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After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

19w2d - Hives & bump pic

Ugh, so the hives are back.  And with a vengeance.  I wish I knew what, definitively, was causing them!   I called my OB, who didn't sound concerned, and who also told me to call my PCP.  I called my PCP and went in for an appointment.  The PA looked at them, said, "yeah, they're hives." and basically sent me on my way to continue taking Claritin/Benadryl.   I asked to be allergy tested, and she said if they get worse, or don't go away in a week (hello, did you not hear me say I've had them for 3 weeks already?) then to call back.   I even emailed my endocrinologist to see if I randomly became allergic to my synthroid medicine (they said that's impossible.... but according to google it is).   So I'm at a complete loss.  As long as they don't hurt my babies, I can deal with the constant itch and the unsightly extremities.   I just don't want my wackadoodle immune system to hurt the babies in any way.  Wish at least one of the three docs would have been more helpful!!  :(

Here are the hives:

Here's my bump (which I feel hasn't grown much recently):

1 comment:

  1. Oh, darling. Those arms look so itchy! I hope someone finds something that can help.
    That bump is adorable and I love it!