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Monday, July 12, 2010

Appointment updates

I had two appointments today and wanted to give a little update.....  but first I want to say sorry for being MIA for the last 2 weeks.   My morning sickness has been kicking my butt and I also went on another family vacation to Mt. St. Helens.

So I met with my midwife again today, only 2 weeks after my last appointment.  I questioned that today when I got there and she expressed that she was concerned about how I was doing emotionally with this pregnancy and didn't want to wait too long to check on me.   Ahhhh, feel the love?!?!  I do!

I assured her that I really was doing fine with the pregnancy but I still don't have my 'spark' about the pregnancy like I normally do.  She notices it and so do I..... but I just don't know what I can do differently at this point.  Emotionally it has been so hard to change gears and maybe I am not 100% there yet.  I would absolutely be devastated if something happened to this pregnancy though!

We did a quick couple tests - my iron is way down and my glucose was pretty high.  I can attribute the high glucose to my Lucky Charms I had before I ran out the door for my appointment.  Horrible choice for  my 2nd breakfast, I know but the only think that sounded 'ok' that I might be able to keep down.  My iron has dropped from a pre-pregnancy of 12.8 to a 10.   I am sure that is contributed to my lack of enthusiasm for red meat so far.  Normally I am a burger girl and those sound horrible to me.  Our freezer is full of elk meat his is super high in iron and protein but the thought just turns my stomach.  Although I have been sick I am still gaining weight so we aren't too concerned at this point, but I *really * need to start eating some red meat!

My other appointment today was for a follow up ultrasound to verify/check dates.  It is so surreal to have an ultrasound...... I haven't had one for my own children for 10 1/2 years!  My surro's had sooo many that it was nice to just trust my body to grow the baby and what ever happens, happens.   Since I didn't know exactly when I conceived with this baby I wanted a date.  I needed a dated.  :)  I found out today that according to the ultrasound I am 10 weeks and 1 day pregnant with an estimated due date of February 6th.   I know I should be happy that I have a date, but I am even more frustrated because the dates just don't make sense.  At all.   There is NO WAY that sperm lived 10+ days, it is impossible.   But whatever........  I am going to keep my guess date of February 1st.  Sounds like a good day to me. 

So - I would like to introduce you to:  "The Intruder"
I know that it doesn't seem like a very nice name, but my hubby came to me after work one evening and rubbed my belly and said "How's the little intruder doing?"   It is a term of endearment and until we come up with something else that will be the nickname.  Oh yeah, and I verified there is only ONE baby.    We were starting to wonder........


  1. Cutest little intruder I've ever seen. Sorry you are anemic. I battle that off and on. Raisin Bran would help if you like that & could keep it down.

    Glad the baby is healthy & growing!

  2. Yay, how exciting to know a date, even if it doesn't make sense.
    And I'm with you about the meat...Chris cooked some elk meat when I was pregnant with Abbie, and I just about died. I felt so nauseated at even the thought of it. :)

  3. Come down to Texas and I'll cook you the best chicken fried steak!! :) My BFF was up in Oregon last week breathing in your nice air...JEALOUS!!! :)

    I love seeing the little intruder and I think you'll get that spark...give it time. :)


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