On the 4th we went to my parents house for a cook out and then to fireworks with the kids in downtown Akron. Natalie absolutely loved the fireworks! Every single one that went off was her favorite! Nolan liked them at first and then for some reason he started to get a little scared/bored and wanted to go to the car. I think he takes after daddy in the fireworks area...cause Scott really could care less if we go see them....but I loooooove them! Heres a few pictures of the kids at my parents house, swimming.
Well, on Saturday the 5th my aunt and uncle had a picnic. They usually have one every year 4th of July weekend. It used to be a birthday party for my grandma (her birthday was July 3rd), but since she passed away it's now just a sort of picnic/family reunion. It was lots of fun. For those of you that don't know, I'm hungarian. At the picnic we always do a hungarian tradition called szalonna, which is the hungarian word for bacon. Anyone interested can read a little about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szalonna. If you read that, that is what we do. We take the bacon drippings and put it on bread, but we use onions, green peppers and tomatoes also. It's sooooo very good, but sooooo very bad for you, lol. Here are a few pictures from the picnic.
Also, this past Wednesday the 9th, Dawn and I took the kids to the Akron Zoo. They loved it! They got to see the Jellyfish exhibit. It was really cool! I love the size of that zoo...because it is the perfect size for kids their age! Just as they started saying they were tired, hot and hungry, we were at the end! It was great! Here are some pictures of them.
Now, a pregnancy update. I went last week for the glucose screening that you have around the 28th week of pregnancy. Well, it came back a little high, so I went and had the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. I also had the testing done to check for cholestasis (the complication I had with Nolan). Well, I've spoke to the nurse at my doctor's office and she informed me that my sugar was still a little high after the 2nd hour of testing. So, I'm not sure if the doctor is going to consider that as gestational diabetes or not. I go on Wednesday for another appointment with him and will find out then. She also said that the liver testing for cholestasis came back normal!! I was completely shocked by that because once you get it with one pregnancy the chances of developing it in subsequent pregnancies is 90%. I'm a little hesitant to believe that I don't have it. I'm going to ask the doctor if maybe it was too early into the third trimester to test for it, since I was just barely into the 3rd. I just want to be absolutely sure that I don't have it...because it can be a really serious problem for the baby, hence why Nolan was born 5 weeks early. So, I will update you on all this once I see the doctor on Wednesday. Right now, I'm almost 30 weeks along!!!! Boy it's just flying by!