April 07, 2013

Sunshine Sunday - boys, chicks, and dates

Things were a bit busy this week, which is what made me miss a few posts.  I had my sister in town, a few things due, and a 4 hour glucose test for gestational diabetes at my doctor's office.  Yes, I failed the first one - which I was really frustrated about because I'm eating healthier than I ever have in my life.  I'll find out the results from this test soon and my fingers are crossed.

I spent a lot of time in this room, wishing I could give my doctor's office a surprise makeover as long as I was there.  However, I think you need permission to do something like that :)


Rex built his own ramp the other with scrap wood he found in our garage.  Boys are pretty fun and I hope their adventurous spirit rubs off on our girl.


Baden has had a recent obsession with chicks and ducklings, so we headed to our local IFA store and saw some.  They were so fluffy!



My husband and I have been trying hard to get out on dates twice a month.  It has been awesome.  We even test drove some cars.  Seriously - thank you all again for all your advice.  We're figuring it out, I think.

While I had some frustrating moments this week, it makes me feel good to step back and just be grateful.  This is a good, good life.  At times I can still hardly believe that we have a baby girl on the way and that I've been given two sweet boys.  I don't think there's anyone I'd trade lives with.

Thanks for reading.

8 comments:

  1. Great pictures of the boys.
    I'm glad you had a good week. It's always fun to spend time with family.
    I got a juicer and have been juicing my little muffin away :)
    Carrot juice is the best. I would love to hear your favorite mixes.
    Have a great Sunday.
    Love you guys.

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  2. Haha. Every time I'm in my doctor's office I think the same thing. I think it has to have been the mid-nineties since it was done.

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  3. I ended up having pretty bad gestational diabetes with my pregnancy and it did really suck, especially for the last 3 months before my son was born. I'd put up with 9 months of it now that I know how incredible he is! I'm likely to have it again in my next pregnancy now that I have had it (and though it's major treatment is dietary control, it's mostly genetic) but I'm not worried. It cramped my lifestyle, but it's a good heads up for potential type 2 diabetes when I'm older, and even though my son is only 5 months old, those 3 months of controlled diets and daily injections feel like a lifetime ago and lasted only for a moment.
    I guess I'm trying to say that I really hope your tests come back negative, but if they're positive it's intense but not that bad. I'll be praying!

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  4. Adding to the above post, don't beat yourself up Cheri! I also had gestational diabetes, it is indeed mostly genetic. We have a few cases of type 2 diabetes scattered throughout our family and yet are all pretty healthy eaters. You'd be surprised at some of the foods that can cause very high blood sugars (-normal fruit juice is one of the worst!) My diabetes cleared up after pregnancy but it has given me a warning about the importance of looking after myself long term. My 4 year old son also has type 1 diabetes which I managed to catch in the very, very early stages -despite doctors not believing me- as I knew exactly what I was looking for. He has recently been diagnosed -the hospital have never caught such an early case and are gobsmacked- I'm so relieved I caught it before it took it's toll on his body. He's now on insulin and coping far better. It breaks my heart what he goes through daily but we are getting to grips with it and not letting it stop us living life to the full :) So not only does it give you a heads up for later but you know what to look for in your children and other family members too. I have my beady eye on my other son, but so far so good.
    Fingers crossed you're negative but if not there are worse things and it's certainly not your fault :)

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  5. I can relate to the dr's office thing. I just might be staying at a little cottage in arkansas right now, and I might have moved a few things around and redecorated the mantle so that I could take some awesome pics of this cute little cottage, shhh don't tell anyone. Sometimes I think it feels like a curse, I always want to redo places I go to. :)

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  6. Haha I cannot even tell you the amount of times I have wanted to makeover various Dr's offices! I can so relate!

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  7. Meant to tell you, but there were soooo many comments that we have a Chrysler Pacifica and LOVE it. They have stopped manufacturing them now, I think, but they are VERY roomy and have TOP Safety ratings. They also have a 3rd row seat option. We love ours and have 2 boys in car seats.... big car seats at that! It's a great crossover that rides really smooth.

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  8. Ack, I hate those dreadful doctor's appointments when my doctor tells me I need to lose weight, even though I've been working out and eating right for years now! I think I finally learned the trick though, I lost a bit of weight this past year, so I am hoping I pass my next physical!

    My husband and I also try to do "date night" at least once a month. We don't have kids, but we both have very busy schedules. I think it is important and healthy for the relationship to remember to reconnect and spend time together.

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