Lilosmom - Thanks. Needed a good story for once. lol
AFM - I am still sick. CAN YOU BELEIVE IT?! I haven't had something last this long since I had the flu as a kid. I was up at 6 am coughing.
Gonna go to the doctor today to be safe. The good news is that my cold sores are getting better. I am at the stage where they bleed so it looks to other people like my DH ahs been beating me. 1 person asked me what happened and I said I was part of a fight club. lol This was quickly followed by "should you be doing that in your condition?"
Someone else did that when they saw me taking the stairs... "shouldn't you be taking the elevator?" I responded with a quick, "I am not disabled, just pg."
I am having fun teasing them bout thier comments. You just gotta laugh it off.
I told people at 9.5 weeks - but only b/c DH wanted to tell his parents in person while he was home (on the other side of the country) visiting them them. Once they knew, I needed to tell my family just in case - MIL loves to talk! It was hearing the heartbeat first, though, that I really needed before I felt ok telling.
With my family I just said guess what?!
With work, I told my boss in a greeting card. He showed it to everyone.... Of course he is staying out of the office right now because he has the flu and since we share an office, I am good with that. Now I have people coming up to tell me they are angry that I didn't tell them first. (really) The last person to say it go a nasty comment right back. At least I can blame it on hormones. ;-)
Starting to feel a little better. Took 1/2 day off today to get some rest. Spent the day watching bad daytime tv. I ended up watching sesame street. lol
I am starting to wonder if I caught 2 colds in a row. I am scared to go back to work with the flu everywhere.
We told our parents right away and also my sister and his brother. My sister's been a bridezilla and I sort of needed her to chill out a little. I haven't figured out when I'm going to tell everyone else, probably not till I can't hide it anymore....who knows when that will be, I don't have a bump yet.
So ladies, I had my scan today and the subchorionic hematoma has almost halved in size. The dr said my body should reabsorb it eventually. Last week, when I went in for the bleeding, it was the size of my baby, at around 1.1 cm, this week, it's much smaller relative to the baby. The baby has grown to 1.85 cm and I'm measuring 8w2d so right on time. The HB was 168 which eases my mind a bit since it was only at 137 last time, though I was told that was normal, too. My blood results for MTHFR isn't back yet and I'm still hoping that's a negative. Now I won't have another scan for 2 weeks
Did you guys all do the first trimester testing? The doctor told me to make an appointment for that now for 11 weeks. What do they do?
They test for a whole bunch of stuff routinely from a simple blood draw. Your blood type, anemia, STD's incl. Hep B, Rubella immunity, some glucose level indicator in your blood, possibly. Genetic testing at this point is all optional. They want to make sure you don't have anything that will require a vaccine or find out if you'll special care early on to protect the baby. A quick pee & a poke and they'll get back to you.
Sunshine - I am very happy everything is looking better. I am not sure what elese they are testing for... My next one is the big test for abnormalities. You are still early for that.
But I do know my doc did 2 rounds of blood tests during 1st tri also so don't worry. They are likely checking everything out to be sure you are hanging in there. Awesome heartbeat there too btw. (maybe a girl?)
AFM - Still sick but a little better after my doc said I could have tylonol cold. gladly took it and passed out for 4 hours yesterday. There has to be an end to this.... somewhere....
The onion makes me laugh for some reason. I have gone off eating them, too. Now an avocado sounds delicious. I think an egg, cheese, avocado & tomato quesadilla for lunch is called for.
Dhime, do you have your anatomy scan scheduled yet? I think I may have to wait an extra week or even two because DH will be traveling when I hit 20 weeks and I'm not going to our only ultrasound without him. I hope you are done being sick soon, sweetie. Its hard enough being pregnant sometimes without added misery. Your poor immune system. At least your body's doing a great job of protecting that little avocado of yours.
Sunshine, I'm not sure what else they're testing for, but it may be some additional things after the hematoma, or repetitive tests? I've been seeing a midwife rather than an OB so I've just had the one draw.
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