As I am sitting here trying to eat my dinner, my cat just threw up all over the place. . .four times in a row. Guess how excited I'm not to clean that up? So gross.
I had my first doctor's appointment scheduled for this morning, but right as I was leaving the house, they called to cancel. I guess I'd rather get canceled on than have some virus passed on to me (she was sick), but I was still disappointed. Luckily, they were able to reschedule me for Thursday morning. I am anxious to talk to them about the genetic testing. I am anxious to get it over with. I feel like no matter how well things are going (knock wood), I can't really believe in this pregnancy until we are through with the testing.
The more I think about the testing, the more I think maybe I'm being a little unreasonable about feeling like I NEED to do CVS or amnio. It seems like no one does them any more, unless they are found to be high risk after the screening tests. I was thinking that a risk of 1 in 5000 still feels like too much of a risk. And then I read something this week (damn pregnancy books!) that said the risk of death from a c-section is 1 in 5000. I can't exactly avoid a c-section if I need one, at the end of the day (although of course I'll be doing everything in my power to avoid one, since it scares the shit out of me). And if I can live with that kind of risk, is a similar number for genetic diseases really any different? Of course, I have no idea what our numbers will look like. Which is why I'm anxious to get this next appointment over with.
I just got my water test results back from the guy who had them (I had given him my only copies). As I thought, he was completely misreading the numbers. My level is not quite twice the "acceptable" limit, but less than half what the limit was until 2001. I hadn't remembered, but the paperwork with the test results (which are from a state lab) also say that if we're not drinking the water or using it in soups, pasta, etc., then our risks from the arsenic are minimal. Since I haven't been doing any of those things, except for maybe once, I think we should be in good shape. Although, I still want to put a system in place to get rid of the arsenic.
Oh my, it's way past my bedtime. I can't believe I'm still awake.