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Groove by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Getting there. Went to the school fitness center after school Wednesday and Friday and ran 2 miles and did core work both times. About 30 minutes total which is fine for now ... Read on »
Back to work by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Head back to work Monday.  Good thing too...I need routine.  All the time in the world while on leave (well, not really, babies ARE work, even ones like Nora) and I couldn't ... Read on »
Making Plans by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Checked the race calendar for 2013.  Ran 3.5 miles today.  Just trying to be consistent to the tune of 3 times a week. Not quite there yet, but I'm good with 2.  Nora can ju ... Read on »
Pictures of the baby I never want to grow up... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I've never been very sentimental but...I want Nora to stay tiny forever. Plus a picture Andra drew. She is way into people and writing everyone's name except her own. Sh ... Read on »
Baby Nora by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Nora Jeannette was born at 1:52am Sunday morning. Contractions started at 9pm and by 10 I figured this was it. We dropped Andra off at her cousin Zach's to go back to sleep ... Read on »
37 weeks tomorrow by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis My doctor continues to be "impressed" with the contractions I have.  NSTs are weekly now.  I'm 2cm, so not much change.  I do think she dropped lower as I feel more pressure ... Read on »
1.5 cm, steroid shots at 33 weeks by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis This pregnancy has been pretty similar to the first.  I was in the hospital for monitoring yesterday, and they decided to give me the steroid shots for lung development ... Read on »
Long time...all is well by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis OK, I've gone nearly 2 months with nothing to say.  Bad me, as I like looking back at this blog.  But I guess honestly, there's just been not much to say.  Baby is doing wel ... Read on »
Subtalar joint by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I need to make another appointment with the foot and ankle doctor, but I am kind of wondering what they could even do while I'm pregnant? No x-rays.  Maybe a cortisone injec ... Read on »
The same... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Rereading July 2008.  I am about a week ahead of last pregnancy.  Rereading it a blast...turns out BOTH girls were uncooperative at the first anatomy scans, both curled up i ... Read on »
Another girl!! by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So after a downs scare Monday, I had an amniocentesis and got the results back Wednesday. Healthy. Girl. Yay & yay!! Started going through the old clothes and so happy I ca ... Read on »
Belly by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis A few pictures. Not keeping track of things like I did last time. First two pictures are at 15 weeks...one with a maternity shirt (that I did NOT buy) and second with a norm ... Read on »
Athletes with RA by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis There's a new facebook group that Wendy started...Athletes Beating RA.  Lots of like-minded people out there, who knew?  I guess if you're reading this and want to join, jus ... Read on »
Holy Moly I forgot... by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis How much fun it is to shop for cloth diapers. Trying to hold off til we know the sex (July 11!) but it's so hard. Read on »
All good by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Had NT scan and bloodwork, all the numbers came back better than the age-related risks so no need to ponder a CVS or amnio.  Anatomy scan will be July 11.  Gut says it's ano ... Read on »
Belly 11 weeks 3 days by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So maybe I am not fat as I feel and I don't really look pregnant yet. Funny that seeing from the camera's perspective is so different. My ankle has been bad the past few ... Read on »
There is a head by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Not much going on lately. Work, tutor, hang out with Andra, go to sleep when I put her to bed. Repeat. Occasional work outs... Three a week is a good week. This week isn't o ... Read on »
Still exhausted by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So I walked for 40 minutes today instead of taking a nap. It was a good idea until about 2 hours later. I need that nap. Plus my legs are exhausted, not sore but exhausted. ... Read on »
One craving by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis So I don't feel so fat anymore...I think I'm back to looking normal.  Still tired but today wasn't as bad.  Ate pretty healthily today which might help.  I am finding that I ... Read on »
Still beating by Clare Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Seven weeks today, another ultrasound but this time at my OB's office.  Everything looks good.  I have been exhausted, hungry, thirsty, a super salivater (like I'm going to ... Read on »