Monkey See, Monkey Do?

"Do you know what you're having yet?"
"Umm, well we're really hoping for a baby, but I did see a lady on the front of the National Enquirer once who had kittens!"

Yes people, I did answer someone like that. I hope this child isn't saucy like it's Mudder. Hopefully a bit more tactful like their Fadder!
Anyways, had another ultrasound today. A-maze-za-zing! This little baby was moving and kicking and just doing everything! They turned sideways and you could see the little nose, it was so cute, then all of a sudden he/she turned their head right towards the monitor and I saw the biggest ears ever! (or so I thought). No wonder I'm craving bananas, I'm having a monkey! Maybe I'll be on the front of the next enquirer? Who knows! But hey, it's our monkey :) Ken said it was the hand close to the head, we'll see.
But in all seriousness, it was so precious to see how big they've gotten since our last ultrasound. You can see so many features, I asked for a pic, but no dice. They said they don't like giving pics this early because it's not clear (ok so the sonograper thinks my child has Will Smith ears too). But I will get one in May, at my 20 week appointment.
So, let's talk about cravings (or pass up this section if you have no willpower). I cannot get enough of sour candy!! It makes me so happy, lol. Only wish I could get some assorted sours! Apparently now they are only available in bulk food stores, but not the one thats closest to me (which is 6 hours away :( boo!) just click the word above to see a pic of them, just in case anyone out there in this blog world comes across them and wants to send them my way, hahaha! Sour Keys will have to do for now! Also, remember chews? Those purple, red and orange gum from the 25 cent machine? That are extrememly sour? yea well, I've pretty much cleaned out the machine at the mall, there goes my life savings, hahaha. I'm still eating healthy, but the sour candy is now my weakness. As long as I don't get to wanting tearjerkers or warheads, we're good.
I also saw the dietitian today (referred by my PHN). She said to just keep doing what I'm doing, I'm eating well. Bonus! So all is well in my corner of the world, but I'm sure I'll have something interesting after my OB appointment on Wednesday! -C


Stonehenge & Stoneage

Ok, so another ultrasound this morning revealed that my gall bladder is full of stones. Yep, another fork in the road. So, what does this mean? No greasy or spicy food for Candace. Thank God I'm preggo and thinking about the 2 of us, otherwise I think I would just lay down and die. Haha. I seriously hope this eating healthy continues beyond pregnancy. We'll see. But as for pain and stuff, I haven't been too sick, I guess because I was avoiding the greasy grave, until yesterday. I decided I wanted to celebrate my 6 pound in 2 weeks weight loss, so I had a tater poutine (I know right?) from the greasiest place in town, *Scary Browns. Well I guess after a while it didn't agree with me and I was sick all evening. Then for supper I had gravy again, well I guess my body couldn't handle it 'cause I started my slow death process in the middle of doing the dishes (good timing!). I was sick all night, I thought I had to go bathroom but I didn't. I was then a bit worried there was something wrong with squirt (yes, I named the baby already). But it was severe gas and abdominal pain that last all night and even this morning. Good thing I had that appointment, saved me a lot of pain. But I still don't know how I am gonna get through Labour! Oh well, another thought for another day. I have to see the Pinocchio Doc tomorrow about my heart (yea, apparently somethings not right there either). Good thing I got preggo or I would have fell apart :) Life is great! -C

*Name changed to protect the innocent.


"Can you perform for me?"

Another appointment, another pee in a cup, or as the midwife liked to say "Can you perform for me?", another blood pressure check. The midwife looks at me and smiles "Normal". Normal???!!! What!???! Yes I am ecstatic! My blood pressure has been high for so long, and everyone was so worried. But 2 weeks ago after my visit with the PHN, I decided to eat healthier than I already was. I gave up Pop altogether (it wasn't as hard as I thought) as well as junk food and takeout (for the most part). & apparently it's working! I lost 6 pounds in 2 weeks. The Dr. told me this is no time to be on a diet, I told her I wasn't. All I was doing was following Canada's food guide to healthy eating, making sure not to overdo it on dairy and meat servings, cut out greasy, fatty no-good-for-you fillers and getting more fruits and veggies. I Drink lots of water, only 1/2 cup juice in the morning, and 1 glass of milk a day. I never realized how good I could feel! I'm so excited. If I can lose weight before I gain baby weight, that's a bonus! I hit 10 weeks as of tomorrow and according to http://whattoexpect.com our baby is now the size of a prune... "Your baby's growth is fast and furious when you are 10 weeks pregnant. He or she is nearly an inch and a half long and the size of a prune, but not nearly as shriveled (even with all the time it spends in water). In fact, your baby is really taking a human shape now. Bones and cartilage are forming, and small indentations on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. The arms (complete with elbows) can flex already, but don't run to the store for a baseball bat just yet. Though your baby's arms are taking shape and getting stronger, each one is only about the size of this number 1" . Ok, so hold off on the baseball bats, whew, one thing I can cross off my list, lol. So, I have to go for a gallbladder scan tomorrow, I never really asked why (I just figure she knows best), the midwife tested my urine and said "4 positives" for some word even she couldn't pronounce. So there we were, back in the xray department again. I have a scan tomorrow morning, I have to see the medical internist on Friday afternoon (something about my heart), a second ultrasound on the 15th (where I can get a picture, yay!), more bloodwork that day too, and then back to the OB GYN on the 17th for more "go pee in the cup" and "let me check your blood pressure". I think I should just move in there, it would be easier. lol. They also booked me for a 20 week ultrasound sometime in May. I am sure I'm gonna miss something along the way. Ken has also been there for everything so far. He's my rock. Funny thing was this morning it was so nasty outside, it looks like Mother nature hit meonpause and decided to take it out on us, finally give us snow (when we were loving the warm May type weather). We were late getting out of the house because the snow was half way up the door so Ken had to shovel us out, then the road was partially blocked in places from the snow drifts, and it was a bit slippery. So it the midst of all this, we were thinking all morning we were gonna be late, Ken packed work clothes for us both while I did my hair, not realizing until he got to his work he had a partial uniform, lol. He realized he never had his workshirt and he ended up taking my uniform to work with him, lol. I'm sure there will be more mishaps and laughter to come. Life is beautiful! xo -C