Saturday, February 22, 2014

An update - finally!

Today marks 29 weeks of pregnancy. Things have continued to be uneventful. At our last appointment with the specialist, they did an echocardiogram on the baby. Everything was perfect, and we were actually released from their care until we need to come back for a final, routine checkup around week 36 or 37 just to make sure everything is still looking good. In the meanwhile, I will continue seeing both an OB, as well as my midwife, for the regular prenatal appointments.


Something that had been weighing heavily on my mind was arranging the burial of the deceased twin. My husband had repeatedly offered to take care of this for me, but I declined - it really was something I wanted to plan and figure out myself, even though I didn't enjoy the actual process of doing so. This past week, I finally was able to get everything set up and planned, and it has given me great peace of mind to know that this aspect has now been taken care of.

I am feeling as comfortable and rested as can be expected at this stage. The weather here has been nice, which is a welcome change from my last pregnancy, when I was pregnant during several of the hot summer months. I do need more sleep at night than usual, close to 8 hours instead of my typical 6. Not having those couple of quiet hours to myself late each night and early every morning has really been cutting into my "me time" majorly. I just can't seem to get caught up on most things, especially blogging :) However, I have a couple of blog posts that just need to be wrapped up, and hope to be able to publish them shortly.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Zsuzsa,

    You look great! Happy you and baby are doing so well. I will continue to pray for you. Lots of love to all in your home.

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  2. Zsuzsa, you are glowing and look beautiful! I am so happy that everything is now going smoothly with your pregnancy. Looking forward to those special days this year, when we'll both get to meet our sweet little babes! Continued prayers! :)

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  3. I am glad you were able to make arrangements. I honestly can't imagine how difficult that is but I am glad that having it done has given you some peace of mind. You, your son and family are still in my prayers. Each week that passes is a blessing and 29 is wonderful! I will continue to pray for each benchmark to be met- 32, and 36 weeks to be followed by an uncomplicated delivery.

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  4. Zsuzsa - You look awesome! I'm so glad that you and Baby B are doing so well. We pray for you every day.

    I'm glad to hear also that you have had a positive experience planning for Baby A's burial. I can only imagine how difficult it is to process this and grieve while you are still carrying him, and we pray for your comfort and peace.

    We're thrilled that you are pounding out those mile-markers - here's to 29 weeks, with hopes and prayers for meeting all the upcoming milestones!!

    Love,
    Diana

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  5. I bet it feels wonderful that things are uneventful! Still praying for you and your family and have been praying you will have a homebirth as well. Shannon

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  6. Thanks for the update , am so glad to here things are going well for you and the baby and I will continue to pray , you look so beautiful you are glowing .

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  7. You are in our thought and prayers often.

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  8. So happy to hear you're doing well. I understand the silence...but I'm always a bit disappointed and worried when I check your blog and there's not been an update.

    The adage that "for low risk moms/babies homebirth is as safe or safer than hospital birth" certainly doesn't apply here. Praying for a safe hospital birth surrounded by loving and caring nurses, OBs and pediatricians!

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  9. I am glad things are going well. You look lovely!

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  10. Thank you so much for this post. Ive been following THM on Facebook for a few months now and I have looked on Amazon at their book at least a handful of times. I haven't purchased it because of the stevia/ artificial sweetener thing... I have a hard time believing anything that is processed can be ok for you. I am really glad that I haven't tried it, considering I am 11 weeks pregnant right now.

    In order for Stevia to be approved by the FDA it has to undergo a 40 step process, including chemicals like acetone, methanol, ethanol, acetonitrile and isopropanol some of which are know to cause cancer.

    Congrats on a healthy pregnancy and bouncing baby boy in the months to come.

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  11. We are very different, you and me. We do not share the same values at all, and in fact there are some things you teach your children that I find to be downright dangerous, offensive and cruel. Having said that, the older (and wiser, perhaps) I get - the more I can see that there are many things we share in common, on some level. So having said that, I don't see you as someone who doesn't share my values, I see you as a mother who is mourning a horrific loss and that transcends any differences we might have. I must offer my condolences to you. What you have been through with this pregnancy hurts my heart. You have suffered the unimaginable, and I admire your strength in the face of this heartbreak. You and me, we are very different. I know you would fiercely object to a great many things I hold as gospel (no pun or offense in tended) but, in spite of that, I am reaching out to say I am so very sorry you've had to endure such tragedy. It is a heartbreaking thing, losing a child. Human suffering is universal, and unfortunate. So, you and me, we are very different but we both mourn...that unites us. You might very well object to that and while I don't generally have room in my life for prayer- I said a prayer for you, hoping that you are able to find peace, and that your God is keeping your child safe. And that your family is able to make it through this tragedy and love each other all the more. Please, take good care of yourself and know that my heart is breaking for you. Pain and longing to hold and know a child - that suffering is universal so I had to say, you have my condolences. Really, I am very sorry to see you grieve and can see beyond our differences to reach out to you as a mother in mourning. Bless you.

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  12. Lovely pregnancy photo, praying for continued comfort and health in your time of need

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