So we revealed our big news today that the Olivas will officially be a party of five in February 2016! For the girl who always said she would never have a winter baby…now I have the winter trifecta (December, January and now February haha)…but all us moms know it doesn’t matter when the baby gets here as long as our babies are healthy, right?
I am SO relieved to share this news because I’ve had a lot going on with this pregnancy and I haven’t been able to continue my normal fitness and nutrition regimen for the past eight weeks or so.
First of all I have been really sick, which is routine for me by now, but nausea is never fun. Also, the exhaustion feels like it’s the worst it has ever been, but that’s probably because I have a 3 year old and a 19 month old to chase around. This is how most days have looked the past few months…
When I first found out I was pregnant I was excited to share another fit pregnancy with you guys and to model that you can continue your fitness routine throughout pregnancy. However, God had different plans for me this time around.
When I was just five weeks pregnant…only a few days after we found out the exciting news, I was at the gym and I had severe bleeding. I’ve never experienced this before so I was certain I was losing my baby. I rushed to my midwife’s office in tears and waited for my ultrasound to see what was going on.
It was the longest few minutes to wait, but thankfully my midwife was able to see our baby’s heartbeat. I was immediately sent for another ultrasound because she was concerned about something else.
At my second ultrasound of the day I found out I had a large subchorionic hemorrhage. My midwife told me that this happened in about 20 percent of pregnancies and was fairly common, but she was concerned about how large mine was, and that there was a very good chance I could miscarry because I was still so early.
Her words were,” Now we just wait and watch to see if you miscarry.” Those are definitely not words any mom wants to hear. I was advised to take it easy as much as I could, and of course I couldn’t exercise at all.
The positive news was that most people go on to have healthy babies and that my body would most likely absorb the blood clot later in my pregnancy.
Between feeling crappy and stressing over what was going on, I stepped away from my normal blogging and consistent social media posts…mostly because I wasn’t doing much fitness related…and healthy eating was a struggle since I felt so nauseas…didn’t think I should take photos of carbs and cheese without explaining myself :/ haha.
I had a couple more ultrasounds and nothing was improving so we continued to just wait and see.
At the ten week mark we were out looking for houses (we now need a bigger one of those since we can’t have three kids in one room :)), and while house hunting I had another episode of heavy bleeding, but this time it was much worse.
We were also not close to home so we had to go to the local hospital, but luckily we had a family member who worked there and could get us right in.
Once again we just waited for our ultrasound to see if our baby was okay, which was the longest few hours ever. I was seen by a few doctors and nurses who were all preparing me for the worst case scenario, and that if I had indeed lost my baby they would take me to the OR for a D&C.
So you can just imagine what I was feeling at this moment.
As soon as I saw my baby squirming around on that ultrasound screen the tears started flowing immediately. Relieved is an understatement.
The doctor in the hospital was very concerned and told me I needed to be on modified best rest and to look into getting a nanny to help me with the kids. I was told I couldn’t do any more beyond normal walking around the house. I was also told that she wouldn’t feel better about my case until I reached about 26 weeks.
She honestly scared the crap out of me.
Luckily my birthday was last week and Phil spoiled me with a fancy dinner and night out to get my mind off things and it definitely worked! He’s the best
So fast forward two weeks to today. We had our first appointment with the high risk doctor this morning and also had our Nuchal Translucency test. Dr. Lu was great and thought he would be funny and joke that I was having twins….I almost had a heart attack, haha.
Nonetheless, he put Phil and I at ease and said since I haven’t had any episodes since my last hospital visit that he was confident I would absorb the clot as I near the 20 week mark. Our baby looks very healthy and strong, and is developing perfectly and is right on track making me exactly 12 weeks today <3.
We are so grateful to God that so far everything is going well and have faith that everything will be okay.
Here is my 11 week bump bathroom mirror selfie in our new remodeled bathroom which was finally done this past week!
I look forward to sharing this pregnancy with you, even if plans have changed a bit about what I will be sharing. If everything looks good and the clot is absorbed I will be able to return to my normal activities, but to be honest I can care less about that right now as long as my baby continues to be safe.
Thanks for reading this super long post! Xoxo <3 I’ll leave you with Daniela cheering on her new brother or sister to stay strong :).