Friday, August 29, 2008

I know that drama follows me...most of the time it is funny and random.... But can I just get a normal, non- dramatic pregnancy here!?!?! That's right we are officially 11 weeks pregnant and it has been plagued by DRAMA. At five weeks we had some problems then at 8 weeks more of the same problems. Can I get a placenta that can not be torn. Can I get a placenta that has no clots. And finally official diagnosis...a marginal placenta previa. A irritated placenta has caused all the problems. No working (thus very poor), cleaning (which I really love to do, and no maid meets my standards), No walking long distances, No picking up your children (yeah right my kids are barely 3 and 1). So needless to say just a pain!!! I have already had 5 sonograms for this child of God. This precious little thing has had a heartbeat of 175 every time and the doctor stated it was perfect and had no idea of this was even going on...just enjoying life in a jacked up placenta. I am currently on the hunt for a not so stressful ICU position so that I won't be ever poorer after this child is born. I am currently nauseous ALL the time from all the extra progesterone that I am taking. I also am currently so stinking tired that I am having to re-wash two loads of clothes because they sat on the floor so long. The prayer for this baby is that the placenta will stop being irritated within 8 weeks and become not placenta previa or else I go on strict bed rest for 17 weeks and deliver by c-section at 37 weeks. I think there is only like a 5-10% chance of the previa not correcting itself by 20 weeks but going on track record I am a little nervous...not such good luck with the pregnancy nurse curse. So we are going to pray for a normal placenta and a healthy baby and thank God everyday for this third child.
However I did get clearance from Dr. Riegel to go to the Texas A&M and ASU Game this weekend with good friends from McKinney and from college. Can't wait. I will however get the special privilege of riding the elevator to my seat....one nice advantage of jacked up placenta.

12 comments:

KatieKate said...

Aw, congrat, Friend. Hang in there! You've got great people taking care of you!

Amanda said...

Whitney, you can count on my prayers!

The White House said...

Hey Whitney, Caleb and I are praying for you and have been. Especially for caring for your other two while you are trying to care for yourself and the new baby.

harris5 said...

Congrats and lots of prayers coming from the Harris family :0) Tami and Chris

lisette said...

Hang in there girl and take it easy!!

the arledge family said...

Yay! Congratulations! I had a complete placenta previa the entire time with Henry and only had to have 2 weeks bedrest..he was born at 36 weeks perfectly healthy! I had to be monitored fairly frequently and lots of sonograms, but other than that it was pretty uncomplicated! I am plagued with drama filled pregnancies too, but I am praying that this one becomes drama free for you! :)

~Meredith

brandonandmandycox said...

YAY Whitney!!! We will be thinking about your sweet family over the next couple of months. Let us know if you need anything! :)

Charlie & Laura said...

Congrats to you and the family. You and the baby will be in our prayers--Love Laura

APRIL said...

YEAH for another beautiful Cox baby! I'm excited for you guys!!! Sorry for all the drama, your family is in my prayers.

Becky said...

Congrats, I'll pray everything goes smoothly.

Tammy said...

Whitney,
Take it from a pro at the "No House Cleaning" rule... just give it a chance... you might like it! :)
Praying for you. Just found out you were prego with this one! Hope to see you soon.
Tams

jennratz said...

Hey Whitney, Congrats on getting pregnant. We will be praying for you.

Jennifer