We had a great Christmas. The time off goes so fast. Luckily Ryan and I both have another day off on Tuesday for New Year's Day -- and it happens to be our wedding anniversary, too so that's kinda nice.
I had my glucose tolerance test this past week. The one-hour level was 103, so that was well below the 140 maximum. I'm in the 3rd trimester now, and still doing great!
Merry Christmas! We are off to the Lindsay side this year for Christmas Eve and to Godmother Marilyn's for Christmas Day.
Ryan started to paint the baby's room today. It is going to be a light yellow. It is looking cheerful in there. I will post some nursery pictures once we get the crib in place.
My good friend Maria and her husband Matt flew into Fargo yesterday, so I got to see them a bit at the airport before they headed to Crookston. Maria is also pregnant and due in March. How fun for us to compare stories both now and as the children grow up. Matt took a couple of pictures of the two of us, so hopefully I will put them up when he sends them.
Wishing everyone a great Christmas and safe travels.
We picked out some things for the nursery -- crib and changing table. We also found a stroller/infant car seat combo. I'm happy with what we found.
I have still been feeling great. No complaints. The baby seems to have a cycle of active and resting times. Just like we all do, I guess. The baby movements are the coolest feeling. Ryan has gotten to feel some kicks, too. I have only two votes that think the baby is a girl...everyone else is saying boy. Anyone else want to guess?
We put up a few Christmas decorations around the house. We picked out a Christmas tree and got it decorated. We didn't get the outside lights put up this year, but it definitely seems like it's getting close to Christmas with all of the snow we have. I can't complain though -- it is so pretty with everything all dressed in white.
Ryan is off on another 5 day road trip for work. We did get about an inch of snow, but I was able to clear out the driveway. It was light and fluffy, so it was kinda fun. Thank goodness Ryan was still home to clear it out after the big storm on Monday. Hopefully this roadtrip won't be so bad since mom and dad will come to break it up a little bit when they do some Christmas shopping this weekend.
I had my monthly appointment today. Everything continues to look good. Next appointment, I have my glucose tolerance test.
We had a nice Thanksgiving at Allison's house in Champlin. The Albertville Outlet Mall opened at midnight for “Midnight Madness.” All of the girls took advantage of the late night shopping. There were a lot of people there –quite the lineup of cars after we exited the interstate, but we arrived shortly before midnight and were able to find a parking spot without a problem. We ended up leaving about 2:00 a.m. and there were cars lined up to exit off of the interstate, so I guess we came at the right time. Angela and I headed back to her house after the shopping. Our husbands were sound asleep.
On Friday, we did some looking for baby stuff at Babies R Us in the cities. We didn't get anything yet, but hopefully soon. I don't know if it's a pregnancy effect or what, but I am so indecisive when it comes to this stuff. We met up with the NDSU basketball team on their way to Wisconsin-Green Bay so Ryan could join them for the road trip. I headed back to Fargo.
We are getting a little bit of snow in Fargo tonight and the wind is really blowing it around. It will look nice to have a little white covering to go with all of the Christmas decorations around town. It is supposed to be cold this week, so it might just stay around this time.
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Congratulations to cousin Jill and her husband Jeff on the birth of Elliet Lindsay. (I love that they used Jill's maiden name for her middle name!) Elli came about 5 weeks early, but it sounds like she is doing great and will come home soon.
Ryan is on the road with the NDSU basketball team as they are playing their first games this weekend. It's the first trip of many trips to come this winter. At least it will be a little more predictable this year since NDSU joined a conference.
We picked out a soft yellow paint for the baby's room. The mostly sky blue bedding has some bugs on it -- butterflies, bubble bees and lady bugs. It can easily be for a boy or girl. We don't have a crib or anything else picked out for the nursery. We are waiting until we go to the cities to look since it is pretty slim pickings around here for that sort of thing.
I am feeling great! I love being pregnant. The baby must like to work on some dance moves or something while I am trying to get to sleep. I guess he/she is a night owl. Any more guesses on the sex of the baby? I would say the majority of people think we are going to have a boy....but only time will tell. We don't really have a feeling on it yet, and the anticipation of not knowing is fun!
Next Tuesday, we start Lamaze classes. Hopefully, it's a little more than just breathing techniques since the classes go for 4 hours!
Today was ultrasound day. Ryan and I both went. We got to see Baby Perreault moving all around and got some pictures. The more colored pictures are 3-D. The tech said the baby was very active during the ultrasound. She would point out different black spots as different organs like the kidneys, bladder and stomach. The heartbeat was recorded at 138 beats per minute. We saw all 4 chambers of the heart at work. The tech measured different parts such as the head, femur and around the body. The doctor everything looked good and kept my due date at March 20th. We didn't find out if the baby is a boy or girl, so you will have to wait just like us!
That's all for now, except to say a congratulations to our friends Stephanie and David...they had a baby girl last Friday, Mallorie Marie.
I just love the fall! It's my favorite season: cooler weather, football games and all the new TV shows. I have been feeling really good, too. I have felt some baby movement this week! Just a few flutters, but it is still fun. I’ve definitely popped now, too -- I am looking pregnant, but not as much as my sister Allison, who's on #2. I saw her last weekend and we compared since our due dates are only 2 days apart. Ryan was away with the NDSU football team, so I headed to Crookston. Allison, Reese and Angela were there as well as mom and dad.
Ryan and I got a box in the mail from Ryan's mom this week and inside was Ryan's baby book. It was fun to look through it and see some pictures. Connie had kept a good record and even noted that one of his favorite first foods was pizza, of course.
Stay tuned -- we should have some ultrasound pictures up in about two weeks.
Well, not much has been happening at the Perreault household lately. We have a few paint colors picked out for the baby's room, but we need to narrow down exactly which colors are going where. I will have to take some pictures of the progress. Right now there isn't much to see besides a white room that looks like a closet. I guess I will have to narrow down my wardrobe to fit in all of the baby stuff.
This weekend Ryan is going to travel to Mississippi with the NDSU football team and I am going head to Crookston. Angela, Allison and Reese will be in Crookston so I figured I might as well join them.
I had my monthly appointment today. It was a quick appointment this time. Ryan came with for the appointment. We did get to hear the heart rate and the doctor examined my belly. He said I had definitely grown even though my weight is about the same. Everything is looking good. The next visit is the ultrasound, so we are looking forward to that. We are not going to find out the gender..that will be a surprise until the baby comes.
We had a nice time with Ryan's mom and Dave coming from Chicago. They used to live in Fargo, so we had fun showing them all of the new things around town.
Las Vegas was fun. We had a little snafu with the hotel reservation, so ended up staying at a different place than the conference I was attending, but it all worked out okay in the end. We went to a couple of shows and the UNLV football game vs. Utah. Other than that we just walked around and saw all of the different hotels and casinos. We will have to keep our day jobs because we didn't strike it rich.
Not too much to update. The pregnancy has been pretty uneventful so far, which is a great thing. I've been feeling good. I'm pretty much over the tired phase for now. I am growing out of some of my pants though, so soon I will be in the maternity clothes full time. We will see the doctor again at the end of the month.
We have been busy with Bison football and volleyball games on the weekends (and Ryan has also had a few soccer games to work.) It's a busy, but fun time of the year!
We are having some visitors this Sunday. Ryan's mom and step dad from the Chicago area will be here and spend the night before going back that way. We don't get to see them enough, so we are excited they are going out of their way to stop here.
We are going to Las Vegas next weekend. I have training for new software at work, and Ryan was lucky enough to be able to tag along. Neither of us have been there before, so it should be fun!
We have kept a little secret long enough. The pregnancy test came back positive on July 13th, but have waited all this time to share our news. Today we went to see Dr. Herzog. The doctor did an ultrasound on our first visit. We could clearly see the arms and legs moving around as well as the heart beating although we will get to "hear" that next time. We could see the eye sockets and the backbone. The doctor said everything looks good.