Thursday, May 12, 2016

My Big Belly

In 2011 I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks.  We discovered a VERY large fibroid tumor on the top of my uterus (I guess the most rare and the best place for one to be).

Luckily I was able to get pregnant two cycles later and we had a baby boy in the summer of 2012 after a VERY painful pregnancy due to the fibroid.

*I usually call it the tumor cause I get a better reaction out of people.  I'm an awful person! :)

The fibroid was HUGE at the end of my pregnancy with the little man.
So huge in fact that I only felt the baby on one side of my body because the fibroid took up the other half.
My son was 9 pounds.  So I was ENORMOUS with him and the fibroid.
This is me at about 36 weeks on our Babymoon.  I'm only 5'2".  No where else for the baby to go but OUT.

So with my current pregnancy we were told the fibroid would do about the same thing- cause tons of pain for me (something to do with once the tumor runs out of the blood supply from your body it causes tons of pain until it just stops seeking it for  a bit) and make me huge.

I am 18 weeks right now.
I have been feeling this little one since about 11 weeks which is INSANE but the fibroid has pushed my uterus clear over to the left side making any movement from this little one right close to the surface.
Which is cool but crazy I could feel him so early on (I say him because I want/need a boy.  That's for another post).

But I cannot feel him on my right side at all.  It's like a dead space on that side.
Which is kinda weird.

So this next Tuesday we find out what we are having- I am extremely apprehensive but my little man keeps asking when his baby brother is coming out.  So I guess we gotta find out if he is having a baby brother!

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