Had my appointment with my OB. My BP was 124/78.
My Dr. wants me to wait to get the flu shot till next month. I will plan on going before or after my next appointment.
He advised me to take a 24 hour allergy medication like Alavert or Zyrtec to decrease the allergy symptoms. He said I could also take a Benadryl at bedtime IF NEEDED.
They did a quick check of Jeremias on the portable ultrasound machine. He was wiggling around and his little heartbeat looked good - so cute.
Next appointment will be the sonogram (I should get more pictures) - it is scheduled for November 26 and I will meet with Dr.'s nurse practitioner afterwards. I see Dr. S____ again on December 30.
During the last appointment with the nurse midwife, he mentioned probably doing an ultrasound around 32 weeks to determine the baby's size. If the baby was small in weight, we could do a vaginal birth after cesarean, if the baby was heavy - a c-section would be recommended. Today, I discussed this with Dr. S____. He asked if this was the last time I was going to be pregnant. I said yes. He recommended a scheduled c-section so we would not have possible complications with a vaginal birth after cesarean. He would be the one performing this. He presented Thursday, April 10th, 2014 as the birth date. I would be 39 weeks on this day. I asked the daddies if they have any opinions on this and will this date work for them both. We might just have birth date.
I also completed blood work for my thyroid levels as I have an appointment with my endocrinologist next week. Moving right along. :)
Hi. My name is Carla. I am married to Brian. We have been married almost 10 years. We had 3 children in 2.5 years: Gareth (6-06), Zane (9-07), and Iris (1-09). Brian works as a web programmer. I used to be a social worker for people with developmental disabilities, but now stay home with our children.
In June 2009, we moved from a nice, cookie cutter subdivision to a humble, little, farm house, on 10 acres, in rural east central Illinois. We are interested in living a simpler life moving towards self sufficiency. We are interested in homesteading, gardening, beekeeping, and atheism/secular humanism/skepticism. I am a crafter of all sorts of creations - love to sew and quilt, and have many other interests, including weaving, pottery, painting, scrapbooking, among other things.
Our family feels complete - we are very done having babies for ourselves! My husband had a vasectomy to ensure that we would not be surprised with another baby.
I started thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate during my second pregnancy. The feelings I had did not fade, so here we are now. We were lucky enough to conceive quickly/naturally and have "easy" pregnancies. I have friends and have read about many people that have fertility issues and it does not come so easily for them. It saddens me that they can not fulfill their dreams. I was able to help a couple complete their family, delivering a baby girl, in December 2011. I am now on my second and final journey, helping 2 men from Argentina become daddies, with additional help from an egg donor.
Feel free to ask any questions. I tend to be an open book as long as there is genuine, sincere, respectful interest.