So, yesterday I got my blood results back and found out that I do indeed have Factor V Leiden. Joy. I always thought if I had it, no big deal because no one in my family has to take anything for it unless you get a blood clot. Well...I never factored into the equation that I am pregnant, so...yeah. Turns out, that I have to be put on a blood thinner (Lovenox), which is taken by injection. So on top of the nurse telling me yesterday that I had this blood disorder, she then went onto saying how I was going to need to come in this morning so they could teach me how to inject myself every day. I stopped her right there, and was like: " You mean like put medicine into myself with a needle?", and she said yes. Haha, WOW. Talk about insane in my brain! This also makes me a "high risk pregnancy", so now I get to have my ultrasound rescheduled so I can go to this other hospital in Topeka (like an hour away), and they will do it there so they can check on the baby. I am kinda bummed because I have to wait to see when the appointment is for. The anatomy scan was on April 22nd, but now who knows! Anyways, while the nurse was trying to tell me how to stick myself, she told me to use a "dart like motion flick of the wrist", so in doing so, I made the needle go in, and pop back out...haha. And then I proceeded to yelp: "SHIT!" in front of the nurse, haha. Yeah, I am smooth. I got reflexes like a cat, what can I say. So we had to throw that needle away, and I had to try again. I am needing to take this medicine to prevent blood clots. I don't have any yet, we just want to be on the safe side for mine, and the baby's health. All in all, this is going to take some time getting used to for sure. I am just glad that I only have to do this for the remainder of the pregnancy. I took a "bump" photo for a baby forum I am apart of, because Wednesday is "hump day", so today is "Hump Day, Bump Day", and so I shall leave you with that photo.
17 weeks, 5 days. And yes, I am rockin' the "duck face" and deuces. :)
So since things have been boring lately, I have decided to put 2 weeks into one post. I had my 16 week visit today, all is well, and the heart rate was 152. We have an ultrasound schedule Apr. 22 so we can hopefully find out the sex then! Erm...I am finally starting to see my "bump", and my weight gain is finally starting to happen. My eating habits have been HORRIBLE, so I need to get back on track with that. I have been feeling as normal as I can feel, which is awesome. Still a little tired from time to time depending what I do that day. I got my blood drawn to see if I have Factor V lieden, so now we are just waiting on those results. And...that is about it folks.
So nothing really interesting this week. My random dark brown spotting has stopped, so I hope that is a good sign that the placenta is moving away from the cervix. I will feel better when I got for my 16 week check-up and get to hear the heart beat. I am always nervous at those check-ups until I hear the little pitter patter of the heart. Um...I am finally noticing a "bump" in my clothes. I still feel like it looks more like fat than a baby bump, but we shall see. I have included some pics of me, one from pre-preggo ness, and the other now at 15 weeks, same dress. One I have no bump at all, and the other, well...you know. Haha. It's still so crazy that I have a HUMAN LIFE GROWING INSIDE OF ME!
...yesterday, andddddd...I got nothing. Haha. My life is at a boring stand still right now. I will say that I am a bit confused about my ticker below, because last week my baby was a peach, and this week it's a lemon?! Hrrrmmm.....yeah. Haha. I guess I am finally starting to get my "bump" going. In my 12 week pic I had a flat rib cage area, and now at 14 weeks, it's gone and looking like my stomach is trying to round itself out. It's very odd what 2 weeks can do to your body. Um...I just ate some Captain 'n' Crunch with crunch berries for breakfast! Jealous much? Most gangsterish cereal ever! Why? Because it cuts the roof of your mouth, that's why! Speaking of breakfast, it's only 8:44 a.m. here ON A SATURDAY AND I'M AWAKE! What the eff, David Blaine. Anyone who knew me before this pregnancy knew I was a night owl, and I slept in until like 11 or 1ish. But with this baby, I go to bed early, and wake up early. I guess that's a good thing since I need to get into this habit for the baby. Speaking of baby, just 6 more weeks until we find out the sex! YAYNESS!
...so I just got back from my 13 week appointment with the doctor. Everything is rising how it should, and the baby's heart beat was 161 where it needs to be. I left the office feeling good and happy that all is well. AFTER I get home, I get a call from the doctor saying how she had looked over my 12 week ultrasound (I had told her how we had the bleeding scare, and how I still have some dry blood from time to time show up) and she said that my placenta is covering my cervix. Joy. This does happen, and it can move as my pregnancy progresses. If not though, I will most likely end up on bed rest towards the end of the pregnancy and have to have a cesarean section. This also means no kind of sexual activity until my 20 week ultrasound...another joy. Blah. And my grandmother, mother, and aunts all have this blood disorder called Factor 5 Leiden which has to do with abnormal blood clotting. I told them about this at my first appointment, and apparently even though they took ALL that blood from me, they didn't test for it or something? So now I get to go back and get some more blood work done so I can see about that. Basically, a happy visit turned into a blah day, and now I just feel like these doctors are dumb.