Sunday, March 20, 2011

Half-Way Point

I'm 20 weeks today and have reached the half-way point. Technically, since I will have this baby right around 38 weeks, I really hit half-way last week. It's exciting to think how close we're getting. Each day I feel a little more movement which is very reassuring.

I had a short doc appointment Friday and the heartbeat sounded good. My heparin levels were rechecked and, unfortunately, came back non-existent again. So, it's looking like I need to return to twice daily injections. I've been doing them for so long that it really isn't a big deal, it's more just one more thing I have to remember.

Today is a rainy day and I wish the weather were nicer so that I could get the kids out of the house. They've been cooped up all winter and we all just want to be able to get out. The nice weather this past week was such a tease since today and the rest of this week isn't supposed to be super nice. I don't know why I'm not used to this having lived here 39 years but every year I'm frustrated with how long winter and spring are.

Well, QB is beginning to scale the tv stand to try and reach the Leapster so I have to run!

Monday, March 14, 2011

And the Baby is Declared


We had the anatomy scan last Monday and the tech said everything looked normal and "perfect." It's still hard for me to put faith in the word "perfect" because I've had perfect before turn out in an awful way but I'm trying my best to stay positive and believe that we will have a great outcome with this pregnancy. Our baby is healthy and that is what matters.

I've begun feeling movement, ever so slight, and I enjoy it but find it unnerving that it's not all that often and not very strong. The placenta is right in the front so I believe that is keeping me from feeling as much movement as I felt in previous pregnancies at this point. I'd love to start feeling some super kicks just so I can be even more certain that everything is going the way it should.

Despite being 19 weeks, I spent some quality time in the bathroom this morning throwing up. Ahhh, vomiting up stomach acid, a great way to start the week.

Other than that, not much else to report. I drove down to Dr. Coulam's for bloodwork last Wednesday and am hoping to not hear from them. No news is good news. I also had my progesterone, thyroid and low-molecular weight heparin levels checked and two out of three were good. My progesterone falls within the normal range and although my TSH is still too low the other levels are good and I'm told there's no need for concern. My heparin level, however, was non-existent so that makes me wonder if I'm on a high enough dose. I plan on having that rechecked this week when I go in for my regular ob check.