Sunday, April 18, 2010

Joke's On Us

Do you remember that April Fool's post about us having a new baby but not being pregnant?  Yeah, so, umm....joke's on us, because we are pregnant!

It's still early and it's been quite a rollercoaster, but we're very excited.  We found out about two weeks ago, then went to the doctor and on the ultrasound he didn't find a baby.  He told us we had an anembryonic pregnancy, or blighted ovum, and that we would miscarry.  He gave us the choice to have a d&c, take medicine to induce the miscarriage, or wait it out naturally.  I chose to wait, and thank goodness.

We were devastated.  

A week later the nausea continued, and it escalated to not being able to keep anything down (even water) by Wednesday afternoon (sound familiar?).  Honestly, I was angry because if there was no baby, why did I have to throw up?  Dakota remembered I had a Zofran stash left over from my pregnancy with Maddie, and that magic pill saved us from having to go to the emergency room for IV fluids - again.

I contacted the doctor, who was concerned that I may have a molar pregnancy and wanted me to come in the next day.  He said there was a 3-5% chance of it being a molar pregnancy, less than 1% chance that it would continue on as a normal pregnancy, and most likely, the throwing up was just an anomaly on my way to miscarriage. 

We went in the next day and saw a different doctor.  She turned the screen away from us so we wouldn't have to see an empty uterus, but after a moment said, "Honey, I have good news for you!"

I began crying and Dakota and I were trying to hug and it was completely and wonderfully overwhelming.  Then she showed us our eight week old baby with a heartbeat.  Once again, we're in love.

We're due Nov. 26th, though with the likelihood of recurring ICP, we will probably deliver in late October.


  1. Congrats again! I'm so happy for y'all!

  2. Yay Amy!! Congratulations!
    I'll be praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy and baby!!

  3. YAY! Can't wait to meet this newest addition. :)

  4. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Shall I begin making a baby quilt in orange and black?? Just kidding...or am I? Congrats and stay healthy!!

  5. Congratulations to all of you! Your beautiful family is GROWING!!! Can't wait to meet this new little life!