So I found out that I am pregnant again yesterday (9/25/2011). Here is a little bit of history to catch you all up. In 2008 my husband and I got pregnant for the first time. Everything was going really well until about the 16th week. At 16 weeks my water broke. Unfortunately my body had developed an infection and we were not able to save the baby. Sometimes when your water breaks that early in a pregnancy it can be replenished (the amniotic fluid) and you can continue with the pregnancy, however in my case, because of the infection we were not able to wait and see if that was a possibility. This was a pretty devistating time for both my husband and I. Its hard to understand why.
Then, we got pregnant again in 2010. It was a similar situation. When I was about 17 weeks, the baby dropped. They put me in the hospital "upside down" to try and get the baby to go back up. Again, my body developed an infection. Womens bodies become more prone to infection in this situation so my doctor warned me that this was a possibility. At that point the only choice we had was to terminate the pregnancy. This time around was a lot harder than the first time. We both went through some major depressions. I still have a hard time with it.
Now I am pregnant for the 3rd time. I decided to start a blog just to get some of my feelings out on paper. Not to mention its a lot easier to send people to a blog to see your updates then have to tell everyone personally.
My husband and I are extremely excited to give this another shot! However, I cannot stop feeling a little scared. It is really hard to keep a positive attitude after having been through what we have. I can't imagine going through it all again.
We do have a couple of things going for us. One is the BEST doctor we could ask for! My doctor has set up a plan for us that will hopefully help us be successful this time around. The "plan" involves a lot of doctors visits, ultrasounds, and tests. I plan to blog after each appointment with updates on what is happening. (and more technical names for everything.) The second is our families. They are amazing and have been so supportive through all the rough patches. I don't think we would have made it without them! We love you guys!
My first ultrasound will be on October 17th and my first doctors appointment will be October 19th. So stay tuned for updates! Welcome to my blog, thanks for reading!