Hello everyone and welcome to my little blog!
Today I will be going over my 2nd trimester of pregnancy.
Before I start, I want to add in a little disclaimer. This post is a bit of a doozy so if sad baby news is something you don’t want to read about maybe skip this one.
Related: First Trimester Recap
Ok let’s jump into it.
First let’s talk about symptoms.
I had a short break from my nausea for about 3 weeks but it ended up coming back.
I did however start to gain weight, and I have now gained 6 lbs since the start of my pregnancy.
I also found out that the dizziness and headaches I’ve been having since the beginning of my pregnancy are in fact migraines.
And in general I’ve just felt pretty icky. I have yet to experience any 2nd trimester surges of energy and I’ve still been napping everyday a few times just to make it through the day.
Next are doctors apointments.
At the beginning of my 2nd trimester, I was seeing my OB once a month and after my anatomy scan at 25 weeks I was seeing my normal OB once a week and a specialist two hours away in Billings anywhere from once a week to three times a week.
If you are new to my little blog, I live in a small town with a small hospital that doesn’t have the resources for performing and interpreting the results of an anatomy scan.
But with telemedicine I was able to have my anatomy scan sheduled when I was 21 weeks at my local hospital. The ulteasound tech at my local hospital was supposed to Skype with a specialist in Billings who would be directing her through the exam and interpreting my results.
Long story short, I missed my apointment due to a new sign in system at my hospital. I thought I was signed in, but aparently I wasn’t.
Then I missed my second apointment because nobody called to tell me when it was.
So I was referred to Billings and this is when everything went a little haywire.
By the time I got to my anatomy scan apointment I was 25 weeks pregnant.
Unfortunately there were some complications with the blood flow in my placenta and our baby was measuring two weeks behind.
But since my local hospital doesn’t take 1st trimester ultrasounds, we had no way of knowing if she was just going to be a small baby because I’m petite or if she was small because of the placenta issue.
Now I don’t have the normal risk factors that usually cause an issue with placentas like high blood pressure, obesity, smoking or drinking. So they told me to come back to Billings weekly to moniter it and the baby, but it would probably resolve its self and everything would proceed normally.
After three weeks I had another growth scan at 28 weeks gestation. The issue had not resolved its self, the baby had only grown a half pound, and she was now measuring 3 weeks behind.
So we were told to come back at the end of the week because the baby would likely need to be born in the next 2 to 4 weeks. I was also told that it didn’t look like I would even make it to 32 weeks gestation, but they were going to do their best to keep baby in until she stoped thriving.
At this time they gave me an injection of steroids to help baby’s lungs develope a little more so she would have a better chance of survival when she’s born.
And that is my unlucky 2nd trimester recap and update.
We are pretty nervous so if you guys have any extra thoughts or prayers you can send our way, we sure would appreciate it.
I’m not sure what my posting schedule is going to look like from here on out, but I think it will be pretty sporadic because I’ll have a premie baby and be recovering from giving birth.
So I want to take this time to thank everyone who has read my blog and who has supported me and my little fam. I genuinely mean it when I say this, you guys have truely been a blessing to me and I don’t know where I would be without this community of amazing readers I have!
I hope your holiday season is filled with only good news and blessings and hopefully 2020 will be a wonderful year for all of us!
Thanks for joining me again today!
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