Friday, September 7, 2012

It's official...

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'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. :)


  1. Great to hear things are going well. Time is flying by. Your baby will soon be here!! I bet you can't wait.

    Just to let you know I miscarried at 6 weeks :( looking to the positive that we fell pregnant.

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss, but so proud of you for being able to find the positive in it. I know how hard the whole experience can be emotionally and physically. Just keep your head happened once, it will happen again and when it does, enjoy every minute of it. It took my husband and I a while to get over our fears of another loss, but the fears passed when it was time.

    We're down to 5 weeks and 1 day left and I wish it was passing by faster. Bean is getting bigger by the day and still trying to stretch and wiggle as much as possible. It's great that the baby is so active and healthy, but not so comfortable for me. :p I've had 2 doctors appointments this week and 2 more at the end of the week, so I'll try to do another update soon.

    Take care of yourself and keep your head up.

  3. Ooooh a week has passed already! Baby will soon be here.... I hope you can do another update soon, I really look forward to them :) but I get why if you can't.. plenty keeping you busy. Take care and thanks for the comforting words. x

  4. Hang in there Christina!! And you're totally right - GET READY!! ~;o)