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How Did The Pregnancy Go?
My cravings have changed and the “whole day sickness” started even before we got the good news. I became very sensitive to smell and couldn’t eat things I normally loved like broccoli. The only things I was able to eat during the first few weeks were fruits and crackers. I was craving apples and bananas. The morning sickness lasted until weeks 11 or 12. I had to stop working out and was always seemed tired. I spent most of my days in bed sleeping.
I was freaking out about every little pinch and tweak . I think the first time we went to the ER on Dec 8th. I was having cramps and was really scared. Hey, I didn’t know this was quite normal for me . This was also the day when we saw the heartbeat for the first time. What an exciting moment!
Around 8 weeks we had a big scare. I started spotting. My heart stopped . I knew that it happens quite often to others….but this was different because it happened to me. We went back to the ER and they didn’t do anything. So I gave them the FTM thing. I became very emotional and started crying and made them show me the baby. Poor doc *lol*. The baby was doing great. This was also when they found out that I had 2 cysts: a bigger one on the left ovary and a smaller one on the right.
The next time we had an U/S, which was around 9 weeks, they saw that the cyst had grown. I bled for about 3 weeks and was told that it was some old stuff that needed to come out. This news made me calm down about the spotting at least but I started worrying about the cyst.
In week 14 they saw me again for another U/S. It was then that we were told we were expecting a girl. So Carl was right the whole time (I should listen to him more often lol). I kept having dreams about nursing a boy and was stuck on having one. So it took me a little to get adjusted to the news. We were also told on this day that we couldn’t move (hubby and I were supposed to have our big move few days after) because the left cyst had grown out of control. By that time it was the same size as my uterus. So I needed emergency surgery. I panicked. I was so scared that I would lose her .
One day before the surgery, it was a Sunday, I felt her move for the first time and I knew it wasn’t gas lol. It was awesome but because of the anxiety, I couldn’t enjoy it. My mind was somewhere else. The next day I was on the table. The surgery went well and both, Hannah and I, recovered from it fast. One week after that we made our move.
In week 22 I started feeling her strong kicks and I have never stopped loving her moving in my belly.
Since then everything was quite normal until July 5, 2008. This is when I started having strong back pain. I knew it was contractions and because they were quite long and were coming about every 3 minutes we decided to go to L&D. This is when we were told, that I was in pre-term labour. Because this hospital didn’t have a NICU, they transferred me to another nearby hospital. Long story made short: contractions have stopped, I’m 3-4cm dilated, 80 % effaced, and at 0 station.
Right now we are just waiting for our little Angel to arrive.
How Did We Choose The Name?
Our little angel’s name is Hannah Elizabeth. Why did we choose this name? It’s quite simple actually . We are both Christians and read the stories of Hannah and Elizabeth, and how God has worked in their lives. This is a little reminder for us on how God has worked in our situation and how He gives us the desires of our hearts.