4weeks and 1day!
OK, so this is just a vague introduction post. I have numerous others that have been written privately some of which I'll copy over here!
For those that don't know me but want to follow my journal, my name is Sarah-Jean and I'm 25 years old. I have been married to Martin (aged 31) since September 2000 and we have five beautiful children together who are;
Tristan born on the 18th April 2001 weighing 8lbs 2oz. (Induced hospital birth)
Jaeven born on the 24th March 2002 weighing 7lbs. (Induced hospital birth)
Raistlin born on the 4th February 2004 weighing 7lbs 6oz (Natural hospital birth)
Ashton born 26th December 2005 weighing 7lbs 9oz. (Home water birth)
Lacey-Rose born 17th August 2007 weighing 10lbs 2oz. (Home water birth)
I have a number of health problems and past pregnancy history which means I am considered very high risk. These include;
Pre-Eclampsia in several pregnancies
Multiple miscarriages / blighted ovum pregnancies
Severe SPD which leaves me unable to walk when it's bad
Unexplained and uncontrollable pregnancy induced migraines
Silent/fast labours and births
Possible Gestational diabetes (have always refused testing for it)
Multiple PEs (blood clots in my lungs)
And to add to all that I was on Warfarin until yesterday when I was switched to Clexane (I think that's spelt properly!). As I believe, Warfarin can cause deformities, complications and even death in the unborn although I'm not sure what exactly.
I spent yesterday down the hospital to sort out my medications and am just waiting for an appointment with a heamatologist (spelling?!) to discuss exactly what we're going to do treatment wise, as it was a bit of a panic to just get me stopped on the Warfarin and changed over to heparin quickly so there isn't actually a plan yet of what's going to happen!
Pregnancy wise I am doing OK... Feel really sick right now but it's manageable. I also feel quite crampy and bloated but that's not unusual for me in early pregnancy. I'm pretty tired as well and my patience is wearing thin. For some reason I'm really emotional this pregnancy, I can't stop crying over silly things - I don't remember being that way in previous pregnancies but I'm sure I must have been. My boobs are massive and sore as well and my skin is awful although my hair looks great!!!
My first guess for gender is Boy this time. I've just got a feeling this is another boy and I'm quite happy with that! DH thinks it's a girl this time, as does Tristan and JJ thinks it boy/girl twins!
I am vaguely hoping for a home water birth again so my kids can be there... But I'm pretty sure with the blood clots and heparin I won't be allowed and to be honest I'm more weary this time then ever before as I'm aware my health is bad and I'm in real danger of something going wrong with either me or baby.
If the Warfarin has damaged the baby I don't know what I'll do. My gut says I'll carry on regardless and take whatever comes my way. I mean you're only faced with what you can handle right?! But DH is a bit more cagey about it and just says he'll cross that fence when we get there... Which doesn't help me a lot as I need a plan of action in place!
I can't really think of anything else. We aren't telling many people in real life yet as we want to wait for the NT scan... When we tell people we're expecting baby #6 we don't want to then have to go back and say there's a problem - we'd rather tell people we're expecting and there's a problem at the same time.
Anyway, I'll go and post some of my old posts and then carry on with my journal as per normal!!!
Oh, and this baby is due on the 24th October!