Friday, April 4, 2008

14w and update

Yeah, Baby! Fourteen whole weeks today!

After a crazy busy week, I ended up having the day off today, and took that opportunity to rest, rest, rest. I'm glad for the respite, as the weekend is going to be a whopper. We only have four more weekends before the big bon voyage, and I've got to get a move on!

In clinical news, I finally got call back from the doc today, so here's what we learned:

blood antibodies test: this test came up positive about 3 weeks ago, and we've been trying to get to the bottom of it since. Today's conclusion from the lab director is that, because my blood type is positive (A+, to be specific), and I've never had a baby or a blood transfusion, there's no risk. Still unsatisfyingly vague, but whatever. No risk is all I needed to know.

spotting: since all I've had for the past 5 days is spotting, it looks like there's no present danger. The doctor was pleased at the "progress." She said it pretty much demonstrates that I had a subchorionic hemorrhage. We still agreed that the final decision about whether I drive or fly to Oregon will be made at my appointment on 4/23.

heartburn: Since I can't take Nexium due to a possible side effect of increased fracture (yikes - bad for the girl with OI!), doc suggested I take pepcid or xantac. Hooray! I finally had a good day today, but it's because I'm eating pretty much constantly.

Finally, I made my appointment at OHSU to see MFM when we arrive in Oregon. I'll be *gasp* 22 weeks for my ultrasound, unless I arrive early because I've flown.


  1. YAY! glad to hear things are progressing normally :) can't wait to see you!

  2. Woo-hoo for 14 weeks! OHSU is one of my top choices for midwifery school.

  3. Because you're RH Pos you can't be sensitized. Meaning your body won't treat a baby with the opposite like a disease. Women who are RH Neg (raises hand) have the possibility that if a baby is RH Pos and somehow blood passes back or forth between mom and babe that the mother's blood will recognize the baby as a disease. Once that mother is sensitized she has the possibility of having repeat miscarriages if she has other pregnancies with RH Pos babies. If a mother is RH Neg and opts (I did) they can get a shot called Rho Gam at 28 weeks, or earlier if there is any accidents or something where blood might transfer, then again within 3 days of birth if they know the baby is RH Pos (Marsh is). None of this applies to you, but you sounded curious and I know my midwife didn't explain any of what RH Negative means, other than, "It means you have a red sticker in your chart." I had to look a lot of it up. I think we should be informed yet not terrorized.

    And I second what Kelly said. BELLY PICS!! :D