We had a full weekend of spending time with family. We went down to my parents and stayed with them for the weekend. Well we were there we also got to see my aunt, cousins son, and a bunch of friends. Lots of fun and we loved sharing the joy of our little guy with everyone.
I have so much to be thankful for this year. I have a wonderful husband and family, Kurt is back to work, I am almost done with school, and most of all against alot of odds our little guy is sleeping in his swing right not. As I have mentioned before It took us over 2yrs to became pregnant with Blaine. We started trying in 2008 and after 9mths we did become pregnant shortly after our wedding, but lose the baby before 12 weeks. We continued to try for around another 9mths and decided to move forward with fertility testing. Much of our family did not understand that we could not conceive and we received many condescending remarks, but more on that a different da). Kurt was tested and everything came out fine. I had lots of blood work done alone with a procedure to see if the fallopian tubes were blocked or not. Everything with me also checked out good and the thought was that I was having anovulatory cycles, with this info we started oral clomid. Our first cycle of clomid did not work and I never did ovulate. Our second cycle I had a positive home test before our lab work even came back. I was pregnant again and this time things felt different, a good different.
Now if your have ever lost a baby in early pregnancy you know that even though you are elated about this little life. your innocence of pregnancy is gone. Instead of going out and buying something for the baby, you go out and buy more pregnancy tests to take just to make sure and well you keep taking them for weeks. You feel relieved of the moments you have morning sickness instead of thinking it sucks (you may still think this but you are relieved you do). Everyone is telling you to relax and enjoy it. You smile, take a deep breath, and say you will try. All while you are waiting for the next symptom of pregnancy to happen. The biggest thing people don't seem to get about a previous early loss is some couples choice to wait on telling everyone. We had so many people mad because we waited for almost 3mths to tell anyone but my best friend and my sister in law.
At my first prenatal appointment at 12wks it was decided that additional testing was needed on me because of a extensive family history of MTHFR (2 out of 20 tested so far do NOT have it). At the time all we knew about it is it was something to do with blood clotting. At around 14weeks my test results came back around positive along with a phone call I needed to stop at the pharmacy and go to the clinic to be taught to give myself the blood thinners that day. I was soon to find out that for the rest of my pregnancy and six weeks after I would be giving myself 1 to 2 shots in the stomach a day. I was also now considered high risk and would need to see a maternal fetal medicine specialist every 6 weeks.
After some research I was put on the blood thinners because not only could I developed a blood cloth in my lungs, legs or brain but a clot could develop in the placenta and decrease blood flow to the baby. The this is part of why I am so thankful by baby is here. We made it through 14 weeks before we knew I needed to be on the meds and I was still pregnant. Later I also found out the the development of the placenta is the riskiest time for the clots, this happens early in pregnancy which I was not on the meds.
To be continued another day.........................................