Monday, July 13, 2009

Raspberry week

"Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from the baby's hands and feet, eyelids practically cover the eyes, breathing tubes extend from the throat to the branches of developing lungs, and the "tail" is just about gone. In the brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby - about the size of a raspberry - is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it."

There isn't much new to report for this week. Still fighting the nausea and still really tired. Something that isn't new, but I don't think I've mentioned, are the crazy dreams I've been having. I have some sort of vivid dream, that I remember after I wake up, just about every night. And wow, are they weird! The other night I dreamed that Jude Law (haven't even seen him in a movie lately) was our roommate and he was making us eat couscous (which I've never had.) Anybody that interprets dreams want to tell me what that means??

No OB appointment this week, but I did have one with a hematologist today. During my infertility testing we found out that I have a mutation of a gene that can potentially cause blood clots. It's not guaranteed that it will, but to be safe and prevent any issues I have been on baby aspirin every day since December. I am now stopping that and am starting on Lovenox (a blood thinner) today. It is safe and won't harm the baby, and could help prevent a miscarriage. They typically don't find out about this gene thing until after someone has a few miscarriages, so we're thankful that we found out beforehand and can do something to help prevent it.

So just call me the human pincushion for the next 9 months - I have to give myself a shot in the stomach everyday until 6 weeks after I deliver. Luckily I had lots of practice with shots over the last year!

That's it from us for this week!
Laura, Jason, and the baby raspberry :)


BradsMissA said...

Hi Laura, just wanted to say that I was thinking of you and am still so excited for you guys! I was in the same boat as you. After 2 m/c's - went on Lovenox right away for it sounds like the same reason you are. Some silver lining....I just went off the Lovenox at 22 weeks, and everything is going great.
Hope the nausea gets a little better for you!

GreatAuntSandy said...

I am sooo excited for you guys! it will be nice to have a little one around again. You will start feeling flutters in your tummy soon. It will feel like butterflies but it's the baby. You may even think it;s air in your belly. will have strange ones. Part of pregnancy. I watched an episode of Cliff on Cosby having objects several weeks later I dreamed I gave birth to pizza. Weird.but pizza was my favorite food to eat while I was pregnant. Maybe you need protein!! LOL!!