On Monday I found out that I had failed my one hour glucose test. What! I have never failed that test before and I was bummed and stressed out. I did not want to have gestational diabetes! I had to do the dreaded 3 hour test. I wasn't able to go in until Thursday and I had bad dreams about it every night. Seesh! You have to have your blood drawn four times. You have to go in fasting at least 10 hours and they immediately make you drink the whole bottle of glucose (after they draw your blood first). That was for sure the worst part. With the one hour test you have to drink a small cup of it and it's awful but for the 3 hour test you have to drink a whole 10 oz bottle. It's pretty bad. Then you are still can't eat anything for the next three hours. That definitely made me a little sick. Surprisingly the three hours went pretty fast. I had my phone, movie player, iPod, and a book. I went for a walk outside for a bit as well. I had to get poked 5 times as one didn't draw any blood. The last two definitely hurt pretty bad as my poor tiny pathetic veins were none too happy. I decided to celebrate such an awful thing by treating myself afterwards to Hawkins Pac Out and I got a cheeseburger, fries, and a shake. After all, it could have been the last junk meal I got to enjoy without pricking my finger after every meal for the next 2 months. Luckily fairly early on Friday my nurse called me and told me that I had passed. Hallelujah! She said all four tests came back normal and to get diagnosed with gestational diabetes at least 2 of them have to come back abnormal. Crisis averted! I knew when I scheduled my one hour glucose test at 2:45 pm I would be in trouble and I was right. I tried to just eat protein only but I was feeling sick and so I had two pieces of whole wheat bread with cheese about an hour before my test. I guess that must have thrown the numbers off. Next time I will do whatever it takes to get that test taken in the morning.
Class lists came out Friday afternoon. Corbin didn't get the teacher I wanted! Bummer. I have no idea who the other teacher is, I'm guessing she's a brand new teacher. Who knows, hopefully she will be awesome. I mean I was a new teacher once, we have to start somewhere. I am happy that the other kids in our ward that are in morning Kindergarten are in Corbin's class so that was some good news for sure. I was shocked that my friend who had requested the teacher we wanted and had special circumstances and was able to talk to the principal about it still didn't get her. Oh well that's kind of good news for me since now her son is in my son's class.
Yesterday we went to Meridian Pool for Dejah's birthday party. It was fun. The water was cold. They definitely don't heat the pool as much in August as they do in June. Afterwards we all ordered pizzas and went and ate them at Gabe and Christy's house. It was fun to chat with the family for a few hours. Dejah's grandma Harris made her a German chocolate cake. Bless her! It was so good. I'm so glad I don't have gestational diabetes so I could enjoy it, twice!
Corbin is very excited about going to school. He has his back pack full of his school supplies which he loves. Any time there is a TV commercial about going back to school or a character on a show going to school Corbin talks to me about it. A funny thing we overheard him say this week was when he said to Gabby, "honey I have to go to work."
Gabby says funny things all time time. She just loves to talk and sometimes she follows me around and won't stop talking to me. It's pretty funny. Today she said to Corbin, "will you please marry me?" She has also matured quite a bit in the last month or so. She cries much less and seems to keep herself more emotionally in control. I can pretty much talk her out of crying most of the time with a few words now which is awesome!
Piper is our little monster. So much so that we have decided to throw her a monster birthday party. We decided it was very fitting of her. She is super fiesty and she gets ticked if things don't go her way. I pretty much don't like to take her anywhere. We think so far her terrible twos (which technically haven't started) are like Corbin plus Gabby times 5. Wow! She can be a handful. She is also super duper funny. She's full of personality. My favorite thing is when she tries to tell Corbin off, "op it! Orbin!" Or when she tries to talk to Gabby and she yells out, "Abby!" I got tons of Piper pictures this week. What can I say, she's a cute Piper Monster.
|Check out that $5 life jacket. Nice!|
|Don't drink the river water Piper.|
|If I had to pick a picture to capture Piper this would be it! Piper Monster! If you can't tell this is happy yelling.|
|Corbin found a huge slug on our walk at the park.|
|Hawkins gives you tons of fries so my kids were happy to scarf them down for me when I got home.|
|We had a little down poor Thursday night.|