Monday, April 28, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Have you heard about the stomach bug that's been going around? Well if you haven't, pray you never have to experience it.
The stomach bug of 2014 hit me like a ton of bricks Thursday night.
I started getting sick about 8:30pm and honestly chalked it up to being pregnant and possibly morning sickness was rearing it's ugly head again.
But no. Once it started it didn't stop.
Finally around 11:30 after my 4th trip to the bathroom I laid in bed thinking, I really think I might die and if I throw up one more time I'm calling the doctor on call. And of course, back to the bathroom I went not 2 minutes later.
After putting in a call to my on call OB, she called back, listened to my symptoms, and said I needed to come to the hospital.
She sent me to the ER which is where Kyle and I sat from midnight to around 4am.
Reagan sure knew something was up. She was kickin' up a storm! She knew it would make momma feel better to know she was ok.
At 4am the ER doctor said there was nothing else they could do, so they either had to admit me or send me home.
Being pregnant, there was NO way I was going home. Go home to continue being sick, get dehydrated, then have to come back up here again?!
I think NOT!
By now they had already taken out my IV, so they poked me again then sent me up to Labor and Delivery. And can I say WOW!
We were at the hospital I'll be delivering at, Baylor Frisco, and these rooms are amazing! Here is a panoramic view from my hospital bed.
Poor guy was such a trooper. Once they admitted me, he went home, showered, and went to work for alittle bit. He definitely went to bed early that night and slept a LONG time!
Let's just say, I am so glad we picked this hospital to have Reagan in. It is NICE! They monitored Reagan and made sure she was ok, which she was. Only momma was sick. It was nice to know she was totally fine!
They discharged me around 1pm on Friday and we went home.
I literally slept from Friday afternoon until Saturday evening besides to be woken up to take my nausea medicine.
I'm feeling much better, but still have barely any energy. Ready to feel back to normal.
I am thankful that all of that is over, and pray that NONE of you get the stomach bug of 2014.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
At first I thought I wouldn't write about our 1st due date, but I firmly believe that God's glory will be brought from all that is lost and I wouldn't be giving God the glory He deserves if I didn't talk about this. Our story is a testament of God's plan for us and looking back over our journey, I wouldn't change a thing, even the heartache and loss.
We found out we were pregnant on July 21, 2013 and lost our baby on July 31, 2013. Petri's (that was baby's nickname) due date was this past Saturday, March 29. For days before Saturday, I thought about how I would feel when the day finally came. It's hard thinking about that baby. Even though we are pregnant now, that 1st pregnancy was such an exciting time for us. It was unexpected and exciting! So different from when we found out we were pregnant from IVF.
I should have been driving home from the hospital around now. I should be holding our baby in my arms. I should be giving him/her kisses on their adorable cheeks. I honestly never thought we would lose a child. After everything we had gone through and then to add a miscarriage on top of it? I was almost to my breaking point. I was angry. I was so angry. I felt like God had turned his back on me and for about 2 months I turned my back on God, but He never turned His back on me. He had a plan the whole time.
It wasn't until I started really thinking about it that it hit me. Our baby Reagan is due July 21, 2014. EXACTLY a year after we found out were pregnancy for the 1st time. God has always had a plan and this is just one more part of our story that I just have to smile.
I know that for us to be pregnant with Reagan now, our sweet Petri had to go to Heaven. Reagan was made for us and I can't wait to meet her, but I will always remember our 1st child. Without that baby, our sweet baby wouldn't be growing inside of me now.
I know when July 21, 2014 comes around this year, it will be one of the most joyous days of our lives just like July 21, 2013 was. I know our sweet Petri will be looking down from Heaven on the day that his (I always thought Petri was a boy) sister is born saying "It's ok mom. I'm here and I'm so excited for my little sister!" God brings joy through sadness and this is no different.
We love you little Petri and I sometimes can see you sitting in God's lap as he tells you all about us and we can't wait to meet you one day. I would be lying if I said it doesn't hurt knowing that I will never hold you in my arms, but I know you are in best arms anyone could ever have wrapped around them.
Love you sweet one.
**sorry for the random ramblings of this post. My heart is a mess of ramblings when I talk about our 1st pregnancy**