So I went to my first OB appointment after being discharged from the Infertility Specialist.
This was not supposed to be a big deal, but I have been looking at pregnancy websites. I have been looking at the "So what does my 8.5 week old fetuls look like?" "What is going on in there?" "When will I stop feeling so awful?" "Is this normal?" kind of stuff.
Once you get past the fluff, you read about tests like amniocentisis, etc. Which are all a bit scary - big needle in the tummy, baby wiggling, try not to poke the baby, etc. & then there is the "CVS" test that takes a bit of the placenta...
After the doctor chatted with me about my life time of maladies - we got to talking about those tests (& others) and they are scarier in person than on the web.
Bottom line, once you get the results, what are you going to do? If you are going to take what ever you are given (Because you have been trying longer than all of the fabric you own placed end to end) - then why bother with the tests?
& to think , I though you had the tests because the doctor said so.
"I am not haveing any invasive tests." (They can look at the neck folds on the untrasound or look at my blood/urine, but they are not poking around in my belly.)
We then talked about "risk." You see I am AMA - Advanced Maternal Age - code for OLD. (But I could have told you that because 99% of the women that I have ever came in contact with were done having kids by the time they were my age & I heard about it often enough.) Oh & I have a couple cats... Not unlike eating raw fish, cat poop can give you toxoplasmosis - so the Kat-Man-Do aka "Mr. Calico Cat" gets to do the doodies. (No sushi for me.... I know there are vegeterian options, but I like my toro sashimi, thankyouverymuch.)
I got another untrasound - I am no longer carrying a sea creature. The yolk sack is almost gone & we saw the umbilical cord & a hand. Boy was that baby wiggly - now wonder why I am sick!
Next appointment is in 1 month... (I haven't gone that long without someone checking out my girl stuff in a long time...)
Quilting? (I wrote on my label last night & my Spring doll quilt should be in the mail this morning! & I got my round robin swap project in the mail.)