Wednesday, April 8
8 Things... in no particular order
A few things...
(1) I miss my hubby! Monday night he spent at the gym, Tuesday night he spent out with "the guys", and tonight he's at the Red Sox game with some customers. I miss him!! Tomorrow night we don't have anything going on at least! :)
(2) I am tired of waking up to go to the bathroom at night! Here's what my night looks like. Bed at 8:30pm (no laughing), up at 10:30pm, up at midnight, up at 1:30am, up at 3:00am, up at 4:45am, then up at 5:30am for good. And I'm only 12w4d. This cannot get worse. Or I'll be spending the whole night sleeping on the bathroom rug! :P
(3) I need opinions on Cord Blood Banking. Here's the deal... since CB Banking became popular (or at least since I started to hear about it) I have always planning on banking my future kids cord blood just in case. Seemed like a good idea. After we got pregnant I got information about it, we planned it into the future baby-budget.
THEN I get the packet of info from the hospital and it says quite clearly "We at BIDMC do not endorse the routine banking of cord blood for private storage." Then it goes on to list the reasons... the odds you'll need it are slim, there's no way to be sure it will be of "good enough" quality if you ever did need it, if your child needs it at a very young age due to cancer, it's quite possible that there will be cancer cells in the stem cells, etc. etc. So, now we're not sure what to do. Do we still privately bank the blood? Or do we publicly bank it for the general public?
It's tough because we both know that our family histories are pretty clear of childhood cancers and diseases. But then, down the road, what if something does happen? Would we be able to live with knowing that we might have been able to do something had we banked blood?
So, I'm just wondering... what do you guys think? Obviously I'm going to talk to my doctor to see what she says, but I'm just not sure. It would be nice to save that $3,000-$4,000 (we'd have to bank twice), but is it worth it?
(4) I was called chubby at school today. Nicely. By the secretary. But chubby really isn't a nice word! I was also told by another person that I am glowing, so maybe that makes it okay?
(5) One of my K kids knows more about my pregnancy than I do! Well, not really, but I had another child asking me questions (sexes, when they're due, how many, etc.) and M was able to answer all of the questions before I could even get the words out of my mouth!
(6) I cannot even describe how much my right hip hurts! I'm such an old lady when I get out of bed or off the couch (unfortunately those are the two places I spend most of my time...), but I can't help it. It hurts!!! :) But really, I'm not complaining. Every pain and inconvenience means that those babies are making themselves at home, right?
(7) I am rapidly losing brain cells. I think I only called kids by the correct name (on the first try)... maybe 3 times today. Usually I have to go through 3 names to get it right. Sometimes I end up saying "Who ever you are!". They find it funny. To be honest, so do I.
(8) All my blood work came back good from both my regular OB and my high risk OB. I guess I'm not a carrier for anything they tested for. To be honest I don't remember what they tested for, but I guess that's good! They did, however, somehow mess up my Fifths Disease testing. I'm a little annoyed simply because that's the one I'm nervous about! I work in a building with 150 kids aged 5-10. It would be nice to know if I had to be nervous about this! As far as I know, however, I have not been around anyone exposed to Fifths Disease so it should be nothing to worry about either way.