Nolan is going to be a BIG BROTHER!
We’re excited, scared, hopeful, thankful and simply over the moon. Here we are starting this journey again, but it already feels SO different this time.
We have told our parents (which by the way was SO MUCH FUN) and our closest friends have found out. I struggled on when I was going to post this here, but I can’t let fear over power me. If I wasn’t going to post it in fears of something bad happening, well then I mine as well not post until after 26 weeks. Because in my world, just being out of 1st tri doesn’t promise me anything.
It’s about making it to each milestone, each week, each appointment and just getting to where we need to be. I have the best OB I could ask for who is also just so excited for us. She sure does have her hands full for the next few months.
She even said I had her worried that we had twins brewing when she got my beta numbers because they were so high. So there was a sigh of relief at the ultrasound when we only saw one flickering heartbeat. Poor Dr F. said she already worries with one, let alone two that my body could never handle.
We got to see the heartbeat, so that’s one milestone down…1 million to go. I started my Lovenox shots, I’m hyped up on prenatals, folic acid & baby aspirin and have many biweekly dates & scans scheduled with Dr F. That’s not including the MFM appointments in between. So yes, I am being watched- VERY CLOSELY.
This blog will stay the same. It’s our family, it’s the way I want to keep it. I don’t imagine this blog will turn into a baby this and baby that blog because in all honesty, this pregnancy will just be different. No nursery plans, no baby showers, and stuff like that. It’s about surviving.
I will always talk about my Nolan, write my fears, hopes and dreams, and most of all, document our milestones.
And hopefully in December this year, we will be welcoming home a little bundle of joy. Yes I have a due date, it’s the last possible day of 2010. I guess Nolan was determined to give us a 2010 baby, I couldn’t be happier. But as Dr F said, there is no way I would make it to that day realistically. I will be sectioned around 37-38 weeks (if I even got that far)and she is just hoping I can get to AT LEAST 32 weeks.
So here I am. Scared, excited and hopeful. Starting this all over again. I decided not to count weeks as closely as I did last time, but now that is impossible after hearing how often I will be scanned. So at this current moment, I am just making it to the next appointment to hear this little heartbeat again.
So Nolan, keep a careful watch on your little brother or sister. I have many people down here looking after me. Not only Dr F & MFM, but friends, family, Chris and coworkers have me in a bubble. So you don’t need to worry about me, just help this baby to grow.
Power of prayer can go a long ways.