Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Round Two! Pregnant Again

Hi everyone! Welcome to my new blog. Through some forceful coercion from my friend Mandy, I have decided to document this pregnancy through the eyes of the internet. Though I find my life extremely boring, there is nothing boring about a pregnancy! Anything can happen, as Ian and I know all too well after the loss of Fiona, our "first" child, to Turners Syndrome back in March. I contemplated how long I really wanted to wait after something so devestating. We thought it would be wise to wait maybe 6 months, even longer since we now had an open window to purchase a house with money we saved for the new baby. But God works in mysterious ways, and without really trying, I became pregnant 3 short months after. I guess they are right when they say it happens when you least expect it! Now I am dealing with mixed emotions. I am over the moon with happiness, yet frequently sidelined by these feelings that I may once again, get bad news. Turners Syndrome is not genetic so there is no reason to believe it will happen again, but I wish I was so easily convinced. I can only go into this pregnancy with positive and loving thoughts for this new baby who has come into my life. I am so excited to meet him/her and know that things are going to be great these next 8 months! The best part is knowing I have the support of my great friends, and amazing family and in-laws. I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy writing it.

My first prenatal appointment will be on July 22nd. I'll be 8 weeks 5 days and will receive my first ultrasound. It will be a nervewracking event, but I'm looking forward to it more than anything. The nurses felt no reason to see me earlier because of my past, but encouraged me to call should I have any questions or need anything at all.

So far I am only 5 weeks and feeling pretty good. Fatigue is kicking in a bit, but I'm getting by for the most part. Hunger is a real issue though! How does something the size of a poppy seed make me feel like I could eat a horse?

Much more soon!
Abby (and Ian)


Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Yay! I’m so excited that you are doing this. I’m praying everyday for that baby to grow strong and healthy. Thomas is also very excited that he’s going to have a new playmate.

K.M.L said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read all about it. Welcome to the blog world!!!

Dad said...

Hi Abby and Ian,

Congratulations! We are very happy for you both. I trust you can still hike with us in Colorado. See you soon.

Melanie said...

I am so glad you finally started your blog! You are pretty good at it. Don't stress out this pregnancy, that is the last thing this baby needs. Just remember it is in God's hands. I will be praying for you. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!

Christy said...

Hey Charlie! I'm super excited for you and Ian. I can't wait to meet the little one.

ereinhard152 said...

Abby & Ian, we are SO EXCITED for the two of you and can't wait to read all about it!

Unknown said...

Hey lady,

I am so excited for you and Ian, you two are going to make amazing parents. I can't wait to read all about your pregnancy adventures; and this way I will not have to harrass you at work anymore for all the details...Although be warned, I still might:)

Love you-Erin