Hello? (echo echo echo).
Hi everyone :)
It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Yeah, like a long while. I could keep you here all day reading about the trials and tribulations of my pregnancy thus far but I’ve decided to just keep it short and sweet.
My morning sickness was/is a nightmare. I take each day an hour at a time but I will say in the last week to ten days things are getting better. Every day I tell myself this is what you wanted and I truly couldn’t be more grateful for these gifts.
The main reason this post is really late is that I have some bad news that is difficult to talk about. Since so many of you had read and followed along with my infertility story I certainly couldn’t lie when I discovered my pregnancy. As soon as we had our viability confirmed I was ready to tell the world the shocking/amazing news that we were expecting triplets.
Around 10 weeks we knew that something was wrong with one of our babies due to repeated screenings which told us that there were growth discrepancies and heart rate issues. We had prepared ourselves for the worst. On October 29th we were informed that one of the babies no longer had a heartbeat and it was a loss. All the mental preparedness I had for such news went out the window and my husband and I were heartbroken. It was a very terrible time. The days that followed and the complications that arose were nothing short of terrible themselves.
After multiple hospital visits, bed rest, and lots and lots of medications later I am fine and my twins are doing wonderfully. We had our most recent appointment yesterday and the babies are laying head to feet with each other, measuring on target, with great strong heartbeats.
Next week is our unofficial “baby moon” cruise. We had the cruise booked since long before I got pregnant but I’m so looking forward to the trip now that we have been given the “all clear” from my new and WONDERFUL Obstetrician. She is watching over me like a hawk and paying very close attention to detail on my labs and ultrasounds. She’s my protector and advocate and I’m so happy she is to be a part of our journey.
I will be 15 weeks along tomorrow and we are planning to find out the sex of the babies in December just in time to announce for Christmas.
I took a picture today (a day early) of my now obvious baby(s) bump :)
I’m going to do my best to keep you all better informed and I wanted to thank those of you who have reached out to me via email, or text to see how I am doing.
It means the world to me that there are kind and wonderful people out there rooting for my babies and I to make it to the end. We were given a tentative delivery date for April 22nd which is just over 37 weeks gestation. I will keep them baking for as long as this body will let me.
I miss you all VERY much and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.