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Jack's 2nd Birthday

Opening Presents with Mummy
Originally uploaded by chiggster Awwww! My wee man! He's 2 already..... can hardly believe it, it's past to quickly!

He seems to have had (or is still having as even though it's 9pm he's still up!) a lovely birthday. We've done presents in 3 stages, mainly because he got overwhelmed and needed a break!

His favorites so far seem to be the Thomas take-along toy engines and other vehicles he got, his bricks (mega bloks minis) and a toy toaster which he is currently playing with with his daddy: Daddy put the toast in and sets the timer. Jack waits, grabs the toast as it pops, pretends to eat it, and shoves it back in ready to start again. It's been 10 minutes now and he's still playing! He also loved all the Toy Story stuff he got, he's worn the clothes (demanded to have them on) eaten and drunk form the lunch set, and read the books.

He's also had over half of a 9inch pizza! (or 1/4 of mine, 1/4 of Fay's and a fair bit of …

Thoughts on my GD diagnosis

I have a link here which will open an excel file... it's my Blood Glucose Levels chart.

This is my 3rd day now charting my BGLs, and to be frank I don't think there is anything wrong with them. All I've done is stop drinking cola and eating jelly babies.

The gist of it so far is that they are all normal... they are all within the ranges I have been given.

I really really really don't think I have GD. I have posted the link to my chart of my preg forum and chatted to some other ladies who have GD and they also say that my readings look pretty normal and suggested I ask to be re-tested.

In a few days time I have my growth scan (Tuesday) and on Wednesday I'm back at the GD Clinic with my BGLs and my scan results. I'm really hoping that - even though it's Jack's birthday on Sunday and I'll be eating cake - I'll be able to go to that clinic with Squiggles (please please please) normal growth measurements and my normal BGLs and say "I think someo…

My GTT ... (Part 3)

The hospital called while I was out with Jack. Luckily I had already told them that they can tell Mark anything they would tell me so there was no need for secret coded messages and calling back.

I was to go to the Diabetes Clinic at 2pm today.

Great..... Even though I am borderline I am (it seems) on the wrong end of borderline. 7.9 is as high as they will accept and I am 8.1. Not much of a difference, but there none the less. I'm to test my blood 6 times a day; once before each meal and again 2 hours later.

So we had a chat about my diet. Apparently scoffing a ton of jelly babies every week and having up to 2 bowls of honey loops a day is not good.... Neither, it seems, is the cherry cola I have been drinking or the chocolates I have been munching or even the fresh fruit juice I have been drinking! I side stepped the question about take-aways.

Modifying my diet will help. It's been suggested I swap honey loops for weetabix, but with no sugar and only a small amount of fruit …

My GTT ... (Part 2)

Soooo.....

When I finally got my results (deliveries suite has been mental all day and no one could give me the results until late on this evening - which is fair enough, I don;t have a problem with that. Women in labour take priority over most things) they came back as.....




BORDERLINE!



What the hell does that mean??

It means that I now have to wait until tomorrow for the lady who did my tests to look over the results, discuss them with the doctors/consultants/etc and call me back.

It might mean a modified diet for me, which I can deal with (although I will probably not like it one bit). It might mean that the consultant gets her own way and Squiggle will come out 2 weeks early, which I really don't want. It might mean that they do nothing and leave me alone, which would be GREAT!

*Sigh*

Roll on tomorrow... I HATE waiting!

My GTT ... (Part 1)

I have not liked this at all. This is my Glucose Tolerance Test to make sure I am not suffering with Gestational Diabetes...

I'm pretty sure that I'm not, I don't think I am displaying any of the signs. I have only gained 11lb so far this pregnancy. I feel perfectly fit and well if a little tired now in the afternoons. But considering we are redecorating the house, have a toddler to look after (Jack will be 2 in less than a week) and I am now in my 3rd trimester being tired is normal!

I'm not too impressed with having to starve myself in the run up to this test either. I like my food! And since Squiggle is camping out on my gut I'm finding it hard to eat large amounts which means I am nibbly all the time instead of just gorging myself a couple of times a day. I couldn't manage all my tea last night... I ate as much as I could and then felt sick only to wake up in the night starving and unable to get back to sleep. A drink of water wasn't as filling as I…

Only 12 weeks to go.... (or 10)

Wow.... 28 weeks preg. Only 12 weeks to go. 10 weeks if the consultant gets her way.

I really don't think this is going to be a big baby (sorry, yes, I'm back on this old chestnut again). I hopped on the scales yesterday and I have only gained 11 lb. My literature says:

Your total weight gain by this point is likely between 19 and 25 lbs (8.55 and 11.25kg).

I have my GTT on Tuesday which has me thinking about it all again. I swear I am not diabetic. I feel so well! I get tired in the afternoons but, you know... *wave hands madly* PREGNANT, and mother to a TODDLER, and we have loads of DIY to do... I think a nap for an hour or so in the afternoon is acceptable and not a sign of illness.

I appreciate that as I am a mother-to-be with a high BMI (polite way of saying obese at 14st 7lb and only 5 foot 4) they want to keep an eye on me, but I am over weight because I like large portions and don't really like exercise. Not because I have diabetes.

If anything, while I have been…

Much nesting!

I woke up at 4.30 this morning, Jack had sqawked in his sleep and woken us both up, but as Mark was getting up to him he settled down again. Unfortunatly, I was awake by then so after half an hour tossing and turning I gave up and came down stairs.

In the last 3 1/2 hours I have tidied and wiped down the livingroom, cleared off the "cooking" half of the kitchen and given it a scrub, neatened up the "workshop" half. I have put on a load of washing, stacked the dishwasher and set that off. I've got Jack up, changed (twice), fed him and read him 3 books. I've even had time for my own breakfast and some facebooking and forum posts!

Still got more to do though, once the dishwasher finishes I have to empty and restack that (I am just finishing wading through the stuff Mark used while I was away topped up with what we've used since I've come back) then I can give the sink a good scub out. I want to run around the bathroom too, it's become a workshop to…

Feeling a little blue??

Jack's Big Boy Room - Phase 2
Originally uploaded by chiggster I seem to be running the risk of repeating myself with this house. The kitchen, bathroom and nursery are green. The living room and Jack's big boy room are blue.... and the stairway/landing will be going the same way. That only leaves our bedroom! Which is currently pink, yellow and orange (don't ask, not my idea). I would like it to be shades of purple... something sexy... Anyway. That's beside the point. I suppose it means that the house "flows" and it's calm, cool and relaxing.... It wasn't planned. But it seems to work so hey!

But back to Jack's room! There is one section of wall to finish, the ceiling to paint, border to put up.... and the rest is just finishing touches! I'm pretty happy with that. Just want Mark to finish that bit of wall before bedtime (coz my bump is too big to squeeze round that side of the room so I can't)

Back home

Me and Jack got home yesterday afternoon. Jack did his "happy dance" when he saw his daddy, and then proceeded to trash the living room. He did calm down in the evening though and go for a snuggle with dad.

It's so nice to be back! Even though the house isn't at it's best at the moment. All my art work is homeless and squatting in the livingroom until a new home is found, the kitchen is full of stuff to go to the tip (although as I type this Mark is loading up the car for the first tip run) and the stairway/landing is a very strong deterant for burglers who would suffer a slow and painful death if they attempted to cross without a map.

BUT!!!! The livingroom is decorated and just wants the new light fitting putting up and (possibly) the celing painting. Jack's big boy room is almost fully painted and I think the walls will be finished by the end of the day, the celing  by the end of tomorrow. We're off to B&Q after the tip to buy some more backing pap…

On the slide near Nanas

On the slide near Nanas
Originally uploaded by chiggster This is not my greatest bit of filming, but it was done on my mobile phone which (while being perfectly functional) is not the most expensive or high tech phone in the world.

Anyway.... this is Jack going head first down the toddler equivalent of a Death Slide!

No way would I have done this at his age! Or several years older! Or NOW!

Popped home (not really here!)

Livingroom (during) Storage!!!
Originally uploaded by chiggster I have been missing my hubby SO much! It's very odd being apart from him. We are so rarely apart for more than a few hours. So I am really glad that I managed to pop home and see him as well as the progress being made on the house. It's just a shame that I couldn't bring Jack too.

The first thing I noticed when I got home was the lack of wall paper in the stairway! That was not something I thought we were doing just yet! But apparently waiting for the filler to set in the living room was too frustrating for Mark so he thought he might as well start on the stairs too... The nesting bug has burrowed it's way deep into him I think!

But back to the living room. The artex has gone and the paper is up on the ceiling. The old paper and paint is gone from the walls and all the new paper was up, with just a couple of feet of painting to do (Mark knew how much I wanted to do SOME of the painting!) so we finished that…