Ok, first off, it is HOT. Not quite Dallas hot, but to hot for any good. There was a story on the news the other night about baking cookies in your car on the dashboard. That is just ridiculous, it shouldn't be that hot... However, I did some looking online about baking cookies in the car and I think I might give it a shot. The picture in this post is one that I am thinking about using in the Lily's room. We are thinking of putting a few pictures of Lily flowers on the wall right as you come in. I took a few shots the other day at the Farmers Market and this one and a few others I took came from yards in our neighborhood. We are getting really excited for Lily to come. Ashley is about ready to get her out. Ashley has been feeling a lot better in comparison to the first trimester, but that being said we still have had several compilations.
Ashley was recently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes so we have been working to get that under control. Our doctor told us that this is the most common complication in pregnancy and will likely go away once the baby is born. So for now, Ashley is on a fairly strict diet and has to do insulin shots three times a day and test her blood sugar every few hours. It is amazing what parents have to go through to just bring a child into this world. As kids you have no idea of the challenges and never truly appreciate it until you are in the same situation. Sure our parents tell us, "you know what I had to go through..." but it never really registered. Well now I have a much better understanding and I am sure at some point Ashley will be saying to Lily, "...for 9 months, I had to..." But she wont listen...
We have also been taking a birth class at our hospital. The class is designed to help you understand the process of birth and prepare you for what is happening and will happen during the process. I am very happy with our doctors and the hospital that we are at. They are very knowledgeable and everybody is VERY willing to help in any way that they can. It has been interesting learning all of the stuff in class and reminds me a bit of Health Class back in Middle/High School. The biggest difference is that people in this class don't giggle when some words are mentioned. Last week they talked about epidurals and showed us the process of administering one. Several of the people in class are really nervous about needles so they are quite worried about the epidural as it is a fairly large one. Ashley is rock solid with needles and has little to no fear of them, so he main questions was how soon can I get one and why on earth would people not want one. This week we will be covering Cesarean delivery, which should be very interesting for us as this is the way that we will be delivering.