NOTE: This post is part of a series that I wrote in secret during the months before I announced my pregnancy. The series chronicles my pregnancy journey: from weaning off my RA meds, to trying to conceive, to searching for helpful advice and information, to discovering I was pregnant, to the ups and downs of my first trimester. You can read all the posts in this series here.
This Post Written October 18, 2011
It's official! We're having a baby!!! My primary care doctor confirmed it last Friday. We are due in June and we could not be more excited! The months and months of getting off my RA meds to prepare, the resulting fatigue and extra joint pain, and the anxious process of "trying" paid off - and way sooner than we had dared to hope too!
I pretty much want to shout off the rooftops that I am pregnant, but since the chance of miscarriage is actually quite high during the first trimester we're going to try to keep it pretty quiet for the time being. Though we have told our families - and it was fun to hear how excited they all are!
As for my RA, if it is going to go into remission it hasn't done so yet, as I've been having a considerable amount of trouble with my hips (particularly the left side) and my knees. The frustrating part is that now there isn't really anything I can take to help with this pain - and it seems like some of my other pain relief options, like sitting in the hot tub, might be off limits too. So I'm still trying to figure out how to deal with that.
But, honestly, right now I'm so happy that I don't really care about the pain or the symptoms. They are all totally worth it!