Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New adventures

I have started a new venture that I am hoping will allow me to stay at home for some time and will allow Trent to stay in preschool also. I would hate to completely pull him out of school and send him off to kindergarten in a year, totally shell-shocked! He's a bit shy as it is, so I want him to keep being around other children and to keep learning all that he is learning.

Anyway, so this new venture is Discovery Toys. I signed up to do it about a month ago, and because I am still working full time, I have not really made time for it until now. I am having my grand opening for my new business today as well as yesterday. I did not have a very good turnout yesterday, so I am hoping that more people will show up today. I do have my first recruit underneath me--my sister-in-law Jenn has joined and is already kicking butt at it, which I knew she would. I am already earning rewards because of her awesomeness! That feels so good, and it's so inspiring. It makes me want to quit my job early so I can focus on this. It's a business that you truly can do part-time and earn so much in return. But I am going to stick it out with my job (only 34 more days until my last day!). I have a lot of ideas running around my head about Discovery Toys and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me in this business. For those that have never heard of Discovery Toys, it is a wonderful company that offers award-winning educational toys. There are great rewards for hosting parties, so if anyone wants to earn free toys for their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or any other children in your life, please let me know and we can schedule a demo so I can share Discovery Toys with you and your family and friends. Or if you'd like to know more about the business opportunity and what rewards you can earn through it, again, let me know and I will be glad to share it with you.

Here is the Discovery Toys mission statement, which I truly believe in:

We believe that play is a child's work...children play to learn, to grow, and to experience the world around them.
I am so excited about this opportunity. It's something fun I can do with my kids and I can make a little extra money at the same time! How perfect for this point in my life!

Play with your's the best investment you'll ever make!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Promised pictures

Mother's Day 2008--My baby boy and me

Mother's Day--at the Museum of Natural Science

Baby Drew's crib and changing table

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I passed my 2nd glucose test that actually diagnoses gestational diabetes! It was a long 3 hours and they had to take my blood 4 times throughout the whole thing. AND I didn't get to eat until after it was all over so I was STARVING! But it's over, and I got my results back and passed. My doctor said I was just barely over the limit on the 1st one, so there was really nothing to worry about. I went to the doctor for my 4 week checkup yesterday, and everything is looking great. I have gained 22 pounds overall so far, baby's HR was 157, and my fundal height is measuring right on track at 28 inches. We start going to the doctor every 2 weeks now, which sort of feels like a huge milestone. I know I am in my 3rd trimester, but it just didn't feel official until Dr. Taylor said we will come back every 2 weeks. We are really on the home stretch!

On Sunday, we went to pick up a crib and changing table/dresser from Aaron's good friend Mark's storage building. Mark was nice enough to GIVE us both pieces and they are absolutely beautiful! Drew's room really seems like a room now, and I couldn't be more excited. I put his bedding in the crib, and it looks awesome. Aaron is planning on putting the chair rail up very soon. I took pictures of Drew's room the other day, but Aaron took the camera with him to D.C., which is where he is currently on a plane to right this minute. He and our friend Robert have to go there for a meeting, and I'm sure they will do some sightseeing, so Aaron took the camera. I will try and post pics when he gets back.

Trent is also getting very excited about being a big brother. When we set up the crib and changing table in Drew's room, we were all standing there looking at it and Trent came over to me and kissed my belly (like he does all the time) and said, "We love you, baby Drew! Your room is ready!" It was the sweetest thing in the world! I love that sweet boy so much. I can't wait until I am no longer working such horrible hours and I can spend more time with him and Aaron and, when the time comes, Drew too. 42 MORE DAYS until my last day of work!

Friday, May 2, 2008

I got the shugga!!

In case you're wondering what the heck "the shugga" is, it's a line from Last Comic Standing last season. Lavell Crawford (the really big black guy) was talking about his mother worrying about him getting diabetes, and she calls it "getting the sugar", but it sounds like "shugga", as in "Oh, my baby's got the shugga."

So....I had my glucose test last Thursday....and I flunked! Which basically means my body is not processing sugar the way it should, and I have gestational diabetes. It's no wonder with how much I was pumping into my body on a daily basis. So I have to cut my sugar intake which is proving to be very hard since my birthday was last weekend and of course there was cake and leftover cake, and my mom's best friend gave me a big bowl of her awesome cookie dough. So I am taking it one day at a time, trying to eat more veggies and less sugar. The doctor also found out that I am slightly anemic, so I have to take iron pills too. I have to go back to the doctor on Tuesday to take an even longer glucose test. The first one was an hour long where I just had to drink a sugary drink (it tastes like a sugary Gatorade--it's actually not too bad) and they took some blood an hour later. This time, it's THREE hours long! And it's a more sugary drink. I'm definitely taking a book to read. Oh, and I also can't eat or drink (except water) for 8 hours before, which means I can't have breakfast, which means I will be STARVING by the time it's over. The things we women do for our babies.
I had a great birthday. We left right after my appointment on Thursday to go to my mom's for the weekend. We stopped to see Sam Houston on the way up there. That's me standing in front of him.

On Saturday, we went to see Conly and Amanda's new baby boy, Ryder. He was 3 days old when we saw him. He was born April 23 at 10:32 and weighed about 8 lbs. Here are a couple of pics of him. He's a good looking kid!

Here's Trent saying goodbye to Romeo (my mom's dog) on Sunday.

And saying goodbye to Grams

Aaron and I went to dinner at Zio's when we got back home. This is us before we left. Trent took this picture--he did pretty good!

And last, this is Aaron with Trent and his friend Kennedy the other night when Kennedy and her mom, dad, and sister came over to hang out (I was at work, of course--60 more days and I'll be done with that!). Anyway, I just thought this picture was cute.