12 December 2007

11 weeks today!

Almost out of the first trimester, but not without any anxieties or aches and pains. My OB called last week to inform me that all my labs came back normal except for one. The antibody screen showed that I have antibodies in my blood for ALL blood types rather than just the blood types I am not. Or something to that effect. It doesn't make much sense to me! He said I am fine the baby is fine, however he really doesn't know what the consequences are for the baby at this time. This could cause me to be anemic - which I'm not, my hemoglobin was 13.5, apparently ok. Or, maybe the baby could become anemic. He says this is a rare occurrence and he is researching the subject. But, in the meantime he is sending me to the perinatologist to be evaluated and followed throughout my pregnancy. A perinatologist is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and handles high-risk pregnancies. Yikes! I have an appointment next Wednesday, Dec 19th, so will keep you posted. In the meantime, I have been trying to read up on the subject, but alas, there isn't much to find on the internet. I will just worry about it then. Oh, I also scheduled a first trimester screening ultrasound with the perinatologist since they do those and I was going there anyway. This will screen for downs syndrome and other problems. Not that we would do anything about it if we found something out, we refuse to terminate the pregnancy.

On another topic, I took a pic of my belly at 10 weeks, 4 days, but I just look fat! So, I may post it, but it's not very exciting and a little embarrassing to show off a flabby belly that just looks like I ate too much Chipotle. Heh. I am not sleeping too well lately - I can't fall asleep at night even though I feel exhausted and I wake up when Rudy gets up at 4:30am and can't go back to sleep. It really sucks! I hope this passes soon or I am going to have to start taking naps at work.

I hope you all are done with your Christmas shopping - I am almost done, but am doing the remainder online so it isn't too painful. I also have aspirations of writing a nice Christmas letter to send out, but don't hold your breath on that one. I can't remember the last time I actually mailed Christmas cards. I've bought them for the last few years though - or materials to make them, but it never actually happened. Oh well, I can only do so much! I can't believe a whole year has passed since last December when I was just starting all the tests with the fertility doc. I thought for sure I would be pregnant earlier this year, but I am so grateful that we finally did it! Being pregnant is the best thing that has ever happened to me and the best Christmas present ever!