Saturday, May 21, 2011

Midwives and wildlife

I called the midwifery practice that covers my area and the good news is that they are just now taking clients with January due dates.  Based on the information I gave I was told that I have a good chance of getting in with them.  This practice has weekly meetings and based on the information given over the phone they set up consultations with potential clients and go from there.  So now I have to wait for 2-3 weeks to hear back.  If I don't hear back then I have to call them.  If I'm not accepted I'll still be kept on the list and could get the call at any time right up until my due date. 

In other news, I had an interesting night.  I had a raccoon try to break in through my bedroom window. I woke up hearing this scratching sound.  I thought my cat was clawing the carpet outside the bedroom door so I turned over and ignored it. Then I thought, maybe it is my not so temporary paper blinds that are blowing in the breeze.  I opened my eyes to see if they were moving and I see this shadow in the window.  I think, what is my cat doing up there in the window?  Then I realize there's no way she'd be in my room because my door was closed.  And then I realized that there is no way for her to jump up on the window sill.  No way because it is too high.

I panicked thinking 'what the hell is that?'.  I go over to the window quickly and look at this creature stretched up all the way to the bottom of my blinds and low and behold I'm looking into the face of a raccoon!  OMG!  I made some noise and it ran away but, sh*t!  Talk about a heart attack at 2:30 in the morning.  At that point I closed my window which I really didn't want to do because it was so hot last night but I didn't want the creature coming back to break in. This morning I noticed that the screen had been pushed in a bit and had those blinds not been partially down I'm sure that screen would have popped right off and I would have had a crazy raccoon in my bedroom.

And now for your viewing pleasure ... the little bean.

My little bean at 6w5d.  The yolk sac is on the upper right.
I had to figure out how to use my scanner and download some options into the machine from my computer before I could use it.  Pretty slick and faster than my old scanner.


  1. What a beautiful picture!

    And OMG, thank goodness your blinds were closed! Though the story of the wild raccoon in your bedroom would have been really funny to read. ;)

  2. Congratulations on your pregnancy!!!

    I had a phobia of raccoons as a child, because one was cornered in our garage... I was terrified to go into the garage for the next ten years, at least (even though I never even saw the one in our garage, just heard about it). So I'm VERY glad it didn't get into your house!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Reassuring. Do you have any online resources you could recommend that helped you learn this about PCOS?

    Thanks again! And yay for your Bean!

  3. Hi Abby! I have the bad habit (or good habit depending on who you ask) of reading medical journals. I'm a lawyer. Weird past time, I know.

    I've seen so many women online who post about their PCOS weight loss during pregnancy I know there has to be something to it. I don't know if it has been studied, though. I know that Dr. Charles Glueck, Cincinatti I think, follows as many pregnant PCOS women as he can online and he researches as much as that will allow. If you find his site you can sign up yourself. It is more of an anecdotal type of research but there is still a lot to be learned that way.

    Shannon might be a better resource. She posted a couple of links in the comments section of my last posting but I haven't had a chance to check them out. They relate to metformin in pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Dr. Glueck has done so much work in this area that I'm satisfied that metformin is completely safe to take for the entire pregnancy and during breastfeeding that I'll be fighting to stay on it. I know what it felt like to be off it for 3 months when my GP made a very bad mistake. I never want to feel that way again. And I think my specialist wanted to scold her. ;-)

    I was hoping to not gain much with pregnancy but somehow I don't think I'm going to get lucky. Plus I'm suffering from major bloat right now being on the road and with summer approaching. Oh well ...