I'm feeling pretty much the same as I have been so overall things are good.
I had an appointment this morning for the first time with a hematologist, who was really great. She was probably one of the nicest doctors I have ever met--even gave me a hug at the end of the appointment! The worst part is that she works in an oncology office, and I could see the chairs where they do the chemo. It made me so thankful that I don't have cancer. Thank you Lord!
She wants me to stay on the Lovenox and baby aspirin, and I have to go into the office every month so they can keep an eye on my blood work and make sure that everything looks good. I guess the Lovenox can make your platelet count drop. I will also go back in at the beginning of March to see her and discuss switching to Heparin for the remaining month or so of my pregnancy. Apparently if I want an epidural (I do!) or if I have to get a C-section (hopefully not), then Heparin is safer.
The great news is that she thinks that this blood condition is probably why I couldn't ever get pregnant. She said most women with this have miscarriages, but she thinks that it manifested in me as not being able to get pregnant. Without this blood thinner, I can get micro clots that can destroy the embryo before it gets a chance to implant and give me a positive pregnancy test. She thinks that if we want to have another child, I can start the Lovenox again and maybe do just an artificial insemmination. I can't tell you the relief I feel to finally have some answers as my doctor at Conceptions was very hesitant to say that this was why we were dealing with the infertility. Also, there's hope if we want to have another child as there was no way we could do IVF again financially.
Total Weight Gained: I forgot to weigh myself this morning in my rush to get out the door for my appointment.
Sleep: Sleep has been really good still, although last night I had a hard time getting comfortable
Most Exciting Moment: Meeting with the hematologist
Baby is the Size of a: Lemon
Miss Anything? Enjoying food
Finally here's a belly picture. I definitely don't look very pregnant during the day, but after I eat dinner it's bigger. I think it's about 50% food baby and 50% real baby.