Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Life Is Beautiful

There are some moments which stand out as particularly wonderful, like when your Gastroenterologist releases you as a patient back to your family doctor because you're doing so well (happened yesterday).

And then there are moments which make the sun moon and stars look dull and uninteresting in comparison. Such as... when you and your husband both look at the ultrasound monitor and see your baby for the first time. Yes, I'm excited to announce that I'm 3 and a half months pregnant!! I was going to wait longer to post the news here, but I've been repeatedly moved by my fellow blogger Kathryn's inspiring and beautiful posts on her journey. I also figured it would be valuable to write future posts covering Crohn's Disease and pregnancy. Everything has gone smoothly so far so I'm losing some of my what-if-something-goes-wrong fears. Some. So I just can't hold it in any longer!

I'm feeling very good so far and everything up till now has checked out. I am not on any medications other than vitamins and already my belly has out grown almost all of my pants. I'm currently in dress-pants for work which have the button held closed with a hair elastic because I can no longer do them up! Apparently when you have been the same size for 15 years... you don't have much flex in your wardrobe. I might have to switch to maternity pants by month 4! *laughs*

So, that's my news... more personal stories and informative posts to come.


  1. That's very exciting! I was diagnosed when I was 14 and have been married for 3 years. We are contemplating when we might start our family and I have wondered how Crohns will play a part. Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

  2. BrightSide,

    Oh my gosh! Congratulations!! I cannot wait to hear more about your journey through pregnancy - what an amazing year for you and your husband. (And thanks for the shout-out!)

    Congrats again!!

    Kathryn (The Gutsy Girl)

  3. YAY!!!! I'm so happy for you! You and Kathryn are going to both have wonderful little bundles of joy!!! I can't wait to hear more (and see pictures) of your journey!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  4. Thanks everyone!!! It's so funny b/c it has not seemed to "hit" my husband yet. So while I'm feeling the crazy need to 'get stuff ready' he still doesn't quite feel that it's real yet. haha.