Well, as many of you know, I'm currently pregnant with our miracle baby. After facing a year long battle with infertility and 2 surgeries, our prayers were answered with a miracle baby of our very own.
I'm now almost 18 weeks pregnant, and doing pretty good. The baby is growing right on schedule and the doctor said he/she is very active and doing well. I've been feeling the baby move now for about 2 weeks, and my hubby finally felt the baby move this weekend, which was exciting. It seemed like before that, ever time the baby would move, by the time he'd get over here, she'd stop. So, it was nice that he was able to finally feel the movements.
Our son (who will be 4 next week) is absolutely loving the idea of being a big brother. He kisses and hugs my tummy about 20 times a day, he reads to the baby, sings to the baby, and constantly talks to the baby. I think he might actually be more impatient than me, which is amazing! LOL
We find out next Friday (the 23rd) whether it's a boy or a girl, and I can't wait. The suspense is killing me. I'm one of those people that will ALWAYS want to know the sex of the baby ahead of time. I love being able to talk to the baby and call them by name, rather than "hey baby," or talk about "it" or the "the baby" instead of saying "he" or "she."
The only thing that's been hard is that I've been sick most of this pregnancy. I have terrible allergies, and none of my allergy meds are safe during pregnancy. Since I can't take my allergy meds, I end up with sinus infections. It was the same when I was pregnant with my son. With this pregnancy, so far I've had 3 sinus infections, bronchitis, 2 pretty bad colds, plus the regular morning sickness at the beginning.
Now, I'm currently battling a sinus infection and bronchitis and I'm on my 2nd round of antibiotics. The first round almost cleared up my sinus infection, but not quite, so it ended up spreading to my lungs....thus the bronchitis. So, they started me on a 2nd round over the weekend, so hopefully this will be the last round for now.
The only other eventful thing that has happened is that I was warned that I might be at risk for delivering the baby at home or in the car. With my son, my water broke so we headed for the hospital. But, I didn't feel a single contraction until I was fully dialated and it was time to push. And, I did NOT have any pain meds or epidural. They couldn't believe it because the contractions on the monitor were off the charts, but my husband and I were laughing and joking and I didn't feel a thing. Well, they told me that the 2nd baby usually comes much quicker and that I will likely have this baby within 2 hours of the first contraction. But, they said that if I can't feel the contractions, I'll have no way of knowing that I'm in labor, especially if my water doesn't break (which it doesn't always). So, there's a good chance I might be in labor at home and not know it. Just what I needed, another thing to worry about! Hahaa!
Anyway, if you'd like to hear the baby's heartbeat, check out my latest video. It's amazing and is truly the BEST sound in the world!