Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ward Shower!

Yesterday the ladies of Catonsville Ward threw a shower for me.  It was great, I got a lot of wonderful advice.  There was a beautiful cake, and adorable gifts!  I am going to miss our ward!  I am so grateful for everyones generosity!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Diet confusion...

Drew and I went in to see the diabetes nurse and Dietician yesturday.  She developed a meal plan which although it takes some planning it isn't too complicated.  So I started the diet last night for dinner and today, so far my blood sugar has been higher following the diet than what I was doing before!  Go figure!

Anyway, I called back to the clinic and spoke with another diabetes nurse today and he saidif my numbers were better before to go back to what I was doing. He said we can't go off of what we think should happen but to go off of
what actually happens.  I told  him that I would try and continue the diet this weekend and see what happens.  What a strange experience!

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 17, 2008- Test results

So, I got my test results yesterday for my 3 hour glucose tolerance test.  It turns out I have Gestational Diabetes.  I picked up my glucometer today but I really don't won't know how to keep my sugar correct until I meet with the diabetes nurse and the nutritionist on Thursday.

Right now...Fence Builder

Drew Mudgett is building a fence in our backyard where we tore out an old one.  He has been doing it all himself.  Checkout his awesome handywork!



April 12, 2008 - Baby Shower!

Saturday my sisters and my mother threw a baby shower for me.  It was so great so see so many old friends!  Its hard to believe we will be leaving soon and not seeing them for a long time.  During the shower, everyone signed up to share a different story or piece of advice, etc.  Then, when I opened their gift they would share it with me and the group.  The food was wonderful!  We had Hawaiian Haystacks, a great fruit salad courtesy of Sister Reed, Veggies and dip, and homemade Tres Leche cake.  It was a lot of fun!  It is such an amazing blessing to know that Anna comes into this world with so many people who already support her!  Here are some pictures

!p5130075-wince.JPG My good friends from growing up, the McGraws

p5130074-wince.JPG Starting from the left, Sister Reed, Kate Despain and Sharla Shelton(Back row), Denise and Margaret Keisling front.  (Back right corner) Laura Brewer-Heilig

p5130071-wince.JPG Now Drew and Anna will have matching shoes!

p5130073-wince.JPG From left to right, Erin holding Emiline Wheeler, Alyssa Wheeler, Mom, sister Kelley, Janet Howell.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


So we found this website yesturday that has really funny comedy sketches ~the top 50 of all times in their eyes.  We haven't watched them all yet but we would like to highly recommend #44 monkey torture and  #36 mind match. #12 the racial draft is also great !  There are many other funny ones too!!  Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 8, 2008 - ALL CLEAR!

Well it looks like we will only be in Maryland another few weeks.  Drew's clearance came in and we have a tentative start date of May 26th which means we will be moving the week before that!  It is so nice to actually have an answer.  Its weird to think we are going but we are looking forward to the adventure.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

April 4, 2008 - Dancing

Friday night we had a family dance instruction activity at our church.  Drew and I have probably only danced about 5 times (including our wedding dance and dancing in the car)  So, it was a bit of a new experience for us. We had a great time!  He had me laughing so hard I almost cried!


Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 2, 2008~No Weight...

I had a appointment with my midwife today.  She said that she was little disappointed because I haven't really gained any weight in the past month ~ only 1 pound!  Its kind of scary because I wonder if I am getting the baby enough food but I haven't been as hungry.  She said that I really need to to gain more weight this month.  I have been feeling pretty well though, so I am not too concerned about it.  I think my stomache is getting smaller but I am going to try extra hard to make sure that she gets everything she needs!

March 28, 2008~Swimming

I got sick on Wed with something that has been going around our office.  I was off for most of the day because of that.  I did work on Thursday but I was dragging the whole day.  By Friday night I was pretty uncomfortable.  After work, I came home and Drew told me to pray about feeling better.  So, I did and then I thought, we should go to the pool.  Well I went to the pool and the water made me feel great.  It really helped me to breathe and I could even get some exercise by swimming!  I also think the chlorine cleared out my nose because I woke up feeling great!  We brought my new underwater camera that I got for my birthday.  It was a lot of fun to take pictures under the water!