Monday, May 2, 2011

19 Weeks

My doctor almost gave me a heart attack last week.

On Thursday after work, I checked my voicemail and heard, "Hi Bethany, this is Dr. Rose.  I want to talk with you about your test results.  I'll be in the office until 5, so please call when you can."

Test results?!?  We never heard back after our Nuchal Translucency Screening, so assumed that no news was good news.  And I had had a blood test earlier that week, but didn't really know what they'd get from a blood test.  Anyway, I was alarmed.  Was something wrong?  What did she want to talk with me about?

Of course, I didn't get the message until after 5pm, so I had to wait until my lunch break on Friday to call the office.

I spent 15 minutes on hold, and then when the receptionist finally picked up, I explained who I was.  "Oh, yes, Bethany," She said, "I know she wanted to talk with you personally.  Let me see if I can page her."

My heart stopped.  What's going on?

10 minutes later, Dr. Rose answered the phone.  "Bethany!  I went over your test results," She paused.  My heart stopped.  "I wanted to let you know that you're anemic."


That's IT?!?

Lol, I've been anemic my entire life!  That's no news to me, although apparently it's more critical when you're pregnant.  She talked with me about upping my iron intake, and then told me to have a nice weekend.

As thankful and relieved as I was that it was nothing major, I still felt annoyed.

I spent a sleepless night worrying about test results, only to find out it's something I've known forever.  Lol!  Next time, Dr. Rose, save me hours of panic and leave a no-brainer announcement like that on my voicemail!



In other news, life is great.  I'm feeling wonderful, eating everything in sight, and showing more and more every day.  I still don't really look "pregnant," but for people who know me well, the change is very noticeable!

Only FOUR more days until we find out whether we're having a boy or a girl!  I'm soooo excited!

What do you think we're having?

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  1. Ugh...that's horrible they made you wait so long only to find out it wasn't serious. I would have been a nervous wreck. You look adorable!

  2. Hmm, B, how much iron do you take?

  3. My prenatal has 127% of my daily iron, so I would have thought I was doing pretty well...apparently not! They've put me on an additional dose of iron.

  4. it is definitely noticeable if someone knows you! every now and then, you'll turn around and you look particularly pregnant, and i think "YAY! there is definitely a brubaby in there!!"

  5. You look so cute! And your words were so sweet - thank you!

    I think you look like you are having a boy. Just for laughs before you go in, you should check on the chinese gender predictor chart - you just match your age with the month you conceived. It would be interesting to see if it was right, haha.


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