Here is my 10 week bump picture:
And here is the comparison of last week to this week:
I think I look a little smaller this week? Or maybe it's just the shirt?
Anyways...I thought I would update a little about all those medical questions I had for my doctor regarding my lab results. Dr. Braverman did get back to me on Wednesday. He said my anti-nuclear antibody was not that high (1:160-anything 1:80 or higher is considered elevated) that he would be alarmed. He said even if I had pregnancy induced lupus I am already on the appropriate treatment which is Lovenox. As for my elevated Insulin, his only recommendation was to try to follow a diabetic diet and continue the Metformin. I've been trying to decrease my carb intake. It gets a bit hard when I am already on a low protein diet due to having Homocystinuria. I feel like the only thing left to eat are salads because even fruit is high in sugar. I cannot live on salads. I'm waiting on my dietitian from my genetic doctors office to get back to me to help me figure out how to balance my diet better. When you're forced to restrict the foods you've always loved to eat it is very challenging. I've adjusted pretty well with the protein thing....steak used to be my favorite food and now I can't eat more than three bites without it tasting gross to me. I've snuck in a Dr. Pepper twice this week and after a few sips of it I didn't want it. It's just not the same since I quit drinking it a few months ago! So maybe one day I will have the same reaction to potatoes!
I was also concerned about my low Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. He said to keep taking my regular dose unless I was having tremors, loss of weight, and extreme fatigue. Well I've been VERY tired for the past couple weeks and chalked that up to being pregnant. I haven't weighed myself but I can guarantee I haven't lost any weight. But several days a week while at work and sometimes in the mornings at home I had been feeling weak and shaky. I thought it was a blood sugar issue but every time I checked my blood sugar it was normal. So I started thinking maybe this was caused by the low TSH. I looked up the symptoms of low TSH and I had just about all of them, except the weight loss. So I stopped taking my Synthroid for now and will discuss with my regular OB on Tuesday. I want to see if I can do without the Synthroid which will require my OB to agree to retest me frequently to make sure it doesn't get high again. I have felt better since stopping it. And yesterday another employee in the hospital saw me in the elevator and told me I looked like I was in a good mood which was "unusual" because typically I have a look on my face that says "don't talk to me." Wow...I didn't realize I had looked so moody lately! But then again....I've been so exhausted at work that I probably did look like I was in a bad mood all the time. I kinda feel like I'm getting some energy back. Maybe it's from stopping the Synthroid? Maybe it's because I'm further into the first trimester? Who knows...but I'll take it!
Other than all that, I got my hair chopped and colored on Tuesday. Here's my before and after:
It's been a good week. My husband made a lot of progress on our upstairs bedroom and bathroom he and my dad had been working on. I'm feeling good about Baby Monnier's progress inside my belly. And I'm looking forward to meeting with my OB for the first time this pregnancy on Tuesday!
Yesterday I posted on our Facebook page asking everyone following our journey to introduce themselves, where they live, how and why they started following our journey, and where they are at in their own life's journey. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about everyone who has posted and am amazed by other's journey's as well! If you haven't yet introduced yourself, please do! I'd love to learn more about you:) Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!!