I am officially 16 weeks pregnant as of today. This pregnancy seems to be going soooo slow. I just want this new little one to be here already although I have a feeling I'll be eating my words in a few months when he/she actually IS here ;)
Life has really taken off and gotten completely crazy in the last week and a half or so. Petey is finished with finals which was a huge relief. This was one of his hardest semesters and he did SO well - all A's!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of my hubby and glad he has the brain to do the stuff he does because I certainly do not.
For the better part of this semester we've been stressing and worried about him getting an internship. Apparently being a brainiac doesn't necessarily translate into being wanted by lots of people. I was disappointed for him although I'm not really sure what/how he was thinking or feeling.
During finals week he was contacted by a small company in Dubuque. He had a phone interview & was told he would need to have another one with the electrical engineer but the EE that consults for these people was satisfied with the initial interview & his resume. On Friday, the last day of finals, he was actually offered the position! It was an AWESOME day :) We were in Dubuque that night to try to find some places to live this summer. We didn't have too much luck so we went back Monday. That was a lot of driving and being in the car for Mr. Elliot but he was a pretty good liitle trooper. Monday was one of the most stressful days we've ever dealt with but we think we found a place to live for 3 months. It is only an efficiency apartment so it will be VERY cozy & it will be interesting with Elliot being on a different slep schedule than us but we think we can make it work. Odds are Elliot and I will be spending a lot of time in Ames during May/June but July will mostly be spent in Dubuque hopefully.
In other news we signed a new lease on a place for this fall. We can officially get our keys on July 31 at 3 p.m. We made the decision to move out of our current place & get away from our smoking, loud, obnoxious neighbors. I think it will be a bit bittersweet as this was Elliot's first home but I'll get over it. Our new place isn't a lot bigger but the layout is nicer & it's all on one floor so we won't be losing square footage with the stairs. It's also a 1st floor unit which means NO stairs for my big ol' pregnant self when I get farther along :) So, we'll have a lot of shuffling stuff around this summer but hopefully it will be worth it in the end!
Tuesday I had another appt. with my OB practice. I got to meet Dr. Bellaire this time & while I did like her I must admit that I liked Dr. Shaw even better. Everything checked out fine though which was a relief. Blood pressure was 118/72 & I had lost 3lb. Baby is doing great too with a heartrate of 160 b.p.m. & is measuring two weeks ahead already. I hope this doesn't mean that we'll be having a GIANT baby........
I did my first glucose tolerance test to test for gestational diabetes. Dr. Shaw wanted me to do it early since I had gestational diabetes in my last pregnancy. I actually got a choice this time on what to drink which was awesome. I passed on the nasty orange drink & went with lemon-lime - definitely a good choice! Last time it didn't make me feel sick but this time I felt a bit queasy after a bit. BUT....I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to score under 140 and the nurse called yesterday & told me my number was 117. I was SO stoked :) Petey & I went out to celebrate with a blizzard from DQ but now it's back to my diet so that I can hopefully avoid the diagnosis at 24 or 28 weeks when they have me repeat the test. At least now I can cheat a little bit and not feel too guilty.