Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rainbows

Rainbow Baby is the term given to the babies that come after a loss.  It has been almost 3 years since we lost Avery and I think I needed that 3 years to fully grieve.  Today, as I was driving into town to see Dr. S for my 3rd ultrasound I looked up to see a big, beautiful rainbow.  At that instant all the anxiety I was having about the appointment disappeared.  It was almost like someone was telling me not to worry, that my rainbow baby was okay. 

Baby Bean has officially graduated to a Peanut!!  He/She is measuring right on at 8 wks 1 day (or 1.69 cm) and has a heartbeat of 170 bpm.  My fluid levels looked great today and Peanut is starting to look more like something each week!  I have lost another 3 pounds which brings my total weight loss to 11 pounds.  I have been eating more because I haven't felt quite as sick since Dr. S lowered my Metformin dose from 1500 mg to 1000 mg daily.  It has made a huge difference.  I still feel nauseous most of the day but I can at least eat without feeling like I am going to die!  As of today I have only thrown up once which is huge for me because I fight back the urge many times a day.  I hate throwing up... you have no idea how much.  So when I feel it coming on I breathe through it and try to think of something else and it usually works... except for that one time. 

At our first ultrasound Dr. S said that I had ovulated from my left side, but today after I insisted he check my right tube (I know I am too paranoid) he said that I in fact, ovulated from the right side.  My ovary on that side is huge and swollen and it really hurt when he pushed on it.  Actually it still hurts. 

Another thing that was brought up at this scan was that Dr. S wants me to go to St. George for a detailed scan at around 18 weeks to make sure this baby doesn't have any of the genetic problems we ran into with Miss Avery.  I can't believe I have to wait another 10 weeks to know if this baby is healthy or not.  I guess all I can do is keep praying and try to stay positive.  At least I don't have to see Dr. G because I heard a rumor he's not around anymore... Yay!!  I go back to Dr. S next week for my first OB appointment and another scan.

I want to thank everyone for  your encouraging words and especially for your prayers.  It means so much to us that there are so many out there praying for our peanut!! 

18 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm so happy that all our of prayers were answered and Baby looks great and fluid levels looked awesome. I'm so happy that you had an all around awesome appointment. You deserve it. That is so neat that you saw a rainbow on your way to the appointment. Perhaps Miss Avery was sending you a sign that she is going to be watching over this little baby and that Mommy and Daddy shouldn't worry. Hope you enjoy your day not that you have nothing to worry about any more.

JenJen said...

Happy to hear that your appointment went well! I always hated the time being rainbow baby appointments! I'll be praying that your 18 week appointment goes great!

Mari Burgess said...

YAY!!!! I have been dying to hear! I am so glad it went good, did he print you off a picture of the sweet little peanut? I'm so glad Candi. SO so glad!

Lisa said...

P.S. I love your new Baby Ticker. I can't beleive you've lost 11 lbs. I have about 50lbs I can give you. Hopefully after the 1st trimester is over the M/S will subside.

Rae said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Candi!!!! I just read your blog and read the news!!!!!! I am just super excited and I have chills all over! I have to go back and read your posts! This is the most wonderful and amazing news ever! I am sooooo happy for you! Yay!!! Congrats MAMA!!
~Rae (from BBC)

Jenell said...

So thankful for your good news and ultrasound! I love signs of hope that come at the perfect time. :) I will continue to keep you and baby Houston in my prayers.

Jason and Michele said...

YYYYAAAAAAYYYYYY! I'm 21 weeks now and am still maintaining my 1 pound weight loss since getting pregnant. I keep expecting to gain any time now!! Kind of nerve racking for you (cuz you don't have the weight to lose) but exciting for me cuz I definitely do!!! lol

Horray for Rainbows today...and every day for that matter!

KieraAnne said...

I'm so glad everything is going well and your little peanut is growing right on track. Congratulations on your little miracle! I pray that everything continues well and you have a smooth and uneventful pregnancy. :)

April said...

Yay for rainbows and peanuts!! Sounds like a great combonation to me!! Love it! Im so happy things are looking great. I look forward to the updates, and you guys are also in our prayers here in Lehi!

Lora said...

Wonderful to read your update. I love rainbows!!

Leslie said...

Thanks for the daily update! I am so glad that you are now growing a peanut instead of a bean. I really think there are a lot of people praying for you, Skeet and this beautiful baby. I am going to continue praying and hope that those 10 weeks fly by for you!

Kenzie said...

Candi, I check in every couple of days for updates. I got so happy when I read this post because you deserve so many rainbows. I don't know if you're referring to Gonzalez in St.George or not. You must have been his patient with Avery. We also saw him with my pregnancy with Mataya and what a difficult experience it was. She was born early so I missed my next appointment with him. We are still regulars in that office though, because of Mataya's health concerns, and every time we go there, I think of that one appointment when we were told everything wasn't perfect with our child. While my experience has been much different than yours, I still know the feelings of going to a neonatologist. And the stress it brings. You just keep growing that bean and I will be praying:)PS I'm happy to see your weight loss tracker gone and your pregnancy tracker up. As if you needed to lose weight in the first place! But hey, now you're having a baby and losing weight!

Elisha Jones said...

Yeah!!!! I have been praying so hard and will continue to do so. I am so happy for your good news.

The Reluctant Blogger said...

Candi!

I have tears in my eyes! I have been stopping by every so often to see if you have posted and apparently been slacking! I am so happy to hear about your Rainbow Baby! I have never met or actually talked to you but feel like jumping and shouting with joy for you and your family!


Hugs!!!

Lightning Strikes said...

Candi I'm so freaking excited for you guys! I will pray for you and baby every day! :)

Four Ransom's said...

I dont even know you...but cant even explain how excited Iam for you!! I have been following your story for awhile and am so glad you are getting that break you have dreamed of...I will continue to think of you and your bean and that he/she continues to grow beautifully!

Garn said...

Congrats!! Rainbow baby, I like it and may borrow it for our angel Alea. I remember the feelings of those milestones you have to pass. We lost our Austin at 6 months, so once we made it past that, and Alea was healthy it was a joy.

When she was born with Down syndrome, we had a different perspective than most for our "Rainbow Baby". She was here, and while she had some health complications common to babies who are born with Down syndrome, she was here to stay! She is for sure a rainbow baby, and we know that she is aware of the constant presence of her big brother Austin. I sure wish she could talk already and tell us a little bit about him before she forgets ;)

Theresa said...

I am so, so, so, glad I checked your blog tonight. I hadn't checked since I read about a month ago that you were taking a break. For some reason I decided to check back and found the best news ever. I pray these next 10 weeks fly by. God bless!!
Theresa Clements