Virginia - Sounds like the U/S went pretty well. Congrats on officially joining team Blue again.
My body is being mean, AF decided to show 1 day before my birthday, this sucks more cause the first two days are just awful for cramping and heavy flow, ack! If she had showed on time I would be ending just in time for my birthday. :violent2::witch:
and I passed my GTT with a lovely level of 98! Yay!
I'm slightly anemic, which I don't like since I am still at risk of bleeding. But, I'm taking iron twice a day. I don't think I can really do more than that.
Oh, and baby was so funny. He was all curled up, head down, facing my back the whole time. The first few times she tried to see the gender he had his legs crossed and both feet jammed into his crotch. We just had to laugh at it. (So different from the first two happily flashing us immediately and Oliver reaching down to grab himself in the u/s pic) His arms were curled up under him, too. She tried to get a 3D face pic for us, but his face was buried in the placenta at my back and she couldn't get a good view. Maybe at 32w we'll get a cute picture along with an all clear.
Virginia - yay on passing the test and for some continued hope the previa will resolve. Congrats on baby boy #4! Oh the fun those boys will be :) My big boss at work has six boys his pics on his desk look like a team sport :)
Amanda - AF here too. Blah!
IF I don't get a second interview that means I could be at least not preventing this month! CRAZY!
Amanda - Boooo for poorly-timed AF. I'm not looking forward to getting my AF back, and knowing that since we're done having babies, I'll have it every month until menopause. Blah!!
Virginia - Holy team blue!! All you'll need is a couple more and you'll have a nice basketball team or something, haha. ;) I hope the placenta continues to move.
Katie - Can't wait to hear whether it will be new job or TTC for you!
AFM - I joined a yahoo group for people in Ohio with Lyme. Some of them with confirmed cases have told me that I described their symptoms to a T. A few have given me their phone numbers. One told me she sees the Dr that I had called (I hadn't given his name, she offered it up)... She said most Lyme docs don't take insurance. I just don't get it. The whole disease seems so taboo or something. No one wants to test for it, no one wants to treat it. Apparently a lot of people from here have to go East just to get treatment. WTF..? I get that it's difficult to diagnose, but what if I literally have a bacteria attacking my nervous system?? Anyway, I may contact some of these people to see if they can give me any doctor names or anything. I also called my neurologist, reported the new auditory symptoms to him and reiterated the Lyme concerns. I had to leave a message, so they won't call me till sometime next week.
In other news, 3 days till I go back to work. :( And 4 days until we go to Michigan for 8-9 hours of feeding Sean dilute peanut solution... OMG, I can't even believe we're doing that. I SOOOO hope it works. They're reporting an 80% success rate with this, whereas only 20% naturally outgrow a peanut allergy.
Mary - that was what I kind of meant by lyme docs making me nervous. My friend sees one and they take insurance but she's always fighting because insurance won't cover anything the doc does (which may be why some docs have just stopped taking ???). She is on all sorts of treatments that aren't approved by the medical community on the whole. It sounds very strange to me and makes me feel like it must be a hoax or total crap but she swears it's the only option for her that has worked. Actually way way back when she first got sick she went to 2 or 3 conventional doctors including the head of medicine for the only medical center in our area (the owner of our company pulled strings to get her an appointment because she was so sick, exhausted etc with out diagnosis). That doctor told her (in essence) that what is being diagnosed as lyme disease and chronic lyme disease is nothing more than a lengthy viral infection requiring rest to resolve. He said at one time they called chronic fatigue syndrome and now they a diagnosing it as lyme but it's just a viral infection that will go away. She didn't agree and went to one of the lyme specialists and has since had a whole bunch of treatments. It's very strange and very controversial and in an area like mine I hear about it a lot -- people who get lyme, take a couple weeks of antibiotics and are fine and people who get lyme and struggle for diagnosis, get mixed diagnosis and swear they have a chronic issue ever after. So confusing....it makes me a total paranoid freak about ticks...ugh
Ugh, I hear ya. It would be nice if a course of antibiotics would help me. I dread the idea of a chronic problem. :( I read more last night about the controversy around it. Apparently, the treatment guidelines don't allow for extended use of antibiotics to treat it, but many people feel that the regular course is not enough. I've been recommended two different docs by the Lyme group... One is the one I called, the other is a woman who sounds pretty hokey... Her practice seems to be based in her house (eek..??). She is a MD and also a naturopathic doc, so she uses a combination of antibiotics and natural remedies.
ETA: Back to work tomorrow. I want to cry.
Mary - Good luck going back to work. :( it really sucks that none of the docs seem genuine. I hope you can find someone who can help you! I can see why people would come out East for treatment. It's so common here that my ped's office sends out an annual e-mail reminding people of the symptoms.
Katie - when will you know about the jpb? Any idea?
AFM: "the talk" with Raymond and Alex went well. Alex was only slightly interested. Raymond was obviously really curious and asked a tons of questions... but mostly about things like why some boys don't get circumcised and why there are "two kinds of people" (boys and girls), and what sperm are like, etc. He was much less interested in the act itself, which he simply took as a not very interesting fact.
Virginia - Glad "the talk" went well! :)
AFM - Jeez, these Lyme doctors keep getting hokier and hokier. One emailed me back this morning with her welcome letter. She's cheaper than the doctor closer to here ($3 per minute as opposed to $5 per minute), also does not take insurance. But she's farther away, so IF I'm going to pay cash for this, I'll just consider the closer proximity worth the extra $2 per minute. This lady says you will be asked to remove your shoes so that you don't drag in mold, they will not see you if you arrive wearing perfume, cologne, scented hair sprays, etc. This is for the comfort of the staff. The letter just continues on with insane control-freak vibes all over it. Yikes.
Back to work today. I'm officially depressed. We'll come home and sleep about 4 hours if we're lucky, then drive to Michigan for an all-day appointment for the peanut treatment.
Anyone have any good traditional/classic yet uncommon boy name suggestions?
Virginia - I have always really liked Peter (actually I really like Pete but would go with Peter for formality sake). Steve won't use it. I love Sebastian too which I think sounds nice with Raymond, Alexander, Oliver and Sebastian but sadly I have been told I'm welcome to name a dog Sebastian but there will not be a Sebastian Muller in my future. Bummer.
Mary - I'm with you sounds like a crack pot set up...I'd be way too skeptical I think I jsut can't help it. I'd be sure they were hosing me. GL at the allergist! And with work. Boo to work.
I'm still waiting for a call back (or to be told I didn't get one). She said no one would be scheduled until August so I'm trying to be patient. But the 7-10th ish is when I'll be fertile it'd be nice to know prior to that. You'd think they could lvie around my fertility deadlines ;)