Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gain weight?

I just got home from my OB appointment. Baby is grrrrrreat! I will have an ultrasound once a month from now until the baby is born... to make sure he's not getting too big (Monday is my next one). I have lost 13 pounds. The doctor told me I'm not allowed to lose anymore weight. I've never been told that before =). I told him I'm not trying to lose weight, I just don't have an appetite. I'm starting to get heartburn so I really don't want to eat. I have to gain 1 pound a week until the baby is born. I'll try! My blood sugar is below 90 in the morning and below 100 during the day. He said to eat more. My numbers can be higher during the day. I'll have to experiment.
He gave me a long lecture about getting the H1N1 vaccine. I told him I don't want to get it. I probably will have to listen to a lecture every 2 weeks, but I'm not going to budge. =) I'm not taking a chance with my son. =)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

26 weeks... 6 1/2 months!

Here we are at 26 weeks. Sorry I don't have any makeup on. I didn't think we had grown so much in just 2 weeks, but little Shepherd is getting bigger... and so am I. =) Marvin wanted to make sure you could see the mobile in the background. It was a gift from our dear friend Hera. It has cars and planes on it. He is so cute! Also, you can see the bedding set my Aunt Suzie got for us. So neat! I kind of match it. =) I have my OB appointment this Thursday. I start seeing them every 2 weeks from here on out. Pretty cool! =) 14 more weeks to go.

Monday, October 19, 2009

No flu shots for me... Sunshine instead!

I wanted to share with you all about the benefits of sunshine. I was talking with a friend of mine, who has 2 kids. I ask everyone if they are getting the flu shot or H1N1 vaccine. She said, "Don't you dare take it!" She sent me these articles about the benefits of vitamin D. I'm not sure if the supplements are safe during pregnancy I'll ask my OB, but I've chosen a safer route... Sunshine.
She told me to sit in the sunshine everyday for like 30 minutes, or until your skin gets pink. And that will be your daily dose of vitamin D. It's been chilly here lately, but as soon as I sit for a few minutes I warm up. I slowly expose my skin, making sure I'm warm enough. Not too much, I've got neighbors and I like to be modest at all times. Just as much of my legs as possible, my arms, my tummy, my face and neck. She did that during both of her pregnancies and did not get sick. I even feel better after sunbathing.
Read the articles. They are very interesting. I want to do whatever I can naturally to fight off illnesses. I don't want to turn to vaccines or drugs. I don't trust an untested vaccine the government keeps pushing.

We have to make the best decision for ourselves, but I want to be super educated. I will not get the vaccines, regular flu shot or the H1N1. But that is my choice.
Bring on the sunshine. =)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

OB appointment 24 weeks 4 days

My appointment was wonderful! My doctor told me my numbers are amazing. He said they are better then a regular person who doesn't have GD or regular diabetes. Woo hoo! The baby is great too! He is now laying head down (hopefully he'll stay that way) and his heartbeat is super strong.
My doctor did recommend getting the H1N1 vaccine and the flu shot. I want to find out what the other 2 doctors think. I have taken the flu shot only once in my life and I have never gotten the flu. I feel very uncomfortable taking the "rushed" H1N1 vaccine. I don't want myself or my son to be a test subject. I've decided not to take it, but to isolate myself at the end of October until the baby is born. I'll stay home from church (there are so many kids and high schoolers that might be carrying the flu) and Marvin will have to do the grocery shopping. Marvin had the regular flu shot (he gets one every year) but I don't want him to take the H1N1 either. He hasn't decided yet.
I am a very strong person. I worked in preschool for 3 years and have had anything you can think of. I'm very good about washing my hands often and not touching my face. Whenever Marvin gets home from school or work he immediately puts his clothes in the washing machine and washed his hands and face really good... or takes a shower. It means more laundry for me, but I don't mind. =) Since we've been married (almost 2 years) Marvin has not been sick once.
We have a plan to keep ourselves healthy. I'm really not worried. The only thing that worries me is taking the H1N1 vaccine.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

6 months pregnant...

Here I am 2 days before I'm 6 months pregnant (24 weeks.) Close enough! I want to be better about taking pictures of my baby belly. So far I've lost 10 pounds. My next appointment is Wednesday the 14th, so we'll see if I've gained weight.
We took this in front of the crib. You can see the adorable quilt a lovely lady in our ward made for us (Thank you Carol).
What an adventure!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

23 weeks...

Awesome! I can't believe how fast time is going by. In 2 weeks is my baby shower... I get to see my Mom and sister, Renee, and party with all my girlfriends. I am so excited! Today Marvin and I watched General Conference on the Internet. The next General Conference in April 2010 we will have a 9 week old baby to watch it with. So bizarre! I am so grateful for all that Heavenly Father has given to me. I thank Him everyday for all the blessings He has brought into my life. I won't get sappy, I'm just on a high from listening to Conference... and it's probably hormones too. Next week I'll be 6 months along! WOW!!!