Monday, August 16, 2010

An Elephant Never Forgets

Well I know I've been avoiding the big question that some of you may have and some have asked me about it, which is super sweet and I can't tell you how much that means to me! How did the dreaded Dr appointment go last week? Well it was just as expected confrontational, uncomfortable and in the end I lost. I did do the 3 hour glucose test on Friday which was horrible and difficult to get through. I took lots of stuff to work on but was feeling so sick and tired that I couldn't focus on any of it, even though the Dr gave me stronger anti nausea meds to get me through the test. The workers at the lab kept asking me if I was ok, if I was feeling ok, how I was doing so I'm guessing I didn't look too good. I did find a lab that opened at 6am, which was much better than the one that opened at 8am so that was at least a little helpful. Unfortunately those numbers also came back high. I met with a nutritionist today, who didn't tell me anything I didn't already know or wasn't already doing. She put me on a special diet that has me snacking and eating more frequently with lots more protein and fiber. And I'll have to check my blood sugar 4 times a day. As far as I'm concerned this pregnancy can't end soon enough. I've even considered asking the Dr to induce me early as soon as it's safe for baby to come out. This has been the worst year that I can even remember. I have another ultrasound next week to check baby's size AGAIN! The week after I have another appointment with my Dr and another appointment with the nutritionist. So as far as I'm concerned October can't come soon enough and I'm so ready for this to be over. I'm done being poked and tested by doctors, I'm just done!! But on the upside, baby's room is ready to go all we need to do is stock up on diapers and wipes. Alright enough with the negativity, this is supposed to be a happy stamping blog!

But for the real reason you came-to see a project! I didn't think I would like this hostess set as much as I do, but once I got it and started playing with it, it was just so much fun I wanted to do tons of stuff with it! It's the level 2, Long Fellows Hostess Set. This card is so cute it just makes me smile! This is a 3x6 card, I don't make many of this size but this stamp set just screams for a long card!

Isn't that elephant just the cutest??! I stamped him on Bashful Blue then cut him out and stuck him to the white cardstock. I used my Bashful Blue marker to highlight some of him. Like his ears and tummy. Once he was stuck to the card I got out my color spritzer and went crazy!

I think this card is super cute, I hope you do too!! Thanks for hanging in there with me through this pregnancy. I really do appreciate all my blog land friends and am truly touched when you post or email me that you've been thinking about me and how my pregnancy is going. I'm expecting the next few weeks to be really, really tough on me and my family so if you can hang in there for a few more weeks through my complaining and venting I'll be ever so grateful!!! And once that baby comes I'm sure I'll be a much more positive, though tired, stamper!
Stamp Set: Long Fellows
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, White
Ink: Staz On, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Color Spritzer tool, Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Paper Piercer
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

1 comment:

Theresa Q. said...

Hang in there Ruth! The gift at the end of the pregnancy is well worth it--a precious little one! I'll be thinking of you.
Theresa Q.