I am the mom of a 6 mo old daughter Kaylee Rose whom we adopted at birth. I am now 29 weeks pregnant with our DS who will be named Robert Arthur.
Ok, so here is the story thus far. I have never in my life had regular periods. Doctors had to put me on birth control to force me to have periods as a teenager. We knew going into this we would have problems conceiving. Over the past 8 years, I have had multiple surgeries, we have both had tons of tests, spent thousands of dollars, and been on more medications than I can list. Nothing worked....
The last month we tried the fertility pills was September 2011, but in the excitement of our AD Kaylee's impending birth, we thought it had not worked. We had recently decided to wait and start the fertility pills again after Kaylee turned 1. Oops! Guess that timing got bumped up!
When it comes to the symptoms of pregnancy, I have had other health issues that masked them. Morning sickness- Intense allergies (they get nasty down here without the city pollution to kill stuff). Getting bigger- Hi, already fat girl here! Breast change-weight fluctuations and I had a reduction at 16 that screwed up the nerves (as a side note, also made it where I cannot breast feed). It wasn't until I felt some weird movements over the last couple of weeks that we got to something I could not explain. I honestly thought I had blown something from my gastric bypass from 2008 and it was gas. Until I noticed that you could see it through my skin.
We actually took the pregnancy test just to rule it out before I went to the doctor to look for a rupture. We were stunned and quite confused. We had been told that it was not possible without help. Now we find out we did have help! We are approximately 29 weeks along, both Lil Rob (as he has been dubbed) and myself are healthy and doing great! We have to travel to a high risk pregnancy specialist 3 hours away next week to get a more intense ultrasound and blood testing. Thankfully, Kaylee is AWESOME in the car and loves to go new places.
I am excited and at the same time scared out of my mind! We had accepted that I would probably never get to experience this and that we would adopt again for Kaylee to have siblings. Sure didn't plan on having 2 under 1 yr! I know it is just another way that my Sunshine lights up my life! I think it is another blessing that I missed all of the stressful time in the first trimester where miscarriage would have been at the front of my mind all the time. I was too busy having the fun of becoming a new mom!
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I am very open with sharing my experience in case it helps another lady in her quest to achieve "Momhood!"
on Apr. 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM