The last day or so my anxiety levels have seem to risen a bit.
Tomorrow is another day of my shot. This will be the second one that Ryan administers. I gave Ryan a thumbs sideways (can you tell I made that up??) for his efforts last week. The shot part was not good but making sure the pain didn't last until Thursday... he gets a thumbs up. I think he gave me the shot a little too high up in the biscuit area and not enough in the meaty part. Wow... that makes a big difference. Afterwards though he was able to massage the area to make sure the medicine spread enough to not knot or bruise as much. I couldn't expect our nurse to do the same. That would have been awkward. So, tomorrow is another day and another chance for Ryan to change his thumbs sideways to a big thumbs up. At least by week 36 he should have this down perfectly.
I am now in week 20 of my pregnancy. Half way there and today is the first day that I have felt some braxton hicks and pressure. I am sure this is normal but I worry about beginning to dilate early like I did with Aiden. With Aiden, by week 25, I had already dilated to 1cm and 80% effaced which began my required shorter work weeks and then ended with complete bed rest. I have been praying that these shots and my bi-weekly appointments are keeping things in check.
On Tuesday, I have my high risk appointment and of course, this makes me nervous (as I think they always will). I need some good news or at least no new bad news. Now is the time that her digestive system and bowels are forming and functioning and I know that this can cause issues for babies with DS. I pray that this appointment doesn't show any new signs of her organs not forming/functioning properly.
At least, I was smart this time around and I wrote down my questions so I don't forget as soon as I enter the office.
So today, my prayer is for peace for me as well as my family.