Friday, July 9, 2010

Rock Princess: Cricut August Release!

OH EM GEE !!!! I am so in love with the Rock Princess cartridge that is being released in August. Love, love, LOVE it! So does Mikayla. She can't wait to get her hands on it and start creating with it. If you haven't seen it yet, here is a link to pics of this cartridge as well as a few other August releases!

I've Been So Tired (Gestational Diabetes)

All along, I thought I was exceptionally tired with this pregnancy just because I'm older. I'm 38 now and was 24 when I had my older daughter. Well, my first glucose test at my 7-month checkup was high, so I had to go in for the 3-hr glucose test last week. This happened with Mikayla, so I didn't worry TOO much about it. Everything turned out okay with that pregnancy.

Unfortunately, this time around, the test results came back positive for gestational diabetes. If your readings are too high for 2 out of the 4 blood draws, you are classified as being diabetic. My initial fasting reading was only about 2 points over, I think. The other three tests all exceeded the maximum levels. *SAD FACE* So, I guess this helps to explain why I've been so tired on some days, especially after I eat.

I have to attend a consultation next week and then attend a four-hour class the following week. I need to make adjustments to my diet, mainly cut back on carbs and sweets. I will learn all of that at class.

The condition SHOULD go away after I give birth. Mainly, I'm just praying that the rest of the pregnancy goes okay, and that there are no complications. But, after I give birth, I'm definitely having some sushi and a sundae!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I'm Officially a Cricuteer !!!!!!

I did it! I broke down and treated myself to a Cricut E!!! YAHOOOO!!!! I had been thinking about getting either a Silhouette or a Cricut but was pretty torn. Without boring you with details, I decided that I would just get three diecut machines: the Big Shot (already got it), the Cricut E, and the Silhouette. Actually, I'm not positive about the Silhouette since I plan to get SCAL one day. I'll just have to see how SCAL works for me.

I had been stalking Craigslist for some time when I got lucky! There was a listing for a Cricut E and some cartridges. No prices were listed. I emailed my name and number. When the lady called me back, she told me she was selling her Cricut E for only $100 !!! Her E was about a year and a half old, and due to a separation, she needed to sell her craft supplies. I felt bad for her, but at the same time, glad I could help in some way.

So, I am now officially a Cricuteer! I still have so much to learn when it comes to my new toy, but since I will be on maternity leave for several months soon, I am hoping I will have some time to create lots of wonderful things!

Cheesecake Factory

UGH! I've been slacking in posting to my blog lately. Just been busy with some things going on at home -- and still really tired! I wanted to share some pics of a belated Father's Day dinner at Cheesecake Factory. We decided to go on the Wednesday after the Father's Day holiday because P had some things to do with his two older daughters on Father's Day.

If you've never been to the Cheesecake Factory, be prepared for a long wait (they don't take reservations). I can assure you though, that the food makes the wait worthwhile.

To kill time, we walked around Waikiki. We came across a guy with some parrots who was happy to let us pose and take pictures with them. The birds were so adorable!

After about an hour of waiting, our pager went off (YAY!). We didn't take pics of all our meals, but we did take a pic of Mikayla's GINORMOUS pizza as well as the delicious cheesecake we had for dessert!

P had the low-carb cheesecake with strawberries. I had the tuxedo cheesecake, and Mikayla had the red velvet cheesecake. Mmmmm...heavenly! Click on the pictures for an enlarged view of the Cheesecake goodies!