Saturday, January 19, 2008

Expect Net Game

I just wanted to let you all know we have an on-line game started to see who can guess the most about Baby Carlson before he arrives. Click on the orange box to the right of our countdown ticker to access it! Have fun!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's Update Time!

Hello friends! I haven't posted since my bummer post a while back, so figured I should get back on to redeem myself. I'm doing pretty well with the diabetes stuff. I have to count my carbs and check my blood sugar two times a day, and so far things are going well. I've only had high numbers 2 times since I've been monitoring it, so that's good. I'm also finding that I have a lot more appreciation for my dad, who has type-2 diabetes. I can totally understand his frustration and trouble with staying on a diet. I only have to endure this for roughly 6 weeks, and he's not got an end in sight. Tough stuff...

Anyhow, we had our weekly check up appointment today. Things are fairly normal. We had our normal ultrasound, and our little guy continues to follow his growth curve. He's still on the small side, but that is just fine by me! Also, the tech we had today really worked hard to try to see the left hand. We still only saw 3 fingers, but he was moving and bending them, which is a great sign that they will function normally. The tech also managed to get some new shots of his face, which are looking more like a baby face, and less like a scary skull. :) So overall, a great appointment.

Thanks again for your continued prayers and support! We love you all! Oh, and watch for future pics and a post about my "Top Secret Project" (which many of you already know about).

Friday, January 4, 2008

A funny thing happened...

So, if you hadn't heard yet, I failed my first glucose test just before Christmas (which was given later than normal, but that's what happens when you switch care providers I guess). This meant I had the supreme pleasure of taking a longer 3-hour version of the same test on Wednesday this week. For this test they gave me an IV line, drew blood, and then made me drink somewhere around 12 oz. of a super sweet, slightly-thicker-than-soda liquid. Then over the next 3 hours they drew blood once per hour. It was WAY fun! :P I actually didn't care that much, except that I really don't like needles much at all. Before I left they told me that unless something was wrong they wouldn't call me about the test.

Fast forward to yesterday. I get a call at work-- it's the Mayo nurse line-- uh-oh. Yup! You guessed it- I have gestational diabetes! Isn't that fabulous? Can't you just hear the sarcasm dripping from my mouth? OK, so I'm trying to stay positive, but... So, now I have to test my blood sugar levels twice a day, and I'm on a diet to watch my carbs. They're having me back next week to check over everything, and now I will officially begin going to see my Dr. every week.

The only thing I can think is thank goodness this was all discovered AFTER Christmas, and at least I don't have too much longer to deal with it (in the grand scheme of things). I know it will be fine, but this is my moment of frustration. I'm glad I have a place to vent. :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

The holiday season has come to an end. The next holiday off for me is Memorial Day! Why do four holiday "days off" fall within a few weeks of each other?

Sarah and I will be pretty focused on getting ready for the baby... we are at 34 weeks today so if he goes to the due date that means we have only 6 weeks left! Where did 3/4 of a year go?

Well, back to work tomorrow for me and back to work Thursday for Sarah. Enjoy the new picture of Sarah on the right.