26 October 2007
I had that long OB GYN appointment today where you can't eat anything beforehand and then you have to drink, not a 'spoonful of sugar', but two glasses. I was happy though, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I was told that it tasted like bad coke, but over here in Germany it tastes like really sweet juice. Also, I got stabbed 3 times with a needle to draw blood for the diabetes test.
The Lord gave me peace and blessings to boot. I really hate needles. My mom can vouch for that. I think when I was getting my booster shots as a kid, five nurses had to hold me down. My husband came with me, poor guy had to cancel a meeting. He usually gets my mind off of it by asking me crazy questions.
Anyway, it was the last time around and I was getting tired of getting stabbed, not to mention the last withdraw really hurt and was bruised. I prayed for peace, which is half the battle for me, and immediately the song "My peace, I give unto you" came into my head and it went better than the first two. I thought that was cool and worth sharing.
I also got to hear Keane's heartbeat for a full 20 minutes, at least. I could have laid there and listened all day. It was so nice to have John there, too, and be able to listen together. It would start out slow and then speed up, slow down, and then speed up. Then you would hear interference when he was kicking the device through my stomach. I don't know what the speeding up and slowing down stuff was all about, but nobody told us it was bad, so I'll assume it's not.
Last, but not least, as I was laying on my back listening to Keane's heartbeat I noticed the box in front of me, full of baby boy's clothes said 'zu mitnehmen'. Now, I'm no German expert, so I checked my understanding and asked John, "Does that mean we can take those clothes?" and he said "Yep!" So we got a few items of free clothing for our little guy, right there in the Dr.'s office! I took a picture of my two favorite outfits.
How cool is that? Praise the Lord.