My belly went "pop" and it's pretty obvious I'm pregnant now. I am glad I am out of that chubby-inbetween stage, but I hate when people want to touch the goods. Hudson has been pretty active and I was able to catch him kicking on video to send to his daddy. I'm pretty sure his dad thought that was the coolest thing EVER!
We have had a bit of a scare. I started bleeding earlier this week, and after seeing the Dr we found out that there is a tear in the placenta. Since I am only 22 weeks, there isn't much that we can do but wait and hope for the best. I have been put on bed rest until I make it to 24 weeks, which is considered a viable pregnancy. At this point if I were to go into labor there isn't anything that could be done to save the baby, but 24 weeks marks a point that they will do their best to keep him alive. Once I hit 24 weeks we will reevaluate the situation, and depending on what they find, I may be admitted to the hospital or told to continue bed rest at home. The hope is that by staying down and taking it easy, the bleeding will improve and Hudson can continue to grow in the womb. He isn't in any distress, has a strong heartbeat, and continues to kick the heck out of his mama. Bed rest hasn't been the easiest, but my mom has been so great and willing to help with Max. His Daddy is aware of what's going on, and I am sure that worrying from Afghanistan has not been easy on him. It seems like this pregnancy has brought problem after problem, but I am so greatful for the blessings that it has brought as well. This little guy in my belly is worth all the stress, and it's amazing how much he is loved already.
I am trying to take all of this information in, and do my best to handle things here at home while Andrew is gone. Talking about the situation and rehashing it will only make me more emotional, so I would prefer not to talk about it. I will keep my blog updated as we find out more information, and my mom is more than happy to play the "go between". We appreciate all the love and support and ask that you keep our little guy in your prayers.