Friday, June 5, 2009

I am a sacred vessel and other miscellaneous stuff.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Sorry I've been a terrible commenter. So many times I want to leave longer, thought out comments, and haven't had the time or energy.

I'm away for the weekend, chilling and visiting with friends in the DC area. Saw a startling sight. In clothes, I don't really look pregnant. I have a little belly, but so do lots of people. I see men all the time who look to me like they're in their 10th month! At home, my bathroom mirror is mounted a bit higher than my waist, and my only full length mirror is on the inside of a living room closet door. So, getting out of the shower yesterday at my hotel, I saw my full naked belly in the mirror for the first time. (Looking down at it isn't the same.) Holy crap, I'm pregnant! You're not going to be getting any belly shots from me, but WOW, it's remarkable!

Saw an orthopedic foot surgeon about my plantar fasciitis before going away. Cortisone shots, exercises, icing, physical therapy 2x a week for nearly 3 months have not worked. The dr did a treatment called platelet-rich plasma therapy. They drew my blood and spun it, then inject the platelets (after injecting some lidocaine first) into the affected areas. Let me tell you, even with lidocaine, big injections in your feet are WAY worse than big injections in your butt. I went to work after this, but once the lidocaine wore off, I was in AGONY! My boss even told me to go home after I finished what I was working on. He never says this! He's a ridiculous worry wort who called me twice today on my vacation day! I hobbled home and iced them. I'm feeling better now, but it will be a week or so to see if this is working.

Okay, I know this is kind of silly to worry about, but my hair has become very brittle. I didn't expect it at this point. Is this normal? I'm having a lot of breakage, particularly around my hairline in the front, so it shows. Any suggestions? After I had my hair fried several years ago by a relaxer, I took high potency biotin supplements the help the damage grow out faster. Does anyone know if that kind of dosage would be okay. I'd hate to call the OB's office about my hair, but it's bugging me.

I'm currently watching Anderson Cooper's special about Dr. Tiller's assasination. I'm just sick about this. Count me as a pregnant, infertile woman for choice. ALL CHOICE! Check out Kristin, Julie and Cecily's posts about this.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Tiny Dancer!

Look at the baybeeeee! Mah baybeee is the cutest! Quite the little dancer. The u/s tech kept pointing out how he/she was jumping around and kicking and waving!


Welcome To The Next Chapter

Let’s get the news out of the way first. 12 weeks yesterday! Had my nuchal translucency scan yesterday. It went perfectly! Neck measurements were great and the baby was exactly on target for 12 weeks. Will post an ultrasound picture later. Pretty swamped at work since I’m taking Thursday and Friday off.

About the new space.

It feels right as I am entering this next phase. No longer “In Search Of.” Almost at the end of my first trimester. I’m going to start feeling better soon? Right?

About the title.

It’s incredible when I think about it, but this baby was conceived over 4 years ago. The miracle of this donor embryo pregnancy. Thus … My Preconceived Notion.

Will post more later, but I have to get some work done!