So I know I have been MIA for a while but as you probably can only imagine sometimes life has more planned for you than you expected. Between doctor visits, nauseousness, extreme fatigue, work, and my own little cherubs it all seems like a blur right now. However it is important that I get back to my writing as it has always been therapeutic for me.
So I am now 15 weeks pregnant and out of the first trimester. But before I get to today let me rewind to 9 weeks ago. I last left it 6 weeks pregnant and possibly carrying two. Well, I had something happen to me what is commonly called “Vanishing Twin Syndrome.” This basically means that both embryos took but for whatever reason one of them did not progress past 6 weeks. Over the last several weeks the embryo has slowly been absorbed and no longer exists. I am very thankful that the other baby is doing well, but I would be lying if I said I was not disappointed. I really had hoped for more than one, however as I have been often reminded I should be thankful for the well progressing baby inside me.
Nauseousness and extreme fatigue in the first trimester haunted me. I was also down for the count for a week with a very bad cold which there is nothing you can take when pregnant to alleviate the symptoms. On top of that the headaches and migraines have been quite a frequent symptom. Unfortunately, one of the hormones that I am taking can cause headaches. Luckily I am at the point now where I am being weaned off the drugs. One more week and I will be done with the progesterone (just in time for Christmas).
I promise to write more frequently now that I am feeling better. I missed you and I hope you continue on my journey with me.