Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One more hoop to jump through

I hate getting poked (who doesn't really). I had to get some blood drawn yesterday for a couple more tests that my doctors would like to run. They are mostly precautionary and such but one of the tests I really wanted them to do and the others were tests my doctor recommended once I brought up the first test. They are testing for obsure clotting disorders. When I was in the hospital after having Hope they did a ton of blood work but these other few tests were not really standard procedure and they were not checked with all the other clotting tests. There really is no reason to suspect a clotting disorder since no clots were found in the placenta, umbilical cord, and I never developed any clots but its good to rule out all possibilities so I am all for it (other than the poking and blood-sucking part; that part is not too fun). I have to wait a few days for the results, so I am trying to be patient and just trust myself that we are doing all we can to ensure the health of our child. On a happier note, my morning sickness has lessened a little in intensity. I still get sick and nausous and throw-up occasionally but thankfully its getting fewer and farther between. Also thanks to our wonderful Uncle Kent (its about who you know) we get to go see him next week sometime and find out what the little one is! My next appointment isn't until August 5th but they told me they would take me into the ultrasound than too, so we will see what Kent says and than see if the follow-up ultrasound says the same thing (two heads are better than one in making these judgements). We will keep everyone posted with results of all kinds!

New Calling-Scouts

Jarod has received a new calling in our ward. He will be the Varsity Coach in the scouting program. The Varsity Program is the scouting program for the teacher's quorum (age 14-15 young men). Jarod will be their scoutmaster and help them with all the Wednesday activities and merit badges and such. He is very excited and is working hard at getting organized. He has had some great examples of good scoutleaders in his life so he has a lot of ideas to plan fun things and keep the boys motivated at working towards their Eagles.