I feel like this is what little Chloe is thinking as she is enjoying her very first popsicle. I had given her a fruit flavored popsicle and let her go at it. As she tentatively put it in her mouth - her eyes just got HUGE! I don't think I could have pried that popsicle out of her hand if I wanted to. She was serious about that thing. I just love these pics of her because it shows just how big her blue eyes are. She is a joy and this moment was so much fun.
On another note: I mentioned in an earlier post about having an upcoming doctor appt. Well, I asked her many questions and we went over my history of prior pregnancies, prior baby's birth weights, the fact that the 10+ pounders had low blood sugar at birth, and some other things. She thinks that I am what is called sub-clinical diabetic. Which means that I am only presenting diabetic in certain cases, ie: pregnancy. I had my suspicions, even during prior pregnancies but because my results from the glucose test always came back negative - didn't give much more thought to them. However, she said that it could be possible that the test isn't picking up on it because it may be developing closer to my due dates or just not registering.
So now I am adhering to a caloric diet as well as watching my sugar/carb. intake and increasing protein. Which is great - I am thankful for someone being bold enough to delve into my history etc. It has been a few days since that appt. and I am starting to notice a difference in how I am feeling. Let me tell ya - I had NEVER watched my calories on sugar/carbs. before and now that I am I am amazed at just HOW MUCH sugar is in things. Crazy. I am thankful and excited at the prospect of having the tools to help this and subsequent pregnancies be more healthy. It makes me even more motivated for post - partum healthiness.