Thursday, October 1, 2009


With Bill working from home, computer time has been at a premium. So I'm sorry I haven't been good about updating this blog, checking other blogs, or even responding to emails.

So, first the update on the pregnancy... I'm doing better. I'm just finishing a second week of spotting, but no more of the heavy bleeding that sent me to the Emergency Room Friday night. I saw my OB Monday. He did another ultrasound (I really need to post the ultrasound pictures up here, I'll do that soon) and the baby's heartbeat, size, etc. looks great. He could see where the bleeding had been behind the placenta and the clotting prevented him from seeing if the placenta was still pulled away in one spot or had reattached. He told me I didn't need to stay in bed anymore (yeah!!), but still to take things easy and call him if I have any more heavy bleeding. In the meantime, he wants to see me a little more often than normal (every 2 weeks instead of every month) and thinks we still have a good chance of a healthy full-term baby.

I've been nauseous and exhausted. I keep telling Bill it couldn't have been this bad when I was pregnant with Sandy or I wouldn't have been so quick to get pregnant again. He assures me it was this bad and I've just forgotten. It ended at 16 weeks with Sandy, so hopefully it ends then (or sooner!) with this pregnancy.

Second, the update on Bill's job status. He got one job offer this week, turned it down, and got a counteroffer that he is still considering. He's also hoping for an offer for another job he interviewed for Monday. And he's laid the groundwork for his own business. So, lots of promising options, the tough part is picking one. I've told Bill I'll support any of the three, which isn't very helpful, but he's the one that will be doing the work and only he can decide where he'll be happiest. We do feel blessed that he has options to decide between!


Jessica Bair said...

Glad to hear everything is going well with the baby and with Bill.

I know...when I'm not pregnant I tell everyone how I love being pregnant. Then when I am I think "Oh yeah, that's what it feels like" Good thing we forget otherwise we would never have more than one. My biggest problem with pregnancy is insomnia. SO frustrating.

Heather said...

It's good to hear that things are going well and that Bill has some different options with work. I'm so happy for you that you don't have to be on bed rest any more. You're all in our prayers! I'm sorry about you being sick. It's really no fun but at least you'll get a baby out of it...that's what I had to keep telling myself since I really didn't stop being sick until week 20.

TheIcePixy said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are doing better and that the baby is okay. I hope things work out well for Bill with his work too. We're praying for you both!

Meg said...

First of all, congrats on the baby! That is so exciting! You just take it easy. Even when you stop bleeding... take it easy. They say that's a fairly common problem and it usually clears itself up after the first big bleed. So hang in there, you will be fine!! No hiking though okay! I'm glad that things are working out with Bill's job, that's not fun to have job problems. We'll be praying for you guys.