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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Do You Know What This Means?????



I have been contemplating whether I should share this news now, wait until after the Holidays or until I'm further along in my pregnancy. I asked myself, why not go ahead and share this WONDERFUL news? By sharing the news now, all of our family and friends who will have insensitive and rude comments can get their opinions out in the open BEFORE the Holidays. This way we will be able to put the remarks behind us and go on to have a Love filled Holiday together. Also by going ahead

Being I'm...ummm lets just say I'm of advanced maternal age, this WILL be our last baby.

I honestly didn't believe that I was pregnant. Not this month anyway. It was our Christmas shopping trip to Wal-Mart and Floyd's persistance that made me start thinking differently and decide to test. Our local Wal-Mart has a Subway Sandwich Shop inside. I don't know what they were cooking up on Tuesday morning, but one whif sent me running to find the nearest bathroom! After gathering our few items, we couldn't get through check-out fast enough, before I had to go running again from the smell coming from Subway.

Boy what a pleasant surprise I received early Tuesday morning! Before the 5 seconds were up while preforming the test, 2 bright red lines appeared. I was so in shock, I had to take the test to 3 different rooms and use 3 different types of lighting to convince myself what I was seeing was true. When I showed the test to Floyd his first remark was, "I told you you were pregnant."

From my calculations I'm 4 weeks pregnant from the date of conception and 7 weeks from the first day of my last menstrual cycle.

I went to my PCP (Primary Care Physician) and he confirmed that I am indeed pregnant. My first set of HCG numbers was 26,793.

My pregnancy symptoms are frequent urination, nausea (especially at night), DEFINATELY smell aversions, persistant hunger and tiredness. All in all though I feel pretty good.

I have an appointment tomorrow with my OB to discuss medication options to help control my diabetes during this pregnancy. I also have my initial OB appointment scheduled for Dec. 23rd, where they obtain family history information, calculate a due date, will review my blood glucose levels and discuss blood tests that are necessary during early pregnancy. Hopefully they will also schedule me an ultrasound to check the viability and to get a more accurate gestational age of this pregnancy.

If you pray, please pray for a Happy and Healthy baby for us. And that our family and friends will see our side of reasoning of why we felt that yet another baby would help make our family complete.

2 comments:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Congratulations!! I wish you all the best. Phooey on anyone who gives you grief!

carlyandjay said...

Congratulations!! I will say a prayer for you! :)

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