I've been away from Quick Takes for quite awhile...but I am trying to get back in the blogging habit, so here goes.
I took yesterday and today off work. We had planned a long family weekend way back in January, but it didn't work out. Since Mr. Amen was supposed to go to India this week for work, we "cancelled" our original plans and I made a bunch of doctor appointments yesterday instead. Fun, fun! We'll try again for a long weekend in July.
Speaking of three doctor appointments, I'm glad I got them all scheduled one right after the other yesterday. First up was my 32 week appointment with the regular OB. It wasn't my doctor, but one of his partners. He was nice enough. I only had one question for him about stopping the baby aspirin that I take daily. The Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist said I would need to stop taking it by 36 weeks. That has me pretty nervous because I attribute this pregnancy's success to God and a daily baby aspirin. He told me the research behind this recommendation is confusing and not exactly an easy answer. After discussing it with him, he thought I should talk about it some more with the MFM and get some clarity behind her answer. I was reassured that if I stop, I'm still on levoxyl and that is even better than a daily baby aspirin.
Next up was the hospital for a Non-Stress Test and an ultrasound. I got there a little early, so I did the ultrasound early. Baby girl scored an 8 out of 8 on her bio-physical profile within 2 minutes of starting the ultrasound. It went so fast, the tech was kind enough to just screw around getting 3-D images of her face for me. She's a cutie-pie...looks just like Junior.
After that, I went to see the Dietician for a follow-up on how the diabetic diet is going. I wish there was a nice way to say to a medical professional, "I am not a moron. Please cut with the it's really complicated crap. It's not hard. 15g of carbs = 1 unit. I get it. 30g of carbs = 2 units, 45g = 3 units, 60g = 4 units. Move on." And yes, I only had 2 "bad" numbers in the past 2 weeks from eating too many carbs in one sitting. One was after going to Olga's for dinner when our power was out. I ate pita snackers, my Olga sandwich (with pita), then nibbled mindlessly on Junior's pita when he didn't eat it himself. Bad number expected and explained. The other was Father's Day breakfast, when I made pancakes for Mr. Amen and indulged my hungry self by eating 4 of them with syrup. Even worse number expected and explained. Puhleeeez! I may be hungry, but I'm not stupid.
What's that you say? I just dropped that little India bomb in the first QT and left it there. Yes, Mr. Amen was supposed to go to India this week. Visa delays pushed his trip back one week, so he leaves this Monday instead. Bummer. He's stressed about the trip; it's going to be OK. This is really a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm excited for him. It'll be hectic and tiring (for both him and me), but in the end, what a great item for his resume. Plus, I've asked for a Sari (spelling?), no idea how you spell it, but I want an outfit.
Since I had the day off work, I kept my little monkey home with me for the day. We went to see Grandmama and Papapa, went to the grocery store and then came home where he ate a Soy Nut Butter & Jelly sandwich, a banana and a York Peppermint Patty. Now he's dressed as a superhero watching the gutter cleaning and bleaching guy do his thing outside. Too cute!
Forgive the poor quality, camera phone doing duty.
After all this pregnancy talk, you should at least get a picture of my giant belly. I think I've dropped because I can breathe much easier, but at 32 weeks, that's a little early. Anyhow, my stretchmarks have stretchmarks and my skin feels like it's about to burst and baby girl seems to be trying to come out the top. I just keep telling her to "keep [her] arms and legs inside the uterus at all times." But I don't think she's listening.
Again, forgive the poor quality and the mess in the background.
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