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Week 28
~ Mother's Day Celebrations

Hello Everyone,

I am doing ok. I took my glucose test and had my doctor appointment this week. I failed my glucose test. That makes me nervous. I am slightly scared of gestational diabetes, probably because I don't know anything about it. I have been doing a little research and am going to schedule my 3 hour glucose test; which will determine if in fact I truly have gestational diabetes. I have failed the test once before when I was pregnant with one of my other children and passed the second time; but this time I don't have a good feeling about it. My doctor was great though, when he told me he could tell I was concerned and he very calmly said, it's ok if I have it we will deal with it. He is a good doctor; I truly feel like I have someone working with me to help me with whatever is going on with me and my baby. He is definitely in the right profession.

Besides that, my actual appointment went really well. I was able to hear my sweet baby's heartbeat. It sounded wonderful. I measured big still, which is to be expected, although if I really do have the diabetes, I think that will be monitored even more closely. I didn't gain any weight this visit either. I have been eating more salads and fresh vegetables. It's all good.

Mother's Day was last Sunday. My son Dominic sang a special Mother's Day song with the rest of the kids at the end of our church service. He was wonderful. I was so proud of him. He and a little girl had a short little duet together for part of it. The song they all sang was titled MOM. It was definitely a kodak moment. Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera with me. I will see if I can get a copy from the church because they were taking pictures. After church we went home and the kids gave me my Mother's Day present. It was a photo album with pictures they took together. I loved it. Then they gave me a new camera. My old one was historical and I stopped using it many many months ago. My husband took a Mother's Day picture of my kids and I.

The day before Mother's Day, I went to a brunch at church with my girls and my sister-in -law. She has 3 boys. The food was delicious! Everything was wonderful and they had two chocolate fountains, one milk, the other dark. It was really great. My sister Lynne was there too with her mom, and more of her family. It was nice having all of us ladies together. After the Mother's Day Brunch we went home. The little getaway was fabulous.

I have been having a pain in my hip lately. It is just sore a lot and my back has been hurting. This pregnancy is so different. I am not use to having as many body aches. I told my doctor that I wasn't sure if all the differences were because I am having a girl this time or I am in my thirties. My doctor said that it was probably because I was older. I didn't want to hear that. I told him I hate the fact that I'm aging and I will defy it any way I can. He said that I didn't look like I'm in my thirties. That was nice, but I don't want to feel like I'm in my thirties either. Ok, now everyone knows I have issues with my age. My sister thinks it's ridiculous.

I haven't really had a lot of cravings this time. I have occasionally craved tacos. Lately I have just been craving cucumbers and tomatoes, sometimes watermelon. Well, I can't go wrong craving healthy food. Every now and then I will crave ice cream. I guess most women crave ice cream occasionally even when they aren't pregnant.

Anyhow, that is about it for this week. I will talk to you all again soon.

~ Barbara

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