Saturday, February 28, 2015

The BIG NEWS!!!

Okay. I am so sorry to have not gotten this post up yesterday I have been very under the weather. But let's get going to our news that has brought me back to blogging!!

So in November of 2014, I had some stomach surgery and I did pretty well for the first 3 weeks after the surgery and then I started getting very sick, vomiting and just unable to keep anything down.  This continued to get worse  and worse. I went back to my surgeon and he said everything looked fine from his perspective and to give it another month or two and the nausea would go away. 

So fast forward to Thursday night Jan. 29, 2015. It was my 39th birthday and I had been in bed all day vomiting and felt like death. Obviously I didn't feel like doing anything to celebrate, and I was getting so sick I was getting scared. My chest started hurting and I have never had chest pains of any kind.  So my mom took me to the ER and my hubby stayed home with Chloe since it was so late so she could continue to sleep in her bed. 

So after a wait, we were finally in the back. They ran all these tests, called my surgeon, did a pelvic CT scan looking to see if I had an intestinal blockage of some kind. All came back normal.  So the ER doctor was at a loss for what the issue was but cleared my heart as not having any issues, and said I was just wretching so badly I had pulled some muscles in my chest. So he was about to let me go, told me I could get dressed but there was one test he hadn't gotten back from the lab that he wanted to get before letting me go home...... The urine pregnancy test.   I said I thought y'all already did that?!  He said there was some mix up at the lab and they had to throw my sample away and they needed a new sample from me. 

So I was irritated now, but I supplied it to them, and he comes back into the room about 20 minutes later as I am vomiting and says "Ummm that urine pregnancy test was positive."  My mom jumps up off the seat screaming "oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!!!!!" Just flipping out. I'm sitting there and I said "what did you just say?"
He said "you are pregnant."  And my infertile self said " you must have the wrong sample, you need to do it again. I can't be pregnant"

He said "Well do you have a uterus!?"
I said yes I do but you don't understand, we went through IUIs, and 5 failed IVF cycles and I have NEVER EVER EVER EVEN HAD A POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST EVER!!!  And tonight is my 39th birthday. I just can't believe it!!!"

My mom is still crying and I'm in shock and he said well let's do an ultrasound real quick and make sure it's not ectopic or anything. So while they were getting the machine ready I called Sweetness and woke him up and told him they think I'm pregnant. He just said "Really??  Wow."  
So meanwhile they put the probe on my pelvis and I screamed "there it is!!!!"  The black amniotic fluid-filled sac was clearly visible with the little white baby flipping all around in there. I just sobbed and sobbed. 
So we drove home and I was in complete and total shock!!!  I just could not and sometimes still can not believe it!!!  
So the next morning on Friday, Sweetness and I went straight to my OBGYNs office when they opened at 8 am and told them the scenario and that I desperately needed to be seen to be checked out and I was on medicine I can't be on while pregnant and I just needed help!! 

Thankfully they worked us in and did a vaginal US, and this is what we saw!!!

They estimated that day that I was 7 weeks 1 day along!!!  We were able to hear the heartbeat and everything!!!  We cried and cried- just so in awe at the goodness and mercy of the Lord to give us this gift so unexpectedly!!! 

So we got a due date of September 17, 2015!!!  I had bloodwork done and was officially admitted into the OB part of the practice!! This dr has been my GYN for 14 years, it was so neat to finally experience this with her!!

So 2 weeks later at our second OB visit, we had another vaginal ultrasound and got some even cooler pictures of our little jellybean. The pictures below were taken when I was 9weeks exactly!

    Look at the itty bitty angel!!!  You can        
      see legs and arms up by their face!!


We are just over the moon with happiness to welcome this sweet angel into our family!!  The only downside is I have been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarium.  This is an extreme form of nausea and vomiting associated with  pregnancy. I have been in the hospital twice because of it. I mean it's not just morning sickness. I vomit about 10-15 times a day and have been basically bed ridden since getting pregnant but didn't know why I was so sick. It had nothing to do with my surgery at all thankfully. 

But due to a number of circumstances which I will blog about later, my OB transferred all my care for the remainder of the pregnancy to the Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists here. So I did have my first visit with them last week on Tuesday and got all established with them. They seem to be pretty nice. I will see them every 2 weeks, and I go back on Tuesday March 10th. I will be 12 weeks 4 days then so I should get a really neat high powered sonogram where you can see everything on the baby!!!

I have tons more to write but I'll leave this post as just the announcement of our impending miracle!!  I just still can't believe that on my 39 th birthday I find out I am pregnant for the first time ever in my life!!!  God sure does have a sense of humor!!!  
Thank you for coming on this incredible journey with us and we experience pregnancy and childbirth for the first time!!  Something that never really left my heart but I was just learning to accept I would never have, but I had my baby girl!!!  We haven't told Chloe yet, but we are praying with her every evening that Jesus would send us a baby brother or sister to join our family and for us to love. She always quickly corrects me and says "Sister!!!!  No boys!!!"  Lol. Well we will see.  
I had my blood drawn for genetic testing and they can also with 100% certainty tell you the baby's sex. When we find that out for sure next week we will tell her what we are having and talk about where the baby is etc and let her start being a part of this more!!!  
Sorry didn't mean for this to turn into the longest blog post ever, but I am documenting all this for this little baby to read one day how we found out about him/her and how much we wanted them!!!!  
         LET THE EXCITEMENT BEGIN!!!!  

Friday, February 27, 2015

I am coming back to Blogger land!!!!


Wow!!!  Has it really been over 2 years since I posted on this blog?!?!?  I can not hardly believe it, but yet I can!  This is our beautiful angel Chloe now at 3 years old.  These pictures were taken back in October 2014, for her 3rd birthday photo shoot and this one was my favorite.  She has blossomed into the most gorgeous, smart, kind-hearted and spunky little girl.  We could not have hand picked a more perfect child for us had we done so ourselves.  The Lord definitely knew what He was doing when He sent this angel into our lives and made us parents......

Life has been so crazy busy and I got lazy with my blogging after Chloe's first birthday.  I had this blog printed into a hardback book after her first birthday and it turned out LOVELY, and I hope someday my princess will enjoy reading in depth coverage of her first year of life week by week and the amazing journey we went on to bring her home!!




So many amazing things have happened in our life in these past 2+ years, and I would love to recount them all to document them but don't worry I won't do that here.  But we are about to embark on another life changing monumental journey that is so BIG I am going to start my blog back up again!!!!  I don't know if anyone is even still a subscriber to this blog anymore or will read it but I will not be blogging for anyone else really, just me and a place to put my thoughts in an organized fashion and to document this amazing journey we are now on........   What is that journey you ask???  Well you must wait until the next post where I will share in great detail.......  It is TRULY AMAZING!!!!



I remember last time I posted here something about how I had run out of blogger space and they wanted me to BUY space or I could not add any more pictures.  So because this blog address has always been my home and I don't want to get rid of all the work I did on this blog, I am going to consider paying for the extra space, I just don't know how much it will cost or even how to do that, so I'm hoping after I post this post, blogger will let me know!!

So with that said, I will sign off for now, but I will post our BIG NEWS and the reason for me to start back this blog in the next post, which should most likely be later today.  Leave a comment please and let me know if you are still subscribed and if you plan on following along with us and continuing to read my blog now that I am coming back to blogger land!!