Gender Reveal

15 Aug

It’s been an exhausting few weeks. You would have thought that my bump and stay in the hospital would be the only scary thing I would pass through- but no, life isn’t that easy folks 😊 the last few days I’ve been feeling ill, under the weather, with symptoms that kept sneaking up in my mind as listeria poisoning, and I have been freaking out. This month had been going fine, I had been passing through to my second appointment without a glitch and I was SO happy for that. My doctor thinks I’m an over paranoid mother to be with absolutely no self control (which may be half true when it comes to my baby lol). So after last night, when I had crazy stomach pains I decided that if I woke up this morning that I would go see her to do bloodwork to see if I indeed do have listeria or anything else that requires medication. The problem is, with all the family visiting and going to people’s houses, I can’t control what food they put out to eat, and how do I know that things may be infected or not?! What agony I have to go through just to eat something dammit! When we walked in, I told her my symptoms, and instead of bloodwork she decided to do an ultrasound. She said if the baby looked fine then she would just give me pain meds, and that listeria poisoning even if she did bloodwork wouldn’t show up right away, and even if it did, there is no medical treatment for it. So basically, stop eating random things and pray to God that you don’t have something horrible. Yay. Kind of. I am relieved yet not relieved at the same time. I was just happy to see that my baby was okay, and sleeping. And that it’s a GIRL!! After a month of running after her little lady parts, she finally decided to show us today! I couldn’t be happier, I am really really excited to buy all pink things. The food pointing is still in the back of my mind though, and it seems like this won’t be something that will easily let me be. Worrying about this baby has caused me more anxiety than I can handle, and I just wish that it was a little more smooth sailing than this. Will I ever get to a point where I won’t fear my baby being stripped away from me in a second? I don’t think so.

10 Responses to “Gender Reveal”

  1. hopingonhope August 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Firstly, Ramadan Kareem. Secondly.. yay yay yay yay! Girls are the best πŸ™‚ Congratulations..

  2. SM August 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    I’m past 28 weeks and I still have this fear of losing my son. It never, ever goes away. It gets slightly easier to handle but that’s about all. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Congrats on the girl!!!

    • bloggerkuwait August 17, 2013 at 12:38 am #

      Thank you Hun! Yeah…I guess it will never go away, maybe even after we give birth. Oh the joys and worries of being a mother…you love them so much it hurts!

  3. bustedoven August 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Congrats on your little girl! So exciting! And I did a bunch of research into listeria after I ate a turkey sandwich (whoops). It is SUPER rare — I don’t know what it is in other countries, but in the U.S. the average annual incidence is .29 cases per 100,000 people. That is, like, nothing. 2 reported cases per year except a freak cantalope incident. According to the Mayo Clinic website, they can give you antibiotics to treat listeriosis.

    So, chances that you have it are super unlikely — I wouldn’t worry about it!

  4. Lauren August 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Oh friend! We were right…its a super girl! Yay! Oh I’m so excited for you πŸ™‚ how else are you doing? Are you starting to show? I know we are both little women, so I wonder if I’ll show sooner than some of my friends. Not pregnant, I usually weigh between 110-115 on 5’3″ frame. Do you have a bump? I’m sure you are so cute! Are you going to tell family immediately?

    On another note, let me share the advice that you gave me. Try to rest and enjoy. If we’ve learned nothing else, it’s that we can’t control much in this journey.

    Hugs!

    • bloggerkuwait August 17, 2013 at 12:35 am #

      Super girl indeed! I have been feeling fine so far. We have the same frame…I was about 109 when I got preggers and now about 120. It’s funny, I thought I’d show a lot more like I’m pregnant but it seems like instead of it being an obvious baby bump it looks more like an expanding belly. I hope that when the fetus rises a bit that ill look more “rounded” than I do now. I’m expanding sideways lol. And yes, I shared the news right away! I wish I was in the states to do a big reveal party but Skype had to suffice. I’m sure that your belly will look much cuter than mine does (the shape is just a tad bit disappointing lol).
      You’re right. Trying my best. Nothing is ever in our control, and how difficult is that for us control freaks?
      Can’t wait for your belly to look huge!

  5. prettycuteovaries August 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Congrats, girl!!! I had a feeling you might be having a girl! Keep your head up and try to stay positive! That little girl needs a level headed mommy! πŸ˜‰

    • bloggerkuwait August 17, 2013 at 12:36 am #

      Thank you sweetheart! Yes, she sure does! Doing my best to keep sane 😊

  6. maternalstateofmind August 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    Im only just seeing this! A GIRL! How freakin exciting! So so happy for you! πŸ™‚

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