I hope the new year is treating you guys as great as it’s treating me. 2017 has been a really great year for my family and I. I am super excited for what 2018 has in store for me. With the new year in full effect I have only ONE RESOLUTION....
My husband and I are beyond happy to announce that we are expecting. Our bundle of joy is just that, pure joy!
I can’t believe that in a few months my mini me will enter this world. Yes I said it, “It’s a GIRL!”
4 is our lucky number. My husband and I were both born on the 4th day of our birthday months. We met on the 4th month (April). And with our wedding anniversary in April and my due date in April as well. We could not have asked for a better anniversary gift.
I am humbled by this experience for more reasons than 1. This has not been an easy ride but I am loving my destination.
I've contemplated sharing some of my struggles along the way. But then I thought to myself, what harm will it do? There are tons of women who are experiencing the exact same thing.
I've always told myself that by the age of 25 I should have my life together: marriage, career, education, home, business owner, and this being the age I wanted to start a family.
Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. "Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive and makes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is an organ located in the front of your neck and releases hormones that control your metabolism (the way your body uses energy), breathing, heart rate, nervous system, weight, body temperature, and many other functions in the body." Your thyroid levels decreases your chance of conceiving. Once levels are controlled with medication or other treatment levels generally return to normal and pregnancy is achieved more easily.
My thyroid levels has been difficult to control and with very little improvement it put a damper on my goal of starting a family and it was something I took out of my head at least for a few years.
In August of 2016. I noticed that I was starting to feel nauseous and tired. I thought that the start of a new job was the cause. A few weeks later it did not get any better and nothing I ate seemed to stay down. After a few days I thought to myself "something is wrong." I decided to take a home pregnancy test to rule it out with the intent of seeing a Doctor. I was shocked at the result. "Pregnant."
This was the last thing I expected being that I was not trying and my chances of conceiving being so low at the time due to my thyroid levels.
Now the question was....now that I am pregnant, how will my thyroid condition affect my pregnancy.
I immediately went online to do some research and the risks involved scared me. I then told myself that I will not research this again because it is very discouraging.
Instead I'll just Pray, have Faith, follow my Doctor's recommendations, and try my best to have the best pregnancy I could possibly have. It does get frustrating at times especially with the doctor appointments: Primary Physician, Endocrinologist, OBGYN, High Risk Pregnancy Doctor, and Laboratory but I am just grateful to experience a great pregnancy.
I am grateful that she is as healthy as any other baby despite all the challenges.
Join me on this journey of motherhood.
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