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Friday, July 1, 2011



On Wednesday, I celebrated a birthday and "Mister" turned 28 weeks! My belly looks huge in this picture, but that only means he's growing. According to his measurements, he's in the 55th percentile for growth and weighs about 2 lbs. 11 oz.

I also had my glucose test done this week and the doctor just called to tell me that I failed it. I'm not sure how they come up with their numbers but she said I scored a 137 and my doctor's cut off number is 134. So now I have to do the 3-hour glucose test on Wednesday. I was told to bring something to do because "there's no sleeping" in the waiting room and I have to stay there the entire time. Anyone want to play "Words With Friends" with me to keep me entertained for 3 hours? Anyone? I have a feeling this experience is going to be like the 13-week scan. A big scare and fuss, then it will turn out to be fine. I'm hoping anyway.

For my birthday, I went to the doctor for a couple hours, saw my beautiful baby boy, then we went to lunch where it turned out to be free! Then went to Anthropologie for window shopping. I've never been in there before but I left wanting one of everything. Then I went to Macy's to use a birthday coupon, that I couldn't use because my purchase didn't qualify but I bought myself a dress. Y'all I haven't worn a dress since I got married in 2005! Crazy right? I have a couple options, but I might wear that to my baby shower next Saturday. Holy crap, that's only 8 days away!

Later on for dinner, we went to Cheesecake Factory with my in-laws, Mr. H and my siblings. My mom couldn't make it because she was sick but we had a good time. They seriously have the best orange chicken ever. And the pina colada cheesecake wasn't too bad either. By bedtime, I was exhausted. Mr. H came to my side of the bed for "snuggies" wrapped his arm around my belly and felt baby kick for the first time. He only kicked once then we all fell asleep. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.

15 comments:

Deborah Alfawicki said...

I'm a bit behind on the good wishes but wanted to say many congratulations on your pregnancy. I love stopping by to see how you're doing.

I failed my first glucose test as well (that will teach me to have sugar in my tea right before the test). I took a book, knitting (no, I don't know how to knit but figured 3 hours would give me ample opportunity to learn) and did a lot of people watching. It wasn't so bad. Enjoy! It won't be long before 3 hours to do nothing is a distant memory.

sapphireblue said...

I was fortunate that my hubs was able to come with me when I did my 3 hr test. We played scrabble the whole time.

AbsoluteMommy said...

Grab a book you have been really wanting to read. The Help, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The last Harry Potter, ect. Or some "beach" read. Take it with you and read your heart out. You'll be so disappointed when they tell you it's over because you will be so into the book. Good luck and god bless. I'm sending happy and positive thoughts your way daily!!!
Megan aka Absolute Mommy

Sophie said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday. Aww, those unexpected kicks are the best :). Great baby bump shot!

Mrs. A said...

Sounds like an awesome day! You look great! And if you want to play words with friends I will play with you, but I'm not that good! (Khall83)
Happy 4th of July!

Hennifer said...

I second Deborah about the distant memory :-)

I'll be at work but I would play Word w/friends. I'll have to look up my name.

Hoping your 3 hr goes well!

You look so very lovely!

Kristi said...

I'm so sorry! I knew your birthday was coming up and then totally forgot to call you! Sounds like a wonderful day

See you soon! :)

Memória said...

I'm so happy for you! You look great.

P.S. I could play Words with you!

Becky said...

Ah! I'm sorry, I remembered it was your birthday on Wednesday and I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday!! So, Happy (belated) Birthday!!

This post brought tears to my eyes. At first glance, I thought it was my hormones. Then I realized it's just because I'm so damn happy for you!!

I love you guys soo much!!

Allie said...

Happy Birthday to you! You look beautiful! Great to hear the little guy is growing as he should. I would be happy to play Words with Friends with you. You should also try their new game "Hanging with Friends". Its kind of like hangman. My name is Allieoop27 on both :)
Your birthday sounds perfect. Anthropologie is a favorite store of mine. I could wander around there for an hour just looking at everthing. Thanks for blogging your pregnancy journey. I always enjoy reading your posts. I will be praying for you on Wednesday.

Alice said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I know you'll be fine. Alice

Sarah said...

This will teach me to not check in on my favorites blogs in forever .... MONICA, I'm beyond thrilled for you and 28 weeks? Look at you. I'm so happy for you and can't wait to watch the rest of this exciting journey. Yay, yay, yay.

Anna said...

Happy Birthday to you! And Happy 29th week (cause I'm a week late) to the Mister. I imagine he's about 3 lbs now! Gosh that brings a huge smile to my face.

Hope the 3 hr test wasn't too bad. If anything, it's now behind you and that's good.

You look great and full of sunshine. You and baby take care,
God Bless
Anna

jessica said...

You look beautiful. You must be almost 30 weeks. Wow. WOW!!!!!!!!!!....I was thinking about you all day yesterday. Wishing I was there...thinking of how happy you and Mr. H must have been opening all those gifts...

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