Well hello everybody,
It’s me Isabel, the girl who just blogs and leaves without a warning.
I’m so sorry for not being able to be part of the Wanderful Wednesday community for the last month. I had (have) a medical scare…
The good news is that I am pregnant. I’m currently in my 16th week and having all the feels. We are really REALLY excited and happy and over the moon but also quite nervous, I was diagnosed with placenta previa. This means that the placenta is hanging quite low and I need to be on bed rest for the rest of the pregnancy. It is quite a delicate situation but I have been trying to remain positive.
Last weekend, I decided to face my fears and do a small party with my friends for my 26th birthday. My husband took care of every single detail, and managed to pull off a great party!
He had this idea of doing a “make your own pizza” party, where he prepared the dough a night before and bought ingredients for the guests to choose their own toppings and prepare them for themselves. It was so cute how everyone made their pizza represent their culture and food. The friends that attended where from India, China and Kyrgyzstan.
Mr. M also made a delicious cherry Nutella cake, and got me special candles and balloons. It was a whole weekend filled with special gifts, messages and phone calls from all over Mexico. My heart filled with joy and my spirits lifted. The baby and I needed this a whole lot!
Regarding the pregnancy, the last three weeks have been really tough but we are positive that things will get better with time. I had a hematoma that caused some bleeding (I won’t get into much detail but as you can imagine, it was very scary) and now it seems that it is clearing up and nothing invaded the placenta. Plus the baby is growing fine and dandy, and even felt some kicks the other day!! The baby is oblivious to mommy’s pain but I don’t care, this means that things are going the way they are supposed to 🙂
In case you are wondering, I’m taking special hormonal and iron treatments to stabilize the situation and taking lots of rest. My body is responding quite well so far, and it gives me some piece of mind to know that we’ve caught this condition early in order to monitor it properly.
I’m obviously not working at the moment and I sincerely have no clue if I will be able to manage it for the next months to come. My whole priorities have shifted and my body and mind are not what they used to be. I know I don’t look sick from the pictures, but trust me, I’m not my usual self. My back hurts (it is part of the symptoms), and sometimes I have a lot of pain at night making it hard for me to rest properly, which means that I usually sleep throughout the day. At the beginning, it was quite hard to get use to the new hormones so my appetite was gone and even lost a couple of kilos but that quickly stabilized again, so nothing major to worry about.
Right now, I will try my best to get back to this online world. I miss you guys, I miss this community, I miss the creative outlet. My mind needs it and since today was a good day I decided to give it a try. I hope I can keep it …