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Friday, December 28, 2007

Another Christmas...

I can’t believe Christmas came and went so fast. Belle and Dru had a ball being with family and opening gifts, and that makes it special for us. We were able to spend 4 days at Grandpa’s with Aunt Shirley and Uncle RC, and the girls were sad to leave them. (I wish my family lived closer.) At one point, a cousin of ours walked in and Belle said, “Hey! Paw-paw’s at the store, and Memaw’s not here either. She’s up in heaven.” I am so glad they still think of her when they go to that house. It’s hard not having her there… especially at Christmas. But we made it through and had a really nice time. Even Grandpa… I think. And Christmas morning at Gigi's was a hit, as usual!

As far as an update on my gestational diabetes, the shots twice a day aren’t so bad, and I’ve gotten used to sticking my fingers 5-7 times a day. But for some reason, my blood sugar levels are all over the charts… one minute too high, the next too low. I saw my doctor on Wednesday, and she was “concerned” enough to make an appointment for me to see an endocrinologist. Hopefully he will be able to help me get the numbers under control. When they are too high or too low, I end up either unable to keep my eyes open or sick and shaky. Also, because of the “risks to the baby”, I have to go in twice a week now and let them monitor his movements and heartbeat for about 20 minutes at a time. I think this is just normal procedure, but it definitely doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy. I just want this little guy to get here healthy as can be.

Other than Christmas and Baby Jeb, the only other exciting event transpiring in the Slaughter house is Matt’s decision to undertake building the girls’ bunk beds. Yes, my 3 1/2 year old is still in a crib that must now be made ready for an actually baby! Belle and Dru will be rooming together now. We searched NW Arkansas for a bed we liked and came up empty, so Matt just decided to build one. I picked out one in Pottery Barn, and he’s using that as his pattern. He’s pretty “handy”, so I’m not worried. I’ll keep you updated though. It still may get interesting!

That's it... our generic Christmas posting. I hope everyone had a great one.