Friday, March 18, 2011

A rough March

So this month has been a little crazy, but Loren and I are SO blessed!

At the beginning of February Loren and I found out that tho I was on birth control, I was pregnant again. At first we were very very shocked and thrown aback, but we got used to the idea and were getting very excited to have another baby. At my appointment in March we found out that something had gone wrong. I had a blighted ovum. It was a genetic disorder doomed to fail from the beginning. The embryo had been reabsorbed into my uterus and left the placenta and egg sac behind. It can continue to grow for 3 months without realizing that there's no baby and just giving my body false pregnancy symptoms. But when my doctor couldn't find a heartbeat, she knew that this had happened. We were very devastated. The first day was extremely hard, but it got better. I started to be more grateful that I was not going to have 2 kids a year apart. We decided to get out of town for a few days and be with family. So the next day we loaded Alysha and all her stuff into the car and drove to Logan for 3 days. As soon as we walked into Loren's parent's house Alysha started coughing and sneezing. We assumed that Aly was allergic to animals like Loren is (his parent's have 3 cats and a dog). She was miserable all weekend. And we were too cuz we had to spend all night walking her around and trying to get her to calm down enough to sleep. But she kept coughing and choking and crying. We hoped that as soon as we got home she would get better as we have no animals! And Sunday night she seemed to be a little bit better. But while I was at the gym on Monday I got a desperate call from Loren to come back home. Alysha was throwing up everything all over. She had mucus all over her face and was crying and choking again. So we put her in the van and we to the ER. After about 2 1/2 hours we got the diagnosis of RSV. They gave her a breathing treatment and sent her home. We let her sleep in her car seat to keep her up a little higher and we had to feed her PediaLite because the formula was giving her too much mucus. Luckily by Friday she was doing a lot better!! We were very very grateful not to have had to admit her to the hospital.
Since she's been better she's definitely found her upper range! I spent most of Sunday in the hallway because Aly was shouting. She thinks it's the funniest thing ever. And it is! While we're at home. Not church. One older woman in our ward told me, we spend so much energy getting them to talk, then we trying our hardest getting them to stop!! But we love AlyRae and we love that she's starting to communicate better with us!! :D
Hope your month was better than ours!! Aly and I are looking forward to April when we get to go visit my parents and family in Virginia for 2 weeks. Look forward for our DC post and pictures! :D

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a very stressful month indeed. I am sorry about the miscarriage. I hope you start feeling better very soon. I hope everything with Alysha clears up too. Poor Loren, I bet he has been taking very good care of his girls. Take care and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.