*This is all about pregnancy stuff*
So today we went to see Dr. Angel for the first time in several weeks.
Well actually first we went to Walmart to pick up some CD-R’s to take to his office so we could get a digital copy of our ultrasound. Also, I’ve stopped having so much trouble with nausea (for like a whole 24 hours–this may be wishful thinking) and I’ve started having heartburn. Dr. Angel gave me a list of ailments/things I can take, and for heartburn he listed tums, malox, and some other gross chalky thing. But I hate chalky things (like my friend milk ‘o mag) so I googled zantac (a pill) and it said it’s ok to take in pregnancy. So I went to buy some at Walmart and Mr. MLACS is all like “That’s not on the list”–this frustrated the crap outta me. And I turn to him and hiss “I’m NOT taking nasty chalky sh*t for the rest of my pregnancy. I’ve reached my limit! The kid can deal. Besides I googled it.”
Why can’t sh*t just be easy for once? I’m SO sick of all the meds and supplements and suppositories and injections. It’s uncomfortable and inconvenient.
Sh*t hold on a second…
●I stopped typing & turned to Mr. MLACS and said “Damn I feel like I’m gonna puke. Will you please go get my Zofran off the counter? I have *one* left.” Mr. MLACS is tired, so he rolled his eyes and said “Which counter?” in an annoyed tone, as if he doesn’t know where I’ve kept it for the last couple of months–same spot, by the keurig. A**hole. And then I reply with the typical female response “Oh *nevermind*” and then “I’ll probably puke anyway and waste the pill. But I’ll tell you what–if I puke I’m not taking my PM meds over again. F*ck that.” And then I knew I was going to puke and I rushed to the kitchen for ice water (everything comes up better when it’s cold) and then rushed to the bathroom and whipped out my toilet bowl cleaner and circled the rim (I hate sticking my head in a dirty toilet) but didn’t get to use the scrub brush before…and up came my spaghetti dinner and my PM meds–gross-est combo ever.●
Never. Eating. Spaghetti. Again.
And furthermore, my nausea has NOT been replaced by heartburn, it is now *accompanied* by heartburn.
And I am not re-taking my PM meds. F*ck that.
But anyways, this was never the point of this post. I hope you got a laugh out of it though.
We left Walmart with some CD-R’s, some Zantac, and a new laptop computer that was on clearance–the laptop was an impulse buy on Mr. MLACS’s part but I should’ve been more excited because I hate our crappy laptop. But all I really cared about was the Zantac.
I digress, this is still not what this post is truly about.
So we left Walmart and went to Dr. Angel’s office. First thing is I got weighed and…
I’m down -4 pounds from my pre-pregnancy, which was already -7lbs from when Dr. Diet told me I needed to lose 15lbs! Essentially pregnancy has taken off the infertility weight I put on this past year. *Bonus*
Then I saw Dr. Angel and gave him a HUGE hug–I missed the guy!
And we were off to the US room. The image popped up and I smiled when I saw the outline of a *baby*, no longer looking like a space prawn. Then I started asking questions–most importantly how am I measuring and…
At 14w4d, I was measuring AHEAD at 15 weeks!
And heart rate was 158 bpm.
AND I got to keep my pants on. So awesome.
I asked for our Panorama results, excited for Dr. Angel to find out and celebrate the gender with us. However, he said he had not seen the results yet–even though it’s been 2+ weeks since my blood draw–and we’d need to call Quest to find out what’s up.
It was 4:53pm on Friday afternoon, so I just knew they wouldn’t answer.
But they did!
And turns out Quest was having technical issues so they said they’d fax the results, and Dr. Angel offered for us to wait for the fax.
So we waited.
And finally Dr. Angel came out and told us…
The Panorama results were *INCONCLUSIVE*.
Meaning: there wasn’t enough of baby’s DNA in my blood sample to provide accurate results, so we got NO results. The test requires at least 4.3% of the sample to be baby’s DNA, and my sample only had 4% baby DNA.
I was f*cked over by a measly .3%
So now I have to have blood drawn again. And I have to wait.
Also, Panorama test *claims* that 95% of women will get accurate results on the first blood draw, as early as 9 weeks (I took it at 12w1d).
But I’ve read that as much as 15-20% of women have to take the test over again due to inconclusive results.
So there you have it. I’m thrilled that the babes is doing well and that I’ve actually lost weight.
I’m SO GRATEFUL to have made it this far. Like I would eat 1,000 tums (gag face) if it would help my baby (but I’m also sure I’d barf them back up).
But I’m totes frustrated about the Panorama test results being delayed. I just hope it works the second time around.
Have a great weekend ladies! Extra hugs to those of you going through tough times–believe me I am always hoping and praying for your health, happiness, and success.