Last year, my resolution was to get pregnant or get on a path to being okay that I couldn’t (and then look into other avenues for parenthood). I am lucky that we did get pregnant and now have a healthy baby girl.
My New Years wish this year is for BFPs for anyone still wishing for that day to come and also peace in our hearts that have been through too much.
Happy new year, best wishes to all.
DH and I are parents!
After a long labour and eventual emergency c-section, our daughter was born, healthy and we were instantly in love with her.
After watching me go through labour for days and then the surgery, DH asked if it was the toughest thing I’d ever done. I told him, “No. The possibility that I would never get to go through this was tougher.”
Infertility treatments were gut wrenchingly hard, but it was all worth it. We have survived and there’s a beautiful new baby in our lives. Incredible.
Had my regular doctor’s visit and my protein was high, and then so was my blood pressure. The doctor suspects mild preeclampsia. Ugh. So, they did a bunch of blood tests and now they’re watching my blood pressure tomorrow and I go back in for more tests.
Honestly pregnancy would be a wonderful experience if it weren’t for all these complications that freak the shit out of me.
The baby is fully developed, so I honestly wouldn’t mind if they just induced me and we got her out of my body that never seems to quite do the right thing. Poor baby :(
I had a scary week. I was diagnosed with polyhydramnios, which is too much amniotic fluid. There are all sorts of bad reasons this can happen and all sorts of bad things can happen as a result. There was a week gap between the diagnosis, then some tests happened, then results. What an awful, stressful wait.
I wish I had no complications at all, but at least it turns out that my condition is extremely mild and there’s no rhyme or reason for it. The baby is in perfect shape and I’m not too badly off myself.
There are higher chances of complications at birth. I have a higher chance of having the baby early (twice as likely, but that’s still just 10% chance), a very slight chance of a prolapsed umbilical cord (which would be dangerous, but again my chances are low), and a slightly increased chance of having to have a C-section. None of these things are good, but my doctor emphasized because my polyhydramnios isn’t severe, the chances of any of these things happening are still very low.
I was really relieved when I heard this. Again, I’d rather everything be complication-free, but learning the condition was mild made me almost instantly unstressed.
This is my last month of pregnancy (or less if the baby comes sooner!) and the news has me determined to enjoy it. This will be the last month of my life I’ll be carrying another life inside of me. It was a difficult road to even get to experience pregnancy and I’ve enjoyed these past 8 months, except for that one scary week. I’m glad I can go back to loving this part of my life. I can’t wait for the next chapter, when we meet our daughter <3
Okay, now no more complications, body. Please!
I’ve been neglecting you, thanks to a busy summer. Here’s what DH, myself and our upcoming baby have been up to.
I’ve had a few pregnancy complications, but none too serious (each have been checked out and okay’d by a doctor, so you know before you read this list):
So, that’s been filling up our summer. How has yours been? I hope there have been lots of BFPs since I’ve been away from Tumblr.
Happy Canada Day!!!