Thursday, June 28

28 Weeks!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and all went well. The results came in for my gestational diabetes test and I was negative. I wasn't really too worried about it, but I was still glad when he said that everything was fine. I am still slightly anemic (even though I'm taking an iron supplement) but my iron count hasn't gotten any lower either so he said not to worry about it. I'm also measuring right on target and he (the doctor) didn't gripe about my weight.

I've never had to "manage" my weight before so this is something that I've had to get used to. Well, now that I think about it I did try to stay under a certain weight in college one semester while I was in a strength training class but that was only to avoid having to lift heavier weights for the test! Anyway, where was I? Oh, I'm blessed with a good metabolism (thanks mom and dad) and since I'm tall there are lots of places for my weight to spread out. Having said all this, I am a bit concerned that I've already gained about 30 lbs and the baby is just now starting to put on all of her weight!! Everybody keeps saying not to worry about it and that I'll "bounce" back to my old self after the baby. I just love that word...bounce...makes it sound so easy! But alas, Koby always eases my worries. He's been a constant encouragement and reminds me that as long as I, and the baby are healthy that it doesn't matter what the scale says. He says I'm more beautiful than I've ever been and I love when I catch him staring at my belly! I really need to be more disciplined when it comes to walking and eating right though. It's just so much easier to come home after work and lounge around. Who wants to get out and get all sweaty anyway?

I decided that I'm going to add a little "what I'm excited about" section to the end of my blogs. I tend to get caught up worrying about the little things so maybe this will help me focus on the positive things too.

What I'm ExCiTeD about...
My friend JJ from Dallas is coming to visit me tomorrow. I haven't seen her since her b-day in mid-December so I know we will have fun catching up and we are going to do some shopping!! I can't wait!


Aaron said...

Irma, love, without dates on your posts I get confused. You know how easily I get confused, and this isn't helping, so if you could... what was I talking about?

irene said...

Shopping? SHOPPING? Is that ALL you guys ever think about? Can I come?

Anonymous said...

Irma! This is Abby and I am so excited to hear about your pregnancy! Everyone I know already has kids, so it is encouraging to hear someone talking about the same things that are happening to me. I go for an appt on Tues and I will be 22 wks - how exciting will that be that we will have little ones almost the same age at family stuff! I can't wait... I love the stuff you have picked out for Olivia. I'm not big on pink either and what you've found is adorable. We're having a boy, so avoiding pink is not going to be a problem. :) Don't think twice about your weight. If your doc says you're good, no problem. You look GREAT in your pics! Will keep checking in on you - hope all continues to go well!