Thursday, August 22, 2013
Update on #3
I have been meaning to provide an update on Baby #3, but life has been very busy with school starting back and all of us trying to get use to our new routines.
I went to my first appointment last week. J and I were so excited about this appointment and getting to see our new baby. There is just something about being able to see the baby and the heartbeat that makes everything so real. (not that the crummy sickness I have been dealing with has not let me know this is real, lol). I got my due date - March 31. Which was right around what I was guessing. It will be our first spring time baby. Having babies in August and November, I am looking forward to pregnancy in cooler months. We were able to see the baby on the ultrasound. Baby looked great and was measuring exactly the right size. We are able to see little arm and leg buds - oh it was just precious (and of course brought tears to my eyes) We were also able to see the baby's heart beating. Baby had a very strong heart rate - 170.
Everything concerning the baby looked perfect....
Then there is me....
I have debated whether or not to share this information. We have shared this with our parents, but have not made a public announcement or even told the kids. After much thought, I have decided to share this news because the more prayers we can get, the better.
During the ultrasound, after the dr. finished looking at our baby, he zoomed in on a dark region next to the baby. He was taking pictures of it and measurements. I had no idea what was going on, but could tell the mood in the room was changing. The dr. then had me sit up so we could talk. He informed us that I have a rather large blood clot right next to the baby (he rattled off a big long word for it, but basically it is just a blood clot). Of course, my immediate concern is for the baby. The dr. informed us that this is just a rare condition that forms (leave it to me to be rare). He went on to say that this is an "All or none situation" When he said those words, I seriously felt sick at my stomach. He said by all or none he means the clot can slowly go away on its own and everything with the pregnancy will continue as normal, or it can rupture which would result in a miscarriage. The dr. was very reassuring that it was nothing I have done to cause this, just a rare condition. He was also very reassuring because the baby looked so good. The Dr. placed me on limited physical activity which means no zumba or kickboxing for me, but I can do light walking. So, I have been trying to take it easy...which is not too hard because I am too tired to do anything, lol.
I will admit that the first couple days after getting this news my heart was so heavy. But I trust in the plan that God has for this baby. Jer. 29:11 tells us that "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you a future and a hope." I know that none of this is a mistake. I know He has a plan for this situation and a plan for our precious baby. I trust in His timing and His plan. Of course I am praying that this clot will go away on its own and not cause any harm to our baby.
If there is a positive about me having this condition it is that now I am being closely monitored which means I get to return sooner and have another ultrasound to see our baby.
So, if you think about it, say a little prayer for our baby to remain healthy and not be affected by this blood clot. And that God would be so inclined to just remove this blood clot and when I return for my next appointment, it will no longer be there.
Hope everyone has a blessed day,