Wednesday, September 12, 2012

15 Weeks

I just heard from my endocrinologist's office.  My 2nd round of once-every-three-weeks bloodwork came back much better than the last, so there is no need to further increase my meds dose.  Woohoo!  They do, though, want me to continue getting my blood drawn every three weeks.

There are some corporate folks in at work this week.  Twice this week they've all gone out to lunch, with the rest of my department, and not bothered to invite me.  My department does this occasionally even when corporate is not here visiting.  It really hurts my feelings, but I'm not the type to stand up for myself.  I assume that it's a holdover from my predecessor, who kept completely to himself.

Home renovations are moving a little slowly.  When we tore down wallpaper in the hallway, we found several fist-sized holes in the drywall.  We're working on patching them, but it involves a lot of plaster (putty?), that needs a day in between to dry before it can be sanded and re-applied.  We got an estimate on remodeling the master bath that was less than 1/3 of the first estimate we go, so we're going with it!  The only down-side is that the guy has some roofing jobs lined up, and will only be able to work on our house when it's raining.  I can live with that, for the price.  I still don't know what we're going to do about re-finishing the hardwood floors.  I just don't want to do it ourselves, and having it professionally done seems way too costly.  Sigh.

The weekly update, feel free to skip right on by!

* Belly - Whilst comparing this morning's shot with three weeks ago, there is a definitely noticeable increase in girth.  Maternity pants shopping is on the agenda for Friday.

* Weight gain - They may weight me at my allergist appt. on Friday, otherwise I haven't weighed in since my MFM appt.

* Symptoms - Occasional round ligament pain.  Very frequent trips to the potty, fatigue, heightened sense of smell, tender breasts, constipation, and oh the hormones and mood swings!  New this week:  Painful bloating, ouch!  I've also got my 2nd fever blister since I got pregnant.  Gotta love that slightly weaker immune system.

* Cravings/Aversions -  I still have a terrible sweet tooth!  Mostly I want sandwich cream cookies.

* Clothes - I'm wearing my pants held closed with hair ties.

* Movement - I'm told there's a lot going on in there, but it will be a while yet before I feel it.

* Feelings on gender - I had a THIRD dream about that dark-haired baby girl.

* Meds - Levels are good, so no increase.  Morning:  Regular multivitamin, 2000 ui Vitamin D, Clariten 10 mg, 1600 mcg Folic Acid.  Mid-day:  600 iu Calcium x2.  Evening:  Prenatal, 800 mcg Folic Acid, Flonase, Advair, 450 mg DHA, 30 mg Hydrocortisone.

* Mood - Having some panic moments this week, mostly about financials.  I guess you're never completely ready.

* What I miss - Sleeping through the night.  It seems so cruel to have to get up to potty so much.

* Appointments - I go see my allergist on Friday, just a routine follow-up, but my first since I got pregnant.  I have therapy on Monday, I haven't been in a while.  My next OB appointment isn't until 9/24.

* Medical concerns - Nutrition/calories, vitamin levels, CAH.

* Coming up - More work on the house!

1 comment:

  1. LOL, I have to get up to potty at least once per night now just from the prenatal vitamins (and my glucosamine tablets). I'm hoping this is just preparing my body for the real deal!

    Happy 15 weeks to you!