Another great thing? Apparently my preliminary "high risk" blood work (for which it took 3 sticks and they took a half dozen big, mammerjammer vials) came back "perfect". I didn't ask for numbers (I was in the pick-up line waiting for the kids), but in addition to being free of any STDs or infectious diseases (not that I was worried), my TSH, T4, cholesterol, and sugar results were all "outstanding". Amen for that. Since Dr. B is biding his time until my 18 week 1-hour sugar test (which if it comes back well, I'm sure he'll repeat at 24, 28, and 32 weeks
I'm still hopeful that things are going to progress smoothly and, for the most part, normal. I'm doing my best to make this the most textbook, holistic pregnancy I can. I realize I have no choice in the c-section, and I've already dealt with my feelings about that. I knew that was the trade off for the chance at a normal, healthy, full term pregnancy; I made that choice a year ago, so there's no do over there. From an emotional standpoint, I've accepted that my body, through no fault of my own (which helps, to be honest) was born defective and incapable of carrying a baby to term without modification and that modification means I can't deliver vaginally. Okay. I'm okay with that. Hey, if it means looking July in the face nice and full term, then I am more than okay with that.
From a health standpoint, I feel good. Other than the nausea/sickness, I'm feeling almost back to me. I have a bit more energy (I actually debated watching the football game last night), am not passing out on the couch and falling asleep instantly, and, for the most part, am able to keep up with running 4-5 times a week. I need to focus a bit more on my personal yoga and meditation. I'm a bit hormonal and off the handle emotionally at times (which isn't fair to Peter, the kids, or me, for that matter).
This morning, the idea of breakfast was not appealing. However, the idea of gelato, namely caramel cookie crunch gelato, was. So, that was breakfast. Hey, there was protein in it! I think that counts for something! :) I did have my standard soup for lunch, and I think I'll probably eat my "breakfast" of bagel/cream cheese/lox for a snack in an hour or so, since it is starting to sound good to me again. Usually, I'm the bagel, etc for breakfast (although yesterday I wanted, of all things, Lucky Charms); soup for lunch; a bagel or bowl of cereal for a snack around 3-4pm, or a bowl of plain Greek yogurt, sometimes with a teaspoon of blackberry jam mixed in if I want something sweet; and then dinner is whatever. Last night was shrimp, pepper, and snowpea peanut stirfry over thin angel hair egg noodles. Tonight is blue corn tacos and seed "tortilla" nachos (sweet chili seed chips, topped with refried beans, salsa, olives, and cheese, baked.... yummmmmm.....) Tomorrow will be Jamacian goat curry over rice. I havent planned the rest of the week yet... Sometimes (as with Sunday, when I made a pretty awesome pork loin in the slow cooker), by the time dinner rolls around, I cant handle the idea or smell and end up in the bathroom or in bed, willing the sick feeling to pass. I may skip dinner, in lieu of something more plain, like chicken noodle soup or a bowl of cereal. Thankfully, our diet is pretty whole, so I'm getting in lots of whole grains, fruits, and veggies. And, instead of dairy (other than yogurt, I cant tell you the last time I had dairy other than this morning's gelato), I'm in love with unsweetened flax milk. So, food wise, pretty healthy! Which is a plus. I'm not gaining weight (but I'm carrying a bit and I'm not increasing calories until the second trimester) but I feel good. Now, if I could get the fog of "pregnancy brain" to pass... :)
On the note of food, though, this morning, the kids asked for blueberry pie. Maya wanted blueberries and I said something about how good blueberry pie would be, and Bobby said "I make blueberry pie", which was all the impetus I needed! While they were in school, I swung by the Whole Foods and picked up a GF pie shell and some frozen blueberries. And, voila!!! Quick and easy blueberry pie! It's cooling on the stove. I promised the kids I wouldnt
That pie looks good!
On that note, I'd better be more constructive with myself before I take a spoon to that piece of warm goodness on my stove!