I'm Pregnant!

Here we go again!  By the title, you can see, we are expecting baby TA number 2!  I'm really excited and I'm VERY happy to be 3 days away from the second trimester.  I had a very difficult pregnancy with Ella and while still difficult, this pregnancy is going a little better, thank God.  I thought I would do a quick recap of the first trimester and let you all know whats been going on! 

We very much wanted another baby.  I found out I was pregnant at twelve days past ovulation, or 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant.  It was a stressful week because Matthew got the flu!  I remember sitting with him in the doctor's office, looking at my toddler, knowing I was barely pregnant, and thinking about all the terrible ways this could pan out.  God touched my heart in that moment and I felt a peace come over me.  It would be ok.  We set Matthew up in the basement guest room, I went to the store and got two medications for him, we doused everything in Seventh Generation anti-bac and viral spray, and we got through it!  Matthew got better very quickly, in about 5 days total, and neither Ella nor I had as much as a sniffle.  

Then the next hurdle came:  I requested my progesterone to be checked with my HCG level around 4 weeks and it came back extremely low.  The level was actually considered non-viable, and I was counseled that miscarriage was nearly unavoidable.  I began aggressive progesterone suppositories two times a day.  Once again, fear took over and I felt strongly that God was using this pregnancy for something-I just didn't know (and still don't) what.   

At this point, I was beginning to get the severe nausea that I had experienced with Ella and my doctor gave me a medication called Diclegis.  Talk about a miracle!  Up to this point, I've only thrown up a handful of times, whereas with Ella, I threw up multiple times a day for the first twenty weeks.  

At eight weeks, we had an early dating ultrasound and saw the heartbeat: a strong 168!  Both Matthew and I were emotional seeing our little miracle on the screen.  

I'm thirteen weeks and four days at the time of writing this, and I stopped the progesterone four days ago.  So far, so good, and I'm still trusting God through it all.  I want to keep going with updates weekly at this point.  

Thanks for reading this far, and as always, I apreciate any prayers you want to send our way!