The endless running around continues here – full time work with lots of pre-natal appointments, genetic tests, and such. I keep meaning to update my stitching status, but I’ve been so desperate to just get downtime on the weekends and detach from all things electronic as much as possible that I keep putting it off. (I know, I know).
The good news is that my pregnancy is going relatively well. All of my genetic tests came back great. My baseline bloodwork showed slight anemia, BUT… that test was done during the worst of my morning sickness, and I assured them that normally my iron counts are high enough for me to donate double red blood cells (which has a higher minimum requirement than a basic blood donation). I’m down nearly 20 pounds, no baby bump yet at week 17, and fitting comfortably in my normal clothes – including having my regular jeans fitting loose enough that they nearly fall off (thanks to those annoying “modern fit” waistlines that just sag and look unattractive on everyone).
The only thing that has me a bit concerned is that my blood pressure was unusually high at my last pre-natal this past week, and it was high enough to concern my doctor. He ordered a baseline test to check my kidney function, which included a 24 hour urine draw (that was, um… a pain in the butt), and then a blood draw this morning. I’ll get the results in a couple of weeks at my next visit. But yeah, it has me a little worried. I keep reminding myself that this is the whole point of pre-natal visits… to make sure things are okay, and to catch potential issues early to keep them under control as best as possible. This is really my first encounter with a “hey, something really might not be working here…” in my lifetime.
In any case, I’m doing okay. I’m in a bit of a whirlwind, still completely panicked about how we’ll pay for all of this (childcare in particular is terrifying me), still dealing with nausea and vomiting at least a couple times per week. But overall, I think I’m okay. We’ll figure it out.