10 weeks

10 weeks. 2 to go before the first trimester is done.

Things have been flip floppy in terms of symptoms. Somedays I am so nauseous I could cry or do cry, otherdays I feel ok just really tiered and with achy breasts. I think I have only lost weight to date but my pants are getting much tighter in the waist.

In terms of prenatal care, there is nothing happening at this stage, I see my OB again on July 14th, at 11.5 weeks, and  she already put in my refferal for the specialist care at the hospital so I should be meeting with her in the next couple of weeks and she will do my dating ultrasound. Then we will discuss, I imagine the cursed Heparin. So far I am just taking aspirin each day and all seem’s well, she had mentioned she would recomend I take it in my second and third trimester, plus 6 weeks post partum, however, now it’s an open discussion since a blood clot was ruled out as Evan’s cause of death. Now they are saying it would be strictly preventative or ‘just in case’ type thing, I don’t know what to think, it seems like a big ‘just in case’ in both directions. Stillbirth is a major ‘just in case’, but so is taking such an altering drug everyday for 6 months if it’s not really necessary. You know aspirin I am cool with, but taking a shot of a blood thinner, that is something I want to make sure I need to do.

Anyways, in 10 more weeks max we should find out gender. Weee πŸ™‚ However, the consensus seems to be girl, Dave agrees. I don’t mind at all, either way I am right as rain if the baby lives.


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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on July 4, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. i think your idea of being tested for the anticoagulant thing before deciding on the heparin is good and cautious. if it’s needed of course that’s one thing, but if it’s a just-in-case thing i think you are being smart to be wary… any drug will carry risks as well as benefits so it makes sense to weigh that before just taking it. especially if aspirin can have a similar effect.

  2. It’s gonna be a girl!!!!!!!
    Ugh I hate doctors!! Don’t go on shit that obviously isn’t necessary!!!!!!!!!
    Are you unable to have a home birth?

    • I honestly don’t want to have a homebirth, I want a heart monitor on the baby this time, since Evan died in labour during a planned homebirth…It’s just all too traumatizing to go through again.
      That is just it with the medication, is it necessary? What are the negative’s of it if any? I will take it if necessary of course I will, I had tested possitive for a blood condition that makes me prone to clots, BUT I never had a clot or any symptoms of anything except Evan’s death. SO I want them to test me again for the Anticoagulant and see if it’s still there, then if it is, I will consider Heparin.
      You sounds so sure about the girl thing hahaha. I am almost convinced.

  3. Yay for 10 weeks, that’s awesome. I am like you I don’t care about the gender anymore, JUST LIVE!

  4. i can’t wait to find out, do you have any names yet?
    blood thinner…meh, you know i was on them, though for the fact i had a very serious blood clot after mairi, so for me more than baby, but i didn’t think they were that big of a deal other than hurting a bit, but you get used to it. what exactly are your reservations?

    • Ya we have started thinking about names a little..
      I REALLY like Evangeline, it’s so pretty plus it’s the female version of Evan, not to say this baby would be Evan right, but just that I could say she was named after her big brother.
      I also love Hazel, which is my grandmother’s middle name and Annick which is my cousin Satara(who was killed last year)s middle name.
      We kinda like Veruka but don’t think we would want to name out child after a spoiled brat haha.
      As for boys, the list is comming, but we both seem to think this one is a girl….

      • Those are such pretty names. Intuition is such an incredible thing… my husband dreamt my firstborn was a girl before we knew I was pregnant. I look forward to you finding out.

      • I know. We knew beyond a reason of a doubt that our last one was boy. Sometimes you just know.
        I THINK this one is a girl, I don’t know yet.

    • Also…my reservations about the Heparin are first and foremost the cost, secondly the thought of giving myself painful shots in my belly and ruining my pretty baby belly with the bruises and welts that Heparin is so famous for causing, then thirdly, that if I have a major accident somehow or went into early labour I could bleed to death.
      I think I just want to understand the possible pro’s and con’s better versus those of just taking aspirin and also see if the Lupus Anticoagulant is still showing up in my blood which if it is I may be more open to the idea.
      Bottom line is I will do whatever is most likely to help the baby grow…I am just sceptical b/c Evan was NOT IUGR at all, he was a big boy and the coroner said there was nothing at all wrong with the placenta….and he lived to 42 weeks..so!!!!

  5. I can understand your reservations about the blood thinner, esp. since that was ruled out as a cause for Evan’s stillbirth.
    I think I’ve mentioned my RL gf a couple of times who had a stillbirth as well. She was on blood thinners with both of her pregnancies after that and babes are fine. Her situation was different though as the cause of hers was def. because of a blood clot. Just thought I’d mention it anyways though.
    I hope the nausea passes for you soon so you can relax and try to enjoy the pregnancy more. ((hugs))

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