Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Week 28: My Aching Back

My post this week was purposefully late. Yep. Can you believe that? You may remember in my last post I mentioned the glucose test. Well, I failed the first one and had to go back for the incredibly long 3 hour test. Ten ounces of nasty, sugary drink, one finger prick, three blood draws, and five days later, I finally found out I PASSED with flying colors! Praise the Lord! For those of you medical/number people, my three result levels were as follows (115/180, 123/155, 95/140). I didn't want to blog about the test sooner so I didn't get too many people concerned. Apparently, I just ate too much sugary stuff before my first test and it tipped me over. I was given permission to eat more or less as I please as long as I don't overdo it on the sugars. Of course, that's still a task for me. :)

So that was the great thing about last week. On the not so good side is my back. It's kind of funny, as I was looking back on my pregnancy journals with Hannah, I titled Week 29 the same as I did this post! My lower back is killing me! There have been many days over the last few weeks that I'm either in tears or nearly so by the end of the day. It's funny because I've gained about the same (almost exactly) as I did with Hannah by this point. I'm going to the chiropractor still but only every other week because of the expense. Please pray for my back and that I will trust the Lord to carry me until Benjamin arrives.

Speaking of Benjamin, he's getting SO big! I can feel him moving around like crazy. I'm occasionally stopped in my tracks because of his movement. It's always funny when I have the "alien" type full body move in my belly. I can't wait to meet this little guy... and yet, at the same time, I'm scared to death. It's coming so fast!

Hannah is continuing to develop quite the personality in the meantime. She's very strong-willed (gets it from mommy I guess) and likes to test the waters primarily at meal time. Also like her Mama, she's a very picky eater. This is an area of daily growth for both of us. Pray I lead her well and keep my patience in the meantime. On the lighter side, she's REALLY starting to talk more! I would say she's now "average" for her age, versus on the "lower end" of the vocabulary spectrum. She's constantly saying new words (or at least attempting them). She's very obedient in just about everything (except food). I've been told by nursery workers at church that she's now almost always one of the BEST behaved babies back there. Wow!!! What a difference from her 11 months of separation anxiety! Praise God!

Well, I guess that's it for now. I need to stop writing!

Until next time...

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