Tuesday, November 20, 2012
July 2013,some might think well what does that mean especially if you are not a Facebook friend or you don't have a FB account. Abraham will have a sibling July 2013 or even where she or he wants to come into the world. I am really hoping to make it 2 weeks before due date or after. I debated sharing the news so early, I am only 4 weeks 5 days along. I kept waking up for the last few days thinking I need to share the news so more people know to pray. The feeling to share the news just would not go away. For those that know me well I am not a morning person at all however I am waking up super early just full of energy and I just started the vitamin D supplement today. I occasionally take it if I remember however it is important to take daily because Vitamin D has been associated with less pregnancy complications including gestational diabetes, premature labor, preeclampsia. Here is the article http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20100504/high-doses-of-vitamin-d-may-cut-pregnancy-risk. My doctor did not prescribe 4000 IU, only 1,000 IU. I did not even hear about taking extra vitamin D with my prior pregnancy but I lived in sunny San Diego too. I know to limit or avoid caffeine because it can decrease blood flow to the uterus however I know some moms that had caffeine daily and still had very large babies, 10 lbs of pure newborn. I also know that ingesting high levels of vitamin A can cause birth defects. Green tea interferes with folic acid absorption. I can spend countless hours in worry about oh no I had a lot of caffeine (soda and chocolate) the last 2 weeks, I had green and Chamomile tea, I took Abe's vitamins instead of my prenatal because they taste good. Interesting the days I ate a lot of chocolate covered almonds and drank the chamomile tea were the days I had the most nausea. The alternative to this would be to I live life, continue to celebrate our miracle baby's (Abe) accomplishments (he is doing amazing), enjoy what will probably be my last pregnancy since I am 38, get my house organized for a new baby and know that God's plan is his plan and I can't change what he already has in store for my family. Abe visited a family with a 2 boys a 3 year and a 7 month old and Glenn saw that Abe was very nice to the 7 month old. I have witness this as well. He even raises the tone of his voice when he talks to him just like an older child or an adult would. Please pray for us because if you knew me right after Abe was born I said I wanted more kids but I would NEVER get pregnant ever again because I did not want to put myself in a position to see a tiny newborn face life and death. I found some peace in knowing a few moms that have a special needs kid and they all had healthy, typical kids for their next kid. I love Abe with all my heart and I am so thankful he is still here and learning, growing and exceeding any exceptions that were placed upon him when he was just 9 days old. Please continue to pray for a healthy, uneventful, boring, normal, typical full term pregnancy. When I hear moms say how uncomfortable they are when 9 months pregnant I have no clue what that feels like but am desperately wanting to experience it too.
Posted by Karen Goddard