Happy ICLW. If this is your first time visiting via the ICLW list for June welcome!
You can see my summarized journey in my profile to the right, but in short we are finally pregnant after many failed IVF cycles. We spent the last 12 years sort of TTC and the last 5 years doing IVF. So we are very excited and very cautiously happy, despite the fact I am 21w3d today. Still amazing man I swear.
So what's been up... well my feet and ankles are a bit swollen. So you know I am off to check my blood pressure today and praying that it is ok. I read that the swelling along with high blood pressure and protein in the urine is a sign of pre-eclampsia. Last appointment with Dr. K. confirmed that my placenta was fundal, so thats good. My pressure has always been good too. So for now I am attributing the swelling to being on my feet alot and the fact that here in Cairo it has been like 150 F for the last three days, insanely hot. I just got back from checking my blood pressure 110 over 70, thank God.
I decided I will go see Dr. K around July 12th. That will put me at 24w2d. I will take the GD test that so many of you have informed me is so tasty and fun, and hope all will be good. I will take the test at the lab here where I live before my appointment and take the reults with me. ( If you are a new visitor to my blog, here in Cairo all lab tests are done at offsite labs and most times you don't even need a note from your doctor.)
On a very very sad note Charlie is gone. Remember Charlie, our baby who had a broken jaw and then surgery and we kept him inside with us? Well he always slept in his room at night, went outside during the day, did not wander but hung around the yard. If he went for a walk he always came back. He left Sunday early morning and we have not seen him since. I fear the worst as he is not a wandered at all since we had him neutered. I heard a rumor that here in the city where we live they have put chicken heads with poison outside to kill the cats. Humane huh? Cairo has a cat problem in general and this suburb is getting populated with cats too, but come on, poisoning them? Again, not sure if its true, but thats all I think about when I think of my baby Charlie.
|Charlico Pico we miss you so much...|