Friday, June 12, 2009

Update - June 2009

Well, we are in the midst of a heat wave here on the beautiful west coast and I'll admit - I finally broke down and allowed Ryan to purchase an air conditioner. I have always expressed the opinion that they're a waste of money and we can suffer for the few short weeks of the year where the temperature is unbearable. But this year the heat wave started in May already, I was sick and being super hot didn't help, plus I know I'm just going to get more and more uncomfortable the bigger I get this summer. But I am the true Dutch-woman - we looked at ads on craigslist and found one for $75 which was barely used. So, we finally have an air conditioner.

I have been pretty sick the past few weeks and my house is showing it. It started as a cold that moved into my chest, and before I knew it, I was at my drs office with an emergency appointment and he diagnosed me as "officially sounding terrible". Huh. Not sure what kind of diagnosis that is. Pneumonia? Swine flu? Probably just a bad flu. The dr didn't want to put me on antibiotics since I am allergic to penicillin and sulpha meds so the next best thing would have been pretty expensive and powerful, and he didn't want to put the baby in danger. So we fought it off with 2 inhalers (one steroid, one non-steroid) and lots of Tylenol, fluids and rest. Ryan has been my rock through all this. He can see that I'm worn out and has just taken over with Kaitlyn and cooking, and allowing me to rest and get better. I don't think I could have gotten through the past 2 weeks without him.

Next week is the 18 week ultrasound (and no, we are not finding out gender - what bigger surprise IS there, right?). I am actually 18 weeks this week, but the dr thought it would be better to have a later ultrasound than one too early or the technicians would complain they couldn't see all of the heart, or the baby wouldn't be moving enough, etc. And in case I failed to mention it in any of my last posts, they did change my due date by 10 days to November 12 instead of November 2.

The other big change occurring in our household right now is my brother and his wife are moving out today. This will be quite the change, and scary at the same time. We discussed how nice it would be to have the whole house to ourselves, but the reality is we can't afford it. So we'll be renting out the bottom, hopefully by July 1st. So if you know of anyone looking for a cute 1-bedroom basement suite in Chilliwack, let us know. :)