Everything’s going great! Now that I’m not eating anything with sugar, my mood is good, no arthritis, seems pretty good.
I’m starting to get pretty big. Getting around is getting weird. And I have to pee quite a bit.. Less than 2 months now until I have a child. So that’s incredibly weird. I still can’t believe that I can grow one inside of me… You’d think humans wouldn’t be phased by that but it’s still weird.
My ankles have been kind of swollen (especially my left one – I do not recommend ankle replacements). That’s been a pain throughout the pregnancy but it’s not arthritis related, it’s just fake ankle related.
Here’s a pic so you can see it looks like a device that shouldn’t be in a human body:
Anyways other than that problem which I can’t do anything about, everything’s going smooth. I’m having my baby shower tomorrow!!! So I’m excited for that. My mom and my brothers gf (Jillian) are throwing it. I think Jill’s put quite a bit of work into it so that was really sweet.
The last couple of days I’ve been trying to figure out if I need an infant car seat and a convertible car seat, or if I can just skip the infant car seat. That’s been the main thing on my mind so obviously I’m feeling pretty good (even with probiotic-y angst popping up here and there). I also found an epic website to make a registry – you don’t have to pick just one store) – www.babylist.com/mikhaila
I definitely recommend that. Ooh I’m also doing a maternity photo shoot next Wednesday. And I kind of hate photos so we’ll see how that goes…
I’m pretty excited about this Candida theory. As nasty as it is, it makes more sense than unexplained food problems. I also found out that your baby inherits the microbiome the mom… That doesn’t mean that she’ll inherit a Candida problem if I have one, but it does mean that if I’m low in certain strains of bacteria, she’ll probably be low too. So that’s why I’m pushing the probiotics so hard. I’d like to get up to a higher dose before she’s born, but I know there’s only so much I can do… I guess. I also know that if I feed her properly and don’t over sugar her, she shouldn’t have a Candida problem.
SPEAKING OF WHICH. I got these in the mail the other day. They really pissed me off:
These are the first 3 ingredients in the “Gentlease” by Enfamil.
WATER, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, PARTIALLY HYDROLYZED MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS (SOY)
Seriously? Corn syrup solids and soy? That’s what you feed cows that you don’t really like! That’s disgusting.
If you have problems breastfeeding, and your baby needs more food, or if you can’t breast feed, obviously you’re going to need formula. But this is horrible. They’re feeding this to babies!! WTF. Maybe I’ll look into a formula that doesn’t sound like poison just incase I have trouble expressing or something… but this stuff should be illegal.
Andrey put up lights!! I minorly helped. Which showed me I’m really out of shape… Anyways. We’re getting the house ready (finished reno’s kind of.. that’s a different story though), and now it’s the fun stuff. I’ve scrounged around for everything off of Kijiji. You can get amazing things used. We bought a solid wood bed frame, (3000$ new) for 200$. The back is a bit messed up but it’s against a wall so ohhhh well. Then a bunch of wall sconces for 20$ each instead of god knows how much. A chandelier, a teak table, gliders, etc. We’ve been driving to North York and other fancy areas to pick things. Going to visit mansions for their rich person accessories. It’s fun.
That’s all for now. I’m going to update on Sunday with a couple of super easy recipes too (chicken wings and some other things!)