Thursday, January 14, 2010

no longer an it

we're having a baby girl!  we went to my 20 week ultrasound appt on tuesday, and little miss hughes did not want to open her legs for us...but the ultrasound tech finally announced that it was a girl.  i think daniel might've died from happiness - he thought all along we were having girl, so he says.  i personally think he was just hoping all along, but whatever...

after the appt daniel and i went to the mall and bought emilee lots of new clothes.  i tried really hard to limit what i spent, because i know that a baby shower is coming up, plus my friend jill has tons of little girl stuff she's sending my way.  that's gonna come in handy, especially with the $1,000+ per month daycare expense, but that's a complaint for another day.

in other GREAT news, i passed my 3 hour glucose yay - no gestational diabetes right now! :)  i was thrilled...after i failed the 1 hour, i was convinced i had it, especially with being overweight.  i got that news on tuesday, too, so all in all, it was a good day.

no much else to report on this end.  i've been really busy at work.  i'm heading to VA to visit with manda this weekend...we're gonna tackle the start of the baby registry.  daniel was supposed to make the trip down with me, but he is going to have to work overtime this weekend.  he told me to go in so he could get some sleep, since he'll be working midnights.  lol.  you'd think i was loud or something... ;)

you guys have been all healthy and exercising and stuff.  i'm actually looking forward to the day i can go all hardcore on weightloss again.

enjoy the rest of your weekend and the long 3 day weekend (for you federal employees!).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

out with the old, in with the new

the new year that is.  2009 was a pretty big year full of new adventures for me.  started the year off moving to a bigger place (in wv) with the then boyfriend, joined ww, got engaged, planned a wedding, got married, went to hawaii, left my 1st "real" job, moved to md, started a new job, got pregnant, and moved again to a bigger place.  that's my year in a nutshell, and while all of these things have turned out to be positive choices, it seems like a lot for one person to endure in one year.  i'm wondering if 2010 will be full of lots of changes or just the biggest change yet - becoming a mom.

in baby/pregnancy news, last monday i had to go in for my 18 week checkup and they did the glucose tolerance screen a few weeks early since i'm overweight.  well, those results came back and i failed it, so i go again this coming friday to do the 3 hour test that will determine if i have gestational diabetes.  that means a strict, low carbohydrate diet for this ol' girl. 

we should get the results for daniel's cystic fibrosis gene carrier blood screen back tomorrow.  can't remember if i mentioned this before, but i was determined to be a cystic fibrosis gene carrier, so daniel had to get tested as well.  if his returns negative, then there's no chance baby hughes will have CF.  however, if he's positive, there's a 25% chance our baby will have it.  i'm trying to think positively, as the odds are in our favor, but it is still kinda scary.

baby stuff seems to be on my mind a lot these days.  i think that started with the baby's first movement.  i am dying to know if it's boy or girl (9 more days!!!) and to start really prepping for him/her.  daycare research is still taking place.  i'm hoping to make a decision sometime this month.  the expense of it all really freaks me out!!!

hope everyone enjoyed their new year's as much as i enjoyed mine.  daniel and i drove down to va to meet up with manda and jay.  we had a nice dinner, and then went back to their place to play games (lots of guitar hero, some wii arcade games, and then i introduced them to the awesome catchphrase).  it was one of my favorite new year's yet!  did anyone else watch the dick clark countdown?  we couldn't help but giggle, but wow, i feel bad for him.  he sounds so bad...that stroke did a number on him.  i think it's good they still let him participate, but still...

okay, i'm outta here.  i'm freezing and need to get back under the covers.  this -7 windchill is getting old!!!