Other than the girls being sick – nothing else is gong one here. Norah has an ear infection – according to the doctor it is really bad. Besides the antibiotic, he prescribed her some eardrops for the pain – which he has never done before. Poor girl!
I had to go for the 3 hour glucose screening on Friday because my numbers were too high after the 1 hour. Oddly enough, this time I was 140 (seriously no idea what the number actually represents) and they want you to be below 140. What does that mean you ask? I have no idea. I don’t technically have gestational diabetes – thank goodness – but I’m also a little higher than the doctor would prefer. According to the nurse I am just supposed to monitor my diet a little better – limit fast food intake as much as possible and try to eat a balanced diet. Other than sometimes indulging in a craving, I don’t think I eat that bad. I’ll just try to be a little more carefull – I will need some serious willpower over the holiday season. I LOVE to make Christmas kind and often make 8-10 different kinds. I may have to take a year off, though, so I am not tempted to eat too many!!
It is hard to believe that we will be having the baby in 9 weeks! I have my c-section scheduled and we have started to count down. I think we have actually narrowed down our names to a couple of boys names and we may actually have a girls name! Middle names are still totally up in the air. With a last name like Swinigan (kind of a mouthful to say) I am incredible picky about the length of names!!
Today was the last week of the women’s Bible study at our church. The study I did was Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur. It was excellent. It is interesting to me that although I grew up in a great Bible teaching church, I didn’t know much about the names of God. Sure, I had heard them before (names like Jehovah-jireh, Elohim, Adonai), but I never actually knew the specific meanings of each name. Nor did I know how and when the names were revealed to the Israelites. It was a great study and I would highly recommend it to anyone (our facilitator was excellent, too). I will miss not going after Christmas, but I just don’t think I could with the baby coming. By next fall – we will all be ready!
I haven’t posted a lot about school with the girls for a little while. We are still trucking away (mostly with Norah), but I have been a little too tired to worry about posting the details. We have about 4 or 5 weeks left of the curriculum that we are using but we are going to take a break next week to do Thanksgiving stuff and we will take a break in December to do Christmas stuff. We will still have school – we are just adding some of our own stuff so basically we will finish up the My Father’s World curriculum the week before the baby comes. Should be perfect timing.
As I said – nothing too exciting – just normal everyday stuff.