When I finished Keegan's last page of my pregnancy journal in Feb. 2003, I was certain that would be the last time I ever wrote about being pregnant. We always said we wanted three kids. Little did I know......
It was August 11, 2004. Our 9th wedding anniversary. We had just moved and I wasn't feeling well. I assumed it was stress. Moving and dealing with 3 little ones is sometimes not so easy. But I just felt really strange so I decided to go and get checked out. The nurse asked me the last time AF had visited and I told her I was about a week late. She raised her eyebrow at me but I told her there was just no way I was pregnant. I had been late the month before and like I said I was stressed. She had me give a urine sample anyway. I went back to the little room and waited about an hour. Dr's can be so quick sometimes. The Dr. came in my room and started looking through my chart. He looks at my lab results and lets me know that I wasn't feeling well because I was pregnant. Say what?? No way! I made him look again to make sure they were MY results. He said yes. And then I made him look again. Yes, they were indeed my results. Then I made him copy the results.
I drove home feeling about a million emotions. The timing just wasn't right. I knew people were going to make the "but you already have THREE kids" comments. I was really nervous. But deep down inside- I was thrilled. I came home and told Shane and then threw up. Yup, I was pregnant. I felt a little silly for not recognizing it earlier.
I have had severe morning sickness with each baby. But I was fine at 6 weeks. Then week 7 rolled around and I was still eating like a horse. Perhaps I would just not get morning sickness this time- HA! By week 8 I was visiting the toilet what seemed like every other second. When I wasn't heaving I was nauseous. This lasted 24 hours a day and I was miserable. Around week 10 I was already dehydrated and having a hard time keeping anything down. They sent me to the hospital, gave me an iv, and then a shot of Zofran. I felt human! I stayed on Zofran until just a few days ago. I was still nauseous when I took it and it was causing some undesirable side effects so I stopped taking it. Luckily I am feeling better and food is starting to taste good again. Actually food is tasting really good.
Somewhere around week 11 I went into the bathroom and saw I was spotting. I was cramping pretty badly too and I was so afraid I was losing the baby. I went to the ER and they did an ultrasound. The tech wouldn't let me see the screen. She was taking forever and being really quiet. Finally she turned the screen to me and I could see my little baby moving around. She said everything looked fine. The ER Dr. told me they saw a small hematoma behind my placenta but it didn't look serious and not to worry. I love how men who have never been pregnant say that. I was worried sick! My ob told me it was just a wait and see situation but he wanted it checked in about 3 weeks.
I went to my ultrasound at 14 weeks. I had been feeling flutters so I knew the baby was okay but I was worried the hematoma had gotten larger. The good news was it was gone and the baby looked wonderful! The baby was really active and all of the sudden the technician got a shot of the gender. She asked me if I wanted to know. I looked up and I could immediately see it was a BOY! She told me I was right. She also mentioned it was still a little early but she was pretty confident he's a he. She zoomed in a little and it was even more obvious. Wow, THREE boys! I thought Kenzie was going to be a little disappointed but she was happy as can be to be getting another little brother.
I am 18 weeks today! It seems to be going by even quicker than I thought it would! I can't wait to get started on his room! Keegan and him will be sharing. We are going to do the John Lennon Musical Parade theme. I haven't bought anything just yet though. I am waiting for the next ultrasound to have more proof he's a boy.
I am feeling good now too. I haven't gotten sick in a few days so I think my morning sickness is finally over. I am less tired and I am feeling him kick a lot now. I LOVE that!! But some other "joys" have started. I am having constant heartburn and I am already having trouble getting comfortable at night. And I am an emotional mess too! I went to the hospital website tonight to look at the labor and delivery section and it made me cry! LOL! They have a virtual tour of the rooms and I just can't believe that in a few months we will be there meeting our new son! I cannot wait!