Originally Posted by kimberlylibby
<snip>Caroline: Is that glycohemoglobin just a blood test? Cause if it is, WHY do they force us to eat that junky sugary pop? Cause I NEVER drink pop (okay sometimes, I do, but we're talking RARELY RARELY) and that's a LOT of sugar! Seems stupid to me!
Yes, the glycohemoglobin is just a blood test. One little vial of blood, perfectly easy to do, and I'm a very difficult person to draw blood from. MUCH better than the glucola they give you, and the TWO blood draws for the one hour screening. I have no earthly idea why they even administer the other tests, now that I know about this one, and will NEVER submit to the other tests again.
I'm in a foul mood. I was taking a nap (after a late shower) and the doorbell rang. Ordinarily, I would probably ignore it, but my car has been in the shop while I was out of town and when we went to pick it up the battery was dead because they left some light on. So, they were charging the battery, giving me a free oil change, and sending someone out with the car when it was done. When the doorbell rang, I thought that might be them, so I grabbed the nearest pants (floral capris) and shirt (black and white striped) and raced for the door. Now, I live out in the country. We're in Tallahassee, but I'm a few miles outside of town, across from a cow pasture (which I LOVE!) Only 12 houses on my little lane. NOBODY comes out here. The only traffic you see is my neighbors. Quiet, and that's the way I like it. So, I answer the door, and who do I see? A college aged girl with a bag full of books. She starts into a sales spiel, and I interrupt her saying "I was napping with my daughter, I'm very pregnant, and rather queasy right now. This is not a good time. Please leave and don't come back." She apologizes, then continues with the spiel. "I'm a college student, and I thought you might be interested in the wonderful educational tools I have to offer." UGH! I repeat myself "Perhaps you didn't hear me, I'M PREGNANT, NAPPING AND SICK! Go away and don't come back again." She gets all huffy with me, and says "Clearly you don't care about your child's education. Don't worry, I won't be troubling you again." Well, excuse me for living here! OMG! I can't even believe this happened. Why would anyone drive so far out for a sales call? She must have seen our house, which is admittedly much bigger than I thought we could afford, but we relocated from a major metropolitan area to a small town where real estate is much cheaper so we had lots of equity to invest. So, she saw our house, the swing set in the back yard, and said to herself "They must be loaded, and probably suckers, so I'll sell them some books." PUH-LEEZ!!!! I'm so angry I could spit. I just don't get people. I should have taken her card and called her in the middle of the night, just so she could experience the rude awakening she gave me this afternoon. And, I couldn't get back to sleep. Grrrrr!
Okay, vent off. Sorry you're sick, Ketilave. I hope you're better soon. I totally empathize. It's so unfair being sick this far along, huh?
Magemom, why not ask for some things for yourself. Gift certificates for more of those manicures or pedicures or something? I know people like to buy stuff for the kiddoes, but when you're on your second or more child, there's really not that much that you need anymore.
Lena, glad everything turned out okay. And, great BP!
Kimberly, hang in there! You're doing great! I'd love to see a photo of your kitty puppet. I need to figure out how to use my sewing machine. Making puppets (and diapers!) would be a great project for me to work on.
Liza, out of breath here, too! I swear this kid is up in my ribs half the time. I don't remember this with Bonnie so much.
Bears, wow! You are ambitious! I have SO much to do, and so little inclination to do it. You go!
Naturegirl, we're planning on using our RA for the new baby, but we're bringing our old infant seat along, just in case the babe's too small. It gets installed in the center of the back seat if you want the safest position, but it really depends on your vehicle. Call your local sherriff's office and have them install it for you. They do it for free, and will likely certify you, and give you any additional equipment you need to install it properly. They're trained to know what to do, so when you're clueless (as I was with our first) they can take care of you.
Traci, glad to be back! I missed our bed so much! I have so much more empathy for those struggling with cosleeping in a queen sized bed now. It's good to be back in our king. Now, I just HAVE to get our crib sidecarred so we have room for the new little one. There is no way the four of us would fit in our king.
Catch you all later. Time for dinner...