Sorry I have been so absent lately! Who knew such a little baby inside of me could cause so much exhaustion. It seems like all I do is sleep (when my toddler allows it). We went for our first appointment on July 29 (8 weeks and 4 days, ultrasound read like 9 weeks)and finally got to see what I had been waiting for, our little baby and that strong heartbeat going at a rate of 174! Baby is healthy and everything is great. As of today I am 11 weeks and 5 days and I have not had any morning sickness, I’ve just been tired all the time. Our due date is officially March 5 but because I am having a repeat C section on March 1! I got to speak to my OB and share my concerns with him and I was so relieved to have my questions answered and fears demolished. With the birth of my son I ended up having an emergency c section in which I saw my son for 5 seconds, when my husband presented him to me and let me look at him. He was then whisked away with my husband to go to the nursery while I was put back together and placed in recovery. About 2-3 hours later I was finally reunited with my husband and baby and able to have skin to skin and breastfeeding. I am fine with a repeat c-section but that was what bothered me the most. I want this next birth experience to be different and I am so happy to know that I will get a family centered c-section where they will allow skin to skin and attempt breastfeeding if possible in the OR while they are closing me up. They also will allow my husband and the baby back to recovery with me as well which puts my mind at ease and I am so beyond excited about it all now. I can breathe a sigh of relief and just enjoy it all! I won’t be 20 weeks until October 17 but we plan to find out the gender on September 15 when I am 15 weeks! I am so excited because my birthday is on September 14 so it is my husband’s birthday present to me! I can’t wait to find out if we are having a boy or girl! If we will be having our sweet Tobias Anders or Halen Addison (Haddie). Any and all prayer would be greatly appreciated as we continue to progress in this pregnancy.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”