I have finally bought the tickets for Canada. I'll be in Montreal this Friday. Our suitcases are not even packed yet. I'll throw some basics and 1 or 2 pants, and buy new clothes in Canada. I've done a lot of clothing stores in Lille, and I haven't found anything that I like. Eight years in France, and I never found women clothes here that suit my taste. When I boooked the tickets, I have only checked for the dates that are affordable, but didn't noticed it was 25 days on vacation. I hope we won't get bored. We are planning on visiting Boston and New York. My husband never went.
On Monday, I also took AGAIN my driving test, and I failed. I try not to be annoyed by this, but I had insomnia after I took the test. I did an overtake and the examiner grabbed the wheel. He let me continue the rest of the exam, and I didn't think it was a big deal. The next day, on the comments he made : Queue de poisson dangereux. I feel such like a failure. But then again, a lot of people I know in France took the test 3 times. Don't know how is this productive. I also learned that examiners are on strike today, because the government will ask polimen and some retired examiners to monitor the theory tests, instead of regular examiners. They will keep the same amount of examiners, no more hiring. So of course, those fonctionnaires are against any reform. If they let me pass the test again, I'll be at 5 or 6 months of my pregnancy. I really hope I can deal with this without too much stress.
Also, I have other visits to the hospital, one with dietician and one a the diabetes specialist. The dietician told me not to eat fruit outside meals and insisted I eat more carbs, i.e. bread, and 6 full table spoons of rice and I am allowed to 150 g of meat, which is only once per day. She also said that tofu and soy products should be avoided. I have cut down on these already, and researched about it a little, but then again, Asian women have been eating soy products for ages and I don't think their babies have health issues. Ever heard of this?
I don't know how to handle my eating habbits when I'll be in Canada. There's so much food and restaurants that I want to try. Oh well, I will need willpower. I will have to see the dietician and diabetes specialist every month. I really don't know how much it costs, but I find that France is really intense when it comes to prenatal care. I'm sure they would prefer babies in good health than babies with health problems, which could costs a lot more to the government.