Friday night. 💅
After fasting from last night until 1:00 today, sitting at the doctors office for 4 hours, getting my blood drawn 4 times, and almost passing out in line at Panera because my blood sugar was so low…I feast!
**Explanation: After handling the actual 4 hour glucose test like a champ, I was so close to passing out waiting for Chris to meet me for lunch. I started feeling light headed while I ordered our food, then sat down and scarfed a granola bar I had in my purse. Instantly, I started sweating, like SWEATING, and my hands started shaking. Food was delivered, and I ate some of my bread…still feeling on the verge of passing out, I walked up to the counter, grabbed a giant chocolate chip cookie, and started eating…without even paying. Chris walked in as I was shedding clothes, and grabbed some lemonade for me to chug. After about 10 minutes of being drenched with sweat, I was okay and able to eat the rest of my meal. Needless to say, I have a new respect for what my mom and every other diabetic out there go through when their blood sugar drops. It’s so scary, and something I’d be okay not experiencing again any time soon!
Scenes from a 3 (more like 4) hour glucose test for gestational diabetes. I’d rather be jogging. #nottrue #ireallyhaterunning
Throwback Thursday: The "What a Mess" Edition
Eric Church at the county fair back in the day with my best friend & our [now] husbands. Best. Night. Ever.
I just ate an apple & peanut butter…
and it has turned into just eating PB straight outta the container.
And this is me not caring. And posting it to Tumblr.
Never read the comments on news articles.
Never read the comments on news articles.
Well, here we are at Wednesday. Mid Week Check In time!
Listening to: The rain outside, a train going by, and my coworker in her office on the phone.
Obsessing over: Prenatal Yoga. One of my best friends talked me into going with her last weekend, and it was amazing! It was one of the hardest classes so far [according to my friend], and I left with rubbery legs, and a really calm presence. It was awesome. I ended up buying about 5 more classes, so I’m excited to go back Saturday for more! I just wish I could fit in to all the cute yoga apparel they sell!
I’m feeling: A little tired today. I stayed up a little past my bedtime to watch the news after an exciting "breaking news" story popped up on TV. Then, my usual bathroom break at 2:00 AM, followed by not being able to get comfortable. I’m a back sleeper, which is a no-no apparently, and laying on my side for long periods of time does a number on my hips & butt. I think at least two more pillows will be helpful tonight. Oof.
Working on: Things that you do not care to hear about….because they make my mind numb just thinking about it. Lots of paperwork.
I’m annoyed by: The fact that I failed my first glucose screening :( This doesn’t mean I have gestational diabetes, but it does mean that I have to go in for a THREE hour screening on Friday. There goes another half day of work….so stupid. I knew I shouldn’t have had Reese’s Puffs for breakfast! :)
Anticipating: COLLEGE FOOTBALL. It starts tomorrow night, and my beloved Huskers open their season on Saturday. I cannot wait to break out my one red maternity shirt, make some game day food and sit in front of the big screen with my husband! Virgin bloody mary’s for everyone!!
Thankful for: Baby kicks. It seems like this babe knows exactly when I need a little nudge. At the dentist the other day, when the lady was taking a machete to my gums - constant movement that instantly made me not think about the war happening in my mouth. Or even last night, after a long day at work, and being bummed over this stupid glucose thing - laying in bed with Mack’s head on my lap and my hand on the belly, feeling all kinds of kicks, rolls, and punches. Love it.
Hope you all are surviving the first half of the week. Just think - we have a long weekend ahead of us!
Peace, football, and game day food,
It’s National Dog Day! AND it’s one day after Mack’s 2nd adoption birthday! I can’t believe it was 2 years ago that we adopted this crazy 4 month old ball of fur. He makes our lives so fun (and cuddly!). We love you Mack, thanks for letting us be your humans ❤🐶❤
I took today off because I had an eye appointment this morning, and my glucose test this afternoon. And I needed to call daycares.
1: I just spent two hours calling child care places. Churches, in home, centers, you name it. Upon finding out that everyone is either full into next summer, or costs about what I make a month, I am thinking retirement at age 29 will be the way to go. This shit is expensive! Time to sell Mack (jk, I could never), get a second job, buy all the lottery tickets, and start working the corner. I don’t see any other way.
2: I have to drink my lovely orange glucose drink in about 15 minutes so they can test me for gestational diabetes. I’m not excited about it, and REALLY hope I pass this first time around, so I don’t have to do the three hour screening later. Yuck.
3: I hate getting my blood drawn, because they can never find my vein. Wish me luck.