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Week 35
~ We Have a Date!

WOO HOO!! We have a date!! I finally got a call from my doctor's office and the first date she gave me was December 21st . . . she said it was the only date that worked for both the hospital and my doctor. I was so excited that I got a date that I didn't really realize that going in on the 21st would mean I would most likely be in the hospital for Christmas Eve. As I drove home from work I started getting bummed about that, because I really wanted to be home for the holidays. When I got home and checked the messages she had called back and said that she had spoken with my doctor and she (my doctor) didn't want me to be in the hospital for Christmas Eve so they switched the date around to December 19th!! I am so happy! Now we can start planning for the holidays and everything.

This week went pretty well, but we are all still sick though. I had my weekly OB appointment this morning, and Rob actually got to come with me, so that was nice. I told my doctor that I was still feeling sick (sore throat, coughing and congestion) and she said that since I've been sick since Thanksgiving it was time to go for the antibiotics. She gave me a 5-day dose, and I started them today, so I'm hoping by the end of the week I'll feel better. I think the congestion is what is bothering me the most; it feels like my head is going to pop from all the pressure, and I'm having trouble sleeping. I really hope the meds wipe this thing out!! There is definitely a "bug" going around; everyone at my work is sick too. Speaking of work . . . this is my last week, YAY!! I can't tell you how excited I am to know that after this week I won't have to make that 1 1/2 hour commute each way. The morning commute isn't too bad, but the after work one is horrible because by 5pm I am *exhausted* and sitting in that traffic takes a lot out of me. By the time I get home I am ready to go to bed, LOL!

My appointment this morning was very brief, and it figures that one of the only times Rob comes with me, I don't get an ultrasound! The doctor listened to the heartbeat (which sounded great, as always) and measured me, and then asked if I had any questions, and the only question I had was whether if she could prescribe me something other than Prozac (should I have PPD) because I am definitely going to try breastfeeding. She said that if I should need anti-depressants, we will talk. She said that I could possibly take Prozac while breastfeeding, but she doesn't feel the studies are "conclusive" enough; however, if it turns out I do have PPD and do not want to discontinue nursing to take the meds, that she would look into another anti-depressant for me. I am choosing to look on the bright side and say that I really don't think I'll get PPD, but who knows? I just want to know what my options are.

Next week is my last appointment before my scheduled c-section, and I am going to ask my doctor to tell me exactly what is going to happen for the surgery. I am starting to get super nervous thinking about it, and I think it will help knowing the steps involved. With my c-section last time, it was the end of a very long labor and by the time they did the c-section I was so out of it that I had no idea what was going on nor did I care. I just wanted her out of me because I was worried about her. I am hoping that by the time the day actually comes I won't be as nervous as I am now just thinking about it!

'Til next week :)

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