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It’s been a crazy couple of months. I’ve been incredibly sick with morning/noon/night sickness. And both the hubby and I have been worried out of our minds that this pregnancy would be taken away from us as quickly as the last. But just two days ago we (okay, not so much “we”… he didn’t have anything ultrasound-ed :P) had an ultrasound and got the first picture of our healthy little peanut!

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The tech said everything looks good, and the baby is measuring at 12 weeks and 4 days! I was thinking I was exactly 12 weeks, but our healthy little trooper is measuring bigger than that! The couple of extra days moves me into my second trimester and puts my due date at November 2nd. I’d love to have our little one on November 1st, because that was my mom’s birthday, and I think that would be perfect! 🙂 My mother-in-law is hoping I’ll have the baby a few days earlier than that because she and my father-in-law have had a trip to Africa planned for quite some time, and they leave on the 1st. So she’s hoping to get to meet her little grandbaby before she leaves.

It’s amazing how excited everyone is for us! We couldn’t have asked for a better response to our news! MIL/FIL have already told us that they want to buy the baby’s crib, and my brother called this morning to say that he and his fiancee want to buy the basinette. And there is already talk of two baby showers! This little baby is still over six months from arriving, and is already sooo loved!

And, in other news, I’m finally starting to not feel awful all the time. The vomiting has slacked off, and I haven’t actually gotten sick in over a week. I’m still feeling nauseous some of the time. But not nearly as much as I was. I tried cutting back on my Diclectin one day last week, and was really sick in the evening. But I’ve been feeling better since then, so I’ll be trying to cut back again today and tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes this time around!

We also had the pleasure last week of meeting hubby’s new little goddaughter. It’s his best friend’s daughter who is only two months old. She was born in another province, but they recently moved home. She’s so precious and adorable. She makes me even more excited for our own little one!

Is it November yet?!

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Yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life.

We found out that I’m miscarrying. A couple of days ago, I had some light spotting. I went to the ER, and they referred me to the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic. At the clinic yesterday we found out that my hormone levels had barely raised from my bloodwork three weeks prior. Two ultrasounds – one abdominal and one transvaginal – confirmed our worst fears. The pregnancy wasn’t viable, and my body was in the early stages of a miscarriage.

I still can’t really believe it…

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I used to think…

… that women who complained about being SUUUUPER tired in their first trimester of pregnancy were whiny and wanted attention.

 

Boy, was I WRONG.

 

I feel exhausted ALL the time. I come home from work, eat supper, lay down reading or watching TV for an hour or so, and go to bed by 9:30. I sleep perfectly all night and am still tired when I wake up in the morning. Creating a person is exhausting.

 

I haven’t written much in a while because there’s so much going on in other aspects of my life that I haven’t really had a chance. I started a new job. Not in my field, but I’m getting full time hours and it’s money. I’m working at a bookstore. It’s a decent job. But it’s definitely keeping me busy. Then there’s the pregnancy. We haven’t told anyone because it’s still VERY early. I’m only about five and a half weeks. I haven’t even had a real doctor’s appointment yet. I had one last week to get a requisition for blood work, and have my first real appointment this coming Thursday. Cross your fingers for us that all goes well!

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