Our pregnancy Journey
Mike and I found out on September 8th of 2020 we were going to be parents for the very first time EVER and we were so excited as we strategically planned this and had been planning this for so long.
Before I get into things I just want you to know that our pregnancy journey like many I’m sure has not been easy and has definitely come with many challenges.
in the beginning of 2019 Mike and I decided that it was our year to try and conceive and unfortunately in April of 2019 after a very long ER visit I had found out that I had a mass growing in my groin and at that point our journey to have Baby Flo was no longer in the cards. After months and months of tests and biopsies, results came back that thankfully I did not have cancer and I just needed to have surgery to remove the mass that October.
Post surgery my Doctors wanted me to wait at least six months to try and conceive as they removed a mass the size of a tennis ball and I needed some serious healing. Well unfortunately a global pandemic hit and all of my appoints to be cleared to have baby got canceled and they wanted to examine me before they gave me the clear so we waited another 3 months until I could be seen and be examined but it was all worth it when I received the news that everything looked good for me to conceive in July of 2020.
We were so excited about some good news and couldn’t wait to start trying and planning for Baby. I started tracking my ovulation and didn’t waste no time in taking the opportunity to conceive. September 8th of 2020 we found out we were pregnant and ironically I had an appointment with my OB the very next day so I was happy to report to her that I was pregnant and she sent me off right away to do labs and check on everything to make sure I was good and healthy. A few days had went by and I received a call from my OB that I had thyroid disease and low progesterone and needed to be on progesterone hormones and thyroid medications right away if I wanted to keep baby Flo and not miscarry. Hearing that I could easily miscarry after all this waiting and planning for our little blessing was completely devastating for me and Mike but like always we turned to Jesus and put it in his hands.
Well that wasn’t the end of bad news or bad days as I turned sicker than sick and since its my first time ever being pregnant I thought it was morning sickness so I tried to stick it out as long as I could but week 11 hit and I found myself in the ER for 5 hours on multiple Iv’s and medications. The doctor told me I could have died had I not gone in that day and said it wasn’t morning sickness but some other horrible condition called Hypremasis Gravidarum (extreme nausea and vomiting). I was told that with this condition id be sick the entire pregnancy and that id have to go in to get IV treatments as often as I needed or be sent home with a permanent feeding tube and IV. I took my chances and declined that and here I am at 27 weeks and still sick but making it through and it has NOT been easy for me and I’ve had some of the worst days of my life being so sick but it has all been worth it when I feel Baby Boy kicking and squirming in there. So many have asked me to share my pregnancy journey and though its not even over yet I am completely grateful to be able to share and hopefully inspire someone.