As usual, I am having a hard time keeping up with this. It'd be nice to have some record of this pregnancy, but, alas, I can't even do that right. I started feeling definite movement a couple weeks ago. It's more pronounced when I wear my Gabrialla band. Speaking of which, I've found it to be quite helpful in reducing lower back pain!
We ran the Donna 1/2 without incident. It took longer than I'd like, but I was getting psyched out since I was running the latter half by myself. It didn't help that my right hip was bothering me from running on the uneven JTB surface. It was freezing, so I didn't really have to worry about overheating, but I could definitely feel the difference with this extra 20 lbs.
We had our anatomy scan yesterday (19w 3d). I was super anxious since I hadn't seen our little one in almost a month, and because I had some abnormal results from my 2nd Sequential. For the most part, the ultrasound ruled out the blood work concerns. Unfortunately, there is something amiss with the LO's brain. They also noticed excess amniotic fluid which could mean a number of things. At this point, they're taking the "wait and see" approach. We have to go back next month to see if anything has changed. Prayerfully, it will not progress.
I have been very depressed lately, and this news really does not help. I feel so alone in this pregnancy. It even seems as though the baby is not moving as much since yesterday. Even though things with The Mr. are amicable, he is still emotionally unavailable. I tearfully mentioned this to him last week, but nothing has changed. I'm just so sad.
We're supposed to run the Gate River Run together next Saturday, but I have been too bummed to workout. I will try to get back on track next week, but, I fear it's too little, too late. I don't have any races scheduled after this one, so I wanted to do it big and finish strong. He has really killed my joy, and that saddens me. He used to be my biggest supporter; now, he's just there. I'm sure he's unhappy too, and his unhappiness probably stems from my unhappiness. I know he is a major source of mine . . .
. . . but I'll try to keep it brief.
After my last post, I continued to have cramping and spotting. I called my doctor's office and was told to call back in a week if it continued. I was good for a few days, but it came back. We were concerned, but I knew it did not warrant a hospital trip, so I waited a few more days before calling back. They scheduled me that day (12/5), but it was during my work hours, so I had to tell my manager. I was not planning on telling anyone until I was in my 2nd trimester (and started showing), so I was not happy about that; she promised not to tell anyone, so hopefully she will stay true to her word. Long story short, I got the time off, The Mr. and I went together, and we got to see our little one (LO) and its racing heart! I estimated I was about 7w2d, but LO measured 6w3-4d, giving us and EDD of 7/26 or 7/27/12, instead of 7/21-7/23/12 like I thought. :-(
I was supposed to have my first prenatal appointment 12/14, but they rescheduled it to 12/20 during work hours. We went and got to see our dancing LO again. We gained a lot of helpful information (including the very likely possibility of a C-section). I was also given the delightful task of a 24 hour urine collection (due to my previous history of hypertension). We scheduled the NT Scan (1/18), and I will have to go in every two weeks for a blood pressure check. Joy!
Kay Dub is a 38 year old stay at home mother of 3 fur babies, a preschooler and a toddler. An avid runner, marathon mom, fitness buff and triathlete in training, her most challenging goal is becoming a Proverbs 31 woman and "Wife After God".