Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pregnancy Update *1/4/12*

I'm to the point that I get to be seen once a week at Bassett now.  Today I was informed that back in October, when I'd last had blood drawn, my iron levels were low and I'm borderline anemic.  I am now on iron supplements and will need to continue taking them until after I deliver and stop breast feeding.  This could explain a lot of my fatigue.  I had my cervix checked and it is "soft and mushy", no progression other than that.  She said the cervix has to be in that state to thin and dilate.  She said if I walk/do housework to only do it for 20 minutes and then sit down and take a break for 5 minutes or else it could have the opposite affect on my cervix that I want it to. 
I didn't gain any weight in the last week, my blood pressure and the baby's heart rate were good. 
After the appointment I went to go pick up the iron supplements and had to wait an extremely long time.  We were at Bassett for for over two hours.  I walked away from the hospital feeling very down.  The -27F temps didn't help to lift my spirits at all... I just have to keep reminding myself the end of this chapter is nearing.  My next appointment has been made for the morning of the 11th. 

2 Comments:

At January 4, 2012 at 7:43 PM , Blogger SJT said...

Yea!! Getting so close!!

 
At January 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Miss Brandi :)

david :)

 

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