Apparently I have what is known as a MTHFR gene mutation. My perinatologist discovered this. This means that I am at higher risk for vein problems and blood clots (I already guessed this due to family history and my own too-frequent aching, swollen legs). It also means I could have pregnancy problems because of this. It could explain the miscarriages. I am having further testing tomorrow.

MTHFR problems are treated with blood thinners (I already take aspirin every day) and high-ish doses of B vitamins.

We are also having our first ultrasound tomorrow. I am nervous and excited about that.

And my jeans are getting too tight in the waist.


Anonymous said...

Best wishes to you and Jon for a great experience with the ultra-sound. Willie was a studly fetus. He made the doctor laugh because he is erection looked big next to his skinny little body!

Anonymous said...

I just reread my post and I mean "HIS erection" not "he is erection."

Georgia said...

Hope the ultra-sound goes well (and is fun! you'll be seeing your little one for the first time) and you don't have any troubles with the doctor's findings about your veins.

Anonymous said...

Is that what is known as the M*TH**F****R gene?

katie allison granju said...

Is that what is known as the M*TH**F****R gene?

That's exactly what I thought when my doctor spelled it out for me ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hmm. I didn't know it was okay to talk about erections at work.

Katie S. said...

For those tight pants, if you don;t know about a Belly Band they are great.

newscoma said...

This is going to be a fine little person.
(And if you read my blog, you know that the word mutant is treated as royalty over in the west part of the state at my place.)
Many fond wishes,

Leslie said...

Good luck with everything tomorrow, Katie. I will say some prayers for you.