Saturday, November 29, 2008

To do, To do, To do

It feels as though our lives haven't slowed down at all. I feel like I have so much to do and no time to do it in. But how is that possible since I don't have a job and only go up to campus 3 times a week? Our Calendar keeps filling up with the holidays coming and graduation and the baby coming.

Adam is helping his Grandma move

December 3
Kim has a Drs Apt

December 15
Kim has tons of assignments for Statistics Due

December 17
Kim should have another Drs Apt

December 18
Finals for both of us

December 20
Kimberly graduates
Adam's family Christmas Party
Kim's Family Lunch or Dinner or Get Together of some sort

My blood glucose levels have been doing pretty well. I have some high numbers (130, 145) but for the most part they have still been in the normal range which is a good thing. If my sugars are too much out of control, the baby will continue to grow. His head and torso are already a month a head of what they are supposed to be. Maybe the doctor will suggest inducing me early or doing an early c-section since he is already so big. I am still convinced he is just like his dad because he sleeps so much...I feel him move maybe 5 total different times a day. Within those five times he usually moves a lot, but he is definitely his father's child. Big head, long torso, sleeps a lot. I guess we'll see what happens.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Full Full Full

I am sooo full. I ate way to much today. I cheated and ate a bite of Adam's cheesecake, I ate a bite of his oreo pie, and I ate a few pieces of toffee. We ate at two and I just checked my sugar again and it's 130. AHHH that is sooo high. Usually it's only that high after my dinner. Not after lunch. I just took my dinner insulin though and only ate a little bit. So hopefully it will go down before I have to check it again at bedtime. Adam is taking a nap, but I feel a walk or the wii fit coming on soon. Probably the wii fit if it is cold outside since I am in capris and flip flops. It was hot in mom's house with the oven and everything going on. Good thing I only have 8 weeks left right?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Kari and Matt are home. It was so fun to see them. Caryn, her three kids, Kari, Matt, Adam and I went to the movie tonight to see Madagascar 2. There was no real point to the movie at all but there were some funny parts. Hunter liked it so I suppose that is all that matters right?!? If the kids enjoy it then it's good. Christopher, Mom and Dad were bums and stayed home. It would have been so fun to have all of us there together. Oh well. We came home and the kids put on their pjs and they were all ready to go to sleep. We had prayer and mom read a few books to them and Taylor fell asleep fast after the books were done. Hunter and Tucker were laying down to go to bed when we left to come home.

Thanks Caryn for coming to spend the evening with me. I hope you had fun!!!!!

I had my ultrasound today to check on the baby. His head and stomach are a month bigger than the are supposed to be. He is measuring in at 5 lbs and 11 oz and I still have 8 weeks to go. I know it's not the exact weight and that it is just an estimate, but I am still freaking out. Mom had 6 kids all over 10 lbs and I am not looking forward to that. Meredith and Claire were little as in close to the size that they are saying our little baby is. Adam said he has a big head already because Adam has a big head and it is just the genetics from the Haynes side or whatever. I don't think I can handle this lovely pregnancy anymore. The diabetes is going well. Still giving myself shots 4 times a day. I can't wait to be done. I just hope our lil baby is healthy. (Yes he is still a boy.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Can I just tell you all that I have been going crazy since yesterday. I usually have people to talk to and hang out with during the day (namely Kari and Matt). But with them on their honeymoon, it's been only me at home all day all alone with nothing to do but homework. How lame is that. I have no life. She texted me last night and I texted her back and told her I was lonely without her and to have fun but to hurry home. She responded "lol okay see ya". Hopefully they are having fun. They went and saw Twilight yesterday and I think they were going to the temple today. Caryn is supposed to come over tomorrow so I'll have someone to hang with tomorrow. I also have an ultrasound tomorrow. They want to see how big the baby is due to the gestational diabetes. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kari's Wedding

We had a wonderful time at the temple on Saturday for Kari and Matt's sealing. The room was full of friends and family. This was the first time that Mom and Dad and all six of their kids were in the temple together because Crick couldn't make it down for her endowment session. We all sat in a row (well except Kari...she was across from us), but it was nice to be there with our spouses and the whole family. I was fortunate because Adam's parents were there too. It was neat to be there with my family and my in-laws. The McCallons are kinda like my in-laws too because they are Adam's second parents. The reception was nice and lots of people showed up. I went home and was in bed by 10 or 10:30 with my feet propped up on a pillow because my legs and feet were swollen and killing me.

Here are some pictures from the big day. Jen has hundred's more but I haven't gotten to see those yet so I couldn't post any of the professional pics on here. They are pics from Mom's camera (that Adam had the whole time taking pictures) and Janelle's camera. Enjoy!
Hannah (Heather and Shane's Lil Girl) didn't want to be in any pictures.
Kari's two roommates from BYU came down to be at the reception. They stayed at our house Saturday night and I was so sore and tired that all I did was make their beds, show them the bathroom and the clean towels, the food, told them to help themselves and to come get me if they needed anything. I didn't hear them leave this morning until I heard the front door shut. SORRY GIRLS!
Can you tell Mom was having fun? Adam told me I had to put this one on here because he said it is his favorite one of Mom.
Heather, Matt, Kari and Megan (Matt's two sisters)
The groom's cake (Matt loves penguins...can you tell? They were brownies...I was good and didn't even try one bite!)
The brides cakes...the middle on on the right is rice krispie treats (did I miss spell that?) The rest were white cake (I didn't even take one bite of these either!)
Christopher, Kevin, Kari, Court, Caryn and Me (Jen has all the good pics on her camera (the professonal I should say...Adam and Janelle took all these and they turned out good, put Jen was posing us and Adam and Janelle were standing off to the side so that's why we are never looking at the camera)
Do you think Kari was a little excited?
Megan (Matt's sis), Will (her boyfriend), Caleb (Matt's bro), Suzy (Matt's Mom), David (Matt's Dad), Kari, Matt, Jacob (Matt's bro), Heather (Matt's sis), Hannah (Matt's niece), Shane (Matt's bro-in-law)
It was hard getting all of Kari's nieces and nephews to cooperate during these pictures. Meredith was not happy, Hunter and Taylor wanted to be wandering around, Tucker wanted to be dancing or making weird poses, and Claire wouldn't look at the camera at times and sometimes wanted her mom. Hopefully Jen got some good ones.

Kari and Matt
Kari's two roommates taught Kari how to wink last semester. I had no clue she couldn't wink. They taught her how to wink with her mouth open and so that is the only way she can wink. If we ask her to wink with her mouth shut, she can't do it. It is sooo funny.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Well, we are in Houston. It is like 6:30 or so Saturday morning. I have been up since five. I tossed and turned all night because of this bed I think and because I was hot. I didn't really cover up all night and every time I flipped over or rolled over, my whole body ached. Maybe because I have a huge belly to flip and turn. I got a huge charlie horse in my calf in the middle of the night. Luckily Adam kinda rubbed it for me and it mostly went away. My leg is still kinda shaky.

The drive up here wasn't too bad. We left about 3:45 or so and didn't hit too much traffic. It mostly flowed, unless there was a super slow car in front of us and you couldn't pass them. The invisible car only almost got hit 3 times. I have never used my horn so much. It was making me mad. People just own the roads here I suppose and I'm just the out of towner.

Dinner was amazing. It was a good hamburger and there were quite a few of us there. After dinner we ran to the mall (luckily it was in the same parking lot) to get Kari a shirt to wear home from the temple. She forgot to pack one. Silly Kari. I found an Old Navy right away and grabbed her a 10 dollar shirt that's cute enough for her to wear again! YAY! We then found a movie theater close by and went and saw TWILIGHT. I liked it. They made Edwards jumping look really fake, but it was a good movie. We got back to the hotel around 12:15 or so and I took my insulin and headed to bed. I was tired.

This morning my leg still hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts, I'm tired, and my stomach is killing me. It's not nerves or anything like that. Why would I be nervous? It's just in pain. Hopefully we'll go get breakfast soon so I can feed this kid something. Maybe that's what's wrong. I better get going because I need to leave in 45 minutes or so and I still have to dry my hair, straighten my hair, put on makeup, put my dress on, etc, etc, etc. I'll post their cute pictures soon!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Baby Update

I went to the doctor this morning. I have officially gained 11 lbs the 32 weeks I have been pregnant. He measured my stomach this morning and said it's measuring at 32. Parker's heart rate sounded like a galloping horse. I have an ultrasound on Wednesday and I go back the next Wednesday (December 3) for a stress test for the baby. He said it's just to monitor the heart rate and all that jazz. It's getting close. I am so excited.

We leave in a little bit to head to Houston for Kari's Wedding. I am so happy for her. Matt has moved all of his stuff completely out of our house. It is so crazy that we have an empty room again. Her roommates are staying at our house tomorrow night and we drive them to the airport Sunday morning at like 6 am. They better appreciate us!! hehe j/k

Kari's Wedding is at 8 am so I have to get up early tomorrow too. Craziness. We'll I'll either blog tonight at the hotel after we all eat together or I'll blog and post pictures tomorrow or Sunday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Goodbye Speech

I stayed up late last night with Adam working on my speech. He helped do a lot of it. Then I read through it out loud a few times to get the hang of it. I was in bed around midnight and fell asleep about 12:30 or 1:00. I got up at 6:20 to shower and that is not enough sleep for me. I am so tired, but today was the first day for people in our class to do our persuasive speech. I kinda wanted to get it over with, but kinda didn't want to give it at all. When you get to class you just sign up on the board and no one wanted to sign up haha, but luckily we all kinda walked up at the same time and I signed up for the last spot (I got +10 for going today). It was on abortion (a topic given to me by the professor so I got +10). My stomach was in knots during everyone else's speeches. It hurt and it was hard to breathe. I was pushing down on my stomach to kinda release the pressure, but it wasn't working. After we give our speeches he verbally critiques us. He told me that he knew I was breathing for two but that I needed to not take such long breath breaks. My bangs fell in my face a lot, I spoke a little fast, I didn't speak loud enough at first, etc. But when all was said and done, I got an A!! (yeah so I did get 20 extra points, but hey whatever you can get.) He told me my outline was the best outline he had seen and wanted to keep it to show future classes if it was okay with me. Sure keep it. I don't need it anymore. I graduate in December. It's on Adam's computer. I'll be fine. So thanks Adam for "helping" me create such an amazing outline for my class!

I also spent the day with Kari getting things ready for the wedding on Saturday. We went to Vidor to see Grammer (Mom's mom) and had lunch with her and our cousin. Kari had her eyebrows waxed, then we headed to the church to help mom decorate (I wasn't much help). Then we headed to the mall to find her a jacket to wear over the dress she is going to wear to the temple because it is supposed to be cold on Saturday, find Adam and Justin a green tie, find Taylor black shoes, get nylons (to hide my white legs...we'll see how long I last in them with my big ol' gut...I would just wear knee highs, but my skirt for the temple and dress for the reception is knee length and wouldn't cover it up.) We found her a cute necklace to wear and then headed to walmart to get milk and bread for me since I'm on my special lil diet. I eat cheerios like every day and a sandwich for we go through milk and bread like no other. We are back at home and I am so tired I could crash. Twilight is sold out for tonight and I'm bummed. Oh well...Life goes on...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

To Do List

Here is our family's to do list (you think our lives can get any crazier?):

November 19
Kimberly has a drs apt

November 20
Kimberly's persuasive speech due
Help decorate for Kari's reception

November 21
Kimberly has another drs apt
Help get food ready for Kari's reception
Drive to Houston for the sealing the next morning
Family dinner with Kari's family and her new in-laws

November 22
Kari's Sealing
Kari's Reception

November 23
Take Kari's friends back to Houston to Airport

November 26
Kimberly has an ultrasound

November 27
Thanksgiving with the fam

November 28
Adam helps friends build a shed

November 29
Adam might still be building a shed (depends how much gets done on Friday)

November 30
Caryn and Janelle sing at church for Christmas Program (Possible trip to Lufkin for that)

December ?
More drs apts

December 20
Kimberly graduates
Adam's family Christmas Party
Possibly my family Christmas Party

Our life is pretty crazy these days...maybe it will slow down when the baby comes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Things have been going well for us. Adam has been helping my parents remodel so that Kari and Matt have a place to stay for a few months. With Hurricane Ike, there are not many apartments available with people being out of their homes and the ones that are empty and available they jacked the prices way up. So with her just graduating and him with probably a year and a half left or so, they are staying with Mom and Dad to save up to afford the much expensive apartments. Adam and Matt have been painting and putting down flooring and putting up trim, etc. It has been really crazy around there and they are running out of time with the wedding on Saturday.

Saturday evening we went to Lufkin to stay with Caryn's family. We hadn't seen the kids in a while and wanted to visit. Hunter and Taylor also had their primary presentation at church on Sunday so we stayed and went to that. They were so cute singing songs about Christ and telling their parts.

We have both been busy with homework (I have a lot of Statistics to do...I guess I should get started on that). I go to the diabetes doctor tomorrow to turn in my numbers to show him how I have been doing. I have had maybe 4 or 5 numbers in two and a half weeks that were higher (as in 123, 120, 116, 153) than my normals (89, 90, 99). The 153 was last night and it's because I cheated and ate popcorn. Adam went and rented a movie for me to watch while he did his homework. I didn't eat much of the popcorn, but apparently I ate enough to matter. I go to my ob/gyn on Friday for my checkup to see how that is going and then next Wednesday (the day before Thanksgiving) I have another ultrasound to check on the baby and see how big he is getting. People with gestational diabetes tend to have bigger babies apparently and with my family history of big babies, I am a little worried.

I am still giving myself shots 4 times a day. Some hurt worse than others. I have a few bruises from the needles here and there, but what can you do?

I have to give another speech on Thursday. I am not looking forward to it. The nerves are already kicking in. It's a persuasive speech on abortion. I am totally against it. If you don't want a baby then don't do the deed and if you are crazy and do it anyways and get pregnant, the baby should be put up for adoption because there are people out there that want kids that can't have kids. So hopefully I will do well in my speech.

Well, that's that in a nut shell.

Friday, November 14, 2008


So I didn't go as blonde as the last picture. I do have blonde and red in it now and love it. I was a bit worried about the baby, but we'll see what happens. I needed a new do for Kari's wedding and I love this one.The picture doesn't do it justice because I don't have a fancy digital camera yet...I am supposed to get one from Christmas, so we'll see.

Baby Haynes

So my little sister is working at Channel 4 News and the weather guy there, Dana Melancon, is one of her buds. His son's name is Dana Parker and just turned one. Kari told him yesterday that we were about 95% sure (again sorry Chris and Lindsay) that we were going to name our little boy Parker. Well Dana said if we name him Dana Parker, that he would be at all of his birthday parties dressed up doing magic tricks, pulling bunnies out of hats, etc. Isn't that so cool. I feel pretty loved. I told Kari to ask him next time he's there if we name him Parker Dana instead if he would do the same...Or even just Parker!!! We'll see.

I'll let you know what I decide about my hair. I think I'm gonna go for it, but I may change my mind when it comes down to it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


So I am going to get my hair done tomorrow for Kari's wedding next week. I haven't decided if I want to leave it all brown or if I should put blonde high lights in it. I am kinda leaning towards putting blonde in it but I don't know. I'm just going to trim it up a bit but I just don't know what to do with the color. I did this cut and color in April and kinda want to do it again but I'm not sure. What does everyone think? My appointment is tomorrow at eleven...Adam and I really like the color, but I'm kinda wondering if I should leave my hair dark brown. My hair isn't very long either so it would be a little shorter version of these three pictures... HELP...I need opinions asap

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I really love that Adam...

- "helps" me with my homework
- tells me to take naps
- sits there quietly while I read
- lets me take his laptop from him so I can check my email and blogs
- takes out the trash so I don't have to
- helps me clean up around the house
- lets me go to bed whenever I want
- helps me fold the laundry
- puts his own laundry away
- puts his shoes away so I don't trip on them
- stayed with me at the Hospital as long as he could
- stays with me when I'm sick (within reason--he doesn't skip work or church or anything but doesn't go out without me)
- goes and gets medicine for me when I am sick
- comforts me when I'm having a hormonal (only happening cause I'm pregnant) breakdown
- lets me go see my sister's family and brother's family when I want
- stays at my parents house as long as I want to
- gets excited when he can actually see Baby Haynes kicking me
- gets up right when he has sat down if I ask him for something (drink, food, etc.)
- turns the tv down way low so I can't hear it as I try to sleep
- treats me as an equal
- has started playing his guitar again (he's just been too busy I suppose)
- is creative enough to have designed our wedding announcements so we wouldn't have to pay out the nose for them
- lets me buy things when I want
- lets me listen to my kind of music in the car (for the most part)
- lets me pick what we watch
- defends me when someone is rude or talks down to me
- respects me and my opinion
- hears me out when we disagree
- hugs me right when he walks through the door
- has finally agreed that we are not naming our little boy batman and that he will not wear a batman outfit on the way home from the hospital (not really but I can dream right?)
- calls me by lunchtime every day to check on me if he hasn't heard from me
- calls me on his way home to see if I need something
- freezes at night when I am burning up
- can give me blessings when I need them
- can take me to the temple
- makes me laugh
- makes me smile

Believe it or Not

I made dinner again tonight. I mean really made it. I didn't make him a sandwich, put a pizza in the oven, give him a bowl for cereal, ask him to take me out, or tell him to pick something up on the way home. I made chicken enchiladas and salsa. It was sooo good. I called and had him pick up some of the stuff to make it on the way home. One of which was tortillas. He is so amazing. He knows that because of the gestational diabetes I have to watch my carbs...He found tortillas that were low carbs. (I'm allowed 4 carbs at dinner - 15 carbs a piece so it's hard to find things sometimes that I can eat.) He is the best guy in the world. I love him so much and can't wait until he gets home from church so we can have a nice relaxing evening (well until I decide I'm tired and want to go to bed.)

Amazingly Enough...

I just finished Book 4


These are a few things that have been annoying me lately...

- Cars pulling out in front of me
- Cars not going because they are lighting their cigarettes
- Getting asked the same questions over and over
- Not getting paid for my time at work because someone deleted my hours
- Work calling me while I'm in the hospital and when I said I'll call back when I get out, didn't listen and called several more times
- Book 4 :)
- Having to give myself shots
- Having to plan on when we run to get food somewhere because of my insulin
- School (I have another speech coming up)
- Time passing by so slowly
- Being at home all day every day (if I go shopping I'll want to buy and can't afford it)
- My blood sugar being higher than normal
- Adam being stressed about not having enough time in the day to get things done (he has so much to do with work, school, church, service, etc that he feels like he never gets to just relax and enjoy life)
- Not knowing exactly when Baby Haynes is going to come (doc hopes no shorter than 38 weeks but not a day after 40 weeks)
- Not knowing what to get Adam for Christmas and feeling like I can't get him anything because we are poor

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Book Update

I only have about 300 pages or so to go in book 4. I can't say that I like this one very much. It's kinda weird. I dunno. I definitely prefer Edward to Jacob though. Jacob is kinda annoying in book 4. I am just not glued to this one like I was the first three. What is the deal?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

So for the past week, I haven't done much around my house due to the fact that my older sister got me sucked in to the lovely Twilight Books. All I did was sit around and read read read. I finished each book in about 3 days or less. You could tell my house had been neglected though. I have tried to stay busy today and not just read book 4.

So far today I have:

-swept all the floors
-cleaned the bathroom
-washed the towels
-folded the towels and put them away
-washed my sheets (now in the dryer)
-done all the other laundry (not quite put away yet but I'm working on it)

The list isn't very long, but I have felt a little successful. I have class in an hour and a half and am not wanting to go, but it's a must. I started book 4 today in between all the cleaning and have made it to page 270 or so. Hopefully tomorrow I can get the rest of the things around the house done.


It has officially one week with this whole giving myself shots of insulin 2-4 (usually 4) times a day. Not eating sweets. Watching my carbs. I can say that I have been a week without sweets and junk food though (mostly). After Kari's endowment session, we went to a deli to eat and I was good. I got a turkey sandwich and a salad. Didn't drink a soda. I cheated though and got a lemonade, but when it was time for a refill, I got water. I was so thirsty. I suppose it is because I hadn't really drank anything all day. After we finished, dad ordered two pieces of pie with ice cream and one brownie for the ten of us to share. Most of us were soo full that it was more than enough to take a bite and pass it around. I took two bites of the brownie (I guess I'm not as strong as you Jacquie) and it was sooo good. I stopped at that though and didn't eat anymore and I didn't eat the pie with the ice cream and whipped topping (I did feed some whipped topping to Meredith and she loved it. Court was right there watching so I suppose it was approved hehe.) My blood sugars were a little high (for me 114 was the highest) that night and yesterday, but that's because I was pretty much sitting all day (2 hours there in a car, sitting in the temple, sitting at dinner, 2 hours home). They haven't really gone down that much yet. But yesterday was Sunday and I took it as a lazy day and after church, I took a nap. So no real movement there either. Hopefully today with me walking around a lot and trying to get lots done, I'll be back to normal.

Kari's session was supposed to start at two, and most of us were there waiting and ready, but our Lufkin siblings (Caryn, Court and Janelle) hadn't made it yet. You are supposed to be in your seat at 2 and you can't walk in late. So we called and they were two miles away but by the time they made it through traffic, they wouldn't get there until 2:15 or so. We all wanted to be together as a family, so luckily they allowed us to participate in the 3 o'clock session instead. What an amazing experience. Hard to believe in less than two weeks we will be back for her to get married. This is a picture of the temple we were at for her endowment session and we'll go back for her sealing!

Friday, November 7, 2008

It's a Miracle!

I hate reading books. Totally despise them. Never read them in school. Skimmed through them and then tested on them sort of thing. I am here to tell you that I have read three full books (over 300 pages) since Thursday, October 30. It is totally amazing. I have been reading the Twilight series. I finished the third one today (of course I got nothing done all day, but that's beside the point.) I only have one left. Book number 4. I am so proud of myself that I have actually been reading something. I just wanted to share the miracle with everyone else.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


So giving myself shots 2-4 times a day hasn't been to bad so far. It is only day three, but I have gotten used to it. My sugars have been in the normal range too! So that means its working for now. I go to see the endocrinologist on the 19, my obgyn on the 21, and an ultrasound on the 26. It is pretty crazy that I have an ultrasound the day before thanksgiving. Doctors, Doctors. For someone who hates doctors, I surely have seen them a lot lately.

Kari gets her endowments Saturday! We are so excited for her and Matt. They get married in the temple on the 22. It is so exciting! I'll post pictures soon!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Home at Last

Well....Let's see. My dietitian came in at four o'clock yesterday and was going over things with me. I was supposed to order my food at 4:30, she didn't leave until almost 5 and then freaked out when she asked me if I had ordered my food yet and I told her no. Well hello, if you are sitting there talking my ear off, how do you want me to order my food? So I got chicken, corn, salad, mashed potatoes, and apples. My meal arrived at 5:30 or so and they were out of my insulin so I had wait. I didn't get my insulin until around 6. Are you kidding me? Come on Now. My food was cold and so mom went and put it in the micro. It was nasty. The chicken was still pretty red close to the bone so I didn't eat that part. The dressing for the salad was disgusting. The corn had weird seasoning in it. The potatoes were weird. The apples were good though.

At 6:45 they took me down to labor and delivery to check on the baby (finally...they hadn't checked the baby all day.) The nurse said that I was having contractions. I didn't feel anything at all, but she called my doctor and gave me a shot of something. I went back to the room and read more of the book. I couldn't sleep. I was up every hour it seemed. Every time the door opened (just the nurse checking on me) I would wake up and it would take me forever to go back to sleep. UGH. Poor Adam, all they had in my room were two rocking chairs. Matt and Kari brought him up an air mattress, sheets, blanket, and pillow for him to sleep on. He said he didn't sleep very good either. I don't blame him.

They came and got me at like 5:30 or so this morning to check on the baby again. The contractions weren't showing up, so they were gone. I went back to the room and got back in bed and Adam laid on his lil bed for a little while and then he had to leave to go home and get ready for work. I was then there all alone and it was only 7 o'clock in the morning. I called and ordered my breakfast (it takes a while to get to you so you have to order it early). I got an omelet with cheese, onions, and green peppers, a bowl of oatmeal and a piece of toast. It arrived at 7:30 and I called and told the nurses station that I needed to check my sugar and take my insulin. They finally showed up at 8:20 to give it to me. The oatmeal was disgusting. No taste, no flavor, barely warm. They didn't send up butter for my toast so I got to eat that dry. The omelet was okay but they were sure strong onions.

My OB/GYN came in and checked on me and said as far as he was concerened I could go home but it was up to the endocrinologist. He told me he would see me in the morning at my normal appointment or if I hadn't been released yet, he would be back in the morning to check on me. Then the dietitian came back in and went over a few more things with me. She left and my endocrin came in and said he wanted to see me in his office in two weeks and that I could go home. They released me about an hour to hour and a half later...

We dropped off my scrpts at the pharmacy and I went back two hours later to get them. They had done nothing with them yet becasue our insurance started on Saturday and they hadn't switched it over. Lucky me. I sat there for 30 minutes waiting for them to call the insurance and verify, yadda yadda yadda. The lady then told me the insurance wouldn't cover anything. I started to cry. I couldn't believe it. I'm pregnat with gestational diabetes and your not going to help me pay for it? Are you crazy. Well the pharmacist came over and my hormones got to me and I started to tear up. He told me it was okay and they explained that the insurance would cover my insulin and the needles, just not the glucometer and test strips for it. I felt better about that and dad has the one at home I need anyways. I just needed more test strips for it. The pharmacist went and got me a box that had been opened but the seal hadn't been broken yet and told me to just take them. I said no let me pay you for them and he said don't worry about it. Sweet. The needles for the insulin was free so all I had to pay was a deductible for each thing of insulin (2 different bottles I have to take).

Well that's that in a nut shell. I'm going to take a nap. I'm beat.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Can you believe it? The hospital actually has wifi so we can check our email and post to the blog!!! Pretty exciting when you have nothing better to do. We got here at 7 am to register and give our insurance info etc. They checked my temp and my blood pressure 113 over 66 I think it was...I'm not totally sure. She didn't tell me and I couldn't really see the thing cause it was at an angle. My temp was 97 something. Which is normal for my fam. They brought me breakfast at around 9:30 or 10...delicious (not) scrambled eggs, 1 slice of bacon (it was gross), 1 piece of toast (the bottom was a lil burnt), a nice cup of coffee (thanks I appreciate it but I don't drink coffee) and an 8 oz thing of milk. At 12:15 they checked my blood sugar and I was at 104. I got three units of insulin because it was over 80 (luckily it was under 110 because at 110 I would have to get five units). The dietitian came in and helped me figure out what to order for lunch and said she would be back to go over things with me. I ate a turkey lettuce tomato cheese sandwich with an orange. I was full after the sandwich but they said I had to eat all my food so I slowly at the orange hoping the sandwich would soon digest to make room!

My Endocrinologist then came in to talk to me. He was very nice and polite and didn't say much. Just that tonight I have to give myself the shot and he would be back tomorrow to talk to me. My OB/GYN came to check on me as well. He told me that with my numbers, he thinks I had diabetes before I got pregnant. Not good. He talked to me a few minutes and then headed out the door. My dietitian came back and when over with me things I can eat and what I should order for dinner. I have to order dinner at 4:30 so that I will get it by 5:30. The kitchen shuts down at six or something. So we'll see how dinner goes. Then they came in and told me that they needed blood work from me. AHHH not another needle. I did fine though and here we are at only four o'clock. It is so boring. I think we may go wander the hospital because my doc said to make sure I get up and walk around. So that's that in a nut shell. More reports later. (No bed for Adam to sleep in tonight. He said he may bring a cot up here haha)

Sunday, November 2, 2008


The nerves and anxiety have started to kick in. A girl in our ward told me about what goes on today at the hospital for this kind of thing. She works in that department. They have you meet with a nutritionist and a dietitian so that you can eat right and they check your blood sugar constantly. You don't even have to wear a nasty hospital gown!! That's exciting. But things still have me nervous and emotional. I'm not quite sure what it is but, I feel as though I could cry at any second. Then Adam would ask what's wrong and I feel there is nothing really wrong. There is nothing ever really wrong. I'm just very emotional and hormonal right?

I did finally read the first of the Twilight books. I started it two weeks ago at my doctor's appointment and finished chapter one, then I read all the rest of it this past Wednesday. Adam told me to put it down to do my homework, but I couldn't. I read chapters 2-21 that day and finished the book. Anyone that knows me knows that I hate reading with a passion. I never read in school I would read tidbits here and there, but never a whole book. I just couldn't get interested in them. I borrowed the second one from a good friend of Kari's. Well she's my friend too, but through Kari I suppose. So I'll have something good and productive to do at the hospital while I am sitting there doing nothing. (I hope your proud Caryn!)

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Everyone knows that Adam wants to name Baby Haynes Batman. Last night I showed him a picture of Ashna (a family friend) and how cute it was that she dressed her tummy up like a jack-o-lantern for Halloween since he hasn't had her baby yet to actually dress up. Adam thought it was a great idea and found a picture like the one below.

He printed it out, cut around the oval and taped it to my stomach and said the baby is batman. Adam just wants the kid in kindergarten to walk up to his teacher or other kids and with a very straight face say "I am batman!" He can be a little ridiculous.

So the nerves haven't kicked in yet for Monday, but you can sure bet that by tomorrow night or possibly earlier I'll start getting nervous. I was nervous for my gallbladder surgery. I remember when Grammer (mom's mom) paid me to go to the doctor without crying. If I wouldn't cry she would give me money....I cried a lot of the time. I am a wuss when it comes to pain. I don't do it...I don't like it. That's why I think I was freaking out after my surgery when the nurse wanted me to get up and go to the bathroom before I left. They wouldn't let me have anything to eat or drink. Mom forced a spoonful of crappy soup down my throat...and I told her not to give me anymore. She tried it and said it was bad. They even turned off my IV. How could I go to the restroom without fluids in me? Hello talk about hard. I didn't want to get up because I didn't have to go and didn't want to cause myself pain. So then I puked all over the bathroom (I couldn't get low enough to the toilet just having surgery and all) that the nurse was fortunate enough to clean up. Lucky her huh. I don't do anything that would inflict pain on myself. Adam knows I don't take pain well. So I'll post and let you know how it goes...I'll tell Adam to post and tell you how it really went so you may have to check both our blogs.