Monday, March 14, 2011

Two Babies on My Mind

I'm praying for this sweet baby all the time. This is our darling 3 month old foster baby that I love as my own. One of my blog friends asked if we ever hear from his parents. Yes, we stay in contact with his birth mother. We have never met his birth father. Right now, it looks as though adoption is likely, but it's still too early to know for sure.

Little Guy is smiling all the time and on the verge of laughing out loud. He loves to play with his toys and read books. He is also a very good sleeper. Last night he slept over 10 hours!!! And he's only 3 months old!! He also is a great eater. Sometimes I call him my little piggy. :) I am so in love with him! I SO wish I could show you his sweet face. Several friends & family have commented that he is one of the prettiest babies they have ever seen. Of course, I agree wholeheartedly! :)

L-->R = Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri (the day I was supposed to start my period),....and Today

Okay, so don't tell me I'm the only one who's ever continued to take pregnancy tests daily to make sure the line keeps getting darker! :)

I don't think I'll go back this week and have more blood work done (b/c of the spotting I had). Unless I have problems, I want to stay out of the doctor's office as much as possible. After having 4 miscarriages I've learned that, in my experience, in the early weeks of a pregnancy there is just not much that can be done to prevent miscarriage. You are either going to miscarry or you aren't. (In MOST cases, but I know that some women can benefit from progesterone and other meds. However, I'm already on progesterone, and I've tried other meds that didn't work for me in the past.) So I've decided that with this pregnancy I am going to do everything I can do such as using my progesterone daily, resting as much as I can, not doing heavy lifting, drinking plenty of fluids, going to all my scheduled appointments. But beyond that, it is in God's hands. And I just can't worry myself sick!!!

Believe me, I have worried myself TERRIBLY in the past!!!!! I have just about made myself frantic with worry, constantly checking myself in the bathroom, researching everything on the internet, panicking at every cramp or funny feeling in my abdomen. And what good did it do me? None! It just made me miserable. So I am praying for peace and calm during this pregnancy. Help me not to worry, Lord!

And for those of you out there trying to conceive, I was able to conceive very quickly this time. I'll tell you what I used in case you want to try it too.

Mucinex 12 hour Expectorant (It's the one in the blue box.) I took it morning and night starting around ovulation and continuing for about one week total. Make sure that you DON'T get the decongestant b/c that will have the opposite effect that you want!

This is the 2nd time I've immediately gotten pregnant when taking Mucinex.

I hope this helps someone out there! God bless you all on this journey to motherhood! And God bless all of our sweet readers and supporters along the way!


Sarah said...

It is so encouraging to hear that you are trusting God with this pregnancy and not constantly checking yourself...I know with my last pregnancy I was constantly in the bathroom. I'm hoping when we TTC that I too will rest in the will of God. Thanks for being a good example.

E said...

I decided that also....through all this spotting I stayed as calm as I could and refrained from calling the doctor as I know from experience that there is nothing that can be done. We just need to be positive.

I hope you get to adopt him.

E said...

P.S. No I didn't keep taking tests but only because I didn't have them!

Dan & Hillary said...

Sorry I haven't dropped by in a few days, but CONGRATS on the lines! Yes, you are not the only POAS-aholic;-) Your numbers look amazing. I'll continue to keep this little soul on my heart and mind.

Angie said...

That is really hopeful that the adoption is looking more likely! And also very hopeful that the spotting stopped and your numbers look great! I also tested A LOT this last time. More than I have ever tested, but like you, I started testing really early. I totally understand your thought process for staying out of the doctor's office as much as possible. I think all the testing and visits really added to my stress and worry with my last mis-carriage.
Good to know that you had success with Mucinex, I will keep that in mind for the future.

Seriously?! said...

Just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am for you. It sounds like life is treating you very well. You deserve it!

Stacey said...

Hey friend, I can understand that after multiple losses you just want to let go of that worry (which is hard to do) and just leave it up to the Lord. It's in His hands anyway! Praying with all my heart that you'll hold this healthy baby in your arms, and praying for what's best for this sweet baby in your care. I hope he will stay right where he is. Thinking of you!

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