Friday, December 15, 2017


Oh man I am so happy that it's Friday today. This has felt like the longest week for some reason!

The high of my week was getting together with 2 friends during the week. One was the friend that sang at our wedding. I hadn't seen her since the wedding, which is crazy. She is so excited that I am pregnant as she knows how much I have wanted to be a mom so there was a lot of pregnancy and baby talk! I also got together with another friend the following night for a happy hour. It was great to catch up with her as I hadn't really sat down and talked with her since early October!

The low of my week was my glucose screen yesterday. I failed the test big time and was scheduled to come in for the 3 hour test on Monday. Then my genius sister alerted me to the fact that I failed because I am on prednisone which increases your blood sugars. When I called my OB office to mention this, the nurse told me to go off prednisone for a week - which is just not possible with my frequent flares (I had 2 more this week). So after calls to my rheumatologist and a call to a friend that is an OB, I learned that I never should have taken the glucose screen in the first place and should have just been referred to an endocrinologist. I'm just so fed up with all these doctor appointments and trying to coordinate my care between specialists. I love my OB so I am telling myself that human error is the reason she didn't think to have me skip the glucose screen due to my prednisone use. But seriously - March 7th (baby's due date) can't come soon enough. I'm soooo over having RA while being pregnant and all the complications that have resulted.

Recipes I made were *crickets.*  I did not cook this week as I had a lot of leftover lasagna from the cookie decorating party I hosted on Sunday. But tonight I am going to make this salsa verde chicken bake which sounds really good! I'll serve it with some rice.

The best money I spent was on these probiotics that a friend recommended. Pregnancy really messes with the digestive system so I am hoping that these help in that department (sorry, probably TMI!).

My plans this weekend include making dinner tonight and then playing cards with another couple. Tomorrow I am going to a cloth diaper 101 class, church, and then we'll play games with another couple after dinner. We are clearly all about cards and games with other couples! Sunday is going to be a much-needed shouldless day!! If my flare in my hand clears up, I am planning to finish a blanket I've been working on for quite awhile while watching some Christmas movies!

What was the high of your week? What was the best money you spent this week?


katielookingforward said...

best money was either on lunch at revival today, or my massage this afternoon. i cried in the car singing along to the radio after, so i think its true that our bodies really do hold on to stress. Bummer that the doc didn't think about the glucose test, and that the nurse thought it was just something you could go off "for a week". Also, probiotics are good! i basically only take vitamins that my friends have already started taking and endorse.

Jeanie said...

Hmm. Best day -- My good biopsy results! Best money -- my massage!

Hope that all will resolve after the baby is born. I feel your pain regarding the frustration of doc appointments, right and wrong. I've had too many and I'm not even pregnant!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Hoping these next few months fly by for you! <3

Leigh said...

That sucks that your doctor never realized about the glucose test. The drink is pretty gross! Hopefully the next months fly by for you.

High of the week: Amelia dancing in the kitchen in the sunlight. I asked her what she was doing and she said dancing with my shadow. She just cracks me up!

No major lows besides the typical struggles with kids :)

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Nora said...

I love probiotics! I hope they help you.

Stephany said...

Oh man, that sounds like such an annoying screwup with your OB's office. How sucky for you to have to go through that test for no darn reason! Ugh. :(

Sending you all the well wishes that the next few months fly by at warp speed. Those RA flares have to be terrible to deal with all the time. And I'm sure you just worry about when your next one is going to hit when you're NOT flaring. BOO RA!

Amber said...

Ugh I still can't believe the runaround they put you through over the glucose screening. I'm glad it's *mostly* sorted out now and I totally agree that March 7 cannot come soon enough. I sure hope the next 10 weeks are a lot less eventful for you!! I can't even remember what I spent money on last week, ha ha. But probably Christmas shopping was the best money I spent. I am 95% done my shopping and did all my wrapping earlier this week. I basically just need to pick up a gift for my grandma and I'm done done. Also meeting up with other couples for cards or game nights sounds perfect!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Man oh man, you have been put through the ringer with this pregnancy. That due date really can't come soon enough, and I hope time flies by from now until then.

Almost Christmas time - Merry Christmas to you and Phil!