Monday, June 10, 2013

Good News!!

I’m not going to drag this post out for you and make you wait because I know how absolutely terrible the waiting is. So I’ll just tell you…..BABY BOY IS FINE!!

We had an ultrasound with the perinatologist today and he said everything is completely fine. And yes, I know that sounds crazy considering how traumatic our experience was, but he showed us that the placenta is still fully attached, not bleeding, and there are no tears or blood clots. The placenta is now classified as partial previa, but he didn’t even think that was the cause of bleeding. Basically, he said that there is a surprising number of women who have unexplained uterine bleeding during pregnancy and that as long as it isn’t coming from the placenta, it is not dangerous to the baby at all. It could be dangerous to me and result in a need for blood transfusions, but that seems like something I can control.

He prescribed no restriction of activities, no change in anything and encouraged me to exercise. He said if I have more bleeding that I need to come in just to check my blood levels and make sure all is ok. It literally sounds too good to be true. BUT…the baby was great, heartbeat is great, and all is better than I could have ever expected.

Soooo now what? Now I try to go back to “normal.” B. told me that the last six days I have been “gone” and not the wife he knows. While that makes sense, I am ready to get back to being me. What’s more, I am ready to start posting on my blog – normal, boring posts. Posts like – ”Hey, today the baby kicked my stomach and I jumped in surprise” or ”Today I bought a ridiculously expensive mobile/toychest/rockinghorse on Etsy!” No more posts about bleeding, vomiting, gender surprises or any other dramatic reveals. I would like the rest of this pregnancy to be calm and boring. Pretty, pretty please.

And, in light of that, I’d like to share something that I haven’t been able to fully embrace or appreciate yet because I have either been in Mexico-heaven or trauma-land. And that is….I am finally enjoying being pregnant! I am loving my little bump, I am not feeling sick, and I am just feeling…happily pregnant. So there. That is where I would like to stay from now on. Happily-pregnant-land.

I will leave you with this. If you look close, you can see he is smiling.

Oh, and I really want to thank you all for your comments on both my post and my husband's (how sweet is his post??). I felt so supported and it is just amazing how helpful it can be to receive your support from all around the world. I adore you guys.

23 comments:

  1. What a relief! I loved reading this post and knowing you are both happy and healthy. As I said before, I think its great that you share your story so that others who may go through this in the future are prepared.

    I'm wishing you a very pleasant rest of your pregnancy :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope that other people find reading my blog helpful. I know I learn and change from reading everyone else's.

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  2. Oh thank goodness! I just knew he would be okay, but I am happy and relieved to see your post. I hope and pray you have NO more traumatic experiences! You've had more than enough drama! If anything ever happens though, we're all here for you!

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    1. Thanks...I'm glad you all are here. But yes, I'm hoping for no more traumatic experiences. Just boring happiness :).

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  3. So happy for you and the baby boy! And welcome to the happy part of pregnancy. :)

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  4. WOW! I am so so happy for you!! The ultrasound of baby boy is AMAZING. He is nice, safe and happy inside his little home :)

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    1. Awww....I love that image of him inside his "safe, happy home."

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  5. I just breathed the biggest sigh of relief for you. And look how happy your little guy is! I really hope you can put your harrowing experience behind you like a bad dream and stay happily pregnant until you deliver a sweet, smiley, healthy baby. SO relieved for you, girl.

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    1. Your comment just made me smile :)

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  6. Hooray! I've been worried about you guys, so it's a relief to know everything is okay. That's a wonderful scan image -- look at his little nose!

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    1. Haha SO funny you commented on his little nose! I love his little nose. But my dad is teasing me that he's going to have the Italian nose from my dad's side. Like my great uncle Salvadore.

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  7. I felt terrible for missing these posts while I way away. Praising God that you and the little one are okay. Praying for you still!!

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  8. Amazing news! Hearing this makes me very happy indeed (((HUGS)))
    P.S. You hubby sounds amazing!

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    1. ha...he IS amazing! And the news is amazing too!

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  9. This made my day. So happy everything is good and you are in happily-pregnant-land.

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  10. Fantastic news! So glad that everything is back to normal!!

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  11. YAY! I'm so glad that everything is okay!

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  12. Thank goodness - here's to a happy and totally boring rest of your pregnancy! So glad everything is okay and just as happy that you're no longer puking :)

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  13. I'm so glad everything turned out to be fine!

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  14. Oh I am so so happy to hear this :) I hope for a calm and happy pregnancy from now one. He is so so cute.
    (And I am sorry I am so late here, for some reason I missed this post, I was waiting for an update, so I came and checked and here are your good news. So glad for you. Hugs)

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