It’s been a while since I have blogged, so I thought I would catch you all up on how things are going on my end.
I am 13 weeks 4 days today! Things so far have been going along pretty well. My mornings are perfect, but my afternoons and evenings are less so. Kind of backwards, right?! LOL I’m still trying to figure out what’s causing my issues in the second part of my day. I get bloated and very gassy (sorry if tmi), to the point that I am in a bit of pain and get nauseous because all my meals then just sit on top of the bubbles. But by the morning I am better and great again! So after a little bit I wondered if maybe it was the food I was eating. I have never had an issue with eating anything, but it had to be the reason that throughout the day things built up, but by morning I was fine. So my hubby and I thought maybe I should do away with dairy and see what happens. Although I’ve never had any issues with dairy, the funny thing is, Tory is lactose intolerant. Not sure if there’s any correlation, but I was willing to try doing away with it. And it seems that it has been helping! Now I’m wondering if I need to do away with gluten as well, to see if that clears up the rest of my issues. Funny thing is, Tory is also gluten-free! Crazy right?! I am just hoping that this part of pregnancy subsides. Although in the pain and uncomfort, I continue to pray in thanksgiving that I have been given this opportunity!
My belly is definitely sticking out now! Tommy is growing and that’s a great thing! It will be fun to watch as he continues to grow and makes my belly grow, too! But today, we are even more appreciative. This morning, as I was working at home, I noticed some bleeding. This has never happened with any of my pregnancies, so naturally I was a little nervous, maybe scared, if I’m honest. Of course my first thoughts are what did I do to cause this bleeding? And I couldn’t come up with anything. So that made me nervous, too. So I called my husband, who was in surgery (he’s a PA), and had to leave a message. Once he called back he said to wait an hour and see how I’m doing. In the end, my hubby made an appt for me. I called Tory to let her know what was happening, and let her know that I had an appt. I can’t imagine what she was thinking. I, of course, was praying from the get-go; for Tommy, for Tory and Travis, for the appt. Luckily Tory’s schedule was such that she could drive down (with Miss Teagan) for the appt. Thank God it was good driving weather!
When I got into the drs, she did an ultrasound to make sure Tommy was ok. He wasn’t moving at first, which was making Tory and me even more nervous. After what seemed like a minute or more (really was probably 10-15 seconds), she found Tommy’s heartbeat! Phew, huge sigh of relief. Then he started moving. I immediately said a prayer of thanks to God. I know He’s been with us through all of this. Even if there were different outcomes. Fortunately we got great news! The dr. also examined my placenta, uterus and cervix, all of which were exactly what I wanted to hear. So at this point, there is not an answer as to what caused the bleeding. It’s possible it’s effects of my body adjusting to not being on my meds (progesterone in oil shots), even though I’ve been off of them for 2 weeks. So even though there isn’t a concrete answer, I am thankful it’s nothing serious! We go in for our 14 week appt next week again. So we’ll check again next week. Hopefully the bleeding is done by then!
With this I am reminded, yet again, of Proverbs 3:5. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Sometimes we don’t understand why things happen, good or bad. My faith tells me to simply trust with all my heart. So I will continue to do that.
In the meantime, enjoy pictures of little Tommy!!