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!

hobbz

6 comments:

Missie said...

We'd go thru mountains to make sure our babies are fine. I'm glad you and baby are.

Sherlock said...

I've missed you and have been hoping to hear that all is okay. Glad for the update. Sorry about the morning yucks! I had that with both pregnancies so I can empathize. But like you said, it's all worth it in the long run. Looking forward to more updates and hope all goes well.

Cinda Crawford said...

I remember being so ill with morning sickness... I couldn't walk, talk or eat. In the end it went away, I gained weight and the baby was fine. There were no great anti-nausea meds at the time & I don't know what they would allow you to take now, but with your doc's permission you could try 1) Dramamine (it worked for me). or- (if I were pregnant today, I would take/ use) Young Living Peppermint Oil. Before trying it though, consult with your doctor. Hope you feel better soon. If I can help anymore about this or your Fibro, email me at cinda@getwellhealth.com. :-)) Take care, Cinda Crawford

Diane J Standiford said...

A GIRL! I am so happy for both of you! She will have a big brother---nice. You have gone through so much for her, soon it will be nothing compared to holding her in your arms. Whenever you are upto it and if you want it, I want to give you an award tomorrow! Happy Holidays!!

Sue Jackson said...

Glad to hear things are getting better!

I never experienced morning sickness when I was pregnant, but I've been vomiting fairly frequently lately from my Lyme medication, and it's no fun!

I had some bleeding in the third trimester of my second pregnancy. They never did find a cause, but everything turned out fine - I know how scary that ride to the hospital and subsequent waiting is!!

Glad things are looking up for you. Happy New Year!

Sue

Sue Jackson said...

Glad to hear things are getting better!

I never experienced morning sickness when I was pregnant, but I've been vomiting fairly frequently lately from my Lyme medication, and it's no fun!

I had some bleeding in the third trimester of my second pregnancy. They never did find a cause, but everything turned out fine - I know how scary that ride to the hospital and subsequent waiting is!!

Glad things are looking up for you. Happy New Year!

Sue