December 06, 2013

Pregnancy the 2nd Time Around

How rude of me…I pop in and announce that we are expecting another blessing and then I leave you hanging, no details, no information.  The only thing I can offer in the way of explanation is that I have been feeling every bit of fatigue and nausea that accompanies the first trimester, couple that fact with Mikey working some CRAZY hours, and an
active 3.5 year old who demands my full attention and you are left with no time or desire to blog.

However, I am now 9 weeks pregnant and starting to emerge from the fog of the first trimester (though I technically have 3 more weeks left in this stage).

Here’s what has been happening since my last post:

•Joycie has christened this baby as “Pumpkin”. I think it’s due to us telling her about the baby right after our church’s fall festival.  But it is cute, so until we now if it’s a boy or girl the baby  will be referred to as Pumpkin.
•Our first doctor’s appointment was at 6 weeks. During that visit we learned our due date is July 11th.  Pumpkin had a strong heartbeat that we were able to see on the ultrasound, and all of my labs were perfect.
•Last Wednesday, I had a bleeding scare. I never spotted or bled with Joycie, so this sent me into a frenzied tailspin.  Thankfully, my amazing doctor was able to see me immediately and diagnosis the problem. I have a small (less than 1 cm in size) hematoma.  Per the doctor’s orders, I spent the Thanksgiving holiday on bed rest, and am still on limited activity until our follow-up appointment on the 16th.
•My doctor thinks the hematoma will resolve itself quickly and I can resume my normal activities with the appropriate modifications.
•Unlike my pregnancy with Joycie, this time has been full of morning sickness. Thankfully, crushed ice and Zofran make it bearable.

I’ll be back later this weekend to share the first baby bump picture and what’s happening with Pumpkin’s growth.   Until then, have a great day!

1 comment:

Amy Jo said...

I fell off the face of the earth (blogosphere) for a while....CONGRATS on bambino #2! I'm so happy for you and your family.

Hoping you had great holidays and this new year treats you well.