Tuesday, July 8, 2014

God's "Family Planning"

First post for Baby #2:

Alex and I had originally planned to have two kids fairly close in age. Two and done. Whenever the second one happened, great! I started getting "baby fever" when Adara was 13 or 14 months old, and each month  I would take a pregnancy test. Negative every time. After a few months, I decided to let go of this desire to have kids really close in age and not worry about it anymore. If it happened soon, great! If not, then not a problem.

One morning I woke up with a weird feeling. I just felt different. I was trying to wait to take another pregnancy test. I had bought the expensive ones, and I didn't want to waste another test on a feeling.

Half-way through the day I decided to take it anyway. I took the test and left it on the bathroom counter and left to switch out laundry while I waited. I told myself it was silly-that it was too early. Even if I was pregnant, there probably aren't enough hormones to show up on the test.

I came back in to find this:

It says "Pregnant"
I texted Alex, and he was elated! I was very excited too, but a little cautious because it was SO early to take the test. We decided to only tell a few people, and wait until I was a little further along to spread the news.

During this time, I also started a PRN job in Registration at MRMC. I hadn't told hardly anyone that I was expecting. I decided to wait until I was more established in my position, and had at least heard the baby's heartbeat.

First appointment is mostly paperwork, overview, and try to find the heartbeat. The nurse couldn't find it, but said that it was early enough that I shouldn't worry. I tried not to.

Second appointment the nurse AND my doctor couldn't find the heartbeat. At this point I thought I was right about 12 weeks, so SOMEONE should be able to find a heartbeat. My doctor didn't seems concerned, but decided to see if she could get me an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok, and to verify my due date.

I got in right away, and Adara got to sit with my while the tech did the ultrasound. I got to see my beautiful tiny baby!  They said everything is fine, found the heartbeat, and confirmed my due date as January 8th, 2015. The doctor said my uterus is just tilted right now, so that's why they couldn't find the heartbeat.

The next time I returned to work, I excited told my boss and some of my co-workers. Smooth sailing delivering that news. Then of course I came home and posted it all over facebook. It's so exciting to get to share our news with "the world."

Since I had a pretty detailed account for Adara, I am going to try to keep up this blog for our next baby too. Feel free to join us in praying for our new addition!