Weight Gain:Â Unsure… I didnâ€™t weigh myself this week.
How Iâ€™m Feeling:Â This week was full of ups and downs. Â I was getting settled in my house, took a 5 day trip to Seattle and went to a new doctor for an ultrasound I was referred to. Â I also got some not so good news from my midwife when I was in the middle of my Seattle trip. Â I never realized how much I would miss home. Â I loved visiting my friend, but I really missed Otis and David a ton!! I was really homesick.I had more bouts with back pain again. Â I think from all the excitement around here lately… driving, moving, stress, etc., my back just acted up more times than I would have liked. Â It finally felt better at the end of the week, but as I write this (week 24 day 1), I am feeling it bad. Â Otis and I walked this morning and he jerked me and definitely pulled my pelvis in a weird way. Â I had â€œnervyâ€ sharp pains as we walked the rest of the way. Â I got my first prenatal massage today (I should be writing this for next weekâ€™s review) and it didnâ€™t really make that big of a difference. Â Iâ€™m hoping time will heal all wounds.
My family has a gene for a blood clotting disorder called a factor V mutation. Â I got 16 vials of blood taken at the midwives appointment a last week to determine if I have it too. Â Well in fact I do have it along with something else called a ANA mutation. Â Iâ€™m sure totally sure what all this means yet. Â I have another doctorâ€™s appointment with an internist tomorrow. Â The midwife told me to go see him to determine what, if any, treatment needs to be done. Â Pregnancy makes you at a higher risk anyways to develop blood clots, so this is something they donâ€™t take lightly. Â I was upset when I heard all this news, but I guess itâ€™s better to know than be surprised. Â I was in Seattle and all I wanted to do was come home and jump into Davidâ€™s arms. Â The blood work also showed that I have anemia. Â I have had it since the beginning of my pregnancy (which I suspected), but my Phoenix doctor never told me. Â Now Iâ€™m taking ferrous sulfate, a form of iron, each day to get that number up. Â Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll feel so much better in a couple weeks after that takes effect.
I still have heartburn. Â It definitely got better and then through traveling, I encountered too many carbs and sugar and itâ€™s back in full force. Â I gotta get eating healthier again and Iâ€™ll be fine.
Due to the recent events, Iâ€™ve been really emotional this week. Â I cried like a 2 year old when I heard the blood work news. Â Itâ€™s not that bad, but this isnâ€™t something that labor will cure like so many pregnancy symptoms. Â Itâ€™s something that I have to think about for the rest of my life. Â I know that most everyone has issues in their lives too… Â I have never been so excited to get home as I was on Sunday and then Monday, I was just grouchy. Â I think a lack of sleep over the past 5 days, emotional turmoil and pregnancy hormones got the rest of me. Â This is probably another reason my back pain is worse. Â Even before I was pregnant, this was the case. Â Stress=Bad for me.
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â I had an ultrasound to determine the â€œrealâ€ due date since there has been a discrepancy. Â The interesting thing is that these doctors couldnâ€™t decide what it is either. Â Aiden is measuring at a March 3 due date, but with the period and ovulation, he should be a March 10 baby. Â I guess heâ€™ll let us know when heâ€™s ready. Â I have another one tomorrow with the internist (pray for good news). Â I might fall apart if itâ€™s bad.
What Iâ€™m Eating: Â I ate too much sugar and sweets this week in Seattle. Â I am really craving salad and lighter foods now. Nothing really new to report on the food front. Â Oh yeah. We bought a Keurig machine and both David and I are addicted. Â I have hot chocolate every.single.day.
Exercise: Still walking every day… same olâ€™
What I Miss:Â I miss just being able to visit the doctor for my yearly check up and call it good. Â I hate going to doctors and now I have to go once a week I feel like. Â They make me nervous.