We haven’t posted an update in a while, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had lots going on!
The pregnancy continues to prove to be a cause of nausea for Mel every day. At least now, however, “Morning Sickness” is a more appropriate term for what she is experiencing. Her nausea generally occurs in the morning and subsides for the rest of day, so there’s noted improvement there.
Now, however, we’re experiencing a new issue. Saturday night, Mel was standing in a friend’s kitchen having a conversation when suddenly she feinted. The spell only lasted 30 seconds or so, but it was definitely new and for us it was cause for concern. We called the nurses line that night only to be told she likely “stood up to fast.” Thanks, there, nurses.
Luckily our next doctor’s appointment was today, so we got a chance to talk to our doctor about the situation. Unluckily, Mel had two more spells in the meantime.
Of course, family and friends all had their thoughts on what the problem could be. From stress, to fatigue to anemia to blood sugar problems everyone seemed to think of different things that could cause the problem. After some tests, the doctor confirmed that the problem is definitely not blood sugar or anemia, but is more likely either slight dehydration (she said water wasn’t enough at this point, Mel needed to drink low-calorie electrolyte drinks) or an issue with Mel’s heart or a combination of things.
So, we’ll be off to the cardiologist at the earliest convenience for the doctor. The good news is that Mel now knows what it feels like when a spell is coming on so we’re able to address it early and keep it from actually happening. It seems that getting her into a lying down position stops the process and gets her back to a “normal” state.
Beyond that, during the appointment the doctor took a listen to the baby which is now moving wildly and evidently having a blast through all of this. The heartbeat was strong and the baby was active, so on that front things are looking great.
In other news, the doctor made our next appointment with her for three weeks from today. So in three we plan to know the sex of the baby!