Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baby Updates

I haven't blogged in quite a while and I had to MAKE myself sit down and do this today. I'm pretty sure the honeymoon phase has worn off of this pregnancy and I'm ready for a baby OUT of my belly instead of IN my belly!

For those who are still wondering how my Glucose Tolerance Test went, I'm happy to report that I do not have Gestational Diabetes! All the results came back great and my body is processing glucose just as it should. All sugars, fats, calories and carbs are not processed, however. They are just hanging out on my hips, thighs and butt. Doc says no cure for that right now. Dang.

My Dr appointments are every two weeks now and so far, everything is right on track. No complications, no change in due date, nothing. The only way I can tell one appointment from the last is the increasing numbers on the scale in the Dr's office! Considering my legs, ankles and hands have all started to swell, I'm going to just rant about the 'water weight'!

Probably the most exciting thing that has happened since my last blog is that Rusty and I decided to have a 3D/4D ultrasound done on March 11th. Sutton was 31 weeks baked and SO PRECIOUS! And precocious! He had his head and face buried in my placenta the entire time, so we didn't get too great of a picture, but you can for sure tell he looks like his Daddy! Oh, and he still has HUGE feet! Here are some of the shots from our session, the last one is my favorite; I love his sweet little lips and nose!

This past weekend, Rusty and I spent some time at my Dad's house in Knippa. Everything is blooming for spring, including the bluebonnets and we couldn't resist snapping some shots:

These were taken in some clothes I had just thrown in my bag for the weekend and makeup that had half-melted off during the course of the day and AFTER I had thoroughly sunburned my chest and arms sitting and watching the guys fish. Still, I think they turned out great! Rusty might have a future as the Official Family Photographer!
Next on the agenda is a baby shower in Trent this weekend and our couples shower here in San Antonio next weekend. I just cannot wait to see everyone! I haven't seen most people since I was either very newly pregnant and in the sleepy and throw-uppy stage or since I was about 16 weeks and just barely bumpin'.
I was talking to a friend, Weslie, about the couples shower and I just had an overwhelming feeling that I was so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life! As a soon-to-be first-time-mom (wow, that's alot of hyphens...) I worry about what my son is going to encounter and how he'll make his way in the world. Will he seemingly breeze through life as I feel I did? Will he have to work harder for what he wants? What WILL he want? One thing I know for sure is that there will be SO MANY people around him to encourage, uplift and support him. It takes a village to raise a child and you, my friends and family, are those villagers! Love you all!