Thursday, April 18, 2013


I got a call from my Dr. We are going to discuss diabetic education and management at my next appointment which is the 25th. I have a lot of questions for her and will also be requesting (demanding) a growth ultrasound. At my 25 week appointment my fundal measurement had me at 27 weeks. At my 27 week appointment I was measuring 31. I am concerned about this now that I know I have gestational diabetes.

Baby shower invites went out on Saturday and a lot of people have been telling me they got them this week!! I got mine in the mail yesterday. I am in love with them! My sister did a great job picking them out. She ordered a pdf from etsy and then had them printed at Staples.

The nursery is still coming along. I hung up the curtains the other day. I went with navy blackout curtains so it's very dark. They are pretty wrinkled, but I'm hoping they straighten out hanging up. They are hand wash, line dry only, so I don't think I can iron them. We have shelves that need hung up and my sister is making the name letters for over the crib, but the nursery is pretty much done. I have a lot of organizing to do, but I feel pretty good about how it's coming along.



sitting criss cross at my desk. big ol belly.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

28 weeks!

Happy 28 weeks to me!!

Well, I failed my three hour test. :(
Here are my numbers for those interested.

Fasting 116
1 hr 197
2 hr 165
3 hr 138

I haven't heard from the Dr yet, so I'm not really sure what happens now. I'm very frustrated, overwhelmed and stressed.

Monday, April 15, 2013


I just wanted to do a quick update.

I have my three hour glucose test tomorrow. I have my first finger prick at 7:50am and then I drink the fun drink and will have my blood tested after 30 min and then another 30 min and then every hour, for a total of 3 hours. I have been eating this special diet that they gave me, saturday, sunday and today. It's a lot of carbs and sugar and a little protein. I'm ready for it to be over. I'm not expecting to pass.

I had an appt last Thursday when I was 27 weeks. I was measuring 31 weeks. Yikes! Hopefully after I get my blood sugar under control things will even out. I'm really hoping I don't have a giant baby growing in there.

My inlaws bought us our glider. It's actually the Poang chair from IKEA. The frame is medium brown and then cushion is the Robust off-white leather. They bought us the matching foot stool too. I love it! It fits my body perfectly. I've been sitting in it so much.

My sister sent out my baby shower invites on Saturday! I'm so excited for it! I ordered my shower dresses and maternity picture clothes and they were delivered last week. Everything is coming so fast!

I think that's about all I have to update on. I will update with my glucose results as soon as I know if I passed. Hopefully tomorrow afternoon.

27 weeks

27 weeks

Poang Chair

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Newborn Cloth Diapers

My newborn cloth stash is almost complete. I am still waiting on three velcro Alvas (one black and two royal blue), but I prepped all of the ones I have so far and organized them so I thought I would share pictures.

We are using 20 THX brand all in ones with snaps. These are exactly like Lil Joey's. They are supposed to fit 4-12 lbs and have an umbilical cord snap. I looooove these. They are so so cute and very soft and have double gussets.

We are also using 20 Alva velcro pockets with charcoal bamboo inserts. I also bought enough bamboo blend inserts to use with the charcoal in case he is a heavy wetter and we need to double. Most people say these don't start fitting until 10 lbs, but Alva started putting 4 rise snaps instead of 3 and I have several with the 4 rise snaps so I think those will start fitting before 10 lbs.

All 37 newborn diapers. Alva on the left (3 missing. 1 black and 2 blue) and THX on the right.

20 THX and 10 Alva Velcro
7 Alva Velcro. Waiting on 3 more.
Charcoal inserts and kawaii one size pockets I got last week from a friend
THX without umbilical cord snap snapped
THX with umbilical cord snap snapped down

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I failed my one hour glucose test. Horribly. My blood sugar was 174. 

I'll be taking the three hour and hoping for better results. :(


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

26 weeks!!

I am finally updating today, especially for Shana : )

I don't feel like anything super exciting is happening with me so I don't really ever know what to blog about, but today I am 26 weeks and that in its self is amazing!! I am now in the double digits. 98 days to go until baby boys due date. I am feeling so incredibly blessed lately. I know Chris and I have been through a lot to get here and I never want to take this pregnancy for granted. I feel so so lucky to be able to be this far along with a healthy baby boy. I never thought this would actually happen for us and it's just so amazing to think about. 

Tomorrow I have my glucose test. I'm a little worried about it because my mom had gestational diabetes when she was pregnant with my sister, but I'm hoping I will pass. 

My first baby shower is May 11, which is so soon! I can't wait! My sister is throwing it and I know she has put in so much time and effort in making it perfect. 

I scheduled a 3D/4D ultrasound for May 4th and I'm really excited to see what he looks like at that ultrasound. We are also doing our maternity pictures that day. Chris isn't overly thrilled to be getting his picture taken, but he will survive : )

The nursery is pretty much done. I just need to get some storage things at Ikea, which we should be doing soon, and also art work for the walls. My super talented friend, Jen, is making some of the art so I can't wait to see it.

I think that is all I have to update on. I haven't taken a belly picture lately so I will just include the last pictures I posted on instagram. My instagram name is bbotts93 if anyone wants to follow me. If any of you have instagram I would love to follow you too!

Belly shadow on a beautiful Saturday morning.

My latest cloth diaper purchases.