For good reason as well 🙂
Life has gotten both exciting and scary for me these past few months. I’m excited to say I’m 7 months pregnant with a very active girl and I’m excited to start this journey with a man that I know will be a fantastic father. Also, I’m a bit scared because this whole pregnancy felt like walking on a tightrope most of the time.
To keep things simple and not too technical, just earlier this year I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Everyone woman who has PCOS has different symptoms. For me, it’s always been irregular periods and acne. Some women have it the complete opposite. I knew something was wrong since high school when I didn’t get a period for a year (wasn’t sexually active either) but my doctor only gave me the pill to get my periods back, which worked wonderfully. Anyway, fast forward to this past May when my OBGYN told me my diagnosis, I started losing some weight and eating healthier hoping my period would come naturally. Alas, it didn’t. However, a better surprise came when I peed on a stick and it said 3+ weeks pregnant. Oh, I should also mention that having PCOS means you have no idea when you’re ovulating and yes you can still ovulate without a period. The body is a fascinating thing isn’t it?
That’s not the only reason why these 7 months have been a bit scary. The other issue has been my shortening cervix which I had no idea was an issue with pregnant women but my doctor told me it’s been becoming more and more apparent these days. And they also don’t know why it happens to some women and not others. Mine started shortening around 20-22 weeks. I’ve been off work since then. I started progesterone pills immediately. At first I was seeing my doctor every week to see how my cervix was going. When it stabilized, visits became every 2 weeks. Fortunately, I haven’t felt any symptoms of going into preterm labour like contractions, bleeding or water breaking. I’ve been pretty careful though. And super lazy which I’m a pro at.
Hmm, I don’t think I kept that very simple but all in all I’m so happy to make it to week 30. I’d love for this little girl to hang out until week 35 or more even though I know preterm births in the 30s weeks have gone very well. Also, I was pretty hesitant to share some of this stuff but as I type she’s been moving around so much. Always a great sign 🙂
Since I’ll be having a lot of free time, I’m going to try and blog a bit more. Maybe twice a week or more. Content might not be too exciting but sharing photos and stories has been keeping me a bit sane. And I post quite often on my Instagram as well https://www.instagram.com/cmbd/