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Motherhood after Infertility and Parenting a child with ASD



13 weeks 3 days. 186 days to go.

1) Yesterday was a somewhat exciting day for me. I actually sort of felt pregnant! My whole stomach feels like things are shifting. It feels like my organs are in my throat (like that super, super full feeling?), I get shortness of breath just walking from the couch to the kitchen and my whole lower abdomen feels like the muscles are stretching. It’s not painful, just somewhat uncomfortable. Like I can’t find a position to make it better. I still feel that way today and it’s helping me feel reassured. I don’t know if it’s normal but I am assuming it is. It’s amazing and I am loving every second of it. 

2) I got my repeat liver function tests done last week at my NT scan appt… this was the 4th time that they were drawn since May 2013. I was pretty convinced that they would still be elevated and that I was going to be going to the hepatologist. Well I got the letter in the mail that says my liver function now looks PERFECT and that there is no evidence of significant liver damage. Also, no need to seek additional consultation. Talk about a happy camper 😀

3) I have become obsessed with fruit smoothies the last 2-3 weeks. I have one every day and if I miss a day, my life feels incomplete. My favorite mixture so far is: Frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, non-fat greek yogurt and a little bit of watered down apple juice. It is the most amazing mid-morning snack I have ever had. Gives me my fruit, protein and just makes me happy.

4) E and I may be crazy. Our current foster pup isn’t leaving for his new home until March 8th. We were thinking we would have a small break between him and the next. Well not so much. We are getting our new foster on Saturday. A 2 year old black great dane. He is an owner surrender and the evaluation on him came back great so at least he is house trained, good with other dogs, and is up to date on all vaccines but still. It’s going to be pretty tight around here with 5 dogs for a week (2 of which will be danes). After this one I REALLY think we are going to take a little break! 

That’s about all that is happening in my end of the world. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!! 

3 thoughts on “Ramblings

  1. I am so glad everything is going so great! Yay! And the danes I have no doubt are counting their lucky stars.

    • Thanks 🙂 It’s so rewarding working with rescues. All my dogs, with the exception of one, have been rescues and it seems they have a different outlook on life. They truly appreciate everything. Working with the danes is just as gratifying and watching them go to their forever homes is so magical. I really love it!

  2. What an amazing update! I’ve discovered (at least for me) that I will feel like things are shifting for several days or a week, then the feeling will go away. Every several weeks it happens again. I think my body has been doing a gradual adjustment this entire pregnancy. Currently, my stomach is somewhere over on the left side of my body under my ribs. Very strange area to hear growling 🙂 LOL.
    Anyway, let me know if you need anything or have any questions. Your snack sounds fabulous 🙂

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