January 27 - first visit to the endocrinologist. What a lovely chap. Took time to go through the whole pathway for thyroid hormone production and explain why I needed to be watched closely throughout pregnancy. For now, my T4 levels are normal and TSH high at 7.7 but hopefully with doubling dose of thyroxine, things will proceed smoothly. Apparently the baby will be milking my thyroxine for its own use so my levels need to be normal to high normal. Ben woke early despite having been on night shift the day before and today to accompany me to the appointment. Thankful for small gestures. He is being so supportive and I can really imagine him as a great dad to our little one. Weather was 38 degrees celsius today...ouch! Air-conditioning....what a miracle invention...thank God again.