New babies are always a huge blessing. Especially those created after loss. Did you know they’re nicknamed “rainbow babies?” as a rainbow usually follows a storm?
I found out I was pregnancy what seems like forever ago. In retrospect, I was just early in my pregnancy when I first felt the symptoms and ran to my doctor asking for a blood test to confirm, as I was (neurotically) sure my pee-sticks were faulty.
Thanks to the new feature from my local labs, I found out the results later that night on my phone- my HCG was 281!
A week later I went back to the doctors and he wanted to re-check the HCG as well as do prenatal screening such as check my blood type (O- universal blood! yay!) and vitamins and nutrients. This time my results came back at 2650.
During this time I ended up switching family doctors; as the first wasn’t as modern in his ways as I’d have hoped. My new doctor immediately sent me for a dating ultrasound. Here I was thinking I’m 9-10-weeks, or even further along.
Look at that little bean, look at it! He or she had a heartbeat of 153.
The ultrasound tech told me that Bean was measuring 8 weeks 0 days on that day. Way behind what I was expecting, but not impossible as we hadn’t been trying religiously.
We decided that we were okay sharing on social media our news, even though we’re very early on in the pregnancy in relation to the ‘normal’ time people announce. If Bean doesn’t make it then we want to share our journey with our friends and family, as our previous losses have gone under the carpet as we were just learning how to deal with them.
We’re delighted to announce that Bean will be with us in June of 2018.
MAM and I were in contact through this, and when they heard of the news they send us a great package.
an Excerpt from MAM;
Since 1976, it has been our primary objective to support the individual development of each child in the best way possible and to make day-to-day baby care easier for parents.
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