Thursday, March 18, 2010

What happens when...

So when this happens to me...


...this (among many repeately horrible medical things) happens to me constantly.



So now that I am 32 wks along, I am doing better, but Hyperemesis Gravidarum is no joke with me. I would say I've had at least 100 IV bags run through me since September, countless needle/injection pokes in my arms & legs (can you see some of the arm bruises & how skinny I was from the severe weight loss?) and a crazy amount of medication to keep me alive during this pregnancy. On a good week, I needed to have 1 liter of IV fluids every other day. On a bad week, I was admitted into the hospital for days and days.

So with the worst of HG behind me, I am finally having more up days than down and do not feel or look terminally ill but somewhat pregnant. Baby is fine through all of's generally the mother that goes through hell with a strong case of HG - as long as the mother can receive the right medical care.

I am so enjoying getting back to doing some 'normal' things like sewing or taking (short!) walks with my girls. Before I know it, this babe will be here and I'll be sleep deprived and all that comes with a new wee one. Thank you everyone for your prayers and well wishes. <3

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