I had a pretty rough first trimester. I had terrible morning sickness, (they lie by the way, it should be called ALL DAY LONG sickness) not a lot of throwing up, but really nauseous all.day.long.
I also had a few scares early on in the pregnancy. I woke up one morning to a little bit of blood and thought for sure I was miscarrying because I never had that with my daughter. To me, if you saw blood, this meant you were miscarrying. We went to the hospital, totally devastated, I thought for sure they would say they didn't see a heartbeat, only to see our perfect little one bopping around on the ultrasound!!! It was the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. Baby as SO active and so alive, it was a moment I'll never forget. They didn't know why I was bleeding though and this was so scary. I took a lot of time off work and prayed, a lot.
A few weeks later it happened again....I woke up, this time to a LOT of blood. This time I was absolutely sure that I had miscarried. There was no way a baby could survive with all that bleeding. Off we went again to the hospital, had another ultrasound and found that baby was perfectly healthy and OK. This time we found out the cause of my bleeding. They told us that I had "placental lakes", which are essentially blood clots on your placenta. They don't know the cause, but sometimes it can cause miscarriage and other times baby is perfectly healthy, we were/are so lucky that our little one was OK.
We had our scheduled 16 week ultrasound and were SO anxious to find out if baby was a boy or a girl. We had planned to do a gender reveal party with a pink or blue cake with our whole family...buut babykins had other plans....Baby who is usually CRAZY and SO active chose to sleep the whole time with his/her legs crossed!! What a little monkey! We were so upset!!! As soon as we got in the car, I fought the urge to cry and booked a 3D ultrasound 2 days later. Little one was MUCH more cooperative this time! Here are some pics from our gender reveal party to let you know what we're having!!!
That's right, we're having a BOY!!!!!!! I.am.in.shock. The Hubs and I were CONVINCED it was a girl! We really wanted a boy but had a gut feeling it was a little girl...so much for Mother's/Father's intuition! Ha! When the technician said it was a boy, I literally screamed! Ryan just kept pacing back and forth saying, "Oh my God, Oh my God". To say we are over the moon is an understatement. I wish more than anything we had that moment on video, it was priceless.
Here are a few pics of me at 6 months
Baby bump has really POPPED!
So needless to say, things around here have been centered around the arrival of our sweet little guy. We have started his little nursery. I'll do a post soon on the progress/plans, promise!
I've missed you all!
I've missed you all!