For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook and Twitter — and you should because once in a blue moon I am downright witty — I’m pregnant again. Those of you who have been reading for awhile know that we’ve gone through three miscarriages, and genetic testing turned up nada.
All this means that I’m hopeful but pessimistic. Everyone keeps telling me to think positively, but honestly I can’t manage it. I obviously want things to turn out well, but I’m also resigned to the very real possibility that we won’t hear a heartbeat when we go in for an ultrasound on the 31st. If that makes me a bad person, so be it. I think it’s just the only way I can maintain what semblance of sanity I’ve got going.
At least I’m taking all the precautions. I had to throw a small hissy fit to get seen by the OB/GYN asap. I explained I needed to get seen asap because of the previous miscarriages. Then I explained that, no, January 2nd would not be okay. Because: miscarriages. Then, no, 10 days from now would not be okay. Because I really needed to get on the progesterone asap because: miscarriages. I then had to explain that, while it was nothing personal, I would have to switch doctors if they couldn’t see me before then. Because: miscarriages. Then she finally got the hint and put me on the phone with a nurse, who shoehorned me in for the next day.
They confirmed the pregnancy and gave me the prescription. Despite some back issues, Tim went out and got the prescription for me like the champ he is. So I’m now taking that at night, plus (gummy) prenatals and a baby aspirin in the morning. I’m doing everything I know to do. Now we just have to wait and see.
On more definitely positive news, my mom is landing around noon on the 17th. She’s requested the premium tour package… of dollar stores. At least she’s a cheap date. And thanks to lots of your suggestions, it’ll give me a chance to scout stocking stuffers. Otherwise, she and I will relax, watch some TV and test out some recipes. Oh, and she’s promised homemade pumpkin pie. Pumpkin is healthy, so that means pie is okay for breakfast.
It’s already the 14th and we don’t have the tree up, so I’m not sure that’ll actually happen. But maybe we’ll do a last-minute surge. Or we could make more pie.
I’m pretty psyched to have Mom here. We haven’t spent Christmas together in ages. I feel that the aforementioned dollar stores and TV are the appropriate methods of celebrating our time together. And, in case I haven’t mentioned it, pie. And presents. I’m still going over any last gifts for her. Maybe I’ll see something and be inspired.
And speaking of presents, I gave Tim his birthday gift early. Even with the thermals and fleece pants, his joints are still giving him problems. So when I saw the blanet on ThinkGeek (5% cash back through Mr. Rebates) it was a no-brainer.
It’s thinner than expected, but Tim says it’s very warm and cozy. Plus it’s in blue. Plus it’s the freakin’ TARDIS. So it just wins on so very many levels.
Have you bought any gifts this year that you’re excited about? One where you can’t wait to see the surprise on the recipient’s face?