Tuesday, November 3, 2009

28 weeks

In less than 12 weeks, we will have a sweet one in our home. To be honest, that *kind of* freaks me out! I'm excited to meet her, thrilled to have a new member of our family, and ready to not be pregnant anymore (I don't do pregnant well). However, I'm not sure I'm fully prepared (are we ever??) for how this change will be for our family. Of course, the change is going to be great, but it's still a change, and a big one at that.

I need to start realizing that she's coming soon. I did my first wash of Maggie's baby clothes. Maggie and I enjoyed going through them together, with her sweetly saying, "Oh, look how little" or "Oh, Katie will look SO cute in this!!" I teared up more than a few times watching my big four year old go through her baby clothes. She was so excited that Katie will wear some of her things. I need to get other things ready, such as registering her for the school Maggie goes to and finishing Maggie's big sister room. There is just so much to get done!

I'm 28 weeks and 2 days along now. Feeling pretty good for the most part. I'm constantly exhausted and my schedule is not slowing down. Sadly, there are no opportunities for naps. My days at work are busy, our weeknights are busy, and our weekends are insanely full with family activities. We seem to have something every hour most weekends. My MIL is having Maggie overnight Friday, so I think Andrew and I will get a date. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if the date ends up as a night on my couch!

I found out on Friday that I failed the 1 hour glucose test. This is the first time I've failed it. My other two pregnancies I breezed right through it. So, tomorrow morning, I go in for the 3 hour test. I'm not really worried about whether or not I will pass or fail. If I fail, I'll do what I need to do to control it. What worries me is the process. I have to fast tonight and then need to drink water but nothing else until the nasty drink (which makes me dizzy). Due to my morning sickness (which yes, I still get it if I don't take my Unisom/B6 pills at night before bed), I HAVE to eat in the mornings. I'm afraid of getting sick tomorrow after not eating and then drinking that nasty sugar concoction. Hopefully, it will all go well, but I still worry about it.

My belly has just really popped over the last two weeks! I got my first, "oh wow, you must be having a baby any day now" comment. Um, no, thank you I have 12 more weeks! I've gained more than I would have liked by this point. More than I have with my other girls.

Maggie is still as excited as ever. I think Andrew was more than a little appalled when he found out that I honestly answered the "How will the baby come out of your body?" question this weekend. When she asked me, I asked her "Well, how do you think it will happen?" She told me that maybe my belly would explode. What a freaky image!! I'm all about telling her the truth. Of course, she promptly ran to Andrew and said, "Mama will push the baby out of a hole in her PRIBATES!!" The look of horror on Andrew's face was classic. Maggie constantly asks questions about Katie. I love when she wonders what Katie will be like--"Will she have blue eyes like me?" "Do you think she will like being a princess?" "Will she be a chubalub like Allie or a tiny peanut like me?" My belly is kissed 15 plus times a day. Every time she comes in for a kiss, I fall in love with Maggie just a little bit more. It is seriously the sweetest thing. I know that it will be so awesome to watch her with the baby.

I wonder what little Miss Katie will be like. Guess will find out soon!


USMCwifeAMY said...

How sweet! I can't wait to see what little Katie will look like either! I remember seeing Maggie for the first time and the differences and similarities between the girls was amazing. I can't wait to add another beautiful sister to the mix to be in awe of!
I totally laughed at the description Maggie gave your husband, too funny! My son said the same thing, only called it a "pribacy", he was very concerned with babies coming out of the pribacy area. Kids are so funny!
12 more weeks! I hope it goes easy on you!

HPTeach said...

How exciting! Our second one, Heath, is due just about the time Katie is. With our first I passed the glucose test just fine. This time, I didn't. Last week I had to do the 3 hour test as well. Surprisingly didn't pass that one either. So diet change and blood testing daily has ensued at my house. I hope and pray that it all goes well for you, especially with the morning sickness. Good luck!

I love how you told her the truth about where the baby comes out. Not sure though I am quite ready to do that with my son. All power to you :)

ViolinMama said...


So great to hear from you. We just announced we're expecting #3 to everyone, and we are so excited, and I love reading other expecting journeys.

I also love how you told Maggie. Our eldest also knows (she's 6, but was 4.5 when her sister arrived) and she took it well! HAHA!

I bet you look radiant, and we all look forward to the big countdown! Rest when you can, do some nesting, and savor the last few weeks! Excited for you!

(Oh, and I wonder too what this one inside me will look like...so cool to dream!)

Adrianne said...

Wow, I love hearing her describe how Katie will come out of you! I too have failed a 1 hour glucose test... But the went on to pass the 3 hour. It is torture, don't get me wrong, but you will survive! Sounds like you are doing great! That little princess will be here in NO time!!

snekcip said...

Oh how precious is Maggie! I just had to LAUGH when you mentioned Andrew's face!!! Jenny I can't wait to meet Katie!! I'm so happy for you guys!!

Allison said...

Your blog was suggested to me on Google Reader, so I clicked to look around. My son Josh is a leukemia survivor (ALL '02) so I headed over to your old site to check it out too. I was so surprised to discover that your Allie and I have the exact same name. I am Allison Leigh too! I guess you and my mom have the same good taste. I love both of your blogs and send my best wishes to your family.