Lord it feels like ages since I have done a blog post.
However, I have a very good reason.
I guess it’s time to let the cat out of the bag.
I’ve kept it quiet long enough! We prayed our hearts out and the Lord has blessed us again. We are very thankful but naturally pray for a healthy baby.
We’ll never understand why our last pregnancy ended the way it did….but we must not dwell on the past.
It’s been a rough road so far…I just finished up a weeks bed rest (which btw was NOT fun), and struggle daily with being able to eat/keep anything down.
This has been the sickest I have EVER been in my entire life.I get sick when I eat but also get sick when I don’t eat. It’s really a lose/ lose situation for me.
You would think that being on bed rest for a week would be the perfect time to blog, blog, blog. You’re wrong, wrong, wrong! I was so sick and exhausted that I was lucky to even sit up. It was definitely a time that I wouldn’t like to repeat.
I have been given Diclegis for the nausea and it seems to be working….but I still have my days.
How Did I Find Out This Time?
Believe it or not I was going to an appointment to discuss my miscarriage and needing to report it. Yes I was behind on doing this but it wasn’t something I wanted to do.
I had felt pretty crummy for a few days. My husband and I began to wonder if I was pregnant again….I was in no way getting my hopes up. I had just had a miscarriage and didn’t want to get excited about a baby so soon.
So to be safe I told the nurse I had been feeling kinda bad and explained my other symptoms.
I took the test.
I prayed my heart out while waiting for the nurse to come back in. Of course I wanted to be pregnant!
As the nurse walked in holding the test she said, “Are you sure you had a miscarriage?”
“Yeah. That’s what the test showed…and I did go through it,” I said very confused.
She then says, “Well honey, these lines are very dark. You’re definitely pregnant.”
I sat there in shock for a few short seconds then the tears started flowing. I sat there and cried like a baby and the nurse cried with me. I was so overwhelmed with happiness.
I hadn’t had a normal visit from Aunt Flo since my miscarriage. So there clearly was no way to calculate how far along I was at that point.
I immediately made an appointment with the place I had decided to use last time…it’s in Lexington. They fit me in the next week! Everything was moving so fast and I was so happy!
At my first appointment with my midwife… she didn’t waste any time getting me an ultrasound to check to see how far along I was.
Keep in mind…with my last pregnancy I suffered my miscarriage a few days before my first appointment. So we didn’t get a chance to see the baby or hear it’s heartbeat.
That was not the case this time. We got to see our baby only days after finding out I was pregnant AND got to hear the heartbeat.
What an amazing experience it is to hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time. It was like it made it all real…I know that sounds dumb but it’s true.
I have been experiencing some complications (the reason for my week-long, torturous bed rest) but we have heard the baby’s heartbeat three times now and it is strong and healthy.
I have also been prescribed medicine that helps reduce the risk of miscarriage. It was a precautionary measure…but I will gladly do anything that will help this pregnancy.
Tomorrow I will be 10.5 weeks and baby Thompson is the size of a ….
I sure have missed blogging….I better get my rear in gear so I can keep you all updated throughout this pregnancy.
Even though I have been through sooo much since I found out I was pregnant I truly believe:
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance.”Romans 5:3
Everything I’m going through is going to result in us being blessed with a beautiful baby….a true blessing! I’ll gladly deal with it all.