Today I am 27 weeks and from what I read, that is the beginning of the third trimester. Whoo hoo! Time is flying along. A week from tomorrow Brett and I head down to California with about 60 high schoolers and a full band to minister in the So Cal area and some stops along the way. Brett and I grew up in this youth choir and who would have thought that one day we would fall in love and get married? It is really fun to go as adults now, we get our own hotel room and have a lot of responsibility which can be tiring but is a blessing. I will have to make sure and bring good snacks and stay hydrated, that is for sure. Many people think I am crazy for going, 7 months pregnant and all but I will manage just fine. :)
I found out this week that I have a mild case of gestational diabetes. Because of the hormones secreted in the placenta, my body isn't converting the glucose into energy which is making me lethargic and could have negative effects on the baby. This week was the first time in my entire pregnancy that I had a moment of freaking out about the baby and her health. But I had a good appointment with a diabetic councelor and found out that it is only while pregnant, it isn't something I have to live with forever, and it is very managable. It isn't horribly uncommon and apparently diabetes runs in my family which puts me at risk as well. You are also at risk if you are over 25 when you have your first baby. That made me feel kinda old. The good news is, I won't gain too much weight during this pregnancy with good modified eating habits. The bad news, I have to prick my finger and do the blood testing fairly frequently. It is a small price to pay to make sure Miss Emersyn arrives safe and sound though!
Looking forward to getting a mani/pedi this week at my new favorite place, the Aveda Institute of Portland. They have a school here and offer discounted SPA services. I got an amazing haircut last week for $13. Yes, you read right. $13. It came complete with a head/shoulder massage and great Aveda products and styling. I am going to get another cut and color the week before the baby is born. Cut and color is only $43 total. My old stylist was charging me $50 just for the haircut! I am kinda happy she moved to California and I discovered this new place. The girl I went to is adorable and doesn't graduate until December so I will continue to use her until she leaves. I am getting a mani/pedi for $25. I am sorry if this is boring to you but I love a good deal almost as much as I love a mani/pedi!!!!