Beware** this is a long post. Well, let's start with the the Good News.... we are expecting another baby in April! We are beyond thrilled, and anxious to see what new blessing God has in store for us. So sorry to all my friends that found out about the pregnancy on my blog rather than in person as we have been quite busy lately. I have another appointment with my doctor this Friday when I will be 12 weeks along. I was going to wait until then to post an actual announcement about the news, but then the "Bad News" occurred so I decided to post the news early. So far everything is looking good. We had an ultrasound at 8 weeks and saw a healthy little baby with a strong heartbeat. I have felt the exact same as I did when pregnant with Avery which leads me to believe it is another girl, but who knows for sure? We will be so happy with just a healthy baby. So far, Avery appears to be excited about the baby, but I don't think she completely understands the whole idea of it.
Now for the Bad News... this weekend I started coughing and just not feeling well. Sunday, Avery began coughing and not wanting to eat. Neither one of us had fever, so I decided it must just be a little virus that we picked up and we stayed at the house all day Sunday and Monday. I felt tired, but was getting little sleep because Aves was coughing and wheezing so much Monday night. I assumed that I was tired and not hungry due to the pregnancy and not to being that sick. Since Avery's breathing got worse last night and more symptoms appeared for both of us, I made her the earliest appointment I could today to see her pediatrician (which was 2:30 p.m. of course). I didn't go to work and felt extremely tired this morning after showering and getting dressed. We got into the doctor's office quickly and the examination began. One nose swab later and we had a diagnosis - H1N1 virus - yep, that's the SWINE FLU! Are you kidding me? All the hand washing, paranoia, and staying home as much as possible went down the drain. To top it off, I have it too!!! AND I'm pregnant. Haven't we all heard how high risk pregnant women are, etc. etc. The pediatrician informed me that the reason pregnant women and children under 5 are such high risk is the possibility that the flu will turn into pneumonia and obviously that is not good. He prescribed Aves Tamiflu and breathing treatments. Since I am pregnant, I can not take anything and just have to get over it. Like I said, I have an OB appointment this Friday and will of course ask a million questions about risks and side effects. Apparently if you get it once, you can not get it again so that is more Good News. I feel sick, but it breaks my heart to see Avery in pain. She won't rest enough and tries to play which runs her down more and then she feels miserable. Poor Casey is just biting his nails in anticipation to see if he starts coming down with it since he has been exposed to both of us all week. My sweet mom is on her way to our house even though I told her not to come because I didn't want her to get sick. She insisted on helping and I am so looking forward to it. All I want to do is lay on the couch for a while. Please say a prayer for us if you have a moment. We will keep everyone updated on our unfortunate virus.
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