Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Wednesday, March 16

Doctors Visit and other news

What a week, we have been home 3 days and we are getting ready to hit the road again. Today I had my 23 week appointment and may I just say that when you hear your doctor coming from a mile away because he is whistling The Beatles, you can't help but smile and forget how long he just made you wait. I have a fabulous doctor who is perpetually happy which I am sure isn't easy after hours of delivery and surgery (like this morning). Our little man is measuring right on schedule and has begun to kick and punch like he's doing the Elaine. I am loving every second of it because it put's me at ease to know he's up exercising and practicing his moves for when he arrives. If his moves are anything like his mommy and out ladies! I have my glucose test for gestational diabetes next appointment as well as my RhoGAM shot since myblood type is Rh negative.
Here is a little background on what I am talking about. Each blood type is classifies according to the presence a protein that indicates the Rh factor. If you carry this protein, you are Rh positive. If you are like me and don't carry the protein, you are Rh negative. Most people are Rh positive but if a woman who is Rh negative and a man who is Rh positive conceive a baby, there is the potential for a baby to have a health problem because the baby growing inside the Rh-negative mother may have Rh-positive blood, inherited from the father. During delivery, my blood and the baby's blood can intermingle. If this happens, my body recognizes the Rh protein as a foreign substance and can begin producing antibodies against the Rh proteins introduced into my blood putting our little man in serious danger. So I receive at shot at 28 weeks and right after delivery to prevent my body from harming the baby.

In other, non-baby news:

Sydney got a sassy new spring haircut...

And we are headed to Houston in the morning for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to see the Zac Brown band and to eat all kinds of artery-clogging treats. My mouth is watering just thinking about all the wonderfully sinful food. My friend Jennifer said they have fried oatmeal cream pies.... OMG, count me in. I can justify it just by the word oatmeal in the name! Also on the agenda for the weekend: nursery furniture shopping, Ikea, Elle's 2nd Birthday Party, and I am sure a lot of good mexican food in-between. Why is it that every thought I have of Texas revolves around food?? I plan to gain my remaining 15 pregnancy lbs all in one weekend!

Also the baby's bathroom is coming along! It just got a new ceramic tile floor. The wainscoting on the walls will be installed either this weekend or next week and then the vanity is scheduled to be delivered for the second time in a week or 2. The first delivery was damaged, but Home Depot was great and sent a replacement to be here in 7-14 days.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!


Stu & Jennifer said...

I hope you are at the rodeo now thinking about how phenominal that oatmeal cookie was! It was like a Christmas treat if you ask me :)

Lisha said...

ikea?! can i come can i come?