Wee thoughts for Friday
It’s been a good day:
- I must say I am THRILLED about McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his VP. Tough, spunky, socially conservative, true reformer, fiscally responsible, mother of FIVE (including her oldest, who is a soldier, and her youngest, who has Down’s Syndrom, whom she chose not to abort), 44 years old… Woo hoo!!! McCain-Palin 2008!!!! Longtime readers of this blog may remember that I have long been a strong supporter of McCain, but with Palin added to the ticket, I am EXCITED!! Hopefully, Palin will draw some fence-sitters over, and give motivation to some only-begrudgingly supportive Republicans, like my Uncle Steve, who semi-tongue-in-cheek, wrote a post in May entitled Sarah Palin for President.
- I am also bursting with some news that isn’t mine to share… but something that I’m thrilled over.
- I had another doc appointment this morning. They started off with an ultrasound… to my surprise, it included some 3D imaging, and I got to see some fantastic footage of my 32-week-old daughter. By the u/s, she measures 4 lbs 12 oz, which puts her in the 90th percentile. My doc is semi-worried. Not worried, I guess, but even though I think he’s a great doctor, and I’m glad I switched, if I go much past my 39th week, I can see in advance that I’m going to have to strongly advocate for myself NOT to be induced — although for him, inducing starts with some natural/homeopathic ‘remedies.’ I will continue to advocate for a non-interventive start of labor, and refuse treatment for induction, if it comes down to that. Two of my four children were born at 38 weeks, so I’ll be praying for that, so the whole thing won’t be an issue. Asking him about the carb/weight situation, he did say that it wasn’t his aim for me to lose weight (I “officially” lost 1 lb in the two weeks since I last saw him, but according to my scale, I’ve lost four lbs…), but for me to limit my carbs. He agreed that if I was dropping weight like gangbusters at 100g carbs, but seem to be stable at 150g carbs, to up my daily intake to 150g, which I’ve already done. … Back to the ultrasound — Seeing my unborn baby Fiala’s sweet face on the screen has made even more love and expectation rise up in my heart. I’ve been walking around all day, almost dreamily happy. It has made her feel like even more of a PERSON, and not just an idea who thumps around in my tummy all day. She has chubby cheeks, very girly lips, does not seem to have my jutty/manly/square chin, has an absolutely serene expression, and an unfortunately large-looking nose. (Both my hubby and I have larger-than-average schnozzes, but our kids have been pretty much spared in the nose category, so far.)
- I was reflecting that, for the last two weeks solid, ALL my posts have been either pregnancy-related, or school-related. I feel half an urge to apologize for the monotony… but, it’s a good monotony. I must say that I never thought I’d be so very thankful to live a life where I get to indulge in such joys. There are still other things that go on in my life, but, obviously, my thoughts are overtaken with those two subjects… 🙂 I’m extremely thankful to be a stay-at-home, homeschooling, pregnant mother.