Hi I'm Alicia and I'm new here. I'm actually already in my third trimester (28 weeks 3 days) but I have stayed low key and have not announced to anyone who is not in direct contact with me, because my last pregnancy was a very painful experience.
On May 11, 2012 I lost my baby girl, Arya Eve who was born extremely premature at only 23 weeks gestation. Everything had been going so well at first and then beginning at 18 weeks things started going down hill. I had begun bleeding and my cervix was beginning to shorten and dilate. By week 23 my placenta had separated itself from my uterus and I went into labor. Due to Arya's extreme prematurity she could not sustain life outside of my womb and passed away less than an hour after being born.
My heart was broken and my world felt dark, lonely, and uncertain. My midwife kept a close eye on me and by six weeks my body was back to normal. Everything looked healthy and I even went through one menstrual cycle. She gave us the okay to try again if we wanted and to our wondrous surprise we got pregnant after the very first try!
I never expected to be pregnant again so quickly and as terrified as I was I also felt that I needed to count my blessings and stay positive. So far everything has gone very smoothly and I have had no complications. I only have to get through another 2 1/2 months before baby is here and I am so excited!!!