Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sixth Appointment with Dr. Spehar: 31 Weeks, 3 Days

Today was doctor day. This is gross - but I had two little warts on the bottom of my right foot so I went to my family doctor this morning as a walk in patient. My doctor was away but I had a nice woman doctor who zapped those babies right off! Now, which kid gave me that nasty virus... or was it me that is passing it around? Either way it is zapped and I cleaned the house and I am going to Lysol the school with a vengeance tomorrow. I will also be keeping my socks on while I dance - just in case it was a little niblet that infected me.

After I scoured the house and Windexed the floors, I went to the hearing doctor. I got my HA's turned up to 90%. He said that this may be as far as I want them up. I should try them at this level for six to eight weeks. So, I think I will focus on the baby and then deal with the hearing aids - if I want them turned up after I will go back. I probably won't want to hear the crying any louder. The doctor said, if I am not asking people to repeat themselves there is no need to adjust them further. And, they are loud now. I was on the fourth floor at the doctor's office and I could hear the bus outside. Weird. I was actually just having a conversation with Ian and part of it he was in his room! Amazing!

Finally, my last doctor stop was Dr. Spehar. I was nervous about this one because today was the day I was going to get to the bottom of the C section and I thought I would have to fight for my rights. I woke up at 3 am and couldn't get back to sleep because I was going over what I was going to say and Christian had the hiccups and kicked me a bunch. He was awake worrying too.

I am sure you can tell where I am going with this... it was easy. Dr. Spehar was awesome! She went over some papers and I signed them... and done. No fuss. She said that back in the day if a woman wanted to make this choice they had to bring their case to a committee. Anywho - it is done and she will book me in 6 weeks before and it will be during my thirty-ninth week. (around November 20.)

She measured me and she said I am normal but she is expecting a large baby. It won't be a little peanut she said. She took the heart beat and it was 135 - normal. She measured my blood pressure and that was normal too. She also felt around and she could tell which way the baby is. He is head down.

Oh ya... one other thing that she brought up while I was signing the papers was tubal ligation or salpingectomy. If I am only planning on having one child I could have my tubes tied or cut right out. I could also go back on the pill or use and IUD. All of these options will be things that I have to research and discuss with Jonny before any decision is made. It is a crazy one and it will take some serious contemplation.

The sun is shining and the laundry is waiting to be folded... LATER! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Christian's Room - New Idea


We decided to paint Christian's room the same colour as ours, blue, and then put these Toy Machine skateboards on the wall. Ed Templeton owns Toy Machine. He is one of our favourite skaters and he is also an artist. The hardest part about this plan will be Jonny not taking them off the wall and skating them! 


Sunday, September 9, 2012

28 Weeks, Day 6: Let's Talk about Sick!

I wasn't going to write about being sick. I was going to deal with it and get passed it and pretend it never happened. But then Jonny would get it. Then, I got sick again, and a week later Jonny got that one too. It is hard to pretend something never happened when it is right there.

I have read that I have less immunity and that is why I pick up viruses. The sucky part is I can't really take anything to get better. I have to use natural remedies which just makes everything seem longer and worse. I did go into two different Shoppers Drug Marts and both pharmacists didn't want to touch me with a ten foot pole. No one wants to recommend medicine to a pregnant woman. That is when I thought they should have a brand of medicine's specifically for pregnant women. I am surprised that this doesn't exist already. There is definitely a market for it.

Between the two of us being sick has taken up half of the summer. It would have been much more convenient if we were both sick at the same time but just as I am getting better, Jonny gets it. I am always hoping he has somehow been able to bypass it but then there it is. I guess this will get even worse when we have three! I have seen sicknesses devastate Sam's home. One after the other they all fall down.

On the bright side, this hasn't seemed to effect Christian at all. He is still in there kicking and moving around. I am way bigger than I was but I am not super huge yet. Soon though. It is coming! I am happy that I have been able to run, yoges, and dance all summer. And, now that school is back in - I am dancing all day too. In fact, I danced so much last week (while coughing!) that my right gastrocnemius is all knotted and tight. It makes me limp whenever I sit too long. But, I am happy to be back with my kids.