We told the girls that there was a baby in mommy's tummy and and they jumped up and down and squealed for a good five minutes shouting, "Yay!!!!!" Brayce came over and gave me a hug and I hugged her back and she looked up at me and said, "I was hugging the baby, you know?!"
I went in the next week for my first official appointment (8 weeks 4 days) and still had been bleeding everyday, but look how Roo has grown! (Roo isn't the baby's name, but what we have chosen to call him/her, like bean or peanut.)
At 10+ week we still had a growing baby with a healthy heartbeat! And the bleeding had finally slowed down!
My next appointment was a month after that and it felt like torture not getting to see my baby and check on him/her. It's probably a good thing I don't have one of those heart machines because I'd constantly be poking that at my belly.
At my next appointment they couldn't find the heartbeat with the sound machine so they sent me over to the u/s room to "just make sure." The worry never ends.
I am currently 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant.
It's been a tough road with the bleeding and fear that the hemorrhages are going to cause damage to the baby by causing the placenta to become detached from the uterine wall. We have been in prayer that they will dissolve themselves (which many do on their own and each time have looked to be heading in that direction.)
My next appointment is next week, where our doctor is going to look at them and my prayer is the hemorrhages will be gone.
Our plan was to tell our exciting news at Christmas time, but then with the bleeding and hemmorhages, I've just been putting it off because I've been afraid, keeping it a secret because I felt that would keep Roo safe. So while I am still nervous about my pregnancy and the health of my baby, after there was more bleeding yesterday, I wanted to share this with you, asking you to join with me in prayer. And continue on the rest of our journey with us.
My hope is in Jesus. And my hope is to get to bring our baby home in JULY to join his/her 2 big sisters and big brother.