Sunday, September 28, 2014

Amy Caroline's Daybook ~ September 28, 2014

I don't usually like to write on Sunday, but I felt that even 1 day over a month was a bit long to not post!  So hello again.  Sorry, didn't mean to be gone that long but life has been very busy lately and I thought the best way to share what we have been up to is with a Daybook.  So are you ready?  Here we go!


Outside my window...
It is a beautiful early Autumn day.  The sky is blue, dotted with fluffy white clouds and after such a long time the air actually does not smell like smoke!

I am thankful for...
We had a substantial rain the other day and it helped to contain if not completely put out all the fires that were burning in our area.    I was absolutely giddy!  We had been praying every night for the fire fighters and for God to send, to quote Bear, "Big, fat, juicy rain."

I am thinking about...
This has been such a hard year.  I mean, we have had hard years in the past, everyone does, but this was a very different hard.  It is a scary thought when you realize that sometimes things happen in our lives and we just don't know what to do.  If it were a physical ailment you would go to the doctor.  But when things on a more deeper level come to surface it isn't so easy as, "Take two of these and call me in the morning."

This has been a year where we discovered the importance of prayer.  And it had been on my mind quite a lot lately.

From the kitchen...
Sooooo.... I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 36 weeks.  Yup, not 28 weeks, but 36.  I was going to a midwife and I started to worry that the new clinic wasn't being as careful as I felt they should be.  So at that late stage I decided to go back to my OB.  At my first appointment they wanted me to have a glucose test to make sure, since I hadn't really had one at 28 weeks.  Well I failed.  Came back a few days later for the 3 hour and FAILED.

So for the last week I have been trying to control it quite successfully with diet.  But that means no carbs, no sugar.  I tried one homemade gluten free pancake with only butter one morning and it sent my numbers crazy out of control.  So I am being very careful.  Now I know why I was feeling so sick every Sunday morning after my two pancakes with syrup!

I am creating...
I am almost done with a little baby dress for the baby who will be here in only a few weeks!  I also started working on a pair of knit pants in the sweetest shade of purple.

Other than that I am working hard on this little wee babe!

I am praying for...
The baby.  Life this pregnancy was not easy or peaceful.  So I am sending up lots of rosaries and prayers for this little wee one.  After my last appointment, they told me that with the gestational diabetes and my age (because I am so decrepit at 40) they will induce me probably at 39 weeks.

I am reading...
How to Raise Good Catholic Children by Mary Reed Newland.  I am really enjoying it so far.  It is a good encouragement for parents!  Our local parish has also just stared a Bible study that will be going on during religous education and we are reading A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic's Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe.  It looks like it is going to be a really good book and class!

I am hearing...
Some of the kids are outside playing and Daisy is practicing her piano.  It is actually quite peaceful... for the moment!

Around the house...
We are getting ready for our new arrival, which could be here in about 2 weeks!!  *GULP*  I am washing baby clothes, buying last minute items, and nesting a wee bit.

One of my favorite things...
This is where I want to whine about chocolate and how much I want to swim in a vat of chocolate peanut butter ice cream.  But I won't.  I won't go there.

A few plans this week...
I have to get two non stress tests a week now and an OB appointment.  Then add on top of that schooling the kids, piano lessons, and such, there is no such thing as a "few" plans around here!

A few (blurry) moments from last week...



God Bless!!

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