“I’m pregnant,” were the first words out of my mouth as I burst into our bedroom at 4:00 in the morning. I held out my trembling hands that contained my pregnancy test and shone my flashlight upon it to show my bleary eyed husband that beautiful second line. I was laughing and crying all at once as my husband struggled to wake up enough to comprehend the news. I had been thinking, while waiting for the results, of cute ways to tell him when he got up in the morning if I was in fact pregnant but it was all forgotten in the instant I saw that positive test. We were both so thrilled!
I then began thinking about starting a YouTube channel and doing pregnancy updates every week. I wanted to share my joy with anyone who would listen and document my pregnancy journey. I could not wait to get started.
Unfortunately, that dream never happened for me. Very quickly it became apparent that something was wrong as normal morning sickness progressed into a nightmare of starvation and dehydration. I could not walk more than a few feet without being sick and at its worst I could not keep even sips of plain water down and was getting sick every 20 minutes. I had been in and out of the emergency room from the beginning of the pregnancy but it was at this point that I was admitted to the hospital for several days to be attached to an IV and have fluids and medications pumped into me to stabilize me. I was suffering from a rare disease of pregnancy called Hyperemesis Gravidarum and I was miserable and unable to do anything, let alone vlog my pregnancy.
Throughout everything, my husband has been truely amazing. His support, love and care for me through these past several months has been invaluable to me. He has been a rock for me and I treasure him and cannot say enough wonderful things about him and how he has handled everything and really been helping me get through this.
Even though I am now, at 26 weeks, finally feeling better compared to then, I am still unable to sit in front of a camera and talk for minutes on end. Disappointment over this fact had set in a few nights ago and that’s when it occurred to me that I may not be able to get in front of a camera but I can still write about it and share my joys and my struggles with anyone who is willing to listen.
So here I am, writing my first blog post about my pregnancy, as I am about to head into my third trimester. I guess the term better late than never is true in this case. I am glad to be starting this now and sharing my journey with you as I document the remainder of this pregnancy.
I would like to do a weekly pregnancy update and also other posts such as what I put on my baby registry, preparing for baby, cloth diapering and much more. If this sounds interesting to you then please do follow me and leave me a comment below saying hello! I am excited to get to meet everyone.
Shalom to all you mama’s out there. May there be nothing missing or broken and only peace in your lives and homes.