Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow, Snow, and More Snow

The title doesn't even begin to tell you home much snow we have gotten in the last couple weeks. Now we are expecting our 4th storm in 2 weeks. The first 2 storms now seem like dustings compared to the last and the one that is coming. Over the weekend we go 34 inches of snow, almost 3 feet. The picture to the left is our back yard and it is full of snow. Now with my backyard and front yard still full of snow we are expecting another 10-20 inches. Where is all this snow coming from?

One good thing about all this snow is we are finally getting some good work done on Ant's room. This weekend I finally finished his tree mural. (Well almost my friend is going to finish the outline for me on Saturday, if it doesn't snow) We also finally put his crib together. It looks great but the big problem is placing the furniture. The room is a very odd shape because it is long and skinny. To top off the frustration is one of the long walls is taken up by closets and door, while the windows are on the other long wall. To help us out DH made a small diagram of the room and little cut outs. I took the little pieces and moved them around them room. I think we have a plan, maybe.

My appointment this last week was pretty good but my blood sugar wasn't completely under control with just diet and exercise. I think if I was earlier in my 3rd trimester my OB would have given me another week to figure it out but since Ant's arrival is fast approaching she suggested started meds or insulin. I opted for the pill because it is easier. As an IVF graduate needles don't scare me anymore. Since starting the meds my blood sugar has been under control minus one funky breakfast #. My OB and I will talk about this more on Thursday at my appointment (if I can get there).

Due to my GD my OB also wants me to do twice a week NST scans and get a growth u/s. NST scans are 40 minute scans monitoring the baby to make sure he isn't stress. It is actually a lot of fun for me to be hooked up to the monitor because I can hear Ant's heart beat, and see and feel my contractions. During my Monday scan my contractions were pretty big compared to last week. Last week my OB also checked my cervix and I am already 1cm dilated. I know many people walk around for weeks 1cm dilated but it is just exciting that the dilation process is already started.

Thursday I have my 36week appointment and another NST scan. I really hope the snow doesn't prevent me from getting to my appointment. I am excited to see my OB again and see if my cervix has progressed any.


  1. Three thoughts:

    1) It was funny that DH made a model of the room. Amy (sorry -- DW?) does that whenever we decide to rearrange our furniture (about once every 4 years).

    2) Not to get into too much detail, but I'm pretty sure Amy wasn't 1cm until about 6 hours before Daniel (DS?) was born. (Of course, she had been having contractions for about 18 hours by then, so clearly it was time for things to move along.) So, you're way ahead of the game.

    3) I (DM?) think it'd be funny for someone to name their twins Braxton and Hicks.

  2. Ugh! We are buried in snow too. Just stopping by to see how you are doing -- sounding good! Bee from Hard Boiled