Last item: health stuff.
I have been very frustrated and confused with this whole cholestasis thing. I am still itching like a mad woman, and the meds my doc gave me to help me sleep don't seem to help quite as much anymore. My blood work was indicating a lot of confusing results, and so I have had no idea what has been going on with my body. I take two tests to indicate cholestasis. One is a liver enzyme test and the other is a bile acid test. My liver enzymes are high, and have been going up and down. But my bile acid was within normal range. In the doctor's office yesterday, my OB kept saying the words, "I don't know." I was so frustrated I started to cry (and was then extremely embarrassed because I know I looked like a crazy, hormonal pregnant woman). I am doing monitoring for the baby still twice a week and labs once a week. The baby has been healthy, but I just felt like there was so much unanswered: when I would deliver, what exactly was causing my itching, and how I could try to relieve it.
Her profile. It's a little hard to see, cause she actually has a hand up by her face.
One of her feet.
Sorry this post is so long, but thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts. I can't tell you how overwhelmed I have been with how sweet people are; its extremely humbling. I don't feel like I deserve such kindness, but I appreciate it more than you know.