Archive | February 2008

Catching Up

Well it has been a while… I did get a call back on the 14th in the morning about my glucose test – I was a little over – so I basically failed and had to make an appointment for the longer test… this one I had to fast for 10 hours for and then stay at the clinic for 2 hours while they took my blood 3 times, first when I got there, then an hour in and then after the 2 hours had past – of course drinking the nasty orange stuff as well. I did try and call my dr’s office on Friday to get my results but have not heard back – my next appointment is on the 29th.
The appointment on the 14th went fine though I had not gained any weight. This was not a huge concern as the baby measured bigger. I also had that horrid stomach bug that had me throw up 4 times so hopefully on the 29th we will see an increase.
The boys all had their yearly and it went well, Emanuel has a little build up on his teeth but that is about it and I called a pediatric dentist whose hygenist said try brushing it away for a while before coming in.
Ken finally got the twins in to meet their Sunday School teacher though they did not stay long in the class. A great step forward though… I am proud of all 3 of them. Hopefully NEXT Sunday they will stay a little longer. Emanuel and I are doing well with our own Sunday time – we watch Veggie Tales (so like Sunday school), have an early lunch and then both head off for a nap.
Valentine’s Day was nothing fancy for us – we go all out on our anniversary. But we did have take out from Boston Pizza… and my Great White North was heart shaped hehe. We also had a great "play date" that was rather spontaneous yesterday with the Bleau family. The guys ran to the grocery store and we had dinner here. It was nice to have some company.
I have started Baby #4’s stocking and now that we are into the last 10 weeks plan on getting the kids’ stuff together for when we go to the hospital. Ken is in charge of the sitters and I am to get their bags. My mom is still planning on taking the twins for a couple nights, but of course, whoever is watching Emanuel has to stay here until she can get here from an hour away. Hopefully we can work something out with Alan and Xinny that will make the whole situation simple.
So delivery is looming which as usual has me a little scared… but I know that once we get to the hospital we just have to follow directions. I am just hoping this baby is as kind as Emanuel was and now that I know what to look for gives us signs way in advance. We shall see right?

Yesterday’s Testing

I made it home safe and sound with a less a little blood – but have decided that the people who came up with telling a pregnant woman to FAST for 2 hours and then drink a sickeningly sweet orange pop on aforementioned EMPTY stomach then sit for an hour to give up some much loved blood is nearly as sadistic as the individuals who came up with telling the same woman to drink a ton of water and NOT pee then push on her tummy to take fuzzy pictures of her baby…
So I have basically made it to 28 weeks… time has flown by! Karyn and I are thinking of having the baby shower after the baby is born since we already have so much stuff… unless it is a girl! The trip to Minnesota needs to be ironed out last minute and then there is a baptism I figure will be in July… thank goodness none of that has to be dealt with RIGHT NOW. Hopefully life will sort out a little and we can enjoy the last months with just our 3 boys!

A Mini Catch Up

So we had Nana and Baba here and the kids’ party but I will just update about the big worry on my mind right now – potty training. Nana and Baba in an attempt to help out with the pooping in the potty got a bowl with dollar toys in it, and somehow when both boys ran to go Zander pooped and Gavin only peed so here we are telling Gavin yay you peed – no toy not good enough… which led to him and almost me in tears… so I contacted the smartest ladies I know in the world of twin moms and asked them and got some terrific advice – not toys go with stickers or candies – one for a pee and 2 or 3 for a poop.. then it is still a reward. I feel REALLY good about that, so maybe we will use the toy bowl for something else – like being really good for mommy or cleaning everything up at the end of the day? I AM proud of Zander for pooping (though we still need to wait and see if that was a fluke) BUT Gavin is a very sensitive boy and I felt HORRID for having everyone not able to celebrate the fact he IS the king of dry bum. He is rarely ever peeing in his pull up! Where as Zander is a lot less concistent – the world of twins… what a trip!