How have I made it this far with out updating my blog?? I am 35 weeks pregnant and haven’t posted one thing about my pregnancy thus far. I am not sure how I have accomplished that. I obviously set a goal to blog more often and am already failing at that, then when I found out I was pregnant the goal was to at least do weekly updates documenting my journey, and hey guess what… I am human and missed the mark on my pregnancy blogging as well. I guess we all can’t be perfect!
So now that I am about to pop I figured I would hop on and talk about the pregnancy a little bit. We found out March 14th that we were expecting. We had been trying for God knows how long… like 7 years give or take, and nothing ever seemed to want to stick. We, well at least, I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that if it was meant to be it would be and if it wasn’t it wouldn’t. We didn’t want to go through the pain, efforts, and mainly the costs of reproductive treatments, so we just ran with it. And, honestly, after so long, I had come to the realization that it just wasn’t going to happen for us. Caedan was going to be our only child. I was just coming to grasp with the fact that pregnancy wasn’t going to happen for us and BAM I was late. So being late wasn’t a huge thing for me, my cycle was usually regular, but sometimes went longer some months than others. I know total TMI!! But after being almost 2 weeks late, I decided to test. I was pregnant. I seriously couldn’t believe it. And, of course didn’t want to get to excited either since I had miscarried before. I found out in the Target bathroom, as I had to go to work, but wanted to know ASAP (no I don’t work at Target, my hubby does, and at the time we only had one vehicle, so I had just dropped him off before heading to my shift.) So I knew for roughly 9 hours before I told my husband. I wanted to tell him before I went to work, but I just didn’t have the time. I had texted him during my shift letting him know I had something to tell him when I got off, but he had no clue it was as big of news as it actually was. He was FLOORED… excited, scared, nervous and floored. He said he never expected that to be the news that I had. And trust me, I was still in shock too. Hell, I am still in shock to be honest! We told Caedan a few weeks later, and he was so happy too. He has been wanting a sibling for some time now, and instantly insisted it was a girl…
Caedan called it… he was right!! We found out around 24 weeks that we are having a girl, which is super exciting to us for a couple of different reasons. Our first and biggest reason is we do not have to worry about the risk of Duchenne right now. Duchenne is on the X chromosome, and since females have 2 Xs, they usually have a good X that covers the bad X, if a bad X is inherited. BUT that is a science lesson for another day, and yes, there is still a small chance that she could have a Muscular Dystrophy issue, but we should be in the clear for a while since she is a girl. Our second reason, is well, we both just really really wanted a little girl. Our family is full of boys and a girl will be a nice, welcome change of pace… or so we hope. I have heard from many that boys are easier, and we may be in trouble with a little girl. We will see.
My pregnancy has been interesting so far. I won’t go into too much detail since I didn’t keep a good weekly log like I originally intended. I will say, I have had pretty much every symptom of everything that could be wrong during a pregnancy. And, it has been interesting trying to make sure the little one and I are safe. I have even been treated with Magnesium for preeclampsia. Luckily, my labs have been really good so I am able to continue my pregnancy. I also suffer from chronic headaches and migraines and unfortunately, during my pregnancy they have been almost unbearable. No fun when you really can’t take many medications to correct the issue. They say that every pregnancy is different and so far that has held true from the first.
But, here I am, I have made it to 35 weeks!! 35 weeks is when I delivered Caedan, so really, I could have a baby any day now. But, realistically still have 4 weeks (they won’t let me past 39 weeks due to a uterine abnormality, again TMI). I am interested to see how far I will go, and super excited to meet this precious baby girl!
Get ready for mommy posts about all things mommy life and baby! I can’t wait to play dress up…bahhahaa!