Saturday, July 18, 2009

Explaining the pregnancy

Livia at 3 months
Gracie at 3 months

We are so excited to have another baby on the way! I am currently 15 weeks. We are definitely hoping for a boy, but will be excited with a girl, too! This has been a very eventful pregnancy. At 5.5 weeks I started bleeding and cramping and expecting the worse again. I went right to my doctor's office, and they could only see an empty sac and lots of blood surrounding it. So they drew some blood and put me on bedrest for a week. Fun. Not.
I went in the following week and they saw two sacs. Imagine my surprise! One sac had a baby with a very strong heartbeat and the other was empty, which led my doc to think that maybe I was miscarrying the one baby. I was told I could go back to work, but to rest as much as possible. Easier said than done with 2 toddlers ruling the household. The next couple of weeks, I went in for more ultrasounds to check on the second sac, until it was no longer there. Instead there is still blood, as well as a growing, healthy, strong baby! So now I am still being monitored every 2 weeks by my wonderful doctor (LOVE Dr. Brasch! If you need a new dr, go see him!) to make sure that the baby is still growing. It used to be ultrasound after ultrasounds, which I'm not complaining about, and now we are just listening to the heartbeat throught the doppler. Which comforts me very much. Dr. says that even if the blood is still there, there isn't a lot we can do but wait. At my 20 week check up, he will check out the blood as well has do all the normal measuring. Exciting!
I have just started to feel the baby move, which is also comforting. The biggest risk to having the blood in there is that it can eat away at the baby's sac, causing it to rupture prematurely. Well that just won't happen! So we are praying that the blood is all gone at the next ultrasound.

I have had every stinkin' symptom in the book. The nausea seems to be lasting a long time, which I was hoping would stop about 2 weeks ago. It will all be worth it though!

I am soooo obsessed with this baby! It's insane! I have already purchased the perfect bassinet, the perfect swing and the perfect bouncer. Right now they currently house the girls' baby dolls (the only way I can keep Livia from crawling in there). I have even gone as far as to buy the cutest baby boy clothing that I find for great deals at yard sales! Wishful thinking, I guess! Clancy has been working on the baby's room and it is coming right a long. Once we find out what it is, then I can start decorating with pink or blue accents to the brown walls. Everything will definitely be ready for this baby! 5 1/2 months to go!

HOCKEY note: Hahahaha The Tri-City Ams lost their head coach! Sorry, but I think this is funny, even though the Chiefs lost their coach last year. They probably laughed when we lost good old Billy. It is training camp yet?


  1. Welcome to blogging! We'll also be thinking and praying for you and the baby.

  2. I am so glad you started a blog. I am also glad to hear that things are going a little better with this pregnancy. I hope the blood is none existent at the next ultrasound. Keep us updated.


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