Monday, March 22, 2010

Mmm, its gonna be a good week...


Mmmm! My house smells yummy...
We are trying to save as much money as we can... so I have been trying to think of creative ways to use what we have here in out little cabinets. Today, we have a nice random mixture of chicken, potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and cream of mushroom soup cooking in the crockpot. I see so many people with their awesome posts on food... yeah, not me! :) I could never make half the things that I see out there! In our season of life we have to make quick, easy meals that fit our very busy, always--changing schedule. So, my crockpot has become one of my best friends lately! It makes my house smell so yummy too! :)

Just placed my yummy Apple-Strawberry Crisp (recipe here) in the oven...





I must say that last week was wonderful... with the most special part being a visit from my sis! She came for half of her spring break. We were able to relax and sleep in, chat about the past few months, have some special lunches out... talking about EVERYTHING that sisters talk about, and the belly laughs that we had were the BEST! There is no one like my sis :) And... she got to feel her nephew move for the first time! She couldn't believe my belly when she got here! :) It was a much needed visit for sure!


After she left I found these old pics up on my computer :)
They made me smile! Such good memories!


So after such a wonderful, restful time last week...

Then the rainy day week started...

I dropped my sis off in Richmond to meet my parents and on the way home I knew I was getting a cold... that sore throat that creeps up on you. Yuck! Though I tried to shove as many oranges and vitamins in me I just couldn't bypass it this time. So... I missed 2 days of work last week. :(
Poor Ray... tissues everywhere...a cough that starts as soon as we try to go to sleep... my new manly voice... and hot tea around 4am the past several mornings. I think I am finally on the mend...

So I had my 28 week appointment this morning...
Glucose test... my sugar was high...
I have to go next week for the full 4 hour test... Yuck! Not what I wanted to hear!
But what the Dr. probably doesn't realize is what my sugar does 1-2 hours after I have sugar. I actually have hypoglycemia... so once we got home from my appointment I was on the verge of passing out. I ate some peanut butter and my sugar soon stabalized. The Dr. said that he didn't think I showed any other signs of a "carbohydrate problem." So, hopefully my next test will be a better result.


After my depressing glucose test results... I had to get my RhoGam shot. I have negative blood and Ray has positive... so my poor hip got a nice big shot this morning too!

Though I have LOVED everyone at my practice... this morning I definitely met my least favorite Dr. He was not in high spirits to say the least... I won't go into all the details. He wasn't mean; just not overly nice. So... on the verge of tears already... we got into his office and he notifies me that my hemoglobin is at a critical low! Oh my goodness... I thought I was going to lose it! BUT... I didn't. I held it together and the Lord reminded me as I was sitting in the office that my little man's heart beat was strong and that is the most important thing! He is doing great according to the Dr. So... I guess it all could have been worse!

Let's see.. we'll just add more iron and prepare for my next glucose test. I have a busy week with work starting tomorrow, but time is ticking away! It won't be much longer now before he is here with us. I finally starting my registering process. It has been fun to talk with people about what they like and don't like (which I would still love to hear from any of you out there!!) We start our prenatal classes in April and can hopefully start getting out nursery ready in the next month. We have been talking about baby showers too. So...Getting more and more excited as each day passes... whether my sugar is high and we are scrounging for every penny and and its a rainy day... but we are blessed and totally excited!

Oh... my Strawberry-Apple Crisp just came out of the oven...
MMMMM! So yummy! You gotta try it :)
So.. I'm ready for this new weeks! Its gonna be good, I just know it!

I WAITED PATIENTLY FOR THE LORD; HE INCLINED TO ME AND HEARD MY CRY. HE DREW ME UP FROM THE PIT OF DESTRUCTION, OUT OF THE MIRY BOG AND SET MY FEET UPON A ROCK, MAKING MY STEPS SECURE. HE PUT A NEW SONG OF PRAISE IN MY MOUTH, A SONG OF PRAISE TO OUR GOD. MANY WILL SEE AND FEAR AND PUT THEIR TRUST IN THE LORD. PSALM 40:1-3

3 comments:

Brent and Liz said...

Your apple crisp looks super yummy! Just wanted to say that I've taken and failed the 1hr and 3 hr glucose tests twice! (each prenancy) ... I'll be praying you pass! But if not, don't worry! Your little guy will be here before you know it.

Ash said...

aw thanks liz! :) i might be asking for tips... we'll see how the second test turns out!

Les said...

I had gest. diabetes with sophia too- and I tend to get hypoglycemic in general when I don't eat- if you don't pass- no worries- just have to eat healthy which I thought was helpful knowing I couldn't cheat!