Monday, October 11, 2010

We might be a little bit crazy...

Our youngest daughter was born less than seven months ago. The pregnancy was a hard one. I went to the emergency room three times during the first trimester, due to heavy bleeding. All they could tell me was that my uterus was the source of the blood. There was no explanation as to what was happening and why.

Less than halfway through the pregnancy, I was placed on the "high risk" list. I had to become more aware of everything I was doing, eating and so on. Ultrasounds were done at every visit by this point.

When test results came back positive for Trisomy 18 (Edward's syndrome), we made a trip to Augusta, GA to see a Perinatal specialist and have an amniocentesis done. After a mind numbing week of waiting, the results came back crystal clear: our baby was perfectly fine.

Labor was mostly uneventful, until a second does of Stadol caused the baby's heart rate to drastically spike and then drop. During delivery, it was discovered that the umbilical cord had been wrapped around her neck. Twice.

Despite all of the crazy things we've been through, we're ready to do it again. (I think)

We might be a little bit crazy, but we are officially trying for another baby. We have decided that now is a much better time to do it, rather than waiting until I am finished with school. Not to mention, with all of the problems we had before, we want to do it before it's too late.

So, here's to hoping that we're not getting into anything too far over our heads. Wish us lock and think BLUE thoughts!


  1. O wow! Yay! LOL. Blue baby dust coming your way! You're braver then me, we had a horrible pregnancy with Nat too, and we almost lost her during delivery. It took me three years to get brave enough to do it again, and then we almost lost E and I both during delivery. They are both more then worth it, but I'm done. :) Good luck to both of you!! I hope everything works out perfectly this time around!

  2. Thanks Jess! I'm still wondering if we're RAELLY insane. But kind of excited at the same time. I'm really nervous about having two children in diapers! :-)

  3. Aww, all the best for you! There must be something in the air; after swearing black and blue that one was enough for me, my husband and I have decided that we'll start trying for another one mid next year. As the mum of a boy, I am sending many blue thoughts your way :)

  4. Nerisella, Thanks for checking out my blog! Also, super thanks for the blue thoughts! And congrats to you for wanting another one! Hope all goes well for you!!