Friday, April 04, 2014

22 weeks!

I had an appointment with  my thyroid specialist this week, and after my most recent bloodwork results, she has told me I can discontinue my thyroid medication for now!!  This was the hope/plan all along.  With Graves disease, in pregnancy, usually by the second trimester, the body's need for thyroid hormone increases, so I don't need to be on medication.  She said that about 4-6 weeks after the baby is born that my thyroid could flare up, and I will probably need to back on medication then.  I am happy to have one less thing to worry about.  I will still go for monthly bloodwork, and my doctor will call/text me with results, but things have seemed pretty 'textbook' so far, and I don't see any reason to believe they won't continue to be.

After spending a week or so looking at paint swatches, I decided on a paint colour and decided to paint last weekend.  It wasn't too bad, but I was really tired after spending a few hours painting.  I did the second coat on Monday, and I have to say I like the colour.  I think it will look nice with the white crib and dresser that I ordered from Ikea the other day.  They should get here before Easter, and I am looking forward to assembling them and starting to get the baby's room put together.

Jason and I are planning a little road trip to Calgary for the weekend after Easter.  We decided it should be a good time to get away, before I am feeling too tired/etc and we hope to do some shopping and enjoy some good food and maybe check out some good coffee shops.  We had always shied away from downtown Calgary, but after tackling Vancouver and Seattle last summer, we are feeling pretty confident in our navigation skills and will venture down to see what we have been missing :)

The weekend after our trip to Calgary I am taking a continuing education course.  I need to get a certain number of credits every three years to maintain my membership in the massage therapist association, so I figured I had better take something this year, as I didn't do anything other than first aid last year, and once the baby comes I will probably not be wanting to take any courses for at least the rest of this year.  The course I am taking is a three day course and will get me about half of my required credits.  I hope that my energy reserves are still okay by that point.  I will be 26 weeks pregnant....hopefully I will make it through three days of course.

I am sure after three very busy weekends in a row, I will be really happy to do absolutely nothing the weekend after!  Then the weekend after that is May long weekend already!  Man, time is just flying by :)

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