Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pregnancy Update..

I can't believe that I am nearing the half way point in this pregnancy. Time sure is flying by lately...

I hit the 17 week point today. I am finally feeling better and more like my "normal" self. I have had a much harder time with this pregnancy than I did with Parker. The best way to describe weeks 6-13 were YUCKY! I felt MUCH sicker this time and it lasted all day. With Parker, I was sick in the evening. The exhaustion was terrible this time too. Thankfully Parker still naps so I would just pile up in his bed with him and sleep every afternoon. I was also in alot more pain this time around. Tons of cramps and my lower back hurt all the time. I started bleeding around week 13 and it continued until week 15. It turns out that I have placenta previa. It's not serious but I do have to be monitored more closely. I have a very good chance of it correcting it's self before I deliver.

I go in again for my 20 week check up and they will do another ultrasound to check it out. I am feeling better already so I am thinking that maybe it's better.

We did find out at 15 weeks that we are having another boy. Parker is having a hard time accepting the fact that he will have a little brother. He had his heart set on a sister. He really just wants Julianna to move to Indiana and be his sister. (We have a little crush going on!)

He is finally coming around to the idea though. I know that he will love having a brother to play with.

We are so excited and blessed beyond belief. I still don't think that the reality of this baby has set in with me. Just four short years ago we were told that having a child through IVF was going to be a long, hard struggle and our chances of success were small and here we are now. God is truly a God of miracles. We were beginning to move on and we had already contacted an adoption agency in Indiana. God is daily reminding me that through Him ALL things are possible.


Stephanie Trapp said...

Bless your heart! So sorry to hear that you've been so sick! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling much better though. How exciting that you're having another boy! He and Parker will be great friends. Hope you continue to feel better each day!

Whitney said...

Sorry to hear that you've been so sick! But it will all be worth it in the end :) Parker will LOVE having a brother. They will have so much fun playing together.

Elizabeth Sloan said...

Congratulations on a second boy! How awesome for Parker to have a brother (even if he doesn't think so just yet)! I'm so happy for all of you:)