much more fun to get up for a baby then for a full bladder. 🙂

    1. mommyofboyz

      Thanks, Dad, for the encouraging words! I am actually starting to feel better being on the diet. I noticed last night I wasn’t as stiff and sore in my joints. It must have been a bit from fluid retention. I lost 2.5 pounds in just a couple of days.

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