Morning Sickness

After my hospital visit and finding out the baby was healthy I got really bad morning sickness. I was originally 94 pounds and I got down to 84. My doctor prescribed me Diclegis which was my saving grace.

I had to quit my job because I was so sick, I laid in bed all day let alone eat anything. I was so miserable I vowed to never have anymore children.

After taking my medicine religiously I felt okay. I could eat and not be sick everytime. It was then i returned to my old job at a nursing home being a CNA and caring for my residents. I still think the job had a lot to do with my pregnancy.

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The first day i actually did something with myself after being so sick. 

My two pink little lines.

August 4th, 2017 the day I will always remember. One of the best days of my life, my boyfriend convinced me to take a pregnancy test a couple days before my missed period since we were trying for our little baby. As soon as i seen those two pink line i froze. Joy overcame my body and all i could do was smile at the test. I was in the bathroom for a while just smiling. I didn’t know exactly what to say since i was still in a little bit of shock. I handed the test to him and we said nothing to each other. We hugged one another and just smiled. Nothing needed to be said as the air in the room said it all.

We were going to be parents.

I was so excited i wanted to tell everyone as soon as possible. Omar wanted to wait until our first ultrasound. I talked him into posting it earlier I was around 7 weeks at the time. Everyone was so excited for us.

A couple days later i started bleeding at first it was very small amount then by the end of the night it was a huge gush. I was terrified, I went to the hospital and got checked out.

I never imagined the first time I’d see my baby was because i was scared that my baby was gone. The tech wasn’t suppose to tell me anything, but she could see the fear on my face. She let me hear the heartbeat and told me my due date would be April 11th, 2018 which is a day before Omar’s birthday.

I was so relieved when they told me my baby was healthy. That was just the beginning of my scary pregnancy.

 

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around 6 weeks according to my period app.

 

 

The beginning of a new chapter.

When you think about pregnancy what do you think?

What about the overwhelming moment when you see those two little pink lines on the test, the very first ultrasound, the beautiful rhythm of the heartbeat, telling family and friends the BIG NEWS, the gender reveal, creating a picture perfect nursery, the baby shower,the growing belly, the anticipation of going into labor, the horrible pains of labor and delivery, the indescribable feeling of love once you hear the baby’s first breath, and last but not least the feeling of being able to take your newborn baby home to start your beautiful family.

When you think about motherhood what do you think about?

The car ride home from the hospital in the backseat making sure your baby is safe, the awe moment when you arrive home and settle in, the happiness from family and friends who come to meet the new member, the sleepless nights that soon arrive, taking your baby to the doctors, watching your baby achieve milestones as they grow, and loving your baby with unconditional love.

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – Wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities”     -Eda J LeShan

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