Tuesday, January 13, 2015
To all you moms who endure morning sickness ( hate that title - it should be named all day, all night sickness ) I salute you! I was hardly sick with Levi in the first trimester, a little sick with Will for the first trimester, but this baby... its taken it to a whole new level! So to all you mommas who do this once and then again, your my hero! And if you keep doing it more then twice, you might just be a tad crazy ha! But seriously, its so hard to be sick 24/7 and not be able to find relief. TO be up 8x a night sick and still gotta function the next day, while still being sick. Its so emotionally and physically exhausting. Daves cousin was texting me last night and shes sick her entire pregnancy, say WHAT?! I can't even imagine. Lindsay your amazing!
We found out we were expecting on Dec.1 and the sickness commenced that week... what happened to the sickness kicking in at like 6 weeks along (not 4), yeesh! We had an ultrasound a week later just to see the timing of things, I was little unsure of the due date. I kept feeling like something was wrong and wanted Dave there, I was so sick and emotional. The tech was kinda the worst, she just kept saying she couldn't see a baby. She said she saw a gestational sac but no baby, but took so many pictures. Then referred us back to our family dr and that I should do blood work too. So we rushed back to Strathmore to do blood work only to find out the send away their blood work and it wouldn't be back in time for my appointment, I was a little annoyed to say the least!
So off to the dr late that afternoon, I assumed he was gonna tell me I miscarried. I've been through this routine before and was just so emotionally distraught about it the whole day. Once I saw him he said I didn't miscarry (I was only 4 weeks along so hard to see a little fetus) but that they did find that I have a Septate uterus. Say What?! How have I had so many ultrasounds and never been diagnosed? Its a birth defect that leads to high rates of miscarriages (which explains things) and in some cases, infertility. My dr had never even seen a case before so he was just as surprised as I was. So this has lead to me having to take it easy till I'm at least 12-14 weeks along to make sure this baby is gonna stay.
I had another ultrasound at 8 weeks for dating and checking in if every things going ok. Which it is! The fact that I've been told to take it easy doesn't matter much because I've been so sick that there's not a whole I can do right now anyways. I went on Diclectin at 5 weeks and it seems to take the edge off, and allow me to sleep a little better. I had to go off it for a few days to see if it was affecting a few other things I've had going on. And when I was off it I seriously thought I was dying, I almost had Dave take me to the ER. Looking back, I may have been a little dramatic.
I'm so grateful for Dave really stepping it up and helping so much around the house. Christmas was so hard for me, I just was so frustrated that I was too tired to stay up for games or too sick to do much. But am so glad Dave had 2 weeks off to be at home with us. At one point after Christmas I realized in 2 weeks I had only left the house for 2 drs appointments. We've all got cabin fever and Im trying so hard not to feel guilty that the boys just watch movies, play games and are on the iPad all day till Dave gets home. Our exchange student is also such a sweet heart and plays with them when she gets home from school for a half hour or so!
Because I've had to ask for some help (which is ever so humbling) that it seems so may people already know. And it spread like wildfire in the family. So I was gonna hold off for awhile longer to announce but its been such a wild ride already that I want this in the blog no matter what way it goes. Im due August 15th, Dave's birthday and am 10 weeks along now.
So baby #3 is on its way! Levi's really hoping for a girl and asked if we could name her Princess Fiona, ha! And yes of course I'd love a girl but really if its another boy thats ok too! We should find out the gender right around Wills second birthday (2 already?!).