Monday, April 12

Baby Davis #2

We found out we were pregnant mid February with this baby. While we were extremely excited, Judd and I were also scared to get too attached to the baby until we knew that everything was OK.

In early December I had a miscarriage at 7.5 weeks. It was something that I never thought would never happen to me. I was in PA for my sister's wedding and had some bleeding. I called my doctor and they said the only thing to do, since I was out of town, was go to an urgent care clinic or the ER. I went to urgent care, but they didn't have the equipment, so I headed to the ER. After a 5 or 6 hour ordeal, and an ultrasound that showed no baby and measuring at 5 weeks, they sent me home. I lost the "baby" that night.

It is hard to describe the feelings that you go through. Not only is it emotionally painful, it is physically painful. But, with the help of my wonderful husband and our family (especially my dad who was with me in the ER), we got through it and decided to give it another whirl - and it worked!

The doctor I see likes to confirm the pregnancy at about 7 weeks. So, mid March I headed to the doctor excited to see if this baby was progressing the way it should. I watched the ultrasound screen, so anxiously that I think I stopped breathing. It wasn't the best of news. Even though it had been 7 weeks according to my dates, the baby was only measuring at 5 weeks. I couldn't believe that this was happening again. She reassured me that everything looked perfect for 5 weeks and we would repeat the ultrasound in 2 weeks. She said to just wait and see what happened.

The next 2 weeks went by VERY slowly and I was a nervous wreck the entire time. I was obsessed with every cramp, every feeling.

Judd went with me for the ultrasound at the "new" 7.5 week mark. We watched the screen and immediately saw a little embryo with a heartbeat beating away. Oh the feeling of relief. Judd squeezed my hand and the tears were just running down my cheeks. My due date was adjusted to Oct 24th.

We went for an ultrasound at 11.5 weeks last week and saw the baby again, this time in 3D. The baby is perfect - growing just like it should. We couldn't be happier. The doctor asked if we wanted him to guess the sex. I had heard they could make a guess this early and Judd and I agreed to have him guess. He took a look and said he is 90% sure it is a BOY! While, we aren't buying any blue yet, and we honestly don't care at all what the sex is, it is exciting to think about a little guy running around this house tormenting his big sister.

Now that I am breathing a little easier about this pregnancy and really starting to believe that it is really happening, we have to start figuring out how we are going to fit another kiddo in this house!


Clh03uga said... excited for you! Sorry to hear about your miscarriage...that's so hard! Congratulations on your new sweet addition!

Allison D said...

yeeehaw! So excited for you!

m said...

So sorry about your miscarriage. I know it is really tough.

Very happy for you! If he could make a guess that early sounds like a BOY! Boys are great and if you need anything let me know. Finally getting ready to go through 9 giant bins of clothes from C & O.


Is it just me, or does anyone else think he looks like Judd!

Emily said...

I can't believe you can see his knee caps. We are so excited. Katie was thrilled.

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

i am so excited for you guys! ..and a BOY! wow! :-)

Al & Nina said...

We, too, are thrilled, excited, and very thankful!! N

Luis Benitez said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I'm glad to hear it's all going so well... !!

Wood and Bembry LLC said...

What wonderful news, Carrie - congratulations! Sounds like you may need a little Georgia football jersey by the time the season is over. :)

Carrie Beth said...

Sorry to hear about your miscarriage, but so happy that this baby is healthy and growing as HE should!

Drena said...

Great news! So sorry you had to miscarry and what awful timing as well. (not that there is good timing, but you know what i mean)

Fingers crossed for a boy, but most of all for a healthy baby!