Today on my week of love i’m going to tell you all about my pregnancy and birth of my oldest boy Nolan and tomorrow I will share with you about Luke..
Before I get into my story i’m going to show you my month to month baby belly pics!
15 weeks 19 weeks 21 weeks
31 weeks 35 weeks
So to start I found out that I was pregnant on April 26, 2009. Jared and I were had only been dating for about 2 months and when I found out I went strait up to Dad’s (where we both worked) he was working, pulled him into the office and told him the news. It was a busy night but I just could not wait I wanted to know what he was going to say before I told my mom and dad. As I said before I gave him the option to leave but he took full responsibly, our lives changed forever.
I did not have an amazing pregnancy…
The fist trimester was great, until I had my second sonogram…. Something was wrong with his heart the doctor told me. My heart sank and I cried and cried, she sent me to a specialist and i’m guessing all the praying nothing ended up being wrong but we did have to go back about 6 times just to keep an eye on it.
Fist major worry passed….
at about 32 weeks I noticed that my stomach was itching like crazy. The only stretch mark I had was on my belly right over where my belly button was pierced. I could not stand the itch, and it never went away. I finally went to the doctor to get it checked out this was after I noticed that I had bumps all over my belly and they looked like little blisters. Here let me show you some pictures, they are a little intense so sorry if it is to much!
After going to the doctor I found out that I had a very rare rash called Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) What is PUPPS your ask? It is a rash that about 1% of pregnant woman get and for me nothing took the itch away (NOTHING) until the baby is born. I took a oatmeal bath about 10 times a day and that would only help for about 5 min then the itch was back I bought everything and anything that I could find that I thought or read would help. The steroid pill the doctor gave me did not help.
At this time it was Thanksgiving, I was only 34 weeks pregnant so I went home (Kerrville) to spend time with my family. When I got back to San Antonio I went back to the doctors office because the PUPPS had done nothing but spreed and gotten worse. I will not say her name but my Doctor which I liked up until this moment told me that I was having my baby that night (I was 35 weeks pregnant) that my baby had a 50/50 chance of serving inside of me. YEP she told me that so of course I was freaking out. She decided she wanted to send me back to my specialist to have an amniocentesis to see my baby wold survive outside of the womb.
When I get to the specialist what does she tell me, I told her what my doctor had said about him having a 50/50 chance and she said there is no way she told me this because it was not true! Talk about one furious mama… I did the stupid test, he was not ready so we waited 2.5 more weeks and set the date to have an induction.
The day was Dec. 16 when I checked into the hospital and lets just say this part was not fun at all, I was in labor for about 17 hours and pushed for about 1.5. My nurse without asking me turned off my epidural right when I started pushing so by the time he came out I felt everything. I needed 28 stitches at which the doctor did not give me a local or anything. Talk about the worst pain I have ever felt and at that she (the doctor) told me to stop moving and to suck it up that I had an epidural and it should not be hurting. Even tho I told her it was not working! I will never forget the look on my moms face.
After all the time and all the pain I would go back and do it all over again, I gave birth to a beautiful 6 lb 14 oz 19 3/4 in. long baby boy that we named Nolan Patrick Bodker. The love of my life or at least one of them!
——————————————————————————————————————-My first linky party and i’m calling it Week of Love because this is the week of my 3 year anniversary to the love of my life.. So this week will be nothing but post about my husband and I and how we meet and feel in love!
Tuesday-Dating Wednesday-Our wedding (our anniversary) Thursday-How we celebrated Friday-Our life together