If all goes well, Bean will be here on October 24th! YAY! My hubby has been aiming for the 24th since day one, so he was thrilled when our doc asked if that day worked for my C-Section. The number 24 always seems to pop up in our lives & has become sort of a significant number for my husband & I, so why not keep the tradition going. I have to admit that I felt a little bitter sweet about the date at first...it's exactly one year from the day that I had surgery for my Ectopic pregnancy. It actually made me feel a little nervous, like the day was cursed or something and then I realized what a blessing it was. The loss of our first pregnancy was heartbreaking & now exactly one year later we'll be experiencing one of life's greatest miracles. I can't think of any better way to turn a tragedy into something so wonderful.
So now we have about 7 weeks left and I can't wait to get them over with! I feel bad that I'm not enjoying my pregnancy more, especially after how hard we struggled to get to this point. It just seems like the symptoms are nonstop. The nausea for the first 5 months, passing a kidney stone, a bladder infection and now the insanely horrible heartburn is back bringing more nausea & sleepless nights! Luckily my doctor said I can get back on Prevacid for the remainder of the pregnancy, so I'm hoping that it will make things better from here on out.
Pretty soon things are going to get hectic, so time should start flying by. I'm meeting with my Rheumatologist next week to discuss my options if the dreaded post pregnancy flare-up arrives & then the follow week we'll start monitoring Bean's heartbeat more closely. It's part of the possible low birth weight testing we started last month. I'll be going to the hospital twice a week for 20-30 minutes so that the doctors can listen to Bean's heartbeat & make sure it's nice & strong. Then next month I'll be having another ultrasound to measure Bean's growth and make sure everything is on schedule. My doctors don't seem concerned about any of it & keep reassuring us that it's all routine based on a blood test ran earlier in my pregnancy.
So, as always, I'm trying to rest as much as possible and just patiently wait for Bean's arrival. Then the real fun begins. :)