Monday, December 14, 2009

What a month!

Whew hopefully the worst is over. As you've noticed, I'm sure, I've been off line for awhile. It's been a month of non-stop morning sickness (I've lost more than 20lbs), a threatened miscarriage, which led to several weeks bedrest....but finally I've come out on the other side only a little more bored than usual. :)

Yes the morning sickness has officially kicked my butt. I got to the point where absolutely nothing I ate would stay down. I have to say at this point that I just took yet another 5 min break to toss my cookies...ack...I thought it was getting better anyways...Actually in all honesty it's a million times better than it was, but the whole process was not a pleasant one.

As for the rest, I started bleeding the weekend before Thanksgiving and went through several hours of terror in the ER, before finding out that the baby was doing ok. A small portion of my placenta tore away from the uterine wall which of course caused me to bleed profusely. Apparently this isn't too uncommon and all bleeding had stopped completely within a few days, but I was on bedrest for a few weeks just to be safe. We had our amniocentesis on Thursday and the baby looked really healthy and is growing like a weed! A whole 5oz at 16weeks. We also ended up finding out that we are having a girl! Very exciting stuff!

So now this week I'm slowly starting to resume normal activities and we'll see how that turns out. While it's been the month from hell, the end result will be way more than worth it! Thanks to all who have provided their love and support through this difficult time, it means more to Bret and I than we can ever say in words!

Love you all and happy holidays!