22 Weeks

Today, I’m going in to meet with a fetal specialist because this dang subchorionic hemorrhage hemorrhage missed the memo that it’s supposed to shrink, and instead is slowly getting bigger.

It feels a little like being back in school and dreading an upcoming exam where you’re going to find out if you passed or failed (except that in this case, there’s no studying you can do to improve the outcome. Just taking it easy and trying not to lift heavy things, including your toddler who is always saying “HOLD ME!”).

The viability mark is getting closer (two more weeks), which I will be anxious to arrive at, and I haven’t had any bleeding in the past nine weeks, which is a good sign, and I can feel this baby moving all the time (she’s so active that Bart and the girls have all been able to feel her kick) but I’d be lying if I said the whole thing hasn’t been a big stressor on me.

Pregnancy is always kind of a slow slog for me, but with this added worry, the weeks seem to tick by at extra turtle pace.

I’ll be really glad to hit 24 weeks in early November and then hopefully the third trimester after Thanksgiving, which I’ll probably be celebrating with a round of steroid shots to speed up lung development.

All three of my girls have been late (8 days, 7 days, and 4 days), and right now nothing in the world sounds better than a baby arriving at 40+ weeks.

If, by some miracle, that happens, there won’t be a word of complaint about being overdue from me.


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  • Reply Samantha Leslie October 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Wishing you the best of luck at your specialist appointment!!

  • Reply Karen October 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Despite the stress, you look lovely. We are pulling for and praying for) you and the little one big time.

  • Reply Stephanie Benko October 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Good luck! Just breathe and trust that there's a bigger, better plan than anything you can imagine. Praise your girls' efforts to care for you and each other, and maybe they will be encouraged to continue to be helpful.

  • Reply Amy October 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I'm so glad you've been really open with what's been going on–praying for you and the baby!

  • Reply Kristin @ Going Country October 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Fingers crossed . . .

  • Reply Steph Hartley October 18, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Oh no 🙁 I really hope everything goes okay – I can't believe how late all of your girls were! Hopefully you'll have an amazing Thanksgiving

    Steph –

  • Reply Lindsey C October 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Many prayers for you and sweet baby!

  • Reply Allison Ruth October 18, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I had a subchorionic hemorrhage with my third pregnancy and it was so stressful. I did end up on bed rest for almost 6 weeks, but I had my healthy baby girl at 37 weeks with no other complications. Sending prayers and happy thoughts your way.

  • Reply Ash October 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Praying everything goes just right! XO!

  • Reply Paige Flamm October 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    My heart hurts for you and your sweet family, and that you guys have to go through all of this. Prayers for you guys today <3

  • Reply Katie October 18, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage and then with Jackson I had a sub-chronic hemorrhage. I remember how worried I was and the hope that 24 weeks held. I hope that all goes well for you and you have a healthy baby girl!

  • Reply Elaine October 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Saying prayers that all goes well for you and this little girl.

  • Reply MommySizedHeart October 18, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    God is stronger than any pregnancy complication!! Praying for you!!

  • Reply Katie October 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Prayers for you and your pregnancy! Absolutely love your outfit! Definitely filing it away for future pregnancies!

  • Reply Laura October 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Thinking of you.

  • Reply Fleurthefearless October 18, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Your blog is one of my absolute favourites and I follow along like I know you! I'm praying for precious baby and thank you for keeping us in touch and being so real with us.

  • Reply Melissa October 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Praying for you and baby girl. I know how stressful that can be.

  • Reply Jennifer October 19, 2016 at 4:51 am

    I'm sorry you have to live with this hanging over you. I had a complicated pregnancy this time and it's disconcerting after 2 (or 3) boring pregnancies. I'd like to go back to boring for the (potential) next one, please!

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