Weeks 12 & 13
~ Vertigo Updates and a Moving Baby
Anyone that's known me or my family for any length of time knows that we tend to have the most random, out-there, 1 in 1,000,000 type odds when it comes to our physical health. By God's grace, none of them have been life threatening, though there are some life-altering ones. Seriously, in my short 30 years of life, I've had spinal meningitis, 2 ruptured ear drums, shingles (as a child), P(itiriasys Rosea) - TWICE, and a 1/300 wisdom teeth post-op problem. Then there are recurring neck/shoulder issues, funny red splotchy spots that appeared on my face when pregnant with my first (told they'd go away - never did), and my continued struggle with Benign Paroxsymal Positional Vertigo. During week 12, I managed to get a pinched nerve in my shoulder. As soon as I recovered from that, one of my toes started throbbing for no apparent reason. Come to find out, it appears I have cellulitis and now I'm on antibiotics for it. Are you laughing yet?! Ha! I have to laugh - otherwise I cry.
I had a treatment for the vertigo on Monday of week 13. While there, I learned I could hear through my ankle bone! NO joke! Long story - too long to write - but my doc said it's extremely uncommon (surprise?!) and likely caused by a bone in my ear that's shifted either up or sideways. I can basically hear through my bones. It's very likely the cause of my recurring vertigo struggle. Need a CT scan to confirm it but have to wait until I'm no longer pregnant. May need surgery or meds, may not.
Again, I'm super grateful that none of these random issues have been life-threatening - truly. I do often wonder why I have to continue to deal with one thing after another that it seems no one else has. But God is so good to remind me (mostly through friends and His word), that He IS in control and none of this escapes His care. He's allowed them to happen for whatever purpose and while I may not understand the reasons, I can trust He's in control.
Outside of the random health stuff - I'm quite certain I'm feeling the baby move now. Just little thumps here and there but definitely starting to notice. Feeling the baby move is probably my favorite part of the entire pregnancy experience. I never cease to be amazed by the miracle of it all!
And lastly, I think we've finally settled on a girl's name: Lily Grace. Our boy's name is Daniel Brian. We should find out the sex sometime in July!
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