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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pregnancy ups & downs: My Second Trimester Recap


As a healthy 24 year old woman, pregnant with her first child, I never expected my doctor to call me and say that my child was at a higher risk for down syndrome, but this is exactly what happened. My chance, which is usually about 1/1,250 for someone my age, came back as 1/37 after having a quad screen test done at my 17 week check up.  In case you don't know, a Quad Screen test is a blood test that claims to be able to tell you whether your baby is at an increased risk for certain problems, namely down syndrome. Recently doctors started giving this test to all women but previously it was saved for women who conceive later in life, typically over 30 or 35, since these are the women who are at a greater chance of having complications in pregnancy. 

When I received the phone call with the news of my test results I was not aware of this or much of anything concerning down syndrome, or what the Quad Screen test actually was. To be honest, on the day they drew my blood for the quad screen the nurse briefly explained the test but she waved it off as routine and so did I. I let them draw my blood then quickly went back to carrying on with business as usual. The doctor did do some explaining during that heart-wrenching phone call, but I think most of my understanding came from reading through the experiences of other women on online forums, blogs and YouTube after I had calmed down.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Sensationnel 'Goldie' Wig

Here is the latest addition to my ever-growing wig collection. I discovered this wig after a friend sent me a link to Kiya Nikki's review of this unit. I was instantly in love. I ordered this wig from Sistawigs.com and got it for $22.99 (before shipping & tax). Two days later it arrived at my house and of course, I was happy. With the weather getting colder, the stress of pregnancy and just life in general, I was in need of a break from dealing with my natural hair on a day to day basis. 

This wig is similar to the Joy & Heaven wig so if you like those wigs you will also like these. 

Click here to see my review 

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