A few ups and downs lately.
The biggest down is that my good friend emailed me that her husband's brain tumor has returned. The doctor said surgery is not an option this time. Her husband has only been home from the hospital for a month since being admitted with infection, spinal fractures and brain swelling. In the last 30 days he finally regained some strength, has had improved cognitive function, and even had the opportunity to throw out the first pitch for the home team at a local baseball game. Now they have to decide which medical treatment to go with. The past 8.5 months have been pure hell for them, and it's not over yet. I'm just so sad.
This one is an up and a down, rolled into one. That would be my nausea. Over the weekend it had a good grip on me. Not horrible, just constantly there. My best position was lying on my side on the couch. Can I just spend the next month that way? Today, though, I got up early and went to have b/w by 7am. No morning nausea, and minimal nausea this afternoon. Good thing or reason to worry? I'll just do both, thank you.
Another up is that I have an U/S on Wednesday. Hopefully it will stave off my fears for another week. I was going to wait to do my b/w while there for my appointment, but last night it occurred to me: when I had bleeding last week, the Clinic had me double my progesterone dose. Double! We don't even know what my level was at the time. What if the bleeding had nothing to do with the progesterone level? What if we are smoking that kid out in toxic levels of progesterone?! Yeah, that kept me awake for a while. Which is why I was at the lab by 7am this morning.
And, just taking note, when I have my U/S this week, the baby will be at the stage of growth where the baby stopped growing during my last pregnancy: 7w3d. So this is a big one for me. Of course every U/S is a big one, isn't it?
One final up - a garden update:
Cantaloupe nearly ready for picking! Peppers are huge (this is not the plant that the giant worm got to) but still not red! My tomatoes...I don't know...they just don't seem to want to turn red either. Not a one of them.
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