Valentine’s Day and an Answer
I had a great Valentine’s Day! My very thoughtful husband brought home beautiful roses, took me out to a fabulous dinner, and surprised me a with a new Keurig and plenty of caffeine-free drink options. It was a wonderful day as well as a reminder that I have so much for which to be thankful! As if this wasn’t enough, I also received “the call” from my doctor with my fetal tissue results. The results were ‘good’ (as if miscarriage can ever be called good) — the fetus had a chromosomal abnormality. It was missing an x chromosome, which according to Dr. D is the #1 cause of chromosomal-based miscarriage. He also explained (again) that my all of our blood work is completely normal, and this was not caused by anything in our genetic code or anything that we did before or after I found out I was pregnant.
So, all in all, this is good news. I am also glad that the results came in before our appointment next week — I was worried that we would have to push next week’s appointment back, which would mean more waiting. On the weight loss front, I am doing well. I have been working out a lot, so I feel great! I am not as stressed as I was right after the miscarriage, and I look and feel much healthier. I have been eating very well — lots of fruit, veggies, and plant-based protein — except for a few bites of dessert last night and last weekend. Eating healthy and working out regularly really do make a significant difference not only in how I feel, but also in how I react to life. I know that when we start IVF that I will have to cut back on my working out, but I plan to continue walking and doing yoga (as long as Dr. D approves) — just being outside and taking me time will have a very positive impact on my emotional and mental psyche.
This weekend my brother-and-sister-in-law are coming for a visit. I can’t wait to see them. My sister-in-law and I have a great relationship as well as a similar belief in healthy living. I am not 100% sure what we are going to do, but I know whatever it is, we will have a great time doing it.