Friday, March 23, 2007

Moutains and Valleys

We had our doctor's appointment on Wednesday at the 10 week mark. Everything baby wise is going great, growing appropriately and in about 3 weeks we'll get to hear the heartbeat for the first time.

On the other hand, some unexpected news in regards to my health history. I had a pulmonary embolism in August 2004 (blood clots on my lungs) due to a combination of birth control and a very long car ride without a lot of movement on my part. I had a lot of blood tests done and was on coumadin for about 6 months. I've been dealing with anxiety due to worry and other things in my life and have finally come out on top of being able to control my anxiety. The doctor, in a not so tactful fashion, told us that I'll need to due Lovenox shots everyday for the duration of the pregnancy and 6 weeks post natal. I had to do these shots 3 times right when I got out of the hospital in 2004 and they're not fun. I was getting upset due to the cost we incured at that time b/c our local pharmacy plan doesn't cover suringes and needles, only the mail in plan. So at the time we paid about $70 a shot. I thought this was going cost an arm and leg at that price. We found out we can have the doctor pre authorize the script and why I need them with the mail in plan and will only cost us about $200 for 2 - 90 day prescriptions. So I'm over the shock of the cost, now I'm just not looking forward to having to give myself a shot everyday. Martha told me it's more common than I think and she knows friends that did it and everything went fine. I'll more than likely have to do this for all of my pregnancies. This certainly won't stop us from having more kids, though. Just a bit of a bummer.

The doctor, which I know has to be numb to everyone, also seemed shocked that we were pregnant after we didn't discuss it when I was in back in July. He had "family planning" down as what we discussed. We didn't know that required us to call him to tell him we were going to start trying. It almost seemed like a "what are you doing?" He also never said, ok when you are thinking about trying, please contact me so we can go over what's in store for you for your pregnancy in terms of your blood clots. So after a great start to the day and being excited to start our appointments, I left a little upset by the "slap in the face" of these shots and his demeaner. I understand that this is for the health of me and the baby and I greatly appreciate the precaution, just wasn't mentally prepared for it. Otherwise, things are great for me and the baby and we're still super excited about all of it!

The other great and exciting news is that Gary nailed down an internship! He was going to call Gordon Foods on Wednesday to see how things were going in their decisions and they called him back that morning! They offered him an intern position, to be determined yet, at GFS full time this summer at $15 an hour. We're really excited and this is the one he wanted. He has great potential to be hired in for a full time job and hopefully work his way up. We can now start looking and deciding on homes. It's going to be a busy year, but we're getting more excited every day about what's to come.

I was at Target last night, looking at all the baby stuff of course, and saw that they make a baby papasan. It was so cute. I'm looking forward to registering for baby showers (hopefully it'll go a little smoother than our wedding registry). I don't think the nausea is coming back, so that's wonderful. Just trying to eat well, stay active and feeling my pants get a little bit more snug.

Have a great weekend!
Gary & Christie

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