Growth Update 2: Baby

Sunday, May 3, 2009

We are out of the first trimester and into maternity pants. Technically, I could still wear my pants with my nifty belly band, but the maternity pants are MUCH more comfy. I wish I had thought to take a "before" picture. Especially of my face, it is a little pudgier already.

Things are going along pretty well. I have had some minor setbacks. I was told a few years ago that I had genetic marker that showed me to have hypercoagulable blood(thicker blood that is more prone to clotting). No big deal. My rheumatolagist told me to start taking a baby aspirin daily and make sure to tell my OB whenever I do become pregnant.

When I became pregnant I told my OB and he referred me to a specialist, again, no big deal. I have a friend who had to see one because of one case of high blood pressure(she was afraid of needles and didn't know they were going to take blood that day).

My husband and I were pretty stunned when we were told that I would be administering a shot every day to thin my blood. But we took it in stride. I am blessed to have the school nurse (I am a teacher) administer the shot on weekdays. We are so thankful to know about the problem ahead of time. I am glad that my rheumatolagist was concerned about something as small as veracose veins and checked it out. I have since read around and most women have several miscarriages before they even know there is a problem. I am glad to know that we are doing everything within our power to make sure baby arrives safely.

Me at 15 Weeks

Baby at 13 Weeks