Wonderful News! We are expecting! We are super excited! Due January 2015!
This pregnancy has been so different. For starters I haven't puked yet, but I do have morning sickness. I am also breaking out with zits like crazy and the heartbeat of the baby has been super fast, both are wives tales state it may be a girl. Which I would LOVE but I would be super grateful for any healthy baby. Another thing that has been different and well difficult has been...well my body...more specifically my uterus and placenta fighting it out for space. Around week 7 I started bleeding. Alarmed we went to the doctors and the ultrasound showed that the baby was fine but my uterus had bleeding caused by my uterus wall pushing against the growing placenta. They told me not to worry and that it was common. But then the bleeding didn't stop....Since then I have been bleeding every other day. Some days I bleed heavier than others and I have to run home and change my clothes. I feel like I am on my period and having crazy preggo symptoms. I am always wearing a pad and I have stopped exercising at the gym. The doctors told me that there is nothing I could do about it, no medicine or amount of bedrest could help this from happening. I just have to wait it out and try to "take it easy." It has been super hard. I try not to worry but everytime I go to the bathroom or feel weird I kind of freak out inside. The doctors have told me that this usually dies down around the beginning of the 2nd trimester. As of this week I am 12 weeks along....I am still bleeding...but the color has changed significiantly (WHICH IS GREAT) and my most recent ultrasound showed the baby is doing amazing (ALSO GREAT) and the bleeding is starting to clot (AGAIN GREAT...I think). Though the measured amount of bleeding in my uterus has grown from 5mm to 8mm. That is a little concerning but as long as the baby is growing and has a heartbeat we are good. If the bleeding continues I will either miscarry :( Or I will end up on bedrest for the 3rd trimester. We are hoping that neither of those will happen and that the bleeding will just stop. I have recieved a priesthood blessing and it didn't really say things would go one way or another, only to have an open mind/heart and be strong. Physically I am surviving. I welcome the preggo symptoms because they help me know everything is okay. Emotionally....I have up and down moments. I am really trying to be hopeful and positive but the concern I feel deep down does wear on me. For this reason I haven't been really talkative abour this pregnancy. I do have belly pictures to share and fun stories but I guess I have just been waiting to see how this progresses. I want to talk about it without crying. We have been praying a lot on our own and I think I am ready to ask for help. I want to ask you all to keep us in your prayers, fasts, good vibes, anything you believe in. We could really use it right now as we continue to hope for this situation to resolve in a postive way. We have done so many fun things over the last few months and I have lots of posts to share which I will. For now we have just been in "keep it together & be positive mode". We appreciate your love and support and prayers. More fun to come.