Ok so I got dates mixed up and thought my dr’s appt with the new physician was today when it was… yesterday! Now I call in a complete upset to find out that said dr is booked for NEW patient appts (longer than normal ones) until.. get this… END OF JANUARY!! ACK so I start to panic the receptionist is talking about my calling around offices to find a dr ACK ACK ACK until I ask is there ANYONE in the office who can take me – well a Dr. Brown who saw me twice last pregnancy – once in the evening the night before I had Emanuel and then the appt I had after as a follow up. He seemed really nice, so THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 at 2:45 PM I need to go in!!! So glad he had a cancellation… and you can BET I will be calling Monday morning to make sure the date and time! So upset at myself. I will be 19 weeks by then so no harm or anything – I don’t think I saw Dr. Wittner-Smith til 20 weeks the first time – when my referrral went through. But UGH Ken working late and Emanuel sick and the boys being so cranky has just got me all mixed up… so REMIND ME IF YOU SEE ME hehe
Ok life is majorly got me in a tailspin right now – I get stuff figured out only to realized it is almost December! ACK! Where had the time gone? Luckily I am down to 3 sewing projects – all minor ones, and then there is the washing and framing – ugh and the finding of frames, for all the cross stitches I am NOT mailing (sorry people who are being mailed out – you are on your own on the finishing). We go and pick up our photos on the weekend when we go to our old church for Sunday School.
Last weekend we went to Trinity to check it out – German/English Lutheran Church and were VERY happy with it, I just need to contact the church with some questions as well as get in contact with the Sunday School teacher for the twins’ age group. So it sounds like starting in January we will be going there full time. It feels so odd to change churches after over a decade!
We did try some shopping last weekend – went all over the place but when we went to a Value Village forgot to get old blankets to stuff up the fireplace – which is a total cold spot right now. So out we go again tomorrow to a different and hopefully BIGGER Value Village. I am hoping to maybe find some more maternity clothes too.. I need a pair of pants, I have very few – go outside pants – mainly some sweats and pj pants I wear at home.
I got a HUGE deal on the fabric for my Christmas dress – when they were punching in my purchase they only charged me for ONE metre of the expensive over cloth instead of 3!! It was so busy and I was keeping tabs on the kids I did not notice until I got out the door! So all I need to get now is the zipper and ribbons, and mom to get back from Mexico (she gets back Sunday night) so we can plan out a day to get everything pieced together – thank goodness she is willing to sew it for me, I am simply not that good of a sewer!
I am still feeling nausea in regards to this pregnancy, which has led to me having a couple of near blackouts – I figure from having trouble keeping down food and a great deal of tiredness… I go to my "new" doctor on the 29th where I will have to discuss all of this with her. I am a little concerned I have dropped weight – my ring is fitting loosly and I have felt off. Oh the glamour of pregnancy!
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I have started treating a very mild yeast infection. I called up Christine (who is also a pharmacist) to ask what to take (Monistat for 7 days – less concentrated) and then felt that even though this is the same thing that happened at the same cross over into my 2nd trimester with each previous pregnancy I should call my doctor’s office. So I called my old family doctor to talk to the nurse who needed to talk to the doctor who did not get in until 9:30. So I waited – when I hit 11:30 I called the office of the doctor I am going to on the 29th whose secretary was able to tell me that unless I am in the last weeks of my pregnancy to go ahead with exactly what Christine told me to do. This lead to my old doctor’s office calling me after 3pm!! They said a different brand (ugh) so back on the phone with Christine to make sure that was just brand preferance. I am so glad I am going to this other doctor now! So 5 more days of ick and then I should be fine again YAY.
I still need to write our Christmas letter that Ken is thinking may be a better idea to have printed out at Staples on Sunday than buy printer ink and do it ourselves. At least I have Emanuel’s big gift – an easel with a chalkboard on one side and a magnetic board on the other. The twins’ train table is "in the works". I have 4 stockings to fill and a few gifts to pick up but mainly have to finish all these wall hangings. I really hope everyone likes them!
Well I am starting to think this is the norm for my big boys – every morning lately at least ONE of them has a major meltdown… today it was Gavin’s turn… first of all Zander woke him up at 7:15 – I could hear him GAVIN WAKE UP… grrr… then after Ken left (of course AFTER) Gavin starts to mess around at the kitchen table trying to get Emanuel worked up… I caught him doing something he KNOWS he should not and gave multiple warnings with the promise of a spank on the bum if he does not stop (if I remove him from the table it escalates even further – thus YESTERDAY’S extended lunch period)… he would not listen and got one smack on the bum – which he in turn decided to scream like he had been electrocuted or something.. so I calmly told him to stop and that if he had listened to mommy he would not have gotten a swat… in the meanwhile Zander was done eating and cleaning his spot and then Emanuel had to be tooth brushed and everything… once we all walked away he calmed down and finished eating… Now I was changing their bums since they would not let me do it before breakfast since Daddy was still there (another peeve of mine) and while doing so had GAVIN take Zander’s diaper and put it in the trash – the best way to keep Emanuel safely out of them… so when it was Gavin’s turn I had ZANDER take his… MELTDOWN!! I managed to put a clean bum on him, get him mostly dressed and then the diaper tantrum turned into a NO I DO SOCKS! where he proceeded to slam his head back into my chest… ok so Mommy is on her last calm moment at this point, I took off the socks and said fine do it yourself … so now he is screaming diaper again… (one track mind this one – like his father) Finally fed up with it and him clean and dressed I sent him to his room where for the past 10 min he has been crying about the diaper… I am hoping that he will calm down soon so we can chat. I like to end this situation with a talk and a sorry… not that I am overly sure he MEANS sorry but I like to say sorry too – since I got frustrated and raised my voice…