Friday, January 22, 2010

Random Friday Musings


~ Where the heck has January gone. I can't believe that's it's almost February.
~ The best day to go to DMV is when it's pouring outside. You're guaranteed a short wait.
~ I'm seriously loving my Rooibos tea right now! I have been drinking the stuff since an infant (you can even ask my mom) and have always enjoyed it, but right now I can't get enough of it. I can't seem to drink enough water, but can down the tea in seconds. Also no caffeine and very low in tannin, so great if pregnant or nursing!
~ I normally love the rain, but I am over driving 45 min each way to work while raining, through flooded streets and with crazy drivers.
~ I have Federal jury duty next week! I have to call in for two weeks. I really hope I don't have to go in.
~ Tamales sound sooo good right now! I think we need to go to the Mexican place around the corner for dinner.
~ Hopefully this weekend consists of lots of sleeping and reading.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Perinatologist and NT Scan

I had my appointment with the Perinatologist today and it went really well! I liked Dr B. a lot as he was very thorough and personable. He does not feel that the anti M antibody will be issue. He said that in the past 25 years of his practice he has not seen it transfer to the baby! Yay! But... he does want me to continue seeing him for monitoring. I will still see my OB and will also see Dr B. every 6 weeks starting at 20 weeks. Fun times! I guess one good thing out of all of it, is that we will get to see the baby more often.

His office also did the NT scan and first trimester genetic screening. Everything came back great. Here is a picture of the wee little one!

He/she waved at us and we were able to see 5 fingers on one hand! The ultrasound tech wouldn't even take guess at the gender. :( I don't know when my OB has her patients do the big ultrasound, but Dr B. said he would for sure tell us what the gender is when we come back and see him in March.

So all in all it was a good appointment!

Monday, January 18, 2010


At almost 12 weeks, I am feeling quite a bit better! The all day sickness started to slowly go away around 10 weeks. I occasionally feel sick in the late evenings now, but it's not everyday. Yay!
How am I feeling now: exhausted and occasionally dizzy. I think the dizziness may be due to not drinking enough water. I know... tisk tisk. I am working on drinking more, but it's hard to go from drinking basically nothing during the day, to drinking 8+ glasses of water. I just gotta keep working on it though! 
Still feeling very emotional. I cried while watching American Idol the other day! haha. Or the other day while driving home from work, this cheesy country song comes on. I am thinking to myself this is the stupidist (I don't think that's even a real word :) ) song ever! But then I get to the end and it's so touching.. gag me... that I cry.
Then according to my good friend Jenni, I have become more feisty, which I think is hilarious. If you know me real life, I am normally anything but feisty! I guess her and Des had a whole conversation about it the other day. They think it's a good thing. I still laugh thinking about this.
Tomorrow I have my appt with the Perinatologist, so I will update hopefully tomorrow as to how that goes!

2 Weeks: Ya Right!

I finished the 6th book in the Outlander series: A Breath of Snow and Ashes about a week ago! It took me a little longer than normal to finish it, since I have just been so tired and staying up late to read just wasn't happening. But it was so, so good!
Since the next book in the series, Echo in the Bone was only recently published, it is not out in paperback. I decided to borrow it from the library, because I don't want to buy the hardcover version and I don't want to wait till it comes out on paperback to read it. As it is my friend Jenn is starting to get antsy, because we haven't been able to discuss yet! :) So knowing how popular the series was, several months ago I put it on reserve. I was around the 10th or 11th hold at the time and I finally got to pick it up on Friday! Perfect timing! 
I am soo excited as I have heard such great things about it, but the kicker is I have two weeks to read the book! Because there are other holds on it, I can't renew at the end of the two weeks. The librarian basically told me to just not return till I was finished and pay the late fee. Gabaldon's books take me about a month to finish. Paperback version is around 1500 pages. There is absolutely no way I can finish it in two weeks.
I don't know what to do. I could possibly just return it at the end of the two weeks and put it back on reserve. There are currently 2 holds on the two copies. I think that might be the way to go since I don't think I will even be able to finish the book in a month due to how tired I have been lately.
What do you think?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

~ 9w6d

We had my 2nd appointment today and overall it went really well. No u/s, but we were able to hear the heartbeat on the doppler, which was amazing! The baby's heart rate was 170! Yay! I have though gained 6 pounds in 4 weeks. I think I cried a little inside when I stepped on the scale, haha. Hopefully most of that is due to bloat!

My Dr. did inform me that I have A positive blood, with a M antibody. She said the M antibody is rare and does not know if it may cross over to the baby or not. She did not seem concerned, but has referred me to a Perinatologist. The nurse is supposed to call me back tomorrow with an appointment time. As she is telling me all this, I am telling myself not to freak out, don't freak out. Which I thankfully did not! :)

So... because I know nothing at all about blood types and antibodies, as soon as I came home I googled M antibodies. I wasn't so sure about googling this, as we all know sometimes that google is not your friend and can scare you with horror stories. Well, I am glad I did.

A little biology lesson for you, there are two varieties of M the antibody: IgM and IgG. IgM is the more common one and will not cross over. IgG is the rarer variety can pass over. If I have the IgG variety, I would basically need my blood drawn monthly to make sure the antibody levels don't get too high. Too high and it can be harmful to the baby.

Hopefully, I have the IgM variety and we have nothing to worry about. There are a lot of if's and what not and there is no point in getting worried about it now. I will for sure keep you all updated though!

Next up, telling work that I am pregnant! I will be going out on maternity leave during our most busiest time of year. I am sure they will love hearing that! I think I will be telling my boss tomorrow. Ahhhhh!



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