I’ve been craving tofu recently, which means that my lucky husband has been eating it all week. (Luckily, he genuinely likes it.) My cravings seem to be about 60/40 for healthy stuff/garbage, so I’m able to mostly eat the things that suddenly seem necessary. I bought some vegetarian Omega-3 supplements because I dimly remember the midwives being panicky about my unwillingness to eat fish oil a couple of years ago—and Cricket turned out wunnerful, so it’s got to be unnecessary, but I had a brief period of concern that lasted just long enough to let me order some pills from amazon.com. I’ve also gotten probably a dozen different fliers in the mail begging me to quit smoking. I’ve actually never smoked a cigarette in my life; I’ve got mild asthma and was too odd to feel much peer pressure as a teenager. All of these fliers speak to my pregnancy, and I know that these probably just turn up at people’s houses, but it’s still a bit peculiar. Heck, Parenting magazine started turning up in our mailbox, and I don’t really know how that happened.
I had an appointment with the midwives yesterday, and in four weeks I have gained no weight at all—I’m delighted, since I got huuuuge with Cricket. I also had to get stuck for gestational diabetes just because he was such a big baby; lucky me, even if I pass, I get tested twice. Mr. Book hasn’t been able to go to the last couple of appointments, and while I don’t care (it feels pretty normal for me to go alone, and it’s not like anything exciting is happening), he does. Unfortunately, when I’m making the appointments a month ahead of time, there’s just no way of knowing whether he’ll be off work—and the odds are always against it. Still, I made sure that he’d be able to go to the ultrasound, which is really the only interesting visit.
Haven’t heard back from Ruth in a couple of weeks, so am less confident that there will be another visit anytime soon, but am putting a birthday card in the mail for her today. It took me a long time to pick one out, but finally I found one with creepy balloons on it that struck me as hilarious.