Well I had my doctor's appointment this morning. I must admit I was a little nervous to hear the results of my blood work. All weekend I was praying for some positive news, and was very anxious to hear about all the tests they did. They took enough blood to feed a vampire, haha. Anyhoo, after dropping Ariel off with Lala, I drove out and got the verdict...
Everything is FINE!!! All my tests were GREAT!!! My glucose test was perfect, my thyroid was perfect and no proteins in my urine. Yay!!! I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to know things are ok, a big answer to prayer!!! So we will just continue to monitor my blood pressure. The numbers are still in the 'safe' zone, so unless something drastic happens, it is all good. The positive results from my tests basically made my doctor less concerned and made her think that my BP still could drop back to normal on its own. Sometimes it jumps in 2nd trimester for several weeks and then goes back down. The only thing we discovered is I am anemic again, blah! I struggled with this a lot growing up and it came back when I was pregnant with Ariel too. So no big deal, just some iron pills to boost things. Such a relief, yay. Can you tell I am happy?! Hee.
Beautiful spring flowers in the village! LOVE THEM!
Also, I have a c-section date!!! August 26th, Xander is booked to be delivered, unless he has other plans, haha. We will be sharing the date with Mike and Jo, as that is their anniversary. I didn't realize it until I was driving home... as I kept thinking, that date is special already... hmm. Pregnant brain is a little slow, hee.
So Ken got home Saturday afternoon to his girls asleep on the couch, haha. Ariel was thrilled to see him and didn't leave his side most of the weekend. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking in the sunshine around town. Sooooooooo nice to have him home. Ariel loved her little trinkets he bought her, especially the walking plastic crab, haha.
Since we were out, we ended up going in to vote early at the polling stations. Ariel enjoyed the process and the stickers they gave her. Then we played in the park a bit, oh the fun!
Sunday was Mother's Day and I got breakfast in bed. After my amazing birthday gift, I told Ken that he didn't need to do anything at all, just to spend time together would be lovely. So after church we went to Richmond so I could pick up pillows and sheets for Ariel's new bed. That was a huge help to me. The furniture has been scheduled to happen 2 times now, so 3rd times a charm right? This weekend, if all goes well, we should have it all in place. So exciting. Whee!!!
Pretty lilacs growing at the church. I wish I could have them inside, but my allergies won't allow it.
I am also going to look into preschool this week for Ariel. I wasn't planning on it until she turned 4, but she keeps saying she wants to go to school, so we shall see how it goes. Our good friend from church is the teacher at the particular school we are looking at, and she is a dancer and very artistic, so it would be a perfect match I think. So we shall go look and pick up the registration package... sniff, where did my baby go?! The one thing I think about is that it will be nice to have 2 mornings a week where I can bond with Xander while Ariel is having fun doing something special just for her.
Also this Friday is the big CONCERT!!! Yes, my little counter tells me Fleetwood Mac is just days away. Eek! Probably won't help my blood pressure, haha, kidding. Other than that, not much planned for this week, which is actually nice. Lots of rest hopefully.