Swipe! Today is my official due date and our little one is still where he prefers to be even though we’re itching to meet him already 💙
I’ve been waiting for today’s date since January 17th when I got my #bfp
(big fat positive) after months of #ttc
(trying to conceive). I went off the pill last summer as we figured we’d see what would happen if we just “let it” but a couple of months later I got an appointment at the hospital where I learned that all my aches and pains since I was 13 in fact wasn’t all in my head, but most likely an autoimmune disease which would require treatment. Treatment that is not compatible with pregnancy or my daily dosage of pain medication that I’d been on for the previous 18 months. At this point we weren’t super actively TTC, but all of a sudden we were confronted by the question about when we wanted kids and I was told we needed to make a positive decision or go back to contraceptives and start chemotherapy for my seronegative rheumatoid poly arthritis... So our choice suddenly became “get pregnant ASAP or plan on having kids years from now”. After a few months of TTC and getting my hopes crushed every month and one #bfn
(big fat negative) after the other, I mentally gave up and this is when we finally got our bfp on January 17th 2018 and the countdown for TODAY began!
It’s been a really challenging pregnancy with a lot of nausea, 36 weeks or vomiting, 8 weeks of intense back pain that didn’t let me walk without a limp, tons of heartburn and then some more misery for me and challenges I would not have faced if it wasn’t for our unborn son - but baby boy has been doing great all the way and that’s been my biggest comfort.
I never thought we’d make it all the way till our official due date and even if he’s not here YET, I’m so damn proud of myself/us for making it this far 🎊💙😭😍 Ps. If I don’t reply to your questions on what’s going on or how I am, trust that you’ll all get an update when we have proper news to share 💙