Archive for February 2015

Living with a case of ailurophobia… kind of

Toxoplasma gondii– these two words should put fear in any pregnant woman as this parasite can cause the termination of a pregnancy.  In a normal adult, Toxoplasma isn’t a terribly horrible parasite to have.  It won’t cause your nose to fall off like Leishmaniasis, cause you to go blind like Onchocerca volvus, or give you Montezuma’s Revenge like Giardia spp.  The…

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The Curse of Nausea

Week 15 of pregnancy has been a weird case of nausea.  Not horrible, and not as nearly as bad as it could have been, but creeping up at the most unfortunate times and just being a pain in my arse!  Eating certain types of food were semi-grossing me out again, and causing nausea, like the time…

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“…to catch a fish, so juicy-sweet!”

“…So sleek, so fair! What a joy to meet! We only wish to catch a fish, So juicy-sweet!”  This is part of a song sung by the semi-loveable Gollum from Lord of the Rings as he tries to catch fish for a nice raw meal.  His excitement and hunger for that raw fish meat- oh I…

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Baby Lagarto, meet Mr. Nematode, you have a lot in common….

Week 13 of pregnancy: I started to feel normal again… slightly. Fatigue began to fade away in comparison to the last several weeks. I didn’t necessarily feel like I need to take 1 or 2 naps/day for hours at a time. And if I wasn’t napping, I wasn’t wasting time working via the non-stop need…

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