Saturday, April 11, 2009

Drinking......egg dye, only Owen!!! And our journey...

So, we dyed easter eggs, Owen loved it, he wanted all the cups full of dye for himself, mom and dad weren't allowed to do it, as you can see he moved all of the cups to HIS area. He was so good at using the stick thing to put the eggs down and out with, but he figured he could do it faster with just his hands. He spilled so many colors, and a couple eggs ended up as base"balls". He ended up turning himself blue, is favorite color, "boo" as he calls it. It was so much fun but then we HAD to give him another bath, yes, not thinking, we gave him one before we started the egg dying. Where was our brains? But how fun?

I had a doctors appt last week, and an ultrasound :) Our baby is due October 24th. YAY!!!!! The doctor also told me that I have a low lying placenta and that it is completely covering my cervix. Hopefully as the baby grows my placenta will move up and out of the way of my cervix. So keep me in your prayers. It has been a hard pregnancy already. I have MTHFR gene mutation and with that I have to take my prenatal vitamin, a baby aspirin, and 5 mg of folic acid. It makes me so sick, all the time. Last week I was so sick that I called her office wondering if I was keeping it all down. I knew how important it was for this medicine, they were worried about me not getting enough fluids so they took me off the meds and put me on 2 flinstone vitamins. That helped tremendously, too bad I couldn't stay off all those pills. When I went in to her office she put me back on them, said my body needed the aspirin due to the higher risk of blood clots and the folic acid because my body doesn't know how to break it down so I have to take such a high dosage so the baby gets enough. I would have never known about this gene mutation if I would chosen not to have anymore kids. In December 2004, I had a son, Riley Joseph, he was our first, unexpected, and we weren't married yet, we hadn't even thought about it. I carried him to 33 weeks. I went to the ER not feeling good and my ear was throbbing, thought it was just an infection. They had to check the baby, that night I felt my whole world crashing down around me. I had lost my baby, they couldn't find the heartbeat and there was no movement. The hardest thing in my life. My husband, Duke, we had gotten married the month before, was my rock of strength. I was so thankful for him. We buried our son on December 17, 2004. I knew that it happened for a reason, I wasn't going to question why. I can say that honestly, I have never questioned "why us", I was lost, hurt, missing a part of me. I can never explain how hurt I was. I will never forget my first son. But I also know that I cannot get lost in "what would have been". God has blessed us with a healthy son, Owen Wesley, thanks to the amazing doctors we found out about my mutation disorder, I took my meds, was monitored weekly at a high risk office, and on June 21, 2007 we welcomed Owen. I feel blessed to be pregnant again, I just pray that this baby comes out healthy. Please keep us in your prayers. I know that this was a quick summary of what we went through but I feel like anybody reading this could pray for us, or this could offer you hope to a situation that you might be going through. Thanks for reading!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey you! So glad to hear your appts are going well! I know you are having a girl! I have been trying to think of some fun names!!!