Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ziggy and life update

I'm about 26w now.  One more week and I'll be 6 months!!

*deep breath*

Ziggy is about 2 Lbs and 13 inches now.

I can see the movements.  And boy does S/he move!!  Just like her Daddy.  He was a very active kid.  *gulp*
I played the Be Good Tanyas for Ziggy though the i phone on my belly.  S/he responded to that! Crazy dancing.

No more ultrasounds unless there is something suspected wrong.

I'm going a glucose test in a few weeks to make sure I don't have gestational diabetes.  My dads side of the family has some diabetes, and that is considered a risk factor.  I haven't had any of the signs, so I'm hoping it's not the case.  I'm not sure I could go through Christmas season with out chocolate!!!

Being pregnant is WEIRD people.  It's not magical.  I don't know who these lucky women are who have these unicorn and rainbow pregnancies.  But it's not me! 
Don't get me wrong.  Its miraculous!  But flipping WEIRD. 
So far so good though.  The only mild concern is low blood pressure.  And my midwife (and doctor) are not concerned.  The worry is standing up too fast and fainting, and falling over.  I have not been getting dizzy.  Low is much better than high.

Some life updates:
We *finally* got an apartment.
A one bedroom in an old 1930s building.  So BIG rooms.  And 3 walk in closests and 2 flat closets.  Big rooms except for the kitchen.  It's a tiny galley kitchen that doesn't even fit a fridge!  the fridge is in the breakfast nook.  I'm hoping to get/make an island type thing for the nook for extra counter space.  I figure that in the 30's apartments where built for bachelors who didn't cook.  The bedroom will fit the king sized bed!  and we're sticking Ziggy in one of the closets.  Really!  we'll take the door off and make a bed to fit.  Ziggy will be sleeping with us for the first little while anyway (in a bedside co-sleeper) to help with night time feedings.  But naps and quiet time can happen in there.  We're planning on staying in Toronto for another 3 years or so.  We want to be in Peterborough in time for Zig to be in kindergarten. 

We figure we'll move the week after Sisters wedding.  On the 23rd or 24th.  I'd like to paint.  The living room is a horrible olive green.
Sisters wedding is coming fast!  This Saturday.  I got my nails and eyebrows done yesterday.  I've tried on my whole outfit.  My dress still fits!

Speaking of sisters...
I have HUGE news.  I have a new sister.  No, my mom did not give birth recently.  But she did give birth 38 years ago.  Yes, click click click, do the math.  I'm 34. 
My mom got unexpectedly pregnant in '75, and decided to give the baby up for adoption.  A few years ago she opened up her end of the information.

Long story short:  Sister S and I met her on the 6th.  I'll be calling her Sister J here.
I'll write another post with a little more detail soon.

Cliffhanger ending.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I got goosebumps reading this! WOW!

    ...I'm happy for you, on all fronts. :)