Sunday, February 01, 2009

In case you were wondering

Things are getting back to normal. Evan has decided that he really likes the flavor of the Tylenol we were giving him for pain, so he now plays up his non existent pain and then immediately asks for "tummy medicine". I figured out his con when he decided to crawl all over me while I was lying on the couch. The entire time he did not even let out a whimper yet when asked later on to go upstairs he groaned as he got up from the couch and really hammed up the pain. The "tummy medicine" is now officially gone (even though it really is not) and he will just have to suck it up if he gets a twinge now and then.

We went back to church as a family for the first time in three weeks. Harry did not have an issue with his new class the first week, but this week he objected strenuously to it (crying and sobbing very piteously). My husband had to sit with him for the first part of Primary while I taught our class. I noticed them pacing the halls later on when it was the Jr Primary's turn for classes, so I switched with my husband. Harry would not even enter the class room for my husband, but with mommy in tow he warmed up a tiny bit to his class and consented to a little bit of coloring. I am hoping that eventually he will decide that Sunbeams is not such a scary thing and that maybe he could go all by himself.

As far as my gestational diabetes goes I think we are getting an handle on it. I started the insulin while Evan was in the hospital (I felt kind of odd going into the bathroom to shoot up my drugs) but was not noticing a difference in my fasting numbers. I gave it a few more days after Evan got home before calling my OB just to make sure that stress was not throwing my numbers off. My dose and the time I took it changed and that seems to have helped a lot.

I am not very keen on the idea of injecting myself, even with the ultra tiny needle that I am using but I am sucking it up and doing it. I am questioning if I want to go through all this again if we do decide to go for a fourth child like we had planned. It does not help things that I am entering what I call the Old Lady stage of my pregnancy. I am showing a lot and starting to slow down. I get hip pain at this stage in the pregnancy and that makes walking not very fun, but if I don't walk my hip pain is worse. I can't just sit up rapidly any more and have to take it slowly in stages. Rolling over in bed at night is also starting to get difficult. A big up side is that my heart burn is not nearly as bad as it was with my other pregnancies. With Harry I had it so bad I had to take Prilosec or I could not eat. This time around it is more occasional and easily treated with Pepcid.

One fun thing we did this weekend was get the boys bunk beds. We have been looking around for a while now and a guy at my husband's work reccomended a store in a nearby town. We found a really sturdy set for a very nice price and even managed to get mattresses for a really nice price to boot. Getting everything home in our minvan was a lot of fun. We had planned on stopping to eat lunch out but since we kind of blocked the kids in the back with the cargo we ended up just eating at home. The boys love thier new beds and Harry is thrilled to be sleeping on the top. This set comes apart into seperate beds but the boys were so enamored of the idea of bunk beds that we decided to put them together for now, but if Harry gets wild with them then we will seperate them so there is less chance of injury. I will post pictures later when I actually take them.

10 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

My kids always loved their bunk beds, I was always a little afraid. A worry wart you know.

Heather said...

The last half of my third pregnancy was hard on me too. Definitely no #4 for us though.

Things sound good there other than the injections!

Guinevere Meadow said...

So sorry you're having to use insulin. That must be such a pain! I'm not sure how I would manage having to inject myself every day!!

I love how you call it the "old lady" stage of pregnancy! I think my ENTIRE pregnancy with Kiddo was like that...lol!

chelle said...

I am glad you are all getting back into a routine and feeling a bit better.

We have a loft bed for Becca that she adores. I hope to get a lower one for Ethan when the baby needs his bed :)

Damselfly said...

Wow, there's so much going on! I'm with you -- I wouldn't want to shoot myself up with anything. I hate needles! You poor thing. And the hip pain and the trying to sleep ... ugh!

I'm glad things are starting to get back to normal for your family!

Annie said...

...and I bet it smells like cotton candy.

Midlife Midwife said...

I like term "old lady stage". Around my house we called it the "beached whale syndrome". Your's sounds so much nicer. Glad you are getting your insulin doses down! That's good news. Keep it up awesome mom. For that hip pain you might want to try a pregnancy belt/support. Sometimes that helps support the weight of the baby and give those poor hips some relief. :-)

Elizabeth-W said...

Hope you get feeling a little better with that whole needle deal. That has got to be an adjustment.

Amber said...

I WAS wondering and thanks for the updates. UGH on the insulin but I am glad you are all feeling better!

fidget said...

ohh I cant give myself shots Kudos to you for being able to do that. Every pregnancy, The Hubster has to do it and he HATES i b/c i'm such a wimp