We are beyond ecstatic that we will be adding to our family at the end of this year. Bradley and I decided in February after he received his new job offer that it was time to start trying for Baby #2! We got pretty lucky and got pregnant the second month of trying.
However, we lost that baby on March 31st. Our hearts were saddened in a way we have never experienced before. It was a roller coaster of emotions. The pregnancy was a very early loss. The baby never even grew big enough for the heart to start beating and was classified as a 'chemical pregnancy.' I really hate that term...but it was. My progesterone levels were very low, so they felt this may have been why the baby didn't stick.
We were given the go ahead by my doctor to begin trying again right away! I was put on a progesterone supplement to help the baby implant. I have had several people make remarks about the fact that my husband and I were living 300 miles away! We are that good! :) I got very in tuned with my body and let's just say my hubby was always ready to see me on the weekends! (OK, now I am blushing..)
On Saturday, April 28th two very dark pink lines showed up. In our joy, we were super nervous. I began seeing my doctor every week to test my blood counts.
We had plans to head home the first weekend in May to spend time with our families. Although it was early in the pregnancy, we learned from our miscarriage that we wanted and needed the support of our families if something were to happen. So we put Addy in her Big Sister shirt and sent out to the wolves! Haha! It was so funny watching everyone catch on! (Bloated much? Ugh!)
Happy Mother's Day to me!!
A few weeks in and I had a scare. I thought I was losing this baby too. I left school and rushed to the Dr's. office. They immediately took blood and did a sonogram. I don't think I took a breath the whole time she pushed that wand around my belly... until I saw the sweetest little bean shaped baby! And even better than that was the littlest flicker of a heartbeat! All was well!
This pregnancy has been a roller coaster with several other scares. Week 8 consisted of a big move so the next few weeks were chaos. I found time to make the board each week...it's just fun! But I would wait so long to take the picture that it was the next week nearly! So here is Addy with our milestones for 8, 9, and 10!
Follow us on this journey to a family of 4...Week 11 and 12 are coming soon!!