Last week was pretty event filled. So I wanted to fill you all in! Weekend recap will be separate and possibly later today. Fingers crossed and no promises!
Monday was boring and freezing. Like -25 freezing. We stayed home. And suspected Avery had pink eye (we ended up being right).
Tuesday I had a doctor appointment/my 1 hour glucose test. I ended up having gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Avery. So I get to do the glucose screening early and often this time around. For those who don’t know, the glucose screening involves drinking a syrupy concoction and then waiting an hour to draw blood to see how your body processes all that sugar. If you pass, you’re good to go. If you fail (by 2 points) like I did, you get to come back and take the 3 hour test.
I decided to throw myself a pity party for failing. I tried to focus on the positive. Like the fact that I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat this time (I had only seen it on the ultrasound at the other appointments) and I scheduled my 20 week u.s. where we will find out the gender. But it didn’t work. I cried on the drive home from the doctor’s office. Because I’m a grown up.
Wednesday was a big day for birthdays around these parts. My niece Erin turned 10. How the hell did that happen?! 10????
I was there in the room when she was born. And that scarred me and made me swear no babies for me! Ha. I lived in the same house with her for her first 4 years. And I have seen her grow into the coolest kid. She is so smart and loving. She is an awesome big sister and the best big cousin to Avery. Avery absolutely adores Erin. I couldn’t love her more even if she was my own. Which is why it’s so hard to believe she is 10. Yikes. Slow down, time!!
Jeremy also celebrated a birthday Wednesday. I love his birthday because we aren’t the same age anymore. And I can tease him for being old. We went out to dinner at Granite City. Yum. We had a good time and Avery was mostly wonderful. We had to have the waitress look up our Mug Club info because I can’t keep track of things anymore. She came back to the table and told us she couldn’t look up our info because we had no tab to pay. A woman in the restaurant wanted to pay for our dinner. We were floored. I have heard do many stories about things like this happening to people, but it had never happened to us. So amazing. I will definitely be paying it forward. Thank you stranger for the delicious meal!
This happened Thursday:
They are too cute together.
Friday was the dreaded 3 hour glucose test. Dun dun DUUUN! They take your blood 4 times during this one. And you need 3 good readings to pass. My first reading: fail. Not looking good. So maybe this will go quicker. I fail the first 2 then go home. Then I passed the second and third readings. Now I’m nervous. It would be just my luck to fail the whole thing on the last reading. So the tec drew my blood and went to run the numbers. And I could feel the tears well up again. She came back and said I passed!! Thank GOD! So I’m good. For a few weeks anyways. Then we get to do this all over again. Joy.
What a week!