Well I guess now is the time to trade in counting up my weeks of pregnancy for counting down the days until we meet 'Baby Dawe'! How EXCITING!
As some of you are aware, the past week has been an incredibly tough one for David and I. I wont go into too much detail, but the short of it is that for over a week I struggled with excruciating headache ‘attacks’ that would occur every time I fell asleep. I was admitted into the hospital three times and each time I was given blood, urine and blood pressure tests that came back normal. The doctors gave me morphine to try to dull the pain and it was ineffective. Eventually I was told by a neurologist that I probably had something called ‘Cluster Headaches’ but that they couldn’t run tests to confirm that diagnosis or provide treatment until the baby had been born. I was given the option to have my labor induced but having had no sleep, and no relief from the pain for 5 days/nights, I didn’t feel in a place, emotionally or physically, to cope with giving birth or caring for a baby! Talk about DEPRESSING!
The good news is that after seeing a chiropractor and acupuncturist on Saturday I HAVE experienced some pain relief and have even managed to get at least a few hours of rest for the past 3 nights! Thank-you God! David and I couldn’t be more thankful for the love, support and encouragement we received from our friends/family last week so THANK-YOU if you were one of the people who reached out- it was SO appreciated!
Now that my head pain seems to be under control David and I feel excited and ready to meet our baby. Our hospital bags are packed (they're sitting at the top of our stairs and every time I pass by them I get a little giddy inside), our baby 'stuff' has been set up, I've got my 'going home' outfits figured out- phewph ;), and the nursery is complete!
Here are a few pictures of our new favourite room in the house:
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,