Thursday, May 31, 2007

More Ayame Pics

Thank you everybody. :) I agree, our baby is GORGEOUS! :) She's sleeping with Daddy right now so I have time for a quick post. Still have a lot of cleaning to do. We haven't even set up her crib yet, but she has a bassinett.

On a side note, my mom is insisting on calling her Alexandria and has told everyone she knows that that's her name. Grrrr... I had to send a "clarification email" today. I can't believe I have to deal with this crap already. Anyway, as promised here are some more pictures.

Watch Out World!

My water broke around 3:30 am, May 27 and at 5:43 am Ayame Alexandria Lamay was born. There was no time for drugs, but I somehow made it. She weighed 6 lbs 2 oz, 19.75 inches long.

We are now home adjusting and recovering. Tom is being such a wonderful dad and hubby. :)

Ayame got so many presents! We still have a baby shower on Sunday. hahahaha. That's what happens when baby decides to show up 3 weeks early.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Dance #13!!!

OH MY GOD! I finally finished The Token aka The Purple Project!!!! Whooohooo!!! It used up a little over 10 skeins of DMC 3041, stitched on 28 count light gray Jobelan. I am so happy to finish this project. I don't understand why I dragged my feet with finishing it, but it is finally done. :)

In baby news, I had FIVE medical appointments this week. FIVE! Monday, sonogram and non-stress test at the hospital. Tuesday, blood sucking at the lab for my endocrinologist. Thursday, appointment with endo (who made me wait 40 freaking minutes) and appointment with the OBGYN. Friday, another non-stress test at the hospital. I'm exhausted! The baby is doing really well though. She is definitely a girl. And she is definitely stubborn. For the first NST, she basically sat there like a lump. The test was supposed to take 30 minutes. I was there for over an hour, waiting for her to move. Today, she would NOT sit still. The nurse could not get her resting heart rate because she refused to sit still. She was kicking around so much, the thingies they had strapped around my belly kept falling off. The nurse finally had to stand next to me and hold the thingy down.

And now for a public plea. If you know of any way to relieve the itch from stretch marks, please, please, please let me know. The OBGYN suggested cocoa butter and silly me forgot to get some while I was at the store last night. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. My stretch marks are HUGE and look like welts and they **ITCH**. Please help make the itching stop.

In other news, DH and I were in Chicago last week. I basically tagged along a business trip. I got the chance to meet Jenn L from The Wagon. :) Susan was supposed to join us, but work got in the way. Jenn was a very gracious host. She drove me around and took me to a Hobby Lobby and 2 LNSs. She also took me to Giordano's which was AMAZING pizza!

DH unfortunately got horribly sick. Jenn once again came to our aid and gave us directions to the nearest ER. We were in the ER from 7 pm Wednesday night until 2:30 am Thursday. It was horrible. DH had a fever of 104 and his heart rate went crazy for a little bit. He was diagnosed with a high fever and bronchitis. We spent the rest of our time in Chicago resting in the hotel room and flew back home on Friday afternoon.

He is doing much better. His primary care wrote him a script for some super strong cough medicine and it has helped a lot. Now he just needs to take it easy so he doesn't get sick again.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Happy Dance # 12

I finished this cute design Sunday Morning. Its called Lavender Bag by Shirley Toogood. I stitched it on 28 count white opalescent Lugana using DMC's Color Variation floss. The design originally used pink and green floss, but I decided to change it up a bit. The design was featured in Cross Stitch Collection Issue # 115.

Right after I finished Lavender Bag, I decided to re-start Season's Tweetings by San Man Originals. I had originally started stitching it over one on 28 count Lugana until I remembered how much I HATE stitching over one. So I started it over on a piece of 22 count cream Aida using DMC floss. I like this so much better than over one. Its still small enough to just use 1 strand but my eyes are not killing me and my stitches lay so much better on Aida compared to when I attempt to do over one stitching.

I did just realize after scanning the picture that I will have to frog the last S in Season's as well as G and S in Tweetings. I'm off by a lot! More progress pics to come. :)

In baby news, I saw my OBGYN yesterday. I'm at 33 weeks and my fundal height is 34 cm. She wasn't all that worried about that. I also weigh 115 lbs. The doctor seems pleased that I didn't lose or gain weight since the last visit. She also thinks my glucose levels are okay. I asked for another ultrasound to check on the baby, but she said it's too early for another one... maybe at 36 or 37 weeks. I also asked if I was considered to have a high risk pregnancy because of the GD. She said no and that I was having a very healthy pregnancy so far. So its all happy happy. :)