Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Parties, illness, bacteria and newfound joy!

Hi there everyone!

It's been awhile since my last post, but things have been pretty busy on our end.  Our lives seemed to be filled with Dr.'s appointments, 17P injections, and prepping for the upcoming months.  I must say that I'm now at a point where I can enjoy this pregnancy.  I am at 18wks this week and the upcoming weeks will be quite the milestones for us.  Particularly wks 22 and wks 24.  Week 22 was my preterm birth with Jackson Jeffrey and week 24 is the viability milestone. 

So far things have been pretty good.  I've had bouts of infections.  There was bacterial vaginosis which we took care of at wk 4.  Then I landed in the hospital last month after announcing to our family that we were having a baby by a family game of charades.  Now THAT was fun!  The game not the hospital jaunt.

I ended up in the hospital with 9 hours of vomiting and diarrhea where they found out I had caught another bacterial infection from the busy Dr.'s office we were last in.  I spent the night at the hospital and while the baby was JUST FINE, momma thought she was going to die without water to drink because she was hooked to an IV with several leads!

Since then, so far so good.  While the 17P injections (thick gel-like progesterone given to stop preterm labor) hurt terribly and cause the muscle to swell, I'm willing to suck it up to keep baby where he or she needs to be.

We're looking forward to fridays scan which will not only monitor my cervical length, but if baby cooperates, we'll know the gender as well.  It will be nice to put a face with a name and be able to actually call our baby by name.  I had thought I would leave it a secret, but emotionally I NEED to bond with our little one.  I need to let the fear of loss go and enjoy this little one I'm carrying. 

Right now I get SO EXCITED just to hold our little one come fall but evenmoreso, I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving, Christmas, time at the beach, fun time at the zoo, etc. etc.  It's a gift and I know God will take care of our little one and guide me emotionally, physically AND spiritually through so we can hold a healthy, happy little baby at Harvest Time.

I'll be back soon!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

I've been thinking about you so much and wondering how you are. I'm so excited for you!
Praying for you and your precious baby, and so glad you are getting good care.
Lots of love - xxx

Treasures Evermore said...

So glad to see your post...just make sure you are getting lots of rest...yes, I'm sure you just rolled your eyes at me and said.."yes, mom"...okay, just kidding...I will be praying for you and your sweet baby.

We just had our first grandchild...a baby boy. His name is Jace James...so yes, we have another JJ. My SIL is JJ as I think I mentioned before...even though they are not planning on calling me JJ...but Jace. He is absolutely the cutest thing on the planet...I know, every grandma says that...and that's okay...cause God only creates beauty.

Cannot wait to hear if it is a boy or girl...unless you are going to keep that a secret until the baby arrives...that would be okay ( I guess LOL).

So excited for you...rest in Him.

{many hugs sent your way}

In My Heart said...

So glad to see an update.
No wonder you didn't answer my email. Trusting in HIM for all things, yet I still get concerned when I don't hear from you.
Glad you're feeling better.

BIG HUGS~
Jill

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