I just wrote out a long version of my trials and tribulations this weekend, but rereading it, I was already tired of the story. Tired of living it out one more time. So, instead I’ll give you the short version.
I had a few small complications with my pregnancy.
My midwife asked me to get an ultrasound for peace of mind.
The baby is healthy and fine.
The ultrasound found a bloodclot in my groin.
I was admitted to the hospital for three days to treat the bloodclot.
Now, I have to give myself(actually Dan is giving me) two shots twice a day in my abdomen for the remainder of my pregnancy.
It has been a whirlwind. It all started so innocently, with just a prenatal checkup. I have driven back and forth to Baltimore more times than I remember.
I’m feeling completely overwhelmed by the whole experience. I’m having a hard time grasping what I just went through, because it happened so quickly. I’m struggling with feeling "normal" again. The shots really burn and sting and my stomach is a little bruised and sore from them. But this whole experience could potentially have been life-saving and a little pain should be worth it all in the end. I’m just having a hard time finding the relief and joy in all this….at least for the moment.
But, I do know that God is faithful and wise and caring.
I’m thankful that I was able to walk out of the hospital– leaving behind me rooms and rooms of people who may never have the privilege and joy of walking out of there into the fresh open air, and into the arms of family who loves them.
I am so unbelievable thankful for a wonderfully strong and gentle husband who takes good care of me and my children.
I am thankful for a sister and mother who dropped everything to meet me in the emergency room and always found a little humor in the midst of the yuck.
And I’m thankful that those little purple latex gloves I swiped from my hospital room are providing my children with so much entertainment that I’m able to get this quick post in.
If you’ve made it this far, thanks for listening to my personal stuff. Bear with me as I emerge from my little cloud back into the sun.