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.



6 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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