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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy ICLW!!

Welcome, welcome! This is my story. I'm currently 24 weeks 1 day pregnant with Wyatt's little brother, Jackson.

As I type this, Jackson is kicking away. I love that he's so active. I bring this up every time I see the OB, because Wyatt wasn't active, at all. I remember him kicking at around 18 weeks at night after dinner, and not every night, and then he would kick every once in awhile, but when I look back, nothing like this. There was no consistency day to day at all. I did start to worry, but then I would drink something sweet and do the kick counting and I could get the 10 kicks in 2 hours. Jackson kicks me 10 times before I get out of bed in the morning. I had never been pregnant before, I had no idea if this was normal or not. And 25 weeks 4 days is early for kick counting, that's when we lost him. I think of him everyday and I wonder if Jackson will look like his brother, who looked exactly like me. I remember holding him for the first time, I was amazed to see my lips and nose in a miniature version.

I made a trip to the OB today for the back pain/pelvic pain. I was pretty sure they were connected, but better safe than sorry! I was 100% sure they were connected when he pushed on the left front of my pelvic bone and it REALLY hurt. He said it's partially due to my existing back injury on that side and partially due to the relaxin and spreading that's going on. He did offer me percocet, but I can handle the pain as long as I know what it is! I'm doing much better than I was on Sunday, I can move around now. He did say to take it easy, and that I have to cut back on my physical activity. Rest with my legs up whenever I can. I've only been taking 1 extra strength tylenol at a time-which does nothing! And he kinda chuckled when he told me 2 were fine at a time. Not in a mean way. He's so sweet. He knows that I'm worried and I really feel like he tries to make me feel better. I am so glad that he's my OB. SO glad. He helps me to feel positive about everything and neither him nor anyone in the office ever make me feel crazy or like I'm bothering them.

Tomorrow I'm driving to the commercial building we own (about an hour and a half away) to check out the progress my contractor has made on the space. We have a new tenant moving in on October 1st. I'm really hoping its going well, he says it is, but I get really nervous about these things!


  1. I am glad that you got the check-up. I bet it gave you some peace of mind. I love the name Jackson!

    ICLW #49

  2. Godo that all was well - or at least easily explainable! I hope the long drive isn't too uncomfortable and that the work that should be done has been. You don't need more stress. Thinking of you, especially this next week. ((HUGS))

  3. Happy 24 weeks! I miss the kicking the most from being pregnant--such an amazing feeling!
    Happy ICLW!

  4. Yaay for 24 weeks! I am happy to hear you are doing better and are now able to move around without too much pain. I know it's so hard to relax and take it easy because you feel like you have 101 things to do but make sure you listen to your body and give it the rest it needs. Your OB sounds like a GREAT doctor!

  5. I'm so glad Jackson seems to be reassuring you he's doing well inside there. I'm just starting to feel kicks so it's not everyday just yet but I do feel relief when the baby decides to nudge me and let me know all is well - like s/he just did as I was typing! :) Love it!

    Happy ICLW #115

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog & your kind words! Congratulations on reaching the 24wk mark! I too didn't feel Lily move much at all during my pregnancy and always worried something was wrong, I'm glad to hear this second pregnancy has been going smoothly for you. It gives me hope that maybe the same will hold true for me in the future. So glad you stopped by my blog, looking forward to following your journey:)

  7. I can't even imagine the level of worry and concern you must have over this pregnancy with this baby after what happened with Wyatt. I'm so glad this little one is so active and that you can have that reassurance. My thoughts and prayers are with you for the duration.

    ~ICLW #18

  8. Sending lots of hugs, prayers and positive thoughts your way, especially as you near the 25 week mark. :)

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, but very happy to hear that your second baby isn't keeping you guessing with all those kicks. That is wonderful news.

    Happy ICLW! #95

  10. First time visitor from ICLW. I have just read your heartbreaking story and I am so sorry for the loss of your son Wyatt. Congratulations on your new pregnancy! I'm sure Wyatt will be watching out for his little brother until he is safely delivered in your arms.


  11. Hooray for 24 weeks!! Right behind you on Monday!!!!

    Matthew kicked a lot and my fear was that Luke wouldn't and I'd be freaking out about comparing. Luke does kick a good bit, not as much as Matthew did, but more predictably, so even though it is a bit early for official kick counts, I still take them and chart them!!!! Just makes me feel better!!!!

    Thinking of you and loving the thought of your sweet Jackson looking like his mommy and his big brother!!!!

    Feeling you on the hip/pelvic/back pain!!! The worst is that the relaxin doesn't just loosen those joints, but in your ribs too and they and the cartilage moving with them HURTS! I just took a warm shower each night to help before I went to bed and I also used a heating pad for a few minutes in bed. My OB gave me Flexoril, but I didn't think it helped much, and I figured if it didn't make a huge difference, no purpose in taking medicine...I also bought one of those rice neck rolls that you put in the microwave and I'd put straighten it out and put it right under my hips and lay on it--the warmth and the pressure helped. It does stink when you have a bad back to start with (I slipped a few discs several years ago) but you are right---we can do it if those baby boys are doing ok!!!

    Like I tell John all the time, growing a human is HARD!!!

  12. How neat to feel Jackson kicking so much! It sounds like it is really reassuring that he is so active. I hope the two tylenol are able to help the pain better.

    ICLW #43

  13. hello, i'm visiting from ICLW. :) i have just read your story and it tore my heart out..i am so incredibly sorry for the loss of wyatt. i was then so pleased to see that you are now pregnant again; congratulations! i wish you a happy and healthy last few weeks and i look forward to seeing the first photos of your new son. :)


  14. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Wyatt will always be looking out for his little brother!

    Happy ICLW