This blog was inspired by 31 for 21 & is about my wonderful family.

"As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible & trust God with the impossible." ~Ruth Bell Graham

"Never look down on someone, unless you're helping them up!"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Three is a charm!

     We found out Saturday (9/10/11) morning that I'm pregnant!  I went to the doctor yesterday (9/13/11) & was able to see the baby on ultrasound & hear it's heartbeat!  That was very reassuring to us.  I don't like to announce anything before 12 weeks, but the doctor was confident that all is well with the baby.  He even mentioned that the baby has a STRONG heartbeat.  With my history, I have to give myself shots in my belly each day, up until the day before I deliver.  If you're asking why, here's the explanation.  I have a blood clotting disorder called anticardiolipin antibodies.  Which means that my body thinks the baby is a blood clot, so it attacks it & destroys the baby.  I give myself a blood thinning shot, which prevents that from happening.  And so far, so good.  :)  We've been trying to conceive since January.  I had a miscarriage a few months ago, but I lost it at just a couple of weeks.  Now I'm almost 8 weeks, so we're very hopeful.  I go back in 2 weeks to have another ultrasound & a check up.  We're praying that all goes well & for a HEALTHY baby.  God has shown favor on us by giving us this precious addition & we thank Him every second for that favor.
     I'm taking the boys to have their flu shots this afternoon.  And boy, am I glad that Troy doesn't have to have Synagis shots any longer!  He had such a bad reaction after the shots, but we knew that was nothing compared to the alternative.  But, still, so glad that is over!  Then tomorrow, we take Troy to the Gastroenterologist in Atlanta to see what's going on with his little tummy.  Yep, it's been a busy week & the weekend will be just as busy.  We have the Heart Walk, Joy Ministry social, Clermont Days...& somewhere in between, we have to see what our options are for buying either me a mini van or Mack a bigger truck. 
     Since I am pregnant, I can't take my melatonin to help me sleep.  Therefore, I've had MANY sleepless nights lately.  I'm hoping my hormones kick in soon & allow me to get some well needed sleep!

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