Another week has come and gone! I don't know about you, but here at the McCash's, we are definitely enjoying our long weekend holiday!
Last week at school, after the kids had gone home, I was visiting with another teacher in her room and decided to put my hippo-backside up on the edge of her desk. Well, the desk wasn't too strong, and I am not too skinny anymore, and the whole thing toppled to the ground. I fell a good three feet and landed on my bottom on the concrete floor. The sound was heard up the entire hall and several teachers ran down to see what had happened. It was very scary! I am bruised and banged up, but the baby is fine. I went home, called the Dr. and was told to watch for cramps, spotting, etc.. and to do kick counts. We were looking for ten kicks in an hour. Harbor gave us 14 kicks in about 15 minutes. I still have some big bruises on my arms, but my ego is definitely what suffered the most damage. I felt so bad for destroying her desk! He coffee cup crashed into a million pieces., all her drawers and files fell out, and her lamp toppled to the floor. Goodness..... Anyone else fall while pregnant? Help me out and make me feel better! Ha, ha!
Friday, I took a half day off from work to attend my Dr.'s appointment. I fasted the night before for my glucose screening, and was, of course, starving! They took a vial of blood, I drank the drink, which I actually didn't think was too bad. I am a "Rick's bakery" kind of gal and love all things covered in icing, so sweet, sweet things don't really bother me. While I waited for the hour to pass, I was called back for my normal appointment. In the last month, I gained 2 more lbs. I'm in month 7 and have gained a total of 16 lbs. I think that is pretty good! Harbor's heartbeat was in the upper 140 range, and I am measuring about a week ahead of schedule. I was then given my RhoGam shot- I have A-negative blood, so I require all the vaccinations to form the antibodies I'll need for the next pregnancy. That shot HURT!! It was huge!
After the appointment, they stuck my finger to test my sugar levels... and I failed the glucose test. Ughhh... The cutoff was 140, and I had 150. They told me that you are not considered diabetic until you are closer to the 200 range, but they want me to go ahead and take another day off from work to do the three hour glucose tolerant test. Not fun. Anyone else fail the glucose screening? Good grief!
Go Hogs Go!! I have to put a plug in for a really good friend of our family, Michael Snowden. Michael got tickets for David and I last minute in a great section of the stadium! Michael is a dear friend of my mothers, and he is pretty much our family "celebrity." Michael played for the Razorbacks in the 90's and was drafted to the NFL a few years ago. He played for the Tennesse Titans for a number of years and has recently retired. Michael has always been so good to David and I, and I have to throw out a thank you to him for getting us such good seats. He and my mom talked by cell phone at least three times on game day at the stadium, and he is such a great Christian man. Houston Nutt even mentioned him by name when giving his resignation speech last November. So, Michael, thank you to you and your family for being so kind. Michael's wife is also so sweet to let me have some of her fabulous maternity wear for keeps.
We parked and walked from Baum Baseball staduim to the football field. It was HOT!! We actually love walking the long way because we like to see everyone tailgating. I am not sure if I will be ale to go to anymore games this season though. It was really tough to be in the last trimester, sitting in the bleachers for four hours, in the heat. This year's games are so special to our family though because my cousin Rachel is in the Razorback marching band. She plays both flute and piccalo, but is marching this year with her piccalo. She is so talented and beautiful. We felt so proud to see her on the field.
It was a fight to the finish to win this game. I am so glad we won, but it was by the skin of our teeth, and I have to admit that I am scared out of my MIND that we are going to have a bad season. Pray for the Razorbacks! I spent all this morning reading Razorback commentary on google and just feel sick for Petrino and our boys. I have faith that they can do it! Harbor jumped around the whole game- he was saying, "Go, Hogs, Go!"
David and me- looking very much pregnant at 27 weeks!
Mom and I- a big thanks to Jai for buying us matching hog stickers for our cheeks!
My mom and dad
Walking to the stadium, hand in hand, with my two favorite guys!
David and I- the staduim looming in the distance.
The flyover, complete with fireworks!
Let's call those Hogs!!
The Razorback band
Rachel!! Blonde, piccalo player, front and center. We love you!!
Thank you, sweet Jesus!
Rachel after the game
David and Rachel
David, Rachel, and me- all three of us are hot and sweaty!
Rachel's parents (my mom's sister and brother-in-law)
We loved going with Rachel into the practice field building, the Pat Walker Pavillion, where she packed up her gear.
I hope everyone spends time with their family tomorrow and has a memorable holiday!