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13 May 2010 @ 04:15 pm
It's Been Awhile  
Wow, it's been a while since I posted.  Perhaps a ridiculously long while.  I could say that nothing has happened since I last posted, but that would be a slight understatement.

But, the biggest news is that Ella is going to have a little brother or sister!  July 27 is the day.  Given that I already know I have to have a c-section this time, it worked out well that my doctor was actually on-call on my actual due date so we could schedule it that day.  I think 7-27 is a good birthday.  Once again we aren't finding out if the baby is a boy or girl.  Ella insists that it is a girl.

This pregnancy has been a bit more difficult than with Ella, mainly because I didn't have a 3 year-old to chase around back then.  I could go to bed at 7 pm if I wanted to.  Ella's excitement level about the baby comes and goes.  Last month she asked if the baby's mommy was in my bell too.  I don't think she was very impressed with my explanation that I would be the baby's mommy just like I'm her mommy.

I just found out Tuesday that I have gestational diabetes with this pregnancy as well.  It's rather frustrating, but I was pretty much expecting it.  I don't have the option of an oral medication this time if it can't be controlled with diet, so I might end up on insulin.  Given my love of needles, I'm not exactly happy about that option.

Matt went back to work full-time in December.  He decided the mostly stay at home dad option was not for him.  It's put a bigger demand on my time, so between that and work exploding these last few months, I haven't had time to do much but read LJ in fits and starts.  I think about you all often, however, and even if I don't comment on posts, I do read what you're all writing!

Here's a recent picture of Ella from our trip to the zoo on Mother's Day.  It's so hard to believe that she's a full-fledged little girl now.  All of the "baby" is gone. 





I've missed you all!
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tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on May 13th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

And wow, look at Ella, what a beauty!
Mydeira: Giles dress (u n owen)mydeira on May 13th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Congrats! And I can't believe Ella's already three! Adorable.
Eurydiceeurydice72 on May 13th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

I got gestational diabetes with my kids, but I was able to control it with diet. It's not fun, but doable. And definitely better than the shots.
tweedisgood: fork hair henriette sauvanttweedisgood on May 13th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your prospective new arrival. Gosh, doesn't Ella look grown up? Where does the time go?
FemailoftheSpeciescafedemonde on May 13th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Aww, how she's grown. Beautiful!

And congrats on the coming baby.

Also... Happy Birthday a few days early! I'll be out of town on Saturday.
WickedFox: heart Pegg/Frostwickedfox on May 14th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
YAY and congrats!!!! Excited and scared for you but you will be a great mommy part two.
((HUGS))
Helenka: Tulipshelenkacan on May 14th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. Ella is giving the smiling Buddha some very good competition.

Congrats on Baby Project, Part II. Er, the Sequel?
Carolee: awesome uther by wiccanslyrladyforash on May 14th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
That is an adorable picture. And I am sooooo excited about the new baby! Congrats!!!!
thenyxiethenyxie on January 22nd, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
Miss you! *HUGS*