26 January 2011

29 weeks update

I'm 29 weeks and change. So far my thyroid has stayed beautifully under control, my dosage hasn't had to be adjusted at all. I see a perinatal specialist once a month to have my thyroid levels checked and they do an ultrasound at the visits too, it's been really neat seeing how the baby has grown.

I'm getting to the point where I think a lot about PPD. Not obsessing over it, but reviewing warning signs and symptoms, reminding myself that no matter what happens everything will be okay, reminding myself that I am more educated and so is my family, going over my own "safety plans" such as "If I notice myself getting in the doldrums I will tell someone and ask them to help me get help", reviewing who my support system is. I also decided after talking to my midwife that I want to start Zoloft at 38 weeks just to be on the safe side. I really think that keeping my thyroid monitored is going to be the key this time, but I'd rather know that I am doing everything I possibly can to prevent it.

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