Double Momma gave birth to twins in Edmonton. Hooray for Double Momma! In true twin fashion they came two months early. They are both girls and are named Maggie Jasper and Daisy Bee (quite hippy-ish, but if you knew Double Momma and Dangerous D you'd be ok with it). For some reason the name Isabel came to mind when the Dog read me the email, but didn't get to them in time. "She did the whole thing naturally, didn't even have drugs!" Grrrrrrrr. Oh, so she's perfect now? I really hate that school of thought, usually perpetuated by husbands and male partners. The Dog's Norwegian cousin told us in Norway that his wife had both their children with no pain relief and "it really wasnt that bad." Grrrrrrr. It's so easy to say when you're not the one that has to do it buddy.
She did it all natural and I'm proud of Double Momma. I'm glad she got through it with relative ease and that the babies are healthy and I can't wait to meet them. But people shouldn't use that subtle wording that makes other moms-to-be feel bad for wanting drugs. There is no perfect labour and I'm not out to be a champ. There's a reason they created these fab drugs. And though I'm not a huge proponent of all things modern science, I will take the docs up on this medical discovery, thank you very much. And it won't make me any less of a mom.
I had a doctor's appointment last week and I don't have gestational diabetes! YAY! No giant baby! But I do have slightly high cholesterol apparently. I asked her if that was a normal pregnancy thing and she said nothing. I really hate this clinic. The nurses and receptionist are awesome, but the residents suck ass. Is it so hard to be friendly and nice to the likes of me. They are always in such a hurry. Next time, I am definitely getting one doctor/midwife. Too annoying to help these residents train for their medical careers. I pray to the Big Guy in the Sky that I give birth over the holidays, so I don't have a strange intern in the delivery room (they will be on holidays too, so I am guaranteed a doctor).
She was also puzzled with my consistently high glucose showing up in my urine. I told her that it had been this way since I was a child. She asked if I'd ever been sent to a kidney specialist. Um *gulp* NO! So scary. She was very non-chalant about it and said we don't have to worry until after I give birth. Yeah thanks, I'm freaking out now.
Anyway, I gotta lay off the burgers and the fish n' chips (mmmm...fish n' chips!). I bought tons of green veggies and hopefully that will help. I have been too tired to cook, so I end up eating out all the time. Not good. Will be eating Bok Choy and Broccoli tonight. There's a word I can never spell -- broccoli. Never seems right. But Brocolli doesn't seem right either. Whatever.
Am home again today. Recovering from a cold. It's amazing how much more work you can get done at home! I wonder why bosses are so opposed to it. Gotta finish up. Chat with y'all later when I got something more to say.