32 Week Bumpdate

Symptoms: Leg cramps from HELL randomly at night. I’ll move my foot one way and then have the WORST pain in my calves and have to try and move my foot around to get it to stop spasming. It’s probably the worst pregnancy symptom I’ve had, and honestly the worst pain I’ve ever had! 
Sleep: I’m still tired and would love a nap anytime, which is weird for me.
Baby is: So wonderful! He moves around lots still and we have fun trying to figure out if it’s a foot or an elbow or a head we are feeling! He doesn’t kick or punch, just rolls or moves around. He gets the hiccups ALL the time which is awesome, because it’s funny to feel and it means he is practicing breathing!
Gender: BABY BOY!
Dad is: Wonderful! He’s been great helping me meal plan, exercise, and more with the diabetes! 
Mom is craving: Ice chips! I made Randy take me to Chic-Fil-A just to get a big cup of ice chips. I munch on them when I go into the office alllll day. I’m also LOVING peanut butter since it’s one of the things that I can eat with no guilt with the diabetes – I’m eating spoonfuls every day and it tastes so sweet to my sugar-deprived palate! 
Funny things this week: We have the baby’s room pretty much set up, and our niece loves to Facetime and ask to see the room (the room she slept in when she stayed with my parents) and she is SO cute about wanting to see the baby’s bed and all the toys. I make Randy scratch my back ALL the time and I’m pretty sure he’s getting super sick of it, but he’s a great sport! We went to our birthing class and hospital tour and it was really great to learn all the things about the baby, and see where he would be born! It made me feel really relaxed and ready for the whole thing! Randy is also having to put my socks on for me a lot of the time, it’s getting harder to bend over! 

31 Week Bumpdate

Symptoms: I’m so sore all the time! Either my back or my arms or my neck, every day, something aches!
Sleep: I’m getting more and more tired, I haven’t had that huge burst of energy some people get in the last trimester, but I still have enough energy to do what I need to do, which is awesome. I just would love a nap every afternoon hahaha.
Baby is: Good! With Gestational Diabetes we are a little worried he will be a bigger baby, but so far he has measured right on. We’ll get to check again in just a few weeks to make sure he’s not too big! He moves around all the time, very rarely kicks me but more just bounces or rolls.
Gender: BABY BOY!
Dad is: The absolute best. He’s helped me so much by cooking, setting up the baby’s room, and just being my complete rock and support.
Mom is craving: Not a ton, which is nice with the diabetes! 
Funny things this week: We went on our babymoon to the Little America and had some great Maddy/Randy time before our world flips upside down! We’ve been playing basketball at the park almost every night and I’m getting pretty good! I even beat Randy and HORSE this week! 


So a few months ago, Randy and I started talking about if we should go on a “babymoon” type of trip before little boy arrives. We debated San Francisco, Seattle, and even Washington D.C.

Randy, of course, is already the cutest dad EVER. He said he’d love to go on a little getaway, but he also wanted to save our money to take our little man to Disneyland or cool places after he was here. MY HEART.

Also, I got diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, and was pretty grumpy about the idea of traveling to a fun, new city and not being able to go to any restaurant or try any treat.

SO, we opted to do a little babymoon/staycation at the Little America. We stayed at the Little America on our wedding night and have gone back for anniversaries and things, and we absolutely love it. We love downtown, we love exploring our own city, we love all of it!

So, Friday we went and met our pediatrician (who I’m really excited about!) had a diabetes friendly lunch at Zuppas, and went to check into the Little America.

We spent Friday shopping, hitting up Guitar Center so Randy could jam out, had a little stop at the Instacare (I won’t share the story as it wasn’t a big deal, but it was Randy not the baby, and he’s fine.) There was live music in the lobby and we stopped and listened to a REALLY good singer and guitarist, we were really impressed! Then we cuddled up in our room, watching movies and talking and making plans for our little family.

Saturday we had breakfast in bed (our customary tradition) and we were off for more shopping, strolling around Salt Lake, going to a movie, just enjoying being together.

I didn’t go over my blood sugar numbers ONCE on this trip (hallelujah!) so we decided to head to Last Course and get a small treat for me to have a couple bites of. We got the peanut butter pie and it was BOMB (not as good as the glamping s’more in my opinion, but still amazing) and we decided to walk. It was Saint Patrick’s Day and we were the ONLY people on the street that weren’t totally wasted. It was SO funny to walk around all these people dressed in green, running into the streets, just generally being ridiculous.

Sunday we slept in, then headed to Eva’s Boulangerie for brunch. It was sincerely one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. Eggs Benedict and organic greens and it was out of this world!

We headed home after that, but Randy started spring break on Monday, so babymoon wasn’t over!

Monday I got into nesting mode while Randy went to his new kickboxing gym (if anyone is interested, let me know. Randy is OBSESSED with the gym and the boxing/kickboxing classes he gets to go to!)

I cleaned and organized, we washed all of little man’s new clothes, and went and got his crib! His room is pretty much put together which is CRAZY. I feel like I’m doing things before I’m supposed to, but I’m paranoid and busy and want everything ready for when he shows up:)

Tuesday I went into the office, but that didn’t mean babymoon was over! Randy and I went to the Jazz game on Tuesday night. We had AMAZING seats and had the best time. We lost a heartbreaking game, but it was still so fun. It’s crazy that in just under 2 months, it won’t ever be just us again. We’ve been so lucky to get to do so many amazing things together, just us. But I can’t wait to see what our life will be like once our little dude arrives.

30 Week Bumpdate

30 Week Bumpdate:

Symptoms: My back is hurting more, and it’s still so impossible to breathe because little dude is taking up all my room! 
Sleep: Sometimes I’m incredibly tired, sometimes I’m super energized! It’s so random! 
Baby is: Doing great! Moving around and he had the cutest moment with his dad yesterday, it seriously was like he knew it was Randy and so he kept bumping him and rolling around.
Gender: BABY BOY!
Dad is: Fantastic! He’s been helping me make sure I eat the right things and get the right exercise. It’s awesome.
Mom is craving: Random things random days, most of which I can’t eat! No fun! 
Funny things this week: The week dragged on in some ways, and flew by in other ways! We saw our diabetes education doctor and got more specific information about what I can and can’t eat. I’ve been pricking my finger which isn’t my favorite. There are worse things! So far my GD numbers have all been going. I have found out that rice is off the menu! It has made my blood sugar go too high both times I have had it. So unfortunately for me (and for poor Randy!) no more rice meals for the next 10 weeks!

Huge Pregnancy News and 29 Week Bumpdate

We’ve had a little bit of a crazy week over here. Last week I went in to do my 1 hour glucose test. And I didn’t pass, but just barely. I was really worried but tried not to be. I looked up lots of stuff online that said most people who don’t pass the first test, especially by a small margin, fly through the longer one. 

So I went into take the long, dreaded 3 hour test. It honestly wasn’t as bad as people say, the drink isn’t good and burned my throat, and it made me feel a little sick, but it wasn’t bad. I brought work and a book and the three hours passed with no problem. 

I got a call a few days later from my doctor, confirming that I was in fact diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. 

I was in absolute shock. I had looked up all the risk factors, age, weight, family history, and I didn’t have any of them. My grandparents have diabetes, but the risks are only if your parents or immediate family members do. And none of my immediate family members have it. 

I instantly started feeling guilty, thinking about all the candy I had eaten during my pregnancy. But my doctor was also surprised, and hadn’t thought it would be an issue for me. I was told this was the most common pregnancy complication, and that while there are risk factors, there is no way to know who will get it. Someone can have every single risk factor and not get it, and someone who has no risk factors can get it. It just has to do with your body and hormones and how being pregnant affects your ability to produce insulin. 

I wasn’t sure what to do with this information and was freaked out. 

It’s been a week of me going crazy on the internet, Randy telling me not to go crazy on the internet, doctor appointments and pharmacy visits and learning how to prick my finger. The rest of this pregnancy involves a pretty strict diet (including making sure you’re eating a specific amount of carbs all during the day, it’s actually pretty nuts), making sure I’m eating at the right times, checking my blood sugar levels, filling out my homework sheet to document my levels, and more. It’s not something I thought I’d be dealing with, and I have to say I’m a little bummed I can’t be like most pregnant women and indulge in my pregnancy cravings. But I’m so grateful for doctors, for learning about this and having a team of professionals who all want to help me get our little dude here safely. 

I have been really lucky with this pregnancy so far, I haven’t felt too sick, our little guy has been healthy and so have I. So if this is what I get to deal with, that’s fine with me. 

29 week bumpdate –

Symptoms: Little man is still crowding my lungs which is interesting! 
Sleep: I am sleeping better depending on the night, I still am dying for naps in the afternoon which is so unlike me, but it’s good to get that rest! 
Baby is: Doing so good! We meet with his potential pediatrician next week and are getting all the little things we still need all finalized.
Gender: BABY BOY!
Dad is: Seriously my rock. With all the drama of being diagnosed with GD I have been a basket case. Randy has been really sweet and constantly reminds me not to worry.
Mom is craving: Nothing, I think being diagnosed with GD made me really freak out and now I’m not wanting to eat anything at all! 
Funny things this week: This week was a lot harder, but it’s still so worth it knowing our little guy will be here soon. He makes all the hard things better!