Friday, January 16, 2009

Surprise!

Well, this came a bit sooner than expected (!) but yes, we are expecting. Hopefully we will have a sweet little boy or girl in early August. As of right now my husband and I are both committed to not finding out if we need to buy pink or blue, but I'm sure the temptation will be tough to resist as time goes on. The last month or so I've been pretty ill, with all day sickness and then a bug we both came down with, on top of that. As I'm nearing the close of the first trimester, I'm starting to feel more human again and have a little more energy. So here goes a wild ride, I'm sure..I'm quit excited, and thankful..and nervous!

Despite being a bit shocked with the news at first...we are both very grateful, because it has come to light that getting pregnant could have been very difficult. During a routine ultrasound last week, it was discovered that both of my ovaries are covered in cysts, and that I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. For a lot of women who have this, ovulation happens rarely and conception is difficult. ( Think Jon & Kate Plus 8- Kate has this disease and that's why they went to fertility treatment) I'm a bit apprehensive to see what this will bring in the future, because PCOS raises one's risk of diabetes, heart disease and other ailments..and also increases chances of gestational diabetes. So, right now I'm trying to eat as heathily as I can, and stay very active. So despite maybe feeling a little unprepared as we've only been married 4 months..I know we're very blessed.

3 comments:

Mrs. Amy @ Clothesline Alley said...

Oh, how wonderful! I haven't been able to keep up on my bloglines account as usual lately, but the moment I read the comment you just left me, I *knew* I'd come here and read this announcement. ;D Simply thrilled for y'all!

We also waited to find out baby's sex until birthday and it was such a special surprise. I was the little girl who always snuck around, looking for my Christmas gifts, so you can imagine how difficult it was to wait for *that* big news. :P

PCOS and just ovarian cysts on their own can be alleviated due to pregnancy and nursing. I used to struggle with ovarian cysts during my teens and even had one show up on ultrasound just before my first pregnancy, three years ago. I have never had a problem since, though. If you're interested, there are several books I would highly recommend on this subject and the general "food and fertility" topic. Let me know if you'd like these recs. :o)

Congrats again, my friend!

Mrs W said...

That's awesome! I'm due in August too. I've found that "Sea Bands" are great for morning sickness and only cost ten bucks at Walgreens.

Kelly said...

A huge congratulations! What a blessing! We didn't find out what we were expecting with Grace and it wasn't too tough (my husband really wanted to be surprised) but we found out with Libby so we could address the baby with a new for preparing Grace for the arrival.

I will be praying that you have a healthy and joyful pregnancy! That all day sickness is horrible. Hugs!