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)
Posted by Abby Larson at 9:44 AM