Friday, September 7, 2012

It's a Girl!!

Sorry that I haven't posted for a while!  Thanks to those of you who have emailed wondering about me.

So we found out last month that I am having a girl!  I'm very excited to add another little girl to our family!  She is doing well.

I am doing well, but have struggled with eating the last few months.  I am still having a difficult time with my expanding belly and spend a lot of time being sad about it.  I know I will be able to get back into a normal routine and lose again once the baby is born, but's hard.

I had my gestational diabetes test today where I had to drink this disgustingly sweet glucose drink.  I should find out tomorrow or Monday whether I'm at risk.  Since I haven't had a great month of eating, I wonder how my levels will come back, but the last few days I have been watching sugar intake and I did not eat from last night until the test.  The doctor says that all types of women get it, not just overweight women, so that gave me a bit of comfort.

I had my first baby shower last weekend in Missouri with hubby's family.  It was great and everyone was so generous.  It's a completely different experience this time because my other two girls were adopted and even though they were with us from birth, the adoption wasn't finalized until they were almost 2, so there was never any shower.

I have 3 more showers scheduled.  It is overwhelming!  I have a hard time with people being nice to me...that's called life long damage....but I feel incredibly blessed.

 I hope all of you are well!!!


  1. I just found your blog! Congrats on the baby girl. I just had my first little girl 5 months ago. I loved being pregnant. It was actually a good reason for my stomach to get bigger. I've actually never felt so comfortable with my body. Good luck with the glucose test. I failed the first one and had to do the 3 hour test. Worst day ever!!! Hope to hear more from you soon.

  2. Oh! I just read that this is your first pregnancy. Congrats! It's so nerve-wracking after trying for so long, isn't it?! We tried for 9 years before conceiving through IUI. Good luck!

  3. Congratulations on this little blessing in your life.

  4. Happy to hear from you Jodie! I think I would feel the same if I were to get pregnant - the sadness over the expanding belly. I would be worried that I might never be able to lose it again or that I wouldn't have the motivation to do it again. Still, I knows that's not how God wants us to think. I look forward to seeing the little lady soon!

  5. So, did you pass our nasty glucose tolerance test? Hope to hear from you soon. It's been a long time! Hope everything is going well.