The dreaded test!

Last Thursday I had my 24 week checkup!  And the dreaded GTT (glucose tolerance test)  But while waiting for those results, we got to have another peek of our little girl =)  She's growing and doing well!!  Although, she refused to get into a position where we could get a really good glimpse of her.  After the ultrasound was done, I headed back downstairs at the doctors office to get my gtt results.  And guess what?  I failed =(  So that meant, that I needed to do the even more dreaded 4 hour GTT test.  That was scheduled for yesterday. 

I got to the hospital at 7am, had my first blood draw.  Waited about 30 minutes, and then I was given this wonderful breakfast cocktail. 

 

I really don't think I will ever be able to drink another Sunkist soda again in my life.  Ugghh. 
 
After that for the next 3 hours I had my blood drawn again.  Finally at 11:00 I was able to leave and head home. 

Around 4:30 yesterday, my doctors nurse called and told me I failed this one as well =(  Super sad face now.  So now I am scheduled with an appointment at the diabetes clinic at the hospital on Tuesday.  She gave me a brief description of things I can eat and things I can't eat.  But I will definately find out more on Tuesday.  Emma and I went to the grocery store last night, and I was just about in tears there.  So confusing about what I can and can't eat.  Once i'm into this "new" routine of eating it will be much much better!  I know that I will get used to it.  But I know that I am going to miss my sweets.  I have a huge chocolate tooth!  haha
 
So if any of you have been or are diagnosed with Gestational diabetes...any information you have or recipes or advice would be awesome!!! =)
 

The dreaded test!

Last Thursday I had my 24 week checkup!  And the dreaded GTT (glucose tolerance test)  But while waiting for those results, we got to have another peek of our little girl =)  She's growing and doing well!!  Although, she refused to get into a position where we could get a really good glimpse of her.  After the ultrasound was done, I headed back downstairs at the doctors office to get my gtt results.  And guess what?  I failed =(  So that meant, that I needed to do the even more dreaded 4 hour GTT test.  That was scheduled for yesterday. 

I got to the hospital at 7am, had my first blood draw.  Waited about 30 minutes, and then I was given this wonderful breakfast cocktail. 

 

I really don't think I will ever be able to drink another Sunkist soda again in my life.  Ugghh. 
 
After that for the next 3 hours I had my blood drawn again.  Finally at 11:00 I was able to leave and head home. 

Around 4:30 yesterday, my doctors nurse called and told me I failed this one as well =(  Super sad face now.  So now I am scheduled with an appointment at the diabetes clinic at the hospital on Tuesday.  She gave me a brief description of things I can eat and things I can't eat.  But I will definately find out more on Tuesday.  Emma and I went to the grocery store last night, and I was just about in tears there.  So confusing about what I can and can't eat.  Once i'm into this "new" routine of eating it will be much much better!  I know that I will get used to it.  But I know that I am going to miss my sweets.  I have a huge chocolate tooth!  haha
 
So if any of you have been or are diagnosed with Gestational diabetes...any information you have or recipes or advice would be awesome!!! =)
 

I'm Back!

We're back from our mini vacation!  We had such a great time!  We left on Friday morning and headed to Massachusetts for the much awaited Taylor Swift concert!  We left around 7am and got to Massachusetts just before 2:30.  We left for the stadium a little after 3, and i'm glad we left early because the traffic was super crazy! 

 

Before the show started outside of Gillette Stadium (where the New England Patriots play)
And I didn't bring my good camera with me to the concert.  The tickets said on them no cameras allowed with detachable lenses. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When we finally made it to our seats, I thought I was surely going to have a slight heart attack.  I have a *huge* fear of heights, and our seats were so high up that I thought for sure that we were just going to fall out of them! haha 
 
 
 
 
This picture of Emma cracks me up!  She was just a tad bit excited for the concert to start!  And she had to wait a long time too.  But she was excellent while we were there!  We got to the stadium somewhere around 4.  The concert started at 6:30 with an opener that I had never heard of.  Then we had Austin Mahone come out and sing for a while, and then Ed Sherhan.  Taylor took the stage I think around 9:00.  Emma was a trooper waiting for her that's for sure.  And we even managed to get completely down poured on.  But we still had a blast!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I so wish I had my camera with me.  The pictures I took of Taylor just didn't come out at all. 
 
 
 
 
 
I have to say that she put on one heck of an amazing performance!  I would HIGHLY recommend her concert to anyone.  It was fun, entertaining, and just all around awesome! 
 
The next morning we packed up at the hotel, and drove to Mystic, Connecticut to spend the next 2 nights.  We spent the next 2 days, sight seeing around Connecticut and Rhode Island.  It's beautiful down there.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total photo bomb! haha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crazy glasses and balloon hat at Margaritaville =)
 
We even made a stop at a mall in Massachusetts just so Emma could go to the American Girl Doll store.  She saved her money to buy the girl of the year, Saige.  So that's what she bought!
 
 
 
And of course, we bought a couple of outfits for the doll, and her Nana may have bought her an outfit for the doll as well =) 
 
So we definitely had a good time, except on the way home Emma told us she didn't feel good.  We stopped at numerous rest areas so she could use the bathroom.  Not so fun traveling a long distance with someone not feeling too well.  But she is better today!! 

I'm Back!

We're back from our mini vacation!  We had such a great time!  We left on Friday morning and headed to Massachusetts for the much awaited Taylor Swift concert!  We left around 7am and got to Massachusetts just before 2:30.  We left for the stadium a little after 3, and i'm glad we left early because the traffic was super crazy! 

 

Before the show started outside of Gillette Stadium (where the New England Patriots play)
And I didn't bring my good camera with me to the concert.  The tickets said on them no cameras allowed with detachable lenses. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When we finally made it to our seats, I thought I was surely going to have a slight heart attack.  I have a *huge* fear of heights, and our seats were so high up that I thought for sure that we were just going to fall out of them! haha 
 
 
 
 
This picture of Emma cracks me up!  She was just a tad bit excited for the concert to start!  And she had to wait a long time too.  But she was excellent while we were there!  We got to the stadium somewhere around 4.  The concert started at 6:30 with an opener that I had never heard of.  Then we had Austin Mahone come out and sing for a while, and then Ed Sherhan.  Taylor took the stage I think around 9:00.  Emma was a trooper waiting for her that's for sure.  And we even managed to get completely down poured on.  But we still had a blast!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I so wish I had my camera with me.  The pictures I took of Taylor just didn't come out at all. 
 
 
 
 
 
I have to say that she put on one heck of an amazing performance!  I would HIGHLY recommend her concert to anyone.  It was fun, entertaining, and just all around awesome! 
 
The next morning we packed up at the hotel, and drove to Mystic, Connecticut to spend the next 2 nights.  We spent the next 2 days, sight seeing around Connecticut and Rhode Island.  It's beautiful down there.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total photo bomb! haha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crazy glasses and balloon hat at Margaritaville =)
 
We even made a stop at a mall in Massachusetts just so Emma could go to the American Girl Doll store.  She saved her money to buy the girl of the year, Saige.  So that's what she bought!
 
 
 
And of course, we bought a couple of outfits for the doll, and her Nana may have bought her an outfit for the doll as well =) 
 
So we definitely had a good time, except on the way home Emma told us she didn't feel good.  We stopped at numerous rest areas so she could use the bathroom.  Not so fun traveling a long distance with someone not feeling too well.  But she is better today!! 

Day 3: Commenting Challenge

 
 
I'm linking up with Jenna's Journey again today for Day 3 of the Commenting Challenge!  Todays topic is Pintrest!!  I'll be honest, I got onto the Pintrest bandwagon a little later than most people.  I had heard of it, but honestly never really understood it.  But then one night, I figured it out, and then became obsessed with it! 
 
So my absolute favorite Pintrest recipe I have found yet is Honey yeast rolls.  These have been a huge hit every time I have made them!  I did a post about them HERE.  They are simple to make, but yet soooo yummy!!
 
I have also come across a few recipes from pintrest that looked great, but then after making them found out they weren't so great. 
 
I'm loving pintrest right now for baby ideas too.  Nursery ideas for the baby etc.  =)

Speaking of baby...tomorrow I have my 24 week baby update!  Tomorrow, I will be exactly 24 weeks!  I also have the gestational check as well.  I really don't look forward to it, I remember when I was pregnant with Emma and I had all I could do to drink down that bottle of orange stuff! Yuck!  But as soon as i'm done that, I head right to have another ultrasound =)  We are sooo excited to see her face again =)  And I tell you, she is a wiggly little baby!  She is constantly moving around in my belly.  I don't remember Emma being this active at all.  There are times when it actually keeps me awake, but I love it! 
 
And all I have is 1 picture to share with you all today.  Emma loves driving around in her mustang, but she sure is a crazy driver!!
 
 
 
Happy Wednesday all!! =)
 

Day 3: Commenting Challenge

 
 
I'm linking up with Jenna's Journey again today for Day 3 of the Commenting Challenge!  Todays topic is Pintrest!!  I'll be honest, I got onto the Pintrest bandwagon a little later than most people.  I had heard of it, but honestly never really understood it.  But then one night, I figured it out, and then became obsessed with it! 
 
So my absolute favorite Pintrest recipe I have found yet is Honey yeast rolls.  These have been a huge hit every time I have made them!  I did a post about them HERE.  They are simple to make, but yet soooo yummy!!
 
I have also come across a few recipes from pintrest that looked great, but then after making them found out they weren't so great. 
 
I'm loving pintrest right now for baby ideas too.  Nursery ideas for the baby etc.  =)

Speaking of baby...tomorrow I have my 24 week baby update!  Tomorrow, I will be exactly 24 weeks!  I also have the gestational check as well.  I really don't look forward to it, I remember when I was pregnant with Emma and I had all I could do to drink down that bottle of orange stuff! Yuck!  But as soon as i'm done that, I head right to have another ultrasound =)  We are sooo excited to see her face again =)  And I tell you, she is a wiggly little baby!  She is constantly moving around in my belly.  I don't remember Emma being this active at all.  There are times when it actually keeps me awake, but I love it! 
 
And all I have is 1 picture to share with you all today.  Emma loves driving around in her mustang, but she sure is a crazy driver!!
 
 
 
Happy Wednesday all!! =)