Saturday, 1 December 2007

The post I was praying I would get to write .....

MY BABY IS HEALTHY!!!!!

Never before have I cried from relief. I am just shedding psychic layers of fear right now .... feels like the most enormous weight has been lifted from me.

Oh my gosh. I'm having a baby in May!

That's it - I'm done with worry ... except ... I am a little freaked out with some pains in my belly that keep coming, I think from the amnio because I've never felt them before. REALLY wish the doctor hadn't told me that "infection can set in, and miscarriage could take up to two weeks after the amnio." Seriously wish I didn't know that. I keep holding my tummy when I get the pains, and tell Monkey to hang in there and to keep growing, to stay safe. Does anyone know if pains after amnio is normal?

I feel quite cranky too - wish I hadn't had the nuchal in the first place, it was all unnecessary. Except, I feel profoundly grateful. To have even made it this far; yes it's been a rocky few weeks but I know full well that a lot of women out there have suffered much greater things than this.
But to compare pain is fruitless really.

I have started to have faith in this pregnancy and this baby; which feels wonderful. I went to the newborn section at Kmart, and had a few tears in my eyes. I bought a size 000 onesie. In yellow - didn't find out Monkeys sex. Ha. I bet someone googling 'Monkey sex' just landed on my blog.

A big, massive thank you for all of your comments, prayers, and support. The power of positive thought is an amazing thing, thanks so so much for caring. I'm in the process of updating my blogroll, so if you'd like to be added please post a comment or email
lifeoftopcat at gmail dot com

I keep leaving comments to people but blogger eats them (the comments, not the people). Stacie, I read every single one of your posts and I've prayed for your beautiful boys to get strong soon. My heart goes out to you - you are one STRONG woman!!! You too Gemini Girl, your girls are just gorgeous, their names really suit them. I hope that you get to take them home soon.

Woo-hoo!! Elation, thy name is Topcat. xoxo

24 comments:

Nearlydawn said...

So cool that all is well! I know you are relieved! :) Woo Hoo indeed!

I can't give you any advice on the pains after amnio... Hoping it is nothing but irritation grumblings from your ute and it will fade away quickly.

Woo Hoo!

Geohde said...

Topcat,

Pardon my language, but that is just fucking awesome all over.

xxx

J

Von said...

See? I just knew all would be well.
So So happy for you and your little monkey.

Stacie said...

Did you do it yet? Did you mark out all of that high risk nonsense and put those glorious words, "My baby is HEALTHY!!!" above it instead?

I just knew that your monkey is healthy! I am so happy for you! I pray that the remainder of your pregnancy is stress free and happy. You deserve it!

And thank you for all of the prayers and support. You are wonderful!

Drowned Girl said...

I;'m so relieved for you xx

Evil Stepmonster said...

Un-fucking-real. That is absolutely awesome news!!
You are officially a legend. May things only get better from now on.
Go Monkey Go!

The Dunn Family said...

Congratulations! I am so happy to read that everything is good! I have been thinking about you and anxiously awaiting your results! You so deserve this, and I REALLY hope you can enjoy the rest of this pregnancy!

Trevor said...

Um, I'm not actually here as I'm very busy doing something else, elsewhere. But I couldn't help not being here for just long enough to say congratualtions and how happy I am for you! Well done.

Fertilize Me said...

YAH YAH YHA YHA YHA YAH!!! I can not tell you how happy and releived I am for you!! This is wonderful news. I hope those cramps stop soon, so you can enjoy this ..every last minute of this!!

nancy said...

omgomgomgomgomgomg!!!

I am SO freaking relieved for you! YAY!!! What wonderful news to receive on this Saturday morning (for me) ~hugs~ and all of that wonderful stuff!!

Chas said...

That's great!

anna said...

YEY! I'm so glad! Now you can truly take a deep sigh of relief, take good care of yourself, and know that your little Monkey will be o.k. Doing a little happy dance in Chicago for you!

Amanda said...

I am freaking ecstatic for you!!!! Yayyy Monkey!!!!

<3

Gemini Girl said...

sending you love as well! maybe one day we can all come to australia and our children could play together! i have a feeling your noodle is a girl!

ultimatejourney said...

What a huge relief! I'm so glad everything's great!

Dee said...

Beautiful, wonderful, glorious news!! So happy to hear that (just as we all had predicted) baby is healthy, healthy, healthy!

Hope you get to feeling a bit better physically so that all worries about m/c fade away. I just tried not to think about it after both of my amnios (one with each pregnancy) and before I knew it, the risk was over.

JJ said...

Such great news!!!!!

Mommy Someday said...

Fantastice news! I can't imagine the torture of the wait!

r.a.w. said...

So glad to hear your good news. What a relief.

minus one said...

What more can I add?! I'm so happy for you - I'm doing a mental cartwheel for you and the Monkey.
-kat.

chicklet said...

Yay, congrats!

Mr. & Mrs. M@sk said...

WOO HOO!

Becks said...

Fanbloodytastic!!!

OHN said...

I tried to access your blog twice today and it kept telling me it was unavailable and I was freaking out that you took it down because you had bad news....SOOOOOO glad that it was just a blogger screwup and you are GREAT! WHEW!