I went to see the OB on Friday for my glucose test and a normal check-up. Yuck! It went alright and I start going every 2 weeks now. Plus, I'm officially up 13 lbs and she's pretty happy with that. I just need to keep gaining.
Yesterday, we went to a local parade. We went last year, but Brady was only about half a year old. This time, he LOVED it! He danced to the marching bands, loved looking at the cars drive by (he said "Cah" so many times), pointed obsessively at the balloons and bubbles, and got lots of candy and a sticker from a clown that was a big Tigers fan. They even had guys in little cars that gave him high-fives as they drove by. After that, we went to a 50s diner for lunch and he loved that too, especially the strawberry milkshake we all shared.
Our friends/neighbors were there with us and I got to see Kalista, who is almost 2 weeks old. She makes me so excited for January and getting to dress Ada in all her girly clothes! I'm looking forward to seeing Brady with his little sister and watching them grow up so close in age. Brady and Kooper, who is 3.5 months older, play so well together now. I can remember when they used to play separately, but they've been chasing each other and sharing toys for the past couple of months. I look forward to seeing Ada do this with Kalista and all her other friends. These are all things I know I will have with Ada too. It may be a little different, but I don't feel like I'm giving anything up by having a daughter with Down Syndrome. If anything, I'll be gaining something. I'm not sure what yet, but I look forward to finding out.