Already getting the- "You have 3 more months?!" and "Are you sure there's just one in there?! " comments. If last time is any indication, I still have a long way to grow! :)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), my pregnancy is now considered "high risk." Many years ago my mom gave birth to a beautiful baby girl perfect in every way but one. She was born still. Recently my mom and I were talking, and realized the likely cause of my little sister's death was a blood clotting disorder that my mother carried. We then went on to realize I might carry it too.
So at 22 weeks of pregnancy I got tested. And it's been confirmed, I too have this blood clotting disorder (thrombophilia). The possible effects- recurrent miscarriage (never had one) or stillbirth at any time. The cause- tiny blood clots that form in your cord/placenta that cut off oxygen to the baby. To hopefully avoid any risk to the baby I am now on a daily injection of blood thinner.
We are so very grateful to God that I was tested before something terrible happened to our little peanut. However, we won't be 100% in the clear until our little blessing arrives. As a mother, this is terrifying. I have been struggling not to be overcome with fear. This is certainly one of the biggest tests of faith the Lord has presented to me yet. But He is certainly telling us loud and clear, that above all else, we must put our trust and faith in Him and Him alone.
So we wait and we pray. And I'm very aware of every little movement this little one makes. We certainly covet your prayers- for baby's safety and mama's sanity these next 3 months. Oh, and that the next 3 months will pass quickly!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Got to see our newest addition in 4D today. All is looking great! We went the cheap route- didn't get the CD, don't have a scanner, so a picture of a picture will have to do. :) PS- less than 100 days to go! Can't even believe it...baby will be a bit early b/c of planned c-section. Hoping to have an official date next Tuesday...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Another favorite, great for chilly winter days and nights...
- 1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 can kidney beans (undrained)
- 1 can black beans (undrained)
- 28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
- 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- 4 oz. can diced green chilies
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 packet ranch dressing mix
* Cook onion, add beef and brown. Drain fat. Add remaining ingredients, simmer 1 hour. Serve w/ cheese, sour cream and fritos. Enjoy!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Hard to believe we're in month 6. In just a few weeks we start the 3rd trimester. Even harder to believe, we're having a baby this year! In just a little over 3 short months. This pregnancy is flying by! In a lot of ways it has been a lot harder physically than E's, but I am so very grateful for this little one growing inside me. Can't wait to meet her!