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    Default Our June Miracle!

    (6 weeks 1 day)

    Hello sweet baby,

    Mommy is so excited to be starting this journal. It has been one loooooong year...but, I just know that you are our little miracle. I have prayed so hard, and am praying hard, that I will be able to hold you in my arms come Feb/March. The Dr. today said that, you will be due on 10 March 2004. However, because of mom's unique uterus : ), you will very likely be born early. I hope that you can stay warm and comfortable inside of me.....for as long as possible.

    I will make this background brief for now, but want you to know that, you have a big sister, Rachael Ann, who is watching over us from heaven. Mom and dad lost Rachael on 21 June 2002. We were very, very sad. We lost her almost a year to the day that we conceived you. Mom feels so horrible that we lost Rachael. But, I also feel that you are g-d's answer to our prayers!

    Then, last January, we lost another pregnancy, due to a blighted ovum...no baby. I think that g-d was trying to tell your dad and I that we needed to wait just a bit longer.

    Anyhow, we spent the spring and early summer having many, many tests...and were on a really long roller coaster ride. It turns out that I have a rare uterine anomaly, called unicornuate uterus. I have a barrel shaped uterus, about 3/4 of the normal size. I also have only one tube that communicates with my uterus. This anomaly occured while I was developing in Grandma Elaine. It wasn't fun finding out at 35 that there is something wrong with my uterus. But....mom and dad weren't giving up hope! I had surgery in May to confirm the anomaly...and then waited for my next period.....which I never got!!!

    Dad and I really didn't think that we'd conceive you so quickly, but, you beat the odds...and are now growing strong inside of me!!!! Yes, you are our miracle child!!!

    I had a few pregnancy signs early on, like zits (yuck), and frequent urination. I finally got brave and took a home pregnancy test on 2 July....and your dad said "guess what, your going to be a mommy again!" I sat with the test in front of me for hours!!!! I had a blood test to confirm it on the 3rd of July. I have had two HCG (that's the hormone you produce when pregnant) tests so far....on 3 July, it was 3,359...and on 11 July, it was 22,887!!!!

    I am feeling very pregnant now...I am very, very tired all the time....urinate all night....and have a queasy stomach. But, I welcome all of this because I know it means you are growing healthy and strong.

    I had my first ultra sound this morning...and I cried tears of joy when I heard your beautiful heart beating...at 120 bpm! I will record it next time, so that I can share it with you some day! I also have a picture to share with you...you are beautiful already!!! My new friend here in Germany, Sherri, went with me, because your dad is traveling a lot right now. I am so glad that Sherri was with me!

    Dad and I have a long, long road ahead of us until we see you....but, we will be okay. We will just take one day at a time.

    There are so many wonderful ladies here on preg.org who are praying for us, and wishing us well. I am so blessed to have them in my life! I wish all of them babydust and blessings too.

    Well, my sweet baby, mommy is tired, so I will stop for now. I hope to write here each day, to tell you all about how we are doing, your family, etc....

    I love you....precious.....grow strong!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Default 6 weeks 2 days

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    Hi sweet baby,

    How are you today? I am feeling kind of blah...but, that's okay. I should be feeling this way right now. I have laundry finishing in the basement, and I was just looking at the video I made for Grandma Elaine's 50th birthday several years ago. It has home movies from when I, Aunt Suzanne, and Aunt Yvette were babies!!!! I can't wait to show you the video...it's special!

    I was also looking at some cross stich patterns on-line. I am trying to find one with the theme "A Star Is Born" for your room. I may have plenty of extra time on my hands if I am on bedrest while you grow. I have found a few, but will wait to order.

    Your dad is in Stuttgart right now, away on business. He sure travels a lot these days!!! But, he is a proud American soldier...and soldiers keep very busy! On Sunday, dad will leave to go to Vincenza, Italy for two weeks. I was going to go with him....but I think it's best that I stay behind and rest here in Heidelberg. It won't be much of a vacation, as your dad will be working long hours.

    I will stay home here in Heidelberg, and plan our Germany vacation for the last week in August and first week in September. We hope to spend a week up north, and a week down south. There are some very pretty places to go...and also very historical.

    Well...sweet one....I will try to write more later today...

    I love you, very much!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hello sweet baby,

    I hope you are well today. Mom is feeling super yucky this morning. I had to get up at 7:30 to let the gate guards know that we were expecting carpet to be delivered from a German store today. They should be here between 11 and 1....but, I didn't know that until just a few minutes ago. The carpet is berber, and will go in the office/guest room. It wil help hide all your dad's coffee stains nicely. You'll see, he carries an adult sippie cup with him where-ever he goes...he has to have his coffee!!!

    I was up again all last night with several potty trips. I should make a mark on a sheet of paper each time...so I will have a count...but, it's somewhere between 3-6 times.

    Guess what sweet one, your dad comes home from Stuttgart today. He will be here until Sunday...and then he leaves for two weeks. He will be going to Italy next. I can't wait to show him your first "picture" though....it's in a pretty silver frame that says "Love". Aunt Suzie gave it to us as an engaqement gift.

    Okay...mom's going to go lie down for a few minutes...

    Love you!!!!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hello sweet baby,

    I hope that you are well inside of me today. I am still not feeling very well...but know that things could be worse.

    Dad came home from Stuttgart last night...and then spent a few hours at work! He needs to catch up before he leaves for Italy tomorrow. Wish he had a few days or a week in between trips. Anyhow, we went out for a yummy Italian dinner....the food here in Germany is super!!!!

    Dad went into work again today for a while. I set out dad's clothes for his trip, and then began your hard bound journal. I love writing to you...and hope that you enjoy reading this and the hard journal.

    Tomorrow, I will go to a festival in Rauenberg. The town is just south of Heidelberg....and, it is celebrating its 700th birthday!!!! I will go with "Aunt Sherri" and Uncle John...our new friends here in Heidelberg. Sherri went with me to the first U/S on Wed.; she and John are really looking out for me, especially while dad travels.

    Love you sweet one!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Default 6 weeks, 5 days

    Hello sweet baby,

    Mom is sooooooo excited this morning....because......we have a BEAUTIFUL new Siggy at the bottom of our posts!!!!! Mommy's dear friend, Teresa, put the siggy together for us! Teresa/Trixiedoodle IS THE BEST!!!!!! Thank you for putting our new siggy together....
    WE LOVE YOU, TERESA!!!!
    Teresa is one of mommies dear friends here on Preg.org. She has been cheering for daddy and I through this very long last year....and, she helps mommy keep her chin and spirits up!!!! Teresa is so special to everyone here at Preg.org!!!!

    This journal post is dedicated to you, Teresa....sending you TONS of babydust and love!!!!!

    Mom (and Baby B to B)
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hello Sweet Baby,

    I hope that you are well today. Boy, what a long, hot day we had yesterday. After dropping daddy off at the Haupt Ban Hoff (Main Train Station), I came home and got ready to go the festival in Rauenberg with Sherri and John. The festival was so neat....with many town members participating in the festival parade celebrating the town's 700 birthday. It was very, very hot...nearly 100 degrees....but all the parade participants wore costumes depicting important events in the town's history from 1300's until today. Everyone wore smiles, despite the heat, even the children...it was amazing!

    Last night, I just relaxed and Instant Messaged with Teresa. Mom loves "talking" with Teresa...she is so special. We hope that Teresa and her DH caught their eggy this cycle!!!!!

    Today, I am going to get my hair cut....but, am not going to color it until I am in the second tri-mester.

    Lots of love sweet baby,

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hi Sweet Baby,

    Mom hopes you are doing well today. We have certainly been getting plenty of rest during the day...as, I feel like I am in a time warp, and can sleep forever. I just woke up from a good 2 hour nap. I know that I am very lucky to be able to do this in the middle of the day. I am getting up so much at night to go potty, that I am getting very little good sleep at night. I wake up tired, and stay that way, most of the day. And, the temperature has been very hot and sticky lately...and with no air conditioner, I'm miserable! Okay....I am not upset about it....and know it is normal....and will pass in a few weeks. I also have had no real appetite. Nothing seems good anymore : ( This will pass in a few weeks too!

    Okay, on to a more positive note. This morning, I went with Sherri and a friend's granddaughter to the Heidelberg Zoo. Although, I've been to much nicer zoos, it's nice to know that we have one so close by.
    We took the Strasse Ban (Street Car) there and back...and we went to downtown Heidelberg for lunch. Mom had a small salad and a potato pancake with applesauce. Potato pancakes can be one of my favorites...so I will have to go back and get it again when my appetite returns.


    Let's see....yesterday, I ordered another drawer for your tall nursery dresser. We needed to do this, as the drawer was broken apart during our move here. The drawer alone costs $50!!!!! But, we did spend quite a bit of money on the set (It's the kind that will go to a toddler bed and then full size) and we hope to pass it down to you or one of your siblings someday. The nursery set is beautiful!!!!

    Okay....mom's tired...and she's going to rest now.

    Tomorrow, I start walking with our neighbor, Nancy, who lives below us. We are going to try to walk several times a week....

    Love you!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hello sweet baby,

    I hope that you are well today. I am still feeling pretty miserable....with no energy...but, that's okay. It will return some time : )

    I had another visit with the OB/GYN clinic today. This time it was with the head nurse, who gave me a video series and lots of info about pregnancy do's and don'ts.

    I also had a Dr. take some cultures, because I thought I had a urinary tract infection....with all the peeing I am doing. It turns out, I was right...and I do have a UTI. So, I am now taking Macrobid (an antibiodic) for 7 days. I hope that it doesn't affect you at all...but, it is still on my mind. If I don't take it, the UTI could turn into a kidney infection....and they can cause problems....like pre-term labor. Just what we DON'T need. So hang in there, precious....

    I have my first real OB appt. on Monday. Apparently the one last week was just to make sure the preg was viable, and to see how big you are!!! The one on Monday is where I get to ask the new Dr., Dr. Preen all the questions I have (and there are lots!!!!) and have a pap and boob check. This is all routine.

    Well....sweet one...I'm going to go rest....as I am still dragging my butt these days.

    I am starting my walking routine tonight though...with our neighbor Nancy, who lives downstairs....just a half hour 2-3 times a week....

    Love you, sweet one!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hi sweet baby,

    I hope you are doing okay today. Mom is feeeeeeling mmmmmuuuucccchhhhhhhh BETTER!!!! Yeah...I finally had a fairly decent night sleep...I think I only got up 4 times! Still a lot....but, better than every hour. I think the antibiodic is starting to kick in already. Oh, this makes mom so very happy : ) Okay, now if I can just get over food aversion. Nothing sounds, smells, or tastes good.... : (

    I spoke with Dad very, very early this morning...(4 am)....He is trying to pull 24 hour shifts, by himself! Things are very, very busy for him in Italy. Anyhow, one of his co-workers is driving down today to help him out. I am now very glad that I decided to stay home.

    Today, I am just doing laundry, and if it cools downs later will go for a walk.

    Oh...I think I forgot to note that, yesterday, I bought a mini cassette recorder so that we can record your heartbeat during our OB appts. Yeah...I can't wait to record and share them with you some day. It's amazing what technology provides us!!!!

    Okay, my sweet one....mommy loves you!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hello sweet baby,

    Mom hopes that you are growing big and strong! I am doing okay today. I had a burst of energy this morning, so I dusted our room and the living room...just enough so that I am keeping up with the house work.

    I also called a few house cleaners today...and hope to have someone clean every two weeks soon.

    Let's see....I also took a walk to the post office, which is about 1 mile away, to pick up the mail. I stopped by my friend Alicia's on the way home to rest. She always has a story to share....

    I am trying to decide what to have for dinner tonight..but, nothing sounds good. I guess I'll figure it out. I am feeling better today....and hope I will continue to feel this way over the weekend.

    Oh, I spoke with the head OB nurse today, and asked her if Dr. Preen was going to do another ultrasound on Monday at our first "official" OB appt....and, she said YES!!!!! I am so excited...another chance to see you, love. This time I will ask for all the pictures, and bring the tape recorder. I can't wait to surprise Dad and play the tape on the phone!

    I love you, sweet baby...stay well!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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