Friday, May 26, 2006

cute pic for a friday

Just thought this was cute

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 25, 2006

I am an Auntie!!

Just wanted to share the news - my sister in law had a baby girl early this morning. Her name is Georgia Maria. I think she is around 3kg - I saw her and her mum this morning (she was in the same hospital as my obstetrician) and she was tiny with lots of dark hair. Am going to see her again properly tonight - very excited!

I went to see the specialist today about my diabetes. It doesnt sound like a huge problem, I just have to watch what I eat and do a little bit of exercise every day. I think I can manage that. I still have only put on around 6kg (although the scales at the specialist say that I have put on 8kg) - either way I am still lighter than I was a year ago, so I cant be doing too bad!

I have about 4 weeks left of work, and we are having our new kitchen installed soon, so its all happening in my world at the moment. Its going to be a crazy 2 months!

Will try and get some photos of my little niece in the next few days and post them for you all.
Hope you are all having a good week

Thursday, May 18, 2006

It was too good to be true.

I am sure this is nothing to worry about, but I got a call from my doctors office yesterday and she told me that my glucose tolerance test came back with high sugar levels and I have gestational diabetes. All I was told was not to freak out, and that I would have to see a specialist next week after my regular obstetrician visit.

My thoughts are that if it was of any serious concern that I would have to see someone about it immediately, so I am worried, but not too worried.

Just wondering if anyone else has had any experience with this. I have done a bit of reading and it seems that I have a lot of the indicators, being
  • being overweight;
  • having a family history of diabetes; (my maternal grandmother was diabetic)
  • being older than 30.

I am just a bit dissapointed because I have been quite good with my eating and not put on too much weight, so I was thinking I wouldnt have to deal with anything like this...

I am going to stay positive and try and be as healthy as I can. One of the main issues that can arise from GD is having a large baby, and I really want to try to have a 'normal' delivery, so I am going to eat well, stay away from the lolly cupboard and do a bit more excercise - and DRINK MORE WATER!!

Will update more after I see the specialist. Hope you are all having a good week.


Monday, May 15, 2006

what's with bananas?

Just a little whinge...
I just went to my local IGA supermarket and they were selling banana's for $13.99/ kg!! I know there was a horrible hurricane in FNQ and there is a terrible shortage, but what am I supposed to do about my banana cravings - I am pregnant after all.
I dont mean to sound self centred and I do feel bad about all of those farmers and residents who have lost their homes and livelyhood, but I am really missing my banana fix!
Thats all - I just had to vent...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

finally... the bump revealed!

Greetings - what a beautiful day it is today? Still my favourite weather - I love it! It was quite chilly this morning, but thats OK. Starting to think of what its going to be like getting up and feeding a new born in the middle of the night in July. Its going to be cold.....

I have finally got around to uploading some pics. These are the ones taken in Pearl Beach.

I know they were only taken 2 weeks ago, but I feel like I have had a major growth spurt since then and feel much bigger than I look in these pics!

My hubby is insistant that we go out and do a 'photo shoot' pretty soon to document me as a pregnant woman. I am quite looking forward to it, but I know I will have to be in the mood. I want to take some pics in my dress, and I may even do some tasteful nudey shots. Just imagine Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair (but I will look nothing like her!!).

We have finally started getting organised and got a few things for the bub - have borrowed a bassinette and a change table, and bought ourselves a pram - can you believe that is the first thing we have actually bought! I cant believe how laid back I am being - but really, I dont want to go over board. All I really need to get now is the capsule for the car and some nappies and we will be sorted for the time being. I know there are plenty of other things I should get (like clothes and wraps and stuff) but I am sure they will be appear....

Start my ante natal classes this week - I think this will be the start of it becoming very very real... Will let you all know how it goes!

Hope you all have a great week. Enjoy this glorious weather and smile at the wonderful news of the miners being freed!