Tuesday, 18 October 2011

A few updates

I seem to be doing long blogs lately - sorry for any inconvenience, we have just been super busy, as you will see below!


So I had my appointment with the dietitian 2 weeks ago.  She put me on a not so strict diet.  It's really how Ryan and I always eat, just spread out to eating 7 times a day....I have to say I have not eaten this much and I'm kind tired of it!

I met with the Endocrinologist and he started me on 6 units of insulin before bedtime and blood sugar monitoring 5 times a day.  My sugars seem to be out of whack in the mornings and before bed, and the food requirements I eat in the morning and before bed are the same, so I think something has to be adjusted because they are too high. During the day though, everything seems to be right on track.  I see him tomorrow so I will update after on what he adjusts.  My assumption is that he will adjust to more insulin at night and either an insulin shot with meals or adjust the meal plan.  (I hope it is the meal plan for two reasons: eating less and no more needles!)  I know it sound weird for someone who has as many tattoos as I do but it's a totally different feeling!

Some of my supplies


These are going well. Tomorrow is our 3rd class, with 2 more to go.  It's a lot of repeated information that I already know (from reading copious amounts of baby books), but it is also a refresher and based on hospital births, so I like that aspect of them since we are having a hospital birth.  And it's free, so I would like to get all the information I can get!  We did the introduction class, which was kinda boring, last week was about labour and delivery which was good.  Tomorrow is complications and interventions, then there is a breastfeeding class and the last one is caring for baby.  So they seem to get more interesting as the weeks progress.  The class is quite full, about 30 people or so, so I understand why it took so long to get into the class, but I'm not complaining.  With about 8.5 weeks away, it's good to have the information fresh in our heads.


The house is getting done.  The nursery furniture is up and now we are just waiting for the decals to come in to put on the walls.  There is just some window trim to do and finishing of the closet door. After the shower the nursery should be complete.  I still have to get a very cute rug from Walmart to put under the crib, but I still have time for that.  It's amazing how nice the things at Walmart are now.  I really have to stay away unless I absolutely need something!

The hallway is the next project.  It's painted, and the railing is up.  Now we have to do the stairs and get the shag runner installed - it's pretty awesome if I do say so myself!  Ryan also has to do a storage unit as you go up the stairs against the wall.  There was one there originally but it was not very attractive, so it's being redone.  After that, we have a few repairs to do, some artwork to find and hang, and our house should be complete and ready for Baby D.

 The storage unit is going on the left where the white drywall is.  This will store our vaccuum, linens and cookbooks.

The stairs are going to be painted a dark brown colour and the runner that you see below is going to replace this beautiful (not) green one you see in this picture. 

Runner carpet

Here are some pictures of our bedroom.  All we are missing is the television on the wall above the dresser.... hopefully this is installed before baby so so I have something to do while nursing! (hint hint!)

The bathroom still needs some work as well.  The shower needs to be hooked up to the water and we have to find some sort of contraption for the shower curtain as it's a very odd shape. We also need a door put up as well.  The important parts, however, are working - toilet and sink, for my 3-5 trips to the washroom per night!!  Pictures to come of the bathroom ;)


I am starting to get the dogs ready for the baby too.  My mom is digging out a doll that was bought for me from my Grandma a long time ago.  It's a life-like doll, so I am going to be one of those weird people and carry the doll around and tend to it (not always!) when the pups are around.  I read this is one of the best ways to get the dogs less jealous of a baby coming into the house.  I'm also going to make sure some blankets/clothes are brought home before the baby is so they can sniff and get used to the smells of Baby D.  Other than that, we have to find a balance to share our love with baby and the animals..... wish us luck!




I haven't really been doing too much new.  Still working on the afghan for the nursery for the glider.  It's now half done, so I don't have too much left to do.  I like it and Ryan loves it, but he is a blanket kind of guy!

I'm also working on our Christmas stockings....mine is the last one to do.  And I still have to add the names to the stockings as well, just waiting on that one though.  But they will be done before Christmas, that is the goal anyway.

Paco & Lola's stocking

 Baby D's stocking

Dad's stocking

Mom's stocking (not done but you can get the idea)

I was also planning on making some cute burp cloths, but I just don't have the energy or time to start a new project.  There is still so much I want to do so that may be on hold and I may just register for a few until I have time to make them (like never!!).


I think I am in that nesting stage.  Or starting anyway..... I find that sometimes I feel this urge to organize something and I can't relax until I do it.   For example, our parents were over for dinner the other night for this AWESOME steak dinner that Ryan prepared for us (thanks babe - it was soooo good!), so she was cleaning our dishes because our dishwasher was out of order (it's back now - thanks again Ry!), so I decided that I wanted to wash ALL the dishes in our cupboards.....yup I know.  Once Ryan realized what I was doing he quietly sat down and let me finish what I started.  I feel SO MUCH better about it now though :)  Also washing the baby clothes, they are now all washed from 0 -6 months (mostly sleepers for the older sizes), and hung in his closet.... super cute.  I think it's the cutest closet in our house :)

I think that's really all I have to say, well I'm sure there is more, but this is a super long post so I should save some for next week!

Next week I'll write about what's going on with the diabetes and some more house, class, and nesting updates.... till then... take care!


  1. Steph, you guys are doing such an awesome job, you are so creative. You are both going to make awesome parents. We are soooo excited for you, hopefully your appointment goes well and you don't have to do the crazy shots! I love your blog by the way and you may want to start a stocking business, they are beautiful!

  2. Thanks Jen! They are basically a sew by number thing, but take forever to do :) Passes the time when I have nothing to do (which is rare).

    I am taking some shots, but hoping that I don't have to take them with meals.... but I will soon find out.