Originally Posted by NDFanatik
Oh and- Just stabbed my husband!!!
But for a good cause! We tested his blood. Well, could have saved myself some unnecessary junk being injected into my body 2 pregnancies ago. Just blood typed my husband (yay eldon cards!) and apparently he's O Neg. Which means all those prenatal rhogam shots were for NOTHING! Well, at least I don't have to worry about it this pregnancy :D YAY!!!
I saw a kaiser midwife (switched after my first nurse practitioner at kaiser told me I can't gain any weight when I was underweight to begin with) for the first time on Feb 14. It didn't go well. You would think when they made the appointment they would NOT have placed me with someone who was retiring in a month and a half (but seemed already mentally retired). I brought my husband with me so we could get his blood tested since I'm A-. The kaiser CNM told me we didn't need to get him blood tested, repeatedly, because they WERE just going to do it anyways, just to be safe (and you do WANT TO BE SAFE, don't you? read with high sarcasm). We stood our ground and wouldn't leave until she ordered a blood test for my husband. She finally caved, after trying to leave the room several times and skirt the issue. Anyways, my husband is the exact same blood type as me (A-) so we are NOT going to do it, and switch drs.....yet again. I don't want to be a pain in their rear ends, but I don't like people telling me what I will do, instead of informing me of the options and letting me decide. I guess it makes sense then that I'm going to do a home birth! I would seriously be a pain in their rear ends going to the hospital with a 4 page long natural birth plan and having to fight tooth and nail every step of the way.
Other than that, feeling pretty terrible emotionally. There has been a lot of stress with work, which has left husband busy for the last 3 weeks, nights and weekends included. I'm tired physically and mentally, I just can't think straight. I can't get any work done. I feel like completely brain dead and it's really depressing. I can barely complete a sentence without forgetting words, or names of people that I have known for years. Is this normal?
Im at week 13 and haven't gained a pound! I am still nauseated/complete loss of appetite 24/7. I pretty much have to force myself to eat. Nothing tastes good, nothing sits well on my stomach. I did a separate post about it, but I did at least cure my constipation using digestive enzymes. But now that that isn't an issue. I no longer look pregnant, at all. Im so sick of people doubting Im pregnant or feeling I can't celebrate my pregnancy because I don't look pregnant.
Oh well, still just trying to take it one day at a time. I can't wait to hold my baby in my arms. I got to hold a friend's one week old baby yesterday, and I really felt comfortable, like that was what I was supposed to do: comfort and care for a little baby.