Thursday, August 28, 2008

Talk about crash and burn!

Yesterday I had things to do. First was taking Josh to the training facility at 6:30AM.

I went directly to the hospital to the lab to get my glucose testing done. It was the one hour test. I drank the glucola (flavored with orange) and sat and read for awhile...then I got REALLY jittery. I
went to the hallway between the hospital and family care center (where all the information is) and called my mom and paced until the hour was almost up and I wasn't feeling as jittery. I went back to sit down my remaining 10 minutes and couldn't sit still or concentrate on reading my book. I hated that sugar high feeling. I guess that's what I get for not eating at 6AM before doing this test.

After the blood was drawn I went to my chiropractor appointment. I was there early, so I ate my green beans and a couple bites of pasta salad. I finally wasn't jittery so I read a little more of my chapter in my book before he opened. It felt sooooo good to finally get adjusted and not hurt all over...especially in my lower back.

I went home and took a shower and went back to bed. I normally nap between 8 and 9 if I get up before 7AM. It was 10:30AM when I finally went back to sleep. It was nice sleeping next to my husband...that's for sure. I woke up around 1:30PM and went downstairs to be with Sparrow. I layed on the couch the rest of the day, feeling SUPER tired.

When Josh left at around 9PM for work, I went upstairs, finished my chapter in my book and crashed yet again. I watched CSI before going to bed (well a lot of them, but the 8-9 one was REALLY creepy) so I barely slept at all. I kept waking up every hour or more. I realized I hadn't checked the door before going up to bed about an hour later (so around 10PM) and when I went downstairs, it was open a crack. That along with the CSI REALLY freaked me out...I think that's why I couldn't sleep. So I shut and locked it and checked the house for intruders. I even checked the nursery.

Josh arrived home at 5:30AM or so. I heard him downstairs and asked if it was him...even though I knew it was just by his sneeze. I finally fell asleep and didn't wake up until almost 8AM. I was so relieved to have gotten a few hours sleep in a row instead of just a couple minutes here and there...though I'm thinking a nap wouldn't do me too bad right about now still.

But the main reason to this blog was the crash I felt after that horrible glucose test. The high scared the crap out of me...I hated feeling that was almost as bad as when I actually got high from smoking weed was horrible...I never did it again because I hated the high so much...but coming down from the glucola was HORRIBLE...I didn't think I was going to be awake at all yesterday after getting home from the chiropractor...that's how bad it was. I don't eat/drink sugary things very it was REALLY bad to me...but it's a necessary evil when you're pregnant I guess.

That's all. I know I skipped a bit towards the end, but I'm still tired. I should probably go lay down on the couch and cuddle with Sparrow some more and maybe fall asleep...but I'm waiting for Josh to get back home. When I woke up, he was gone, so I figure he had to go back for more training this morning. He better not have to go in until 10PM again tonight or I'll be mad.

Later y'all! I'll post pics of the nursery soon enough. I just have to remember to bring the camera down. It's only basics (bed, futon for me, changing table, dresser in closet) but it's a start.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A little more real

Josh put together the crib and changing table (I think we're going to go buy the changing table that goes with the crib...I'm not feeling the one my Aunt Patty bought at a garage sale). It made it so much more real to me...seeing it in the room, put together. It's crazy to me.

Up until now, I've known what's happening inside of me and known what it meant, but it wasn't really real until I saw the nursery coming together. I can't wait to see the end result of the room. I can't wait for my mom and dad to be here to help with last minute stuff and to see their first grandchild born. I can't wait for my brother and his girlfriend to hold Caralyn for the first time. I can't wait to surprise Kacee with a ticket out to see her and be with the family for Thanksgiving...that is if there's enough room at the place my parents are staying. Who knows.

That's really all. I need to get some breakfast in me. I'm waking Josh up no later than noon and we'll be going to Target to get a few things.

Friday, August 22, 2008


The nursery that is. There are a few baby things in there and the futon, but everything else is gone.

The only thing I have "done" really is the closet. I have the dresser and a plastic tower in there. I need some box things for the cubbies in there still though. I'm thinking pale blue and green will go great so I'll continue to use that theme.

Today after work Josh said he would put up the crib and changing table in there. I have to buy a few things before I really start putting the place together...but it's really almost done. I can't believe how close to done it is.

I just need the bins, dresser handles, curtain rod, shelves and a waste basket. I'm sure I need more than that, but at this moment in time, that's all I can think of that I need. Of course, there's still the other things that go with the nursery theme (like light plate cover and stuff) but those can be bought at a later time. I want the curtain rod and dresser handles ASAP.

Well...that's really all. The rest of my house is a disaster that needs cleaning and organizing badly. It will get done, but until then...I don't think I'm having anyone over...which sucks because I was going to go get dressing for Pasta Salad today and invite Glaser over for dinner. I think he could use a good home cooked meal...and I still haven't met him and I would really like to. I've met his wife and 2 beautiful daughters, but not him.

Later y'all!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

6 1/2 months

That's how far along in my pregnancy I am today. I can't believe I've been carrying a little girl inside of me for this long. It doesn't seem possible.

It also doesn't seem possible that in just a couple more months I will have that little girl in my arms. It's really coming down to the last bit of it, and I'm more scared now than I was even the day I found out I was pregnant.

We just started working on the nursery a couple days ago. I know, I know...shouldn't I have started that awhile ago? I think so, but this whole pregnancy I've been tired...too tired to do anything really, so I'm finally forcing myself to do things.

So the nursery used to be the office, the desk and computer have been down in our living room for awhile now. I've unpacked some boxes to see what all is in them, and I'm starting to throw things out and organize what needs to be put away and stuff. Its' coming along really fast. As soon as we bring down the last bit of office things, we'll be able to start putting the crib up and everything else. It's amazing. It's only taken us about 3 days to do this.

Josh is nervous about Caralyn being here so soon too. We wanted to have most of the house finished before she arrived, but I don't know if that's going to happen or not. We'll see. There's really only a few more things I need to do and the house is completely done...other than the normal cleaning and tidying up on a regular basis.

That's really all for this entry. I don't know what else to really put down.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Long, hard day

That was yesterday.

At 12:30AM I woke up with severe stomach cramping and knotty pains. I took a shower thinking it might help relax me, it didn't. So I woke Josh up and had him get me a couple Granola Bars, that didn't help either. Finally around 1:30AM I decided it was time to go to the hospital since it wasn't getting any better or worse.

We were there fairly fast since it's just a few exits from where we live. We made it up to the Labor and Delivery floor and I got right into a room and hooked up to some monitors that showed if I was having contractions and also Caralyn's heartbeat. Everything looked fine.

Finally around 4:30AM (after getting blood drawn and everything coming back normal) we were released. I felt bad for Josh since he barely got any sleep and he was supposed to be getting up for work in an hour. We got home at 5AM and went to bed. He woke up at 6:45AM to call the boat to see if he could get the day off since he had been up for basically 3 days in a row (he had duty, then stayed up with me, then the hospital thing) and they let him stay home to take care of me. I stayed up since I had to make a call at 7AM to see the Dr. for my sore throat.

I went to my 9:10AM Chiropractor appointment, came home and slept for an hour then left for my 11:25AM Dr. appointment. I was in and out of the Dr.s office, which was pretty cool. She gave me Suddafed and some Saline Spray. I took the Suddafed twice and all that was left was allergy stuff (watery eyes, itchy throat and ears, sneezing like crazy, etc.) so this morning I took my Claratin instead and so far, I feel so much better than I did yesterday.

I slept for a couple hours after getting home from the Dr. yesterday. Then I fell asleep on the couch for a couple more hours. Then I went up to bed around 7PM and was asleep before the second round of Jeopardy! Teen Tournament. I slept until 4:30AM today...And I might just sleep for awhile again today since that's when I feel the best. LoL!

That's really all the updates I have. Josh is on duty today and I have a Check Up for the baby tomorrow morning. I know how those check ups go, so I'll be in and out with no new information.

Later y'all!


Saturday, August 9, 2008

A little about me

Well, let's see...I'm going to be one of those boring people that actually tell you about myself in the first blog I write on here. I's so cliche', but that's me I guess.

My name is Stevie Luplow. I was born on May 2, 1984, which makes me 24 years old. I married my husband, Josh, on December 30,'s been a rough time so far, but I think we've got the happy thing down now. On March 18, 2008 I found out I was pregnant with our first child! This is VERY exciting for us since it's what we've been wanting for quite some time now (since we were just dating even). My due date is November 25.

My family and friends are some of the most important people in my life. They influence most of my decisions in some way and have always been there for me. They keep me calm when I want to scream at the top of my lungs and freak out over anything. The latest problem that they've kept me calm on is the fact my little Caralyn has a hole in her heart. My mom reassures me all the time that it will be okay. I'm more calm and okay with this than my husband is, who is worried that she will be taken from us because of the hole. I don't know how to comfort him. That's hard.

I was a dancer for 16 years of my life. I loved it so very much, but an ankle injury forced me to quit. I would love to go back to it someday, but that will be in the future after my little girl is grown up enough.

I also am a singer. I used to want to try professionally singing, but it has never happened, and I will never regret not trying harder than I did. My marriage to Josh was so much more important to me.

I love to watch TV and movies....just about anything really. I do watch a lot of shows on the Sci Fi channel since it's Josh's favorite. I'm still into the "teenager" type shows like The Secret Life Of An American Teenager, Smallville, 7th Heaven, Gilmore Girls, etc. As for movies, some of my favorites include Dirty Dancing, Save The Last Dance, Now and Then, Hairspray, Donnie Darko, Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick, Chronicles of Narnia, The Golden Compass, Stardust, etc. I love so many of both TV shows and movies, I can't really list them all.

If you want to know anything more about me, just ask. I will answer any and all questions.