Lindsay’s Advice

Mom just finished her first appointment with Lindsay, the Holistic Health Coach from Crunchy Beginnings. Lindsay’s pregnancy coaching package consists of one appointment about every two weeks where we’ll discuss Mom’s process, any issues Mom needs help with, and any new information Lindsay usually shares at that particular point in the pregnancy.

The first important topic of discussion is this crazy fatigue and upset stomach Mom’s been dealing with. Lindsay said the gummy vitamin Mom is now taking is decent and if it works, that’s cool, but she suggested Mom try a capsule with powder you can see in it, preferably made from whole foods. Lindsay said that’s going to be the easiest thing on Mom’s body. Mom and Dad are going to take a trip to the local health food store and see what they can find.

Eating Healthy

Today Mom met Lindsay Horlander, a Holistic Health Coach from Crunchy Beginnings. Mom has been feeling better since she switched to a gummy vitamin but she’s still feeling kind of crummy. Lindsay thinks she might be able to help.

Crunchy Beginnings is committed to providing personal health coaching to help promote healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and healthy families through individual and group coaching sessions.

Each person and family is different and Crunchy Beginnings customized approach, tailored to fit individual needs, allows them to create achievable goals that are based on your lifestyle.

Lindsay is going to help Mom make sure she is eating right so I can stay healthy while I’m growing!

Not the Eye!

Two nights ago Mom felt a weird tingling sensation on the left side of her face, between her cheek and eye. She looked in the mirror and everything looked fine. She went and told Dad but by then the tingling was going away. She said she thought she was fine but asked Dad just to keep an eye on her.

When Mom woke up the next morning there was something in her field of vision. It was like the bottom half of a smoke ring, right up at the top of her line of sight. To say that Mom and Dad were concerned would be an understatement. Dad immediately thought that Mom might have glaucoma! They called our family doctor to see if he could find room in the schedule to see her but the receptionist said they’d have to wait for a call back. Then they called the practice that did Mom’s Lasik surgery back in 2006. The triage nurse said it sounded like a retina issue and referred Mom to a retina specialist. The retina specialist said they couldn’t see Mom until the next morning because she’d be a new patient and that requires a full workup which takes a long time. It was about 11ish in the morning and they were booked solid for the day. (They can only squeeze new patients in at 8:30 unless scheduled in advance.) Our family doctor’s office called back and they could see Mom in the afternoon so she took the appointment. By this point, the weird half circle had finally faded but Mom and Dad didn’t want to take any chances. The tingling ended up coming back but it went away again before they even left to see the doctor.

When they got to the doctor’s office, Mom had her vision checked. Still 20/13 in both eyes, not bad! They checked Mom’s vital’s and then the doctor came in and asked a bunch of questions. He ruled out a stroke and said that was about all he was trained to do at this point. But he recommended Mom not drive until cleared by the retina specialist the next day.

On a side note, Mom told the doctor that this pain on her right side is getting worse. He gave her the name of a couple of D.O.s that he highly recommended so Mom’s going to call them this afternoon.

The retina specialists’ practice was pretty nice. They had coffee in the waiting room which Dad really appreciated. There was not too long of a wait followed by a speedy and thorough basic eye exam by an assistant. No glaucoma, whew! Then there was a little wait for the actual specialist. When Mom and Dad finally met him he said he was pretty sure Mom had had a migraine. Who knew one could have a migraine without actually having a headache, but it’s true! He said not to worry if it happened again, as long as it went away on it’s own in good time. If it didn’t, he said to see a doctor but he didn’t expect that to happen.

So Mom and Dad had a little scare but it all worked out in the end and they learned something new. Bet you didn’t know that someone could have a migraine without any headache at all, did you?

Help Please!

Moms symptoms got worse. 🙁 The upset stomach is really bad. Still no real nausea just this horribly unsettled feeling that wont go away. And the exhaustion is insane. Mom pretty much feels like a zombie all the time. Sometimes she doesn’t even have the energy to eat! Dad’s actually getting a little worried. Mom stopped by the birth center today to ask for something for the upset stomach and they suggested an herbal remedy. Fingers crossed! She asked if they had anything for fatigue and the midwife suggestion Mom change to a different prenatal vitamin. Apparently the hard compressed pills can be harder for the body to process so Mom is going to find something else to try. Let’s hope this works!

Where Will I Be Born?

Today Mom and Dad went to tour a birth center. They had never heard of a birth center before I came along but the place was really nice! The midwives are all very friendly and the whole staff was helpful. Mom and Dad both liked all the birth rooms. (Although room two is their favorite, and mine too!) All the rooms seem very comfortable and I, for one, look forward to being born there.

First Ultrasound

Seems there was a mixup and the ultrasound was scheduled too early. The doc knew my estimated delivery date was May 6th but she scheduled the appoint as if it was May 1st. That means mom and dad didn’t get to see me today after all. 🙁 Look at me, I’m an invisible baby!