Wednesday, November 4, 2009

One failure, one pass, and one little pretzel girl

I mentioned awhile back that I was going for a diabetes screen. Well, the screen? I failed it. Not by a huge amount - I was just in the borderline range (normal is up to 7.8 and I was 9.8 - a diagnosis in non-preggos is 11.1). FAILURE!

I had to go back yesterday and do the full-meal test. Which meant no meals... I had to fast for 10 hours then do a 2 hour test. It's mean to make a pregnant woman fast that long. I didn't feel normal again until this morning. AND I had to get three (omg THREE) needles. A baseline, after 1 hour and then after 2 hours. Well, I got the news this afternoon - I passed! No worries about diabetes here (thankfully). But it was a bit of a wake-up call. There is so much diabetes in the family, I really should be smarter about my diet. And actually, we are being really good about our meals.

Today we ordered the crib and the glider. Then we'll see it all together and all the different shades of brown. The change table is from The Bay. The matching crib to the change table is just stupid expensive (and we're smartly cheap) so we're going with a Graco crib. And then the glider is ANOTHER brand with another shade of "espresso". But once we have it all we'll figure out the best placement and how big of a dresser we can fit in, if we even can. It really is such a small room. Tomorrow night we'll paint the casings/baseboards and then the day after DAP and then... and THEN? We're even closer to being ready.

And Neil gave the go-ahead for us to register for baby stuff this weekend! I am SO EXCITED! We never had the chance to register for gifts for the wedding (officially) and I have always wanted to walk around and indiscriminatly point the pointer at things. Although, in the TRUE geek style of me, I made a list of the things and sometimes even the brands of stuff I want to register for. The thing that I am least certain about are the bottles. Neil and I will go with BPA-free plastic. And Dr. Brown's is supposed to be amazing. But the plastic bottles from them have high chemical leach, apparently. We're looking at Born Free. Does anyone out there have an opinion?

And lastly, we went to see the little one again tonight. She was marginally more cooperative - she put her hands and/or feet down for about 5 minutes. Before putting them back up in her face...

But a few great shots!

One of her with her eyes open, her little mouth puckered up in a kiss. And that thing beside her head? Her leg. Of course.

Here are two pictures of her yawning

And what most of the pics looks like.
Feet/legs in her face.

But if you were stuck in the same room for 9 months, wouldn't you do what you could to amuse yourself?

*formatting around the pics is weird. But I am too tired to fix it. I am lazy...


  1. Wendy,

    Hi. My name is Steve and I work at Dr. Brown's. I'd like to clear up some confusion for you about the BPA issue. Our new Dr. Brown’s baby bottles and training cups are completely FREE of Bisphenol-A (BPA), PVC, lead and phthalates. This includes our silicone nipples, replacement parts and bottle accessories too. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I'd be happy to talk with you about them. steve (at) handi-craft (dot) com

    Or contact our customer support:
    Telephone (Toll Free): 1-800-778-9001
    Telephone: 314-773-2979
    Fax: 314-773-9273

    Good luck to you! Have fun with the registry.

  2. Wow... a rep from Dr. Brown's commented. I wonder what page of a google search this blog came up under. My guess? Around 100 :P

  3. It was right up at the top. :-) j/k I just wanted to share some info, I hope you don't mind my intrusion.