Guess who gets to have a sibling?
The Perinatologist gave us the go-ahead to try and have another baby! We are over-the-moon excited and I kind of feel //like I've been given a new lease on life.
A pregnancy is not without risks (every pregnancy is, in fact), but I've been given a green light as long as I am willing to monitor myself via blood sugar monitor, monthly kidney function blood draws and regular visits with my new high-risk OB. We will watch for excess protein and glucose in my urine, a rise in my creatinine levels (this has to do with how well my kidneys are cleaning my blood), signs of gestational diabetes, high-blood pressure and swelling and pre-eclampsia.
I am on it. Whatever we have to do. When we first got word that we might not be able to have another baby, I suddenly went into "bargaining" mode. I went from "I want four children, the next definitely a girl or I will be dissapointed, all with natural births and very little doctor involvement" to "I don't care if we have a boy or a girl, with doctors monitoring me every week and a c-section, as long as we get one more. As long as we are both healthy after the birth and Roman gets a sibling. Just one and my heart will be content."
It's funny how God kind of whipped my butt a little and puts things into perspective for me. On this day, I am so thankful that we've been given another shot. Here we go!