Monday, March 4, 2013

Tour of Doctors....

It seems like we've spent the last week in and out of every doctor's office on the Beverly Hospital campus. All were routine appointments, it just seems like we could have collected them all on one day, rather than over the course of a whole week. Would have made for much less driving. 

Appointment #1: our full survey ultrasound of baby #2! At 19 weeks, they did my full survey ultrasound. I warned the tech when we got there that she would have to chase this baby around to get all the measurements she needed, and she sure did. This little one is quite the acrobat! She followed the baby around and measured everything. Everything looked good, and we got to see lots of pictures. Oh, and they told us the baby's gender........


Now all we have to do is figure out what to do with a boy ;) and pick out some boy's names. 

Appointment #2: Mike's consult for some swollen lymph nodes. Mike has had some swollen lymph nodes in his neck. He has had a bunch of tests done, and everything has been coming back normal. Naturally we are a little sensitive about swollen lymph nodes, so we went to see a specialist to make sure that there was nothing that would trigger concern. The appointment went great. The doctor was really great at listening to our concerns, and Mike's family history. The exam didn't show anything concerning, and most likely they are just from congestion and a mild virus. We did leave with some homework - Mike has to see if he can get some genetic testing done with his family to see if there are any links to the BRCA gene. 

Appointment #3: my quarterly oncology appointment. This one was totally uneventful. Went in, labs were normal, I was feeling good, and nothing looked concerning. The great part is, since it's now been two years since my diagnosis and start of treatment, I only have to go back every 6 months! The next time I go in, I'll have had the baby already! It's nice to know that things are going the right way. 

Appointment #4: Today was my 20 week appointment at the birth center with the midwife. I love going to these because we get to hear the baby's heartbeat. It's so fun to hear! I have finally been able to put on some weight! Which just means that I've gotten my appetite back. The baby sounds great, but scooted away as soon as she put the doppler on my belly. We found him again though, and I could feel him push back on the sensor. He wanted to be left alone apparently. I can't believe it's already half way through! 

I've been nesting like crazy. Organized the whole kitchen. Cleaned out the laundry room and that will be organized next. I've been deciding what to do in the baby's room, and we are going to be getting a mini crib to replace the full size crib so the furniture can move a little - giving some more room. We are going to try doing EC (elimination communication) with this baby, so I've been researching that, and figuring out where to get a tiny potty. I've been knitting up this baby's blanket, and really loving the pattern! I'm using some great yarn from my friend's shop - AnotherCraftyGirl - on Etsy. I love her Elmo colorway, and she is the one who does the Saoirse yarn for us. I can't wait to see it all done. 

That's all for now - I have to pee....