Blessed to get a 2nd chance at this!
I've never done a journal and I'm not sure how good I'm going to keep this up, but I'm going to try and update twice a week! Here goes!
I am 38 and my husband is 42. We've been married 9 1/2 years. We have a 22 month old son Keagan (3/29/06). He is a joy! All over the place and full of energy, love and affection!
Rewind to before him and we were not sure we wanted children. When I turned 35, it was more then a biological clock, but a strong urge to bring someone into the world so DH and I decided to give it a try. We had 2 very early miscarriages back to back, but then we were blessed with a successful pregnancy and now a wonderful son! I have low progesterone so I had to take progesterone with him and the first trimester this time too. I can't stand the yucky under the tongue "candy"! They try to flavor them, but fall short of the mark. This time I had mint chocolate and chocolate. Needless to say, I no longer like mint chocolate ice cream!
Fast forward to March 2007. After Keagan, we thought we were done with one so I had gotten an IUD. My DH was looking into vasectomies. Around March of '07 I got cold feet and said just wait on that. I decided to get the IUD out in late August, we use condoms per doctors orders for a couple of weeks after this. Dr. said wait a month to conceive. We may have missed a condom because right around my birthday, I get pregnant! Doctor says we conceived between 9/18 and 9/25. Well, my birthday is 9/20 and I know what we did that day! I can't believe we hit it so quickly!
I have been feeling very good this pregnancy. No spotting this time. Have been able to continue my kickboxing and slow jogging and walking on the treadmill. With Keagan, I only gained 13 1/2 pounds. I didn't diet, just stayed fit and tried not to overindulge the desserts. So far, at 20 weeks, I have gained 4 pounds this time. I am much hungrier this time then last so I don't know if I'll pull off such a small weight gain this time, but it's not about me. I'm growing a miracle inside me and as the title of my journal says...I feel so blessed to get a second chance at this especially given my age. Even more blessed to get one of each! DH and I marvel at our luck at pulling this off after waiting so long to have children. Wow!
Well, I better get back to work now. I'll update more as I think of it!
Your elbow sent me to the doctor!
Well, little girl, you have a pretty good sense of humor already I think!
You are much more active then your big brother was in my belly and you really seem to like my right side. For the last couple of weeks, I've been having pretty painful ligament pains just on my right side. I chalked it up to growing since you have grown quite a bit the last 4 weeks.
Anyway, on Tuesday, you must have been having a party because I was nearly doubled over in pain with a stabbing like feeling along with lots of Braxton hicks contractions. It was awful!
I decided this was not normal so I immediately went to the doctor and they examined me. Turns out it was ligament pain and the Braxton hicks were from dehydration. However, that did not explain the stabbing pain in the right side. I laid down on the table and felt a knot there too and said to the doctor "Is my ovary about to explode, what is going on?" He felt it and had to try not to laugh after my ovary comment. He said "It's her elbow!" Then he asked the nurse to come over and feel it too. We all had a good chuckle then.
While I was there, they made me take a tinkle test to rule out anything else and I decided to do my gestatational diabetes test too. Scored 124 so I passed!
Crazy couple of hours over lunch. I will never forget "It's her elbow!" after I said I thought my ovary was about to explode!
Anyway, they checked your heart rate and the doctor smiled and said "nice active baby!" I think you elbowed me cause you were thirsty for some water and so we could take a quick trip to the doctor.
I've been drinking tons of water and you have been nice and you haven't jabbed me since! You did move around this morning though. You were ready for the treadmill so we had a nice walk/jog and watched All My Children.