Pictures & Appointments

Baba got done much faster than we expected this morning, so we ended up going to do the Santa pictures first. I’m very excited because it was the same setup again this year & I’m pretty sure the same Santa. 

Looking back a bit… 

Kalila’s first Christmas – 3 mo’s old. 

Second Christmas – 1 year 

And of course this year – 2 years old.

As you can see… She’s still afraid of Santa & wanted nothing to do with him. I really hoped she would cause I did not want to be in the pic… hadn’t finished my make up and my hair was a mess… although it looks worse than it was because there’s an ornament behind my head the same colour lol. Oh well, Kalila looks adorable! 
We ate lunch after that, changed Kalila, and off to see the midwife. 
Good news first… My sugar was not up this time! Very excited about that… I do get have the glucose test next month, but not nearly as stressed about it as I was. I also get to get my iron levels and antibody tests done again at the same time… So that’s gonna be “fun”. That brings me to the not so great part… It looks like I’ve gone from borderline anemic to anemic. My own fault because I’ve been having a hard time taking the iron supplement. I was hoping the meat aversion going away would make up for it… but apparently not. 
I did also get in a little bit of trouble over soda’s… We’re pretty sure I haven’t turned diabetic obviously but they’re still full of sugar & I do seem to be sensative to it lately… not to mention the caffeine. Is something I want to get away from but having a really rough time about (although I did cut down a lot) and I’m not surprised she wasn’t thrilled about it… But I did get some really good advice about how to deal with it, going from soda to coffee (less sugar involved) and then weaning from caffeinated to decaf. Was also recommended another sweetner to try, not just for that but to help with the iron supplement. 
Remember me mentioning the anatomy scan & how they didn’t tell me anything? Well apparently they couldn’t. We had a tech this time & because of lawsuits they aren’t allowed to talk while doing it anymore lol. The dr that went over the info there did send the info to the BC and we went over it today, plus we got a copy for the baby book. Basically he’s looking good. Nothing wrong. Is still consistantly measuring ahead by about 4 days (same as the first scan). Not enough to even consider moving due dates, but we’ll see what happens lol. Oh and he was 11 ounces when they did it… which was at 19 weeks & I’m 22 now. 
The actual checkup part went well… I already mentioned the sugar part of the tests, but everything there looked good. I’ve gained 8 lbs in the pregnancy (not counting what I had to gain back after I lost some in the beginning). Measurements were good. Blood pressure was good. No swelling. Zavier started moving while they were doing the measurements and everything… and of course we heard his heartbeat…
Oh I forgot to mention… Poor Kalila slept through the whole thing. LOL It was really cute. Everyone (except us) was surprised because she was sleeping on Baba and we were all being loud, laughing & moving a lot and she slept through it all. 
I think that was it… I’ve got a diaper to get too now, so I’m off.. Hopefully I didn’t forget anything lol. 

Edit – I knew I did… We also talked about the trying to get more rest thing. I’ve been so bad about that lately. Baba’s been great about helping out when he can… but I have so much to do still. Anyways, was told that getting rest & taking care of us = more important than getting everything done… which I know in my head, but… still.  

Also talked to them about excersize… Something I also need to do more often but have been getting back into. And classes. Looks like insurance may cover our childbirth classes, so we talked about getting a signed letter to help with that. Very excited. Ok going now!


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