I'm officially in my 3rd trimester already. Holy cow. This baby will be here before we know it. I'm already sad that I haven't said as much or documented as much this time around as I did with Blake. Truth be told, we are ever bit as excited for this one, but Blake stealing our hearts more and more each day (and the constant chasing around our active little guy), I haven't had much time to stop and just think about this little one because life has just been moving so fast lately.
Until today that is.
Tonight I got a call from my midwife telling me that my platelet levels have significantly dropped 50% since last month. It's not something to be too concerned about at this stage of the game, but considering that I'm at 82 and this is what I was at delivery with Blake, I'm just hoping and praying that I can keep them at least this high so that an epidural is still an option. Any of you natural birthers out there, I'd love to hear how you do it because I tried with Blake and just couldn't keep it up!
I feel blessed to have relatively easy pregnancies. Besides the nausea until 13 weeks, I haven't been sick much. I've been able to work out and because I have felt pretty normal, I forget that I'm even pregnant sometimes. And then the baby kicks and jabs at my ribs and I know they are jumping around in there. He/she is much more active than I ever remember Blake being.
What's tricky is there isn't anything I can do to increase the platelet levels or keep them up. And that is what is hard. It's easy to get overly worried thinking about worst case scenario, but I have faith that everything will be okay.
If anything, this is a gentle reminder to me that God is in charge. And that I should never take for granted the blessing and opportunity it is to be a mother. And that I can't wait to love this next one just as much as I love Blake. Blake loves babies and little kids. And so I know this next one is going to be the perfect little addition to our family. 3 months and counting...until we get to meet you!