Phew what a crazy pregnancy this has been! I was just sitting on the couch thinking about everything that has happened and I thought to myself, "Holy moly this has been a drama filled year!" First the Hyperemises, then the miscarriage scare, then getting sick with the flu and one day after getting better getting sick with a cold virus, oh then there was being rushed to the hospital for pre-term labor. At that point I kid you not I thought, "Wow if I can go through all this I can get through anything, bring it on!" Big mistake as two weeks later I was back in the hospital for four days with a big kidney stone!
Yes they are extremely painful, maybe more so than labor! I have strong beliefs against taking pain meds, and it took my Dr. telling me, "Either you take the drugs or we deliver this baby early and risk complications!" I can't say it was tough decision to make since the pain was awful and I was soo happy to pass that sucker just before going into surgery! So after that I had another visit for pre-term labor and now finally I am in the safe zone! I don't have to worry about stopping labor anymore and now the baby can come any day.
I can't tell you how relieved I am! So this is a celebration for me, because I am so done with the drama. I can't even imagine what kinds of things other women have gone through because I know there are others who have been through much worse. I just feel super blessed that the baby is healthy and growing and will be in my arms soon. Oh and you can bet your bottom I'm going to milk being on maternity leave, that means Garett has diaper duty specially the tar diaper duty lol! You know what I'm talking about!
Anyway I wanted to thank all of you for being so supportive and offering your prayers, they have made a huge difference! Ultimately I can honestly say I haven't suffered too much stress from all of this because ultimately it wasn't anything I didn't think I could get through, and I know things could have been so much worse.
When I think about the kids I already have, I just think how lucky I am to be having a third. Will I have a fourth? I'm thinking "No way Jose!" but really anyone who knows me well enough would say, "She's having more!" We'll see I know Garett wouldn't mind a fourth but I'm taking a five year break at least!! Maybe we could adopt one day, who knows!
Alright enough blabbering just felt like writing!