Wow! It’s been a while since my last post. A lot has happened since July. Before I get into the title of this post, let’s do a quick update–
My elbow has almost completely healed. It has been a very long road for that little elbow of mine, but now (at almost 4 months post-op) it is finally pain free! I do not have full range of motion yet, but I have more than enough for regular day to day functioning. The rest will come with time. We are not worried one bit. Other than that, I have had a really good couple of months! Only one ER visit in 4 months… Not too shabby at all.
Now onto the main event! Yes, my husband and I are expecting our first little baby in June! We are extremely excited, and needless to say, very nervous as well. Human growing is serious business… Serious, vomit inducing business. Puke has become all too familiar of a thing to me nowadays. Puke and sleep! Oh, the joys. We are definitely looking forward to the second trimester when all of this is supposed to ease up a bit. I’ll believe it when I see it! It doesn’t matter as long as everyone is healthy.
Pregnancy, with any type of chronic illness, can be a bit tricky. With EDS, it means possible bed rest in the future months. It also means I will not have the option to give birth vaginally. It is much too risky for the baby, as well as for my health. I will have a scheduled c-section, where everything will be planned out down to the very minor details. I have a great team of doctors working with me to make sure we both stay safe and healthy throughout the pregnancy. Extra precautions are being taken, such as multiple dr appts, extra ultrasounds, lots of blood work, heart tests, and pregnancy safe blood thinners (lovenox–a daily injection into the abdomen). Although it has only been 9 weeks, everything so far is going really well. We saw the baby’s heartbeat, all of my measurements look great, and my blood levels are perfect. Other than the need for IV hydration one time, there have been no other complications.
Many people have been overly surprised that we announced our pregnancy before the recommended 12 week mark. It is common knowledge in pregnancy that the risk of miscarriage dramatically decreases after 12 weeks, which is why most people wait. I totally understand this logic, and it makes complete sense. However, it did not make sense to us. I am pregnant. Me! PREGNANT! Something that many people, including myself, didn’t think would or could happen. It is something to celebrate! Even if the unthinkable devastation did happen, it would not change the fact that we got pregnant! I can’t think of one good reason not to share that with everyone. We went back and forth with the decision for a while, and really the only reason we came up with not to tell people was the fear of being judged, and that was not a good enough reason at all. So, here we are… 9 weeks pregnant, and happy as can be (even with all of the vomit).
I will be starting a YouTube channel where I will be doing weekly pregnancy updates, as well as DIY’s, tutorials, reviews and hauls, recipes, and much more. Once I have it up and running, I will post the link to my channel.
As always, thank you all for your support. Love you all!