Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hormones...nuff said

Back in late summer/early fall I was having thyroid issues; or so I thought. I am no doctor, but suddenly I was losing my hair again, my energy level had sunk through the floor despite the ample sleep I was getting, and I was having a hard time keeping weight on despite the exorbitant amounts I was eating. Then, as icing on the cake I had a rogue period ten days after completing a cycle. I called my doctor at that point to schedule a check-up. Per our conversation on the phone she seemed to think Thyroid issues were a definite possibility especially since they are so prevalent in my family. By the time I got to my well woman check up (6 weeks later), my symptoms shifted a bit. I was now extremely tired, nausea had hit me like a mack truck, and I had some major food and smell aversions. I had also quit losing my hair and in fact, it seemed to be growing quite well, along with my nails. Probably the biggest indicator though was the positive pregnancy test I had gotten a couple of weeks earlier. Yes, I am pregnant and we are thrilled.
We had been "trying" since mid summer and nothing was happening (another reason I was suspicious of thyroid problems since we had gotten pregnant so quickly every other time). Despite wanting another baby, I felt so calm and assured. The whole process has been peaceful. I am pretty sure that "rogue period" was a shift in my hormones and that I was indeed having issues that somehow righted them self. I do think permanent Thyroid endeavors are in my future, at least that is what genetics tell me, but for now it wasn't a big deal. I think Heavenly Father simply has a specific plan and timeline. He made that clear through a series of small miracles and "coincidences" over the past 8 months.
I am currently 15 1/2 weeks and "due" August 11th (the date isn't concrete because of the uncertainty of what my body was doing). I feel like I am showing a lot sooner than my previous pregnancies. And lastly, my goal is to put on 40 pounds or less. We shall see...

13 comments:

Nate and Julie said...

So excited for you guys!

ChrisKatieKelly said...

YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Kunz said...

Congrats! How exciting! (and I can commiserate about the thyroid stuff...)

Emily said...

Congrats! I'm excited to hear whether it's a boy or girl!

Sarah said...

Woohoo!!! That's waaaaayyy cooler than just having thyroid problems. Hard, and challenging, but woot! you get a baby at the end of it all!!

So happy for you guys!

Mika McDaniel said...

Congrats! So excited for you all!

Amy said...

Congratulations! Hope all continues well. :)

Adam and Julie H. said...

Congrats!!! We are excited for you both!!

Russell and Jillian said...

Wahoo Mel! That's way exciting for you! Glad I get to see you in a couple weeks :)

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

congrats melanie! that's super exciting! i needed to hear this post today thanks for sharing the whole story! i hope you are feeling well!
xo

Greg and Talena said...

Congratulations So exciting!!

Shannon said...

what an adorable family and sooo exciting to add another! Happy for you!!!

: ) Shannon Arthur

Shannon said...

what an adorable family and sooo exciting to add another! Happy for you!!!

: ) Shannon Arthur