Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Maya's First Day of School

Well, that day has finally arrived. The first day of preschool. We all knew this day was coming, but I can't believe it came so soon. Maya was so excited for her first day of school. She dressed in one of her favorite dresses and packed her backpack with her favorite teddy, ready to head to school. When we got there, she was a bit leery at first, but then jumped right in. David and I were one of just a few parents that didn't stay with their child that day. However, I feel that this was the best decision for our little girl.
After we left, I felt a feeling of loss. It was so weird to leave my little girl behind and head home for 2 hours. I didn't know what to do with myself. There was no little Maya following me around asking me a million questions, needing to eat, making messes as she goes. I missed it all! I also found myself crying intermittently the whole two hours. Just missed her more than I thought I would :).

Since then, she has been to class several times and has loved each time. At the end of each preschool day she is so excited to tell us about what she did and the new friends she has made. As many of you know, she is quite the social butterfly, and we knew that preschool would be the perfect outlet for that.

So, here is to Maya's first year of preschool!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Maya's New Haircut

So we took Maya to Bellevue Square today to have her hair cut. We took her to the Dooz salon up by the children's play area. She had quite a fun filled day full of breakfast out with Daddy, playing at the splash park, playing at the kids area at the mall and then an awesome haircut. The lady who cut her hair told us that Maya was her favorite kid of the year. Well, of course she was :). I think Maya's ability to carry on a 20 minute conversation just cracked her up. It was all very cute. She is just so grown up. The best part for her was that she got to pick out a brand new hairband when she was done!

Yes, she is totally at that stage of crazy smiles :).

On another note, I had my first gestational diabetes appointment today. The appointments went well and I will be spending the next 10 weeks testing my blood sugar 5 times a day (and probably for a few weeks after she is born). It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Honestly, it is virtually painless (praise God!). I will go back in one week so that my blood sugar levels can be reviewed and they can assess if I need further treatment such as medication or insulin. I am praying that the change in diet will be all that I need. However, I will do what it takes to keep this baby healthy. In 3 weeks I will have an ultrasound to check on Sydney's growth. Hopefully we will get some really good pictures of her that I can share with you :).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gestational Diabetes

So, I will start this entry with something funny before I get serious. Lately Maya has gotten into the habit of coming up to one of us and saying, " hey (fill in the blank), did you know I could do this?," and then she either does or shows you something new that she can do. Today it was, "Hey, Mom, did you know I can fit two fingers in my belly button." No, I did not, but I guess I do now. How many fingers can you fit in your belly button? :)
Also, I caught her doing the "robot" in the car yesterday. She was doing the weird, jerky arm movements as she said in a monotone voice, "my name is Maya. I am a robot." I have no idea where she learned it, but it was hilarious!

Ok, on a more serious note: It is official, I have gestational diabetes. I am so upset over the whole thing. Truly, I thought that I would pass that second test with flying colors, but that was not the case. Next week I have to meet with a nutritionist and then the gestational diabetes specialist who will show my how to test my blood sugar. I know that there are many women who have had and have to deal with this in their pregnancies, but I still think it sucks. Honestly, the worse for me isn't even having to watch what I eat and prick my finger, but the worry and stress over the health of my unborn daughter. I can't help but research like crazy about this disease, read the possible side effects it can have on the baby, and just stress and panic. On top of all of that, I have an overwhelming feeling of guilt. Guilt in that I can't provide a healthy, safe place for my unborn baby to grow. Guilt that I had done something wrong. I know that isn't really true, that it isn't something I did, but I still feel that way.
It has only been a day since I found out the news and am still trying to wrap my head around it. I need to get over the emotional distress of it all so that I can start to take care of it. Most of all, I know that I need to trust that God will protect my child, better than I ever could, and need to rest and have peace in that truth. As always, your prayers are appreciated as I approach this new hurdle in pregnancy. Just 11 weeks to go. We can do this.