Friday, February 27, 2009

An Update

Since I haven't been feeling well, I haven't felt much like blogging. Mostly because my blog would be filled with whining and How fun is that?

So I figured I'd blog about everything that's been going on.

I met a wonderful midwife named Stacia. We talked about all my concerns with postpartum hemorrhage amongst many other things and she is very confident that she can handle it. We are going to be very prepared and take precautions. So I'll be having my 2nd water, home birth! So exciting and I'm much less worried.

Stacia wanted me to have my iron levels and progesterone checked(she thought that by me having such a long cycle that it might be low). So she called with the results and told me that my blood is awesome. She said that it's funny, but with all that she hears with people complaining that you can't have a healthy pregnancy while vegan, she said that the woman with the best blood have all been either vegetarian or vegan! How cool is that? I can't wait to tell my family members this when that start getting on my case about it..hehe! So then she went on to talk about my progesterone. She said its a little on the low side....kinda borderline on when she would worry. I guess normal progesterone for a pregnant woman is between 9 and 50 and mine is 11. She said best is anywhere above 15-20. So I guess I'll be getting some progesterone cream.

Morning(all day and night) sickness is still in full force. I have found some things I can tolerate, though. Blended ice with ginger ale poured over top, eaten with a spoon and baked pita chips or carrots dipped in hummus. Yay!
I feel bad for the kids, though. I can barely keep my eyes open and the only time I don't feel as miserable is when I'm laying down. I feel like a rotten Mom. Luckily Nevin has been so understanding and has helped out by playing with Kieran and occupying him.

I do have one main worry and that my friends is Disney. We leave for the magical world on March 8th. How am I ever going to get through a plane ride and then 8 days walking through amusement parks? At least I'll be puking in the happiest place on earth AND escaping this cold weather, but I still have concerns. I mean, I'm sure they don't have ginger ale slushies and baked pita chips and hummus available on demand...haha!

I'm sure it will all work out.

Well, that's all I can think of for now. I'm so happy to be sick for such a wonderful reason and still so ecstatic!


Shannon Ryan said...

grr I just made a comment and it didn't post! pretty much said have fun at Disney, hope your sickies go away for the trip. Glad your blood came out good and that at least your progesterone is in the right limits (does she want you on the cream for the whole pregnancy?) And just think in a few more weeks you might start to feel better and more awake!! I sure am!! Still not 100% but at least I can clean and play with Gwen!! :)

Melissa said...

Oh I hate when that happens! Right click, copy...always. ;)
Thanks. She just wants me on the cream until my 2nd trimester when the placenta really takes over.

Erin said...

Those are the same reasons I went days without blogging, only I'm not pregnant!

We took a 6 (turned 8) hour trip to NC when I was pregnant with my littlest one. Luckily I was past the morning sickness stage and mostly just big and uncomfortable and had to pee a lot.. ha! Just make sure you bring as many things with you on the trip that will help you to feel more comfortable and relaxed. I get motion sickness very easily and find that taking ginger capsules seems to help. Hopefully by then you'll be feeling a little better and will be able to enjoy your trip!

Happy to hear that things seem to be going well so far. :)