I know it is not normal for people to share pregnancy news in their first trimester, but John and I have kind of thrown out the rule book for this kind of stuff. We have been open with our infertility and baby losses. We are so excited and why should we hide it? Pregnancy and growing your family is such an exciting and joyous time, and we are thrilled. How can we dodge questions and ignore this little baby growing inside of me when we have spent YEARS trying to get to this point? No matter what, this little one is a part of our family.
I know it has been awhile since I have last updated on here; but we have exciting news! We are pregnant with our little rainbow baby and, with prayers and knocking on every piece of wood I pass, this baby will be born in October. This pregnancy was kind of unexpected. I had a surgery in December to remove my endometriosis, get a correct staging for it and do something called Ovarian drilling. Lots of doctors do not think that ovarian drilling is effective, and so they will not do it. But my obgyn decided that it was worth a shot since we had already done so much with no success in a pregnancy.
We did this December 14th and my cycles have been all kind of off ever since. The only symptom that I had was an extremely sore chests..... it hurt a lot. Turns out we are expecting! So I immediately called my doctor who wanted to do lots of blood work and check every single one of my hormone levels to figure out what was going on. My levels came back quite high on Monday and then Wednesday the 27th I had them repeated and they over doubled. They came back *almost* doubling on Friday. I spoke to my doctor and she said there is no reason at this point to think that this is not a viable & healthy pregnancy that will go full term.
We feel so blessed, so excited and so hopeful. This little boy or girl will complete our family and we are more than ready to close the chapter of this infertility book on our lives and move on. Mikayla is over the moon excited. Ever since we told her she is going to be a big sister she has been so curious about everything baby. She asks me about every 5 or 10 minutes: mom, is the baby hungry? Mom, is the baby tired? Does it sleep when you sleep? Does he hear me? Has it come out yet?? It will be really fun to watch her ask more questions and even come see the baby on the ultrasound to find out the genders. We have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow and we are so so so excited to get a sneak peak of sweet baby tomorrow (march 7th) and we can hardly contain our excitement. We then get another look on the 20th!
I am feeling pretty good. I am pretty nauseated during the day but the sickness actually hits at night and the throwing up happens then. I am grateful that Kayla is old enough to understand and to do a lot of things on her own. I am seeing more and more pro's to having a 7 year gap! It has been a very surreal week and a half. I feel like I am constantly waiting for something to go wrong, but so far we have had nothing but a (this word is NOT ALLOWED in our house) Normal pregnancy. For this we are grateful. It Is kind of weird to have a feeling that we are starting over... we have nothing baby left! We have so many friends and family members who are super excited for us and are going to throw us a baby shower- how kind! Looking forward to every single part of this pregnancy!
Size of baby this week.