And Then There Were Three…

 In Motherhood, Pregnancy

Date: July 24th, 2015

 

And just like that, we found out we were expecting!!!!!!!

Thank you Clearblue 🙂

Hubby and I didn’t plan this out BUT when we saw this , we were in complete disbelief. I had this huge gut feeling that I needed to pee on stick before going out for a weekend full of drinking, had a bar crawl that next day LOL. Luckily I did and saved myself from guilt and anxiety from drinking alcohol while pregnant 🙂

Little did I know what was coming.

Date: August 10th, 2015

With nausea from hell and constant vomiting, my mom had flown in to check in on me. She had this inkling feeling I needed her  and she was right. I had spent the past week or so completely depleted, crying, and already close to ten pounds down my pre-pregnancy weight.  After my husband and I picked up my parents from the airport, we went straight to my OBGYN appointment but after peeing in a cup, she sent me straight to the emergency room. I had ketones in my urine, indicating the serious dehydration and malnutrition in my body. I was immediately hooked up to an IV and given Zofran to ease the nausea/vomiting. The IV hydrated me for the first time in over a week so I felt relief, for the moment.

But amidst the misery, my pregnancy was confirmed and I got to see my little peanut at just 7 weeks + 5 days. ♥

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With what I had gone through so far with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and being completely beaten, THIS tiny little peanut immediately became my purpose in life. We don’t know why such a small amount of women suffer with HG but what I can tell you is that this first sonogram gave me something tangible to hold on to. It gave HG meaning when I saw that precious little heart beat within me.


I’m 24 weeks + 4 days now, with little to no vomiting but am nowhere near 100%. I spend most of my days cuddled on the sofa in my pajamas, battling my stomach when it’s time to eat. HG completely changed me, my way of living, my way of thinking. It has been painful, depressing yet the happiest time of my life but in the most miserable way possible.  I lost roughly thirty pounds in just about a month. After countless stays at the hospital, IVs, medication, and a Zofran pump, I’m now able to keep a decent amount of food and liquid down. But I’m still in recovery mode…

I HATE YOU HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM!

 

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