Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rolling along...

Things have been going pretty well lately, but not without a couple hiccups here and there. We finally got my parents moved into their new home and two weeks later my dad ended up in the hospital. Luckily he's back home and doing better, but he kept us on our toes for about a week. Such is a life with COPD.

Thanksgiving was very nice...we were able to make everything with lactose free milk or olive oil, so I didn't miss out on anything but pumpkin pie this year. I love everything that comes with the Fall season...the holidays, the food, time spent with family...and I have to say, even the cold weather this year, although it leaves as quickly as it comes lately in California. I haven't had to suffer through horrible hot flashes and I'm happy to say that I've been able to stop my Prednisone altogether despite the constant changing weather. I still have aches and pains here and there, but nothing like I'd be experiencing if I wasn't pregnant. I'm looking forward to Christmas, but sadly we've been so busy that we haven't had time to decorate, so it doesn't really feel like Christmas time around our house. Luckily Jimmy's still too young to know the difference, so we'll have to do better next year and take it easy this year.

Steadily growing.
Baby #2 is doing very well and was so wiggly at our last visit that we weren't able to get very good ultrasound pictures, so we'll have to wait until our next visit. At our last visit my doctor informed me it was time for the dreaded 1 hour Glucose test...I falsely hoped that I would be able to avoid taking it during this pregnancy...silly me. Unfortunately the results were high, so I had the joy of going through a 3 hour test and luckily the results were completely normal...whew! I've been craving sweets like crazy lately, so the idea of possibly missing out on the few I'm able to eat felt unbearable...dramatic, probably, but I feel like I'm missing out on so much this holiday season from being Lactose Intolerant, that possibly having to cut out even more yummy food became a little overwhelming. Pregnancy hormones didn't help much either. Luckily all is well though, so bring on the apple pie!

Testing out the baby's car seat.
Jimmy is doing well too and amazes me on a daily basis. He's learning so quickly now and we've learned that we have to watch everything we say and do around him because he immediately repeats it. He's starting to use his imagination a lot now which is fascinating to watch. I don't always know what he's thinking while he's playing, or what he wants when he points and grunts at random things, but I love teaching him new things and watching him soak it all in. We've decided that we want to use Jimmy's crib for Baby #2, so I think we're going to try changing his crib to a toddler bed pretty soon and hopefully transition him to a twin bed before Baby #2 arrives. We're thinking it won't be a hard transition considering he sleeps so well at night and during naps and never tries to climb out of his crib, but we may be in for a rude awakening. Either way I figure it's better to try as soon as possible then wait until there's a newborn in the house. Keeping my fingers crossed tightly!

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