Tuesday, September 2, 2008

August 29, 2008

Surprise...
We went to the doctor on Friday and saw the tiny baby and the amazing flutter of a heartbeat! I am 6 weeks and 4 days pregnant. It still amazes me that something the size of a chocolate sprinkle can have a heartrate of 146 bpm!!! It was awesome!! We are excited, thrilled, scared and nervous. It will be a long road - but I know I can do it! I know we are still early, so I am cautious - but it is so hard to not jump for joy. I will be followed very closely with this pregnancy. I will be seeing my perinatologist ONLY! Which eases my mind - no back and forth between offices and doctors! I will be seen every 2-4 weeks and have an ultrasound at the minimum every 4 weeks to follow the baby's growth, so we'll get lots of pictures of this little munchkin!! I already go back in 2 weeks b/c my blood pressure was already high - we need to get that under control which I'm sure means more medicine and I'm already on a pretty high dose (but no where near what I was on with Braden) I also started Lovenox shots of Friday. I give them to myself every night in my stomach. It is not fun, it is not pleasant and it leaves pretty bruises all over my stomach - but it is worth it, if it even helps a tiny bit with the growth of this baby!!! So here we go on a new journey! I hope to make it to the end of March/early April which will be 37-38 weeks and have a planned c-section! My due date is April 20! I would appreciate any prayers or good thoughts that you can spare - I will keep you all updated on my progress!!!
As a funny - we asked Braden if he wanted a baby brother or sister and he said "No Mommy, I have Elmo" (he sleeps with an Elmo) then I said, "What if Mommy has a baby?" he said "Mommy, don't worry, I'll share Elmo with you!" So we have a little work to do there - but I think he'll make an awesome big brother!!!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Woohoo!!!! =)

Tara said...

Hooray!!! I am so excited for you guys!! We wish you the best and are thinking about you all the time!

Nicole said...

Congrats we wish you the best of luck & will keep you in our prayers Nicole

krys785 said...

Congrats to you.... I had no idea... I'll be praying for a long and healthy pregnancy for you.... and a healthy baby... Hugs, Krystal