Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our Family's Growing

Since I'm going on my 14th week, we thought it was an appropriate time to share our exciting news - I'm pregnant!! Thankfully, I have overall been feeling really great, besides the whole exhaustion thing. In the evenings after work, instead of cooking, I would come home, curl up in bed, and enjoy a nice nap with the dogs. Mainly we've been having quick easy meals, frozen foods from Trader Joe's, or the Foster's Family Dinners that I mentioned in my last post...you can imagine that these meals weren't all that blog worthy and thus the lack of posting.

This pregnancy didn't come easy for us, we'd been trying to conceive for just over 2 1/2 years when we finally got our good news. We went to a lot of doctor appointments, we each underwent a lot of testing, we had a lot of stress, and I shed a lot of tears. However, we also had a wonderful team of doctors at Duke Fertility Clinic and right as we were seriously considering IVF (we'd already taken the meds course and I had a Hysteroscopy performed) we asked if we could try the minimal stimulation procedure one last time (a series of oral meds and shots)...and that's when it happened for us!! WE WERE SO EXCITED!! I am considered a high risk pregnancy and am being closely monitored at Duke Medicine due to having antiphospholipid syndrome, a coagulation disorder that can cause blood clots and other pregnancy complications. I am currently on two syringes of Lovenox a day. The pregnancy is going great...we can't wait to welcome our little one into our lives at the end of April.
Our 12 week, 3D ultrasound - our baby is just 2inches long at this point.

10 comments:

sarah (SHU) said...

you know i'm excited! hip hip HOOORAYYYYYY! you two will be amazing parents.

Marlow said...

YAY!!!!! Congrats!! :)

Rachel said...

Congrats, Jessica! That is such great news!

Trisha said...

Congratulations!

learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood said...

Congratulations. You are going to be an amazing mother. You are going to feed your child the best of the best of meals!! :)

Kelly said...

You know I'm super excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I rarely comment, but I couldn't keep quiet for this one.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! That's even more exciting news since you've been waiting for it for so long. I hope everything continues to go smoothly!

The Healthy Hostess said...

Congratulations! So excited for you! My daughter will be 1 in April and it is the PERFECT time to have a baby! Just when it is starting to get nice out and you can be outside for months with them! I am so happy for you guys!

Jen (Running with Food) said...

Hi Jessica - I pop in from time to time to check out your yummy meals and just saw your good news! Congratulations!! A baby is very exciting! In fact, in my absence from blogging, I became a Mommy as well :) Our little guy is almost 6 months now. It's true that time flies when you are having fun! Congrats again and good luck!

Jen
Running with Food