Wednesday, March 5, 2008

17 weeks, 5 days - I've Been Placebo'd?

The doctor's office called today to say all my blood numbers came back normal. Makes me wonder though if maybe I was on the lower side of normal for hemoglobin/hematocrit but not low enough to be considered abnormal? Because I do feel better now that I'm on the iron supplements. I normally have extra high hemaglobin, so maybe their normal is low for my body. Who knows. I'm going to keep taking the iron.

The nausea has been bad the past two or three days. Part of it may be that I'm not getting enough sleep - the older kid is having some sleeping issues, as in not doing it. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH. And Al has an ear infection/whatever so I don't like asking him to get up and deal with her. This week he's opening his new branch finally and I want him to get rested at least at night since he CAN'T stay home and rest during the day. Stupid ear infections. I hope Peanut doesn't get his/her Daddy's sinuses.

The level II scan is scheduled for Monday, March 24. I get a nervous ball of something in the pit of my stomach just thinking about it, but I have no reason to believe this pregnancy and baby are anything but 100% healthy and normal. All I can do is wait and pray and hope, really. And look forward to determining what this baby is, besides a baby. So we can pick out a name. I hope it gets easier when we know what kind of name we're shooting for.

9 comments:

Mari said...

I'm sorry you are having nausea problems again. I'll be praying for your whole family - tummies, ears and sleep! That scan will be here before you know it and it'll be great to get that report!

Leigh said...

Ugh, sorry about the nausea. I do understand the lack of sleep thing. If I don't get enough sleep, I feel really nauseous. And I am totally behind placebos as well. As long as I believe that something is going to work, it usually does. Which is why, although I don't like taking medicine, if something is really wrong, I never need to take anything stronger than ibuprofen. Toothache? Ibuprofen. Muscle pain? Ibuprofen. Cramps? Ibuprofen. It works a treat. So I would definately keep using the iron supplements!

linds said...

Oooh, it is not very long until your next ultrasound. I am curious to know if it is a baby boy or girl peanut! ;) I am sure that will names will be easier for you two once you know. Picking names is one of my favourite things that I am looking forward to.

Jemma said...

Exciting!!!! How can you be so close to ytour next scan already! I hope he/she has nicve wide open legs for you ;)

I'm still getting girly vibes for ya, but not super strong.

Sorry about the nausea, small meals and no food after 7.00pm helped me, buty everyone is differant. My friend can only get past the nausea by eating continuasly so she puts on around 90 pounds every pregnancy!

Rebekah said...

I feel for ya. The nausea sucks the life right out of ya.
Get some rest if you can and dont stress over the scan (easier said than done, I know)

Beth said...

Ooooh! How exciting! I can't wait to find out whether it's a girl or a boy. My guess is little boy!

I hope you all feel better!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

The nausea AND the getting up at night with The Oldest - THAT will suck the life right out of you.

I'm so excited you have a date scheduled. WOo hoo!

Hope the weekend will bring you some relief.

Lerin said...

I am so excited to find out too! :)

Laura said...

I'm glad that your levels came back normal. My experience with taking iron is that it MADE me nauseous...could be doing the same for you, since your levels are okay. Have you tried upping your levels of B-complex intake? That may help the tiredness levels...

Can't wait to hear more about baby peanut!

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