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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Turning into a Smurf

I have so much to update you all on, but I will post that soon in another post.

I have something really weird happening to me right now, and I'd really appreciate prayers for mine and baby Seth's health. While we were on vacation, my hands started turning blue! Yes, I typed that correctly... my hands are turning blue. It started out that my knuckles looked like they'd come in contact with blue dye somehow. I started trying to wash it off and realized it was my actual knuckles that were blue. After that, my hands started to do the same thing, followed by my fingernails.

I called my doctor and he suggested something called Reynold's phenomenon (RP). I researched this condition, and I found that what triggers the hands to turn blue are cold temperatures. However, my hands are turning blue even when they are warm. I'm worried this may be a circulation problem and that Seth may not be getting the oxygen or nutrients he needs. I also worry about the timing of this weird problem starting up... which is about the time the placenta completely took over.

Dr. Joy said if it is RP there is no need for concern. He said he would simply address it at my next appointment and that he would keep an eye on it. He said as long as there was no pain that it should be fine. But still, it doesn't make me feel any better about turning into a smurf!

As you can imagine, I've been pretty worried about Seth this last week, although I can feel him move and his heartbeat has been around 155 bpm each time I check his heart rate through out the day.

Ansley did something today that completely caught me off guard. She came up to me to kiss baby Seth through my belly (which is normal), but she asked me when baby Seth was going to go to heaven. I was completely caught off guard and well, that was really bad timing for her to ask me that question with my current health concerns for myself and Seth.

I told her we hoped that God let baby Seth stay here with us and that he wouldn't need Seth in heaven for a very long time. I mean, what else do you say to that?

I sit here tonight very unsure of what is happening to my body and if it is affecting my baby. But I gave Ansley the very advise I needed to trust in myself. I don't know what God's plan is for our family, but I have hope that he will allow baby Seth to stay here with our family. Worrying over something I have no control over isn't going to do me any good so I just need to trust God to bring our family through whatever plan he has for us. Easier said than done, but I'm really trying here! Will you all still love me if I become a smurf?!


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19 comments:

Joann said...

Praying that all is fine with you and baby. I think God uses our children sometimes to remind us to trust in him and that overall he is in control. :)

Charlotte Ann said...

I am praying for you through all of this.
And of course we will still LOVE you if you turn into a smurf; which I highly doubt will happen. But I am praying that God gives you the peace that you need throughout this pregnancy! Bless you!

KK said...

Praying it's nothing. And I love smurfs!

Nicolasa said...

Sending you healthy vibes! I hope that all turns out ok!

Holly said...

Praying for you and Seth and that everything will be alright. I hope your dr can figure out what is going on. I think I would've been caught off guard too by that question.

Mary said...

Wow. It never seems to amaze me how our body's can come up with new ways to scare the willy nilly's out of us. I hope that your doctor is right so we can all breathe easy with you.

Your daughther's comment took me off guard too. I don't know how I would have reacted to that.

Kristy said...

I loved Smurf's growing up. ;)

I'm sorry there is another challenge for you to face. I hope, hope, hope your Dr is right and that everything will be just fine. I wish I could see in to the future (for more then one reason) and tell you everything will be okay, but I can't. I can only hope for you, and stand by you through whatever happens.

xoxo

Wendy said...

LOL at your last sentence! You are right, we have to put our complete trust in God, knowing how mighty He is and that He loves us! I'm praying for this to resolve soon.

Just Breathe said...

I will be praying for you and Seth.
((HUGS)) What a question to ask you. It's so sad that Ansley has to think in those terms.

James Patrick said...

I think you handled your daughters question very well. I wanted to tell you that I too have RP. Have for many years and my doctors tell me that is had no effect on my pregnancies. Now breastfeeding after it does effect and can cause issues. But in my mind I didnt care because I WAS breastfeeding a baby. So I would handle it. I am praying that you will find peace and comfort in this pregnancy and yours and Seth's health will continue!

Brandi said...

We will pray for you and your baby for health and peace until you can get to the Doctor's.

House of Collinsworth said...

I looked this up...looks like it is actually called "Raynaud's Phenonmenon" and from what I've read, it looks like it can be caused by changes in temp (hot or cold) or by emotional events. It also says that conditions that have been associated with Raynaud's phenomenon include hormone imbalance, medications, estrogens without additional progesterone, and some others. Maybe it's just the changes going on in your body because you are pregnant.

I know anything unexpected can be very alarming to you right now. I will pray that God will give you peace about it and that little Seth will be just fine. I'll also pray that this will go away completely!

Missing Kasey said...

Oh sweet girl, I wish that kids that didn't have to think about what she asked.
Oh course I will love you smurf or not! :) Hoping that this isn't harming Seth and it passes soon. ((hugs))

Nicolle

Mary said...

I am saying a prayer right now for you as I type this. I cannot imagine the fear you are having. I will also pray that the doctors are able to isolate what the problem is.

Tiffany Saulat said...

Praying for you!

Cori Lynn said...

Yes we will still love you :) Praying for you and baby Seth!

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

You'll always be my favorite Smurfette...

"Funny" how God works sometimes.
When you posted this, I thought about you and felt the Urge to pray for you and Baby Seth. And then the next morning, when I checked my Dashboard, there was your post.

I'm still amazed at how wonderful our Lord is (and I'm hoping you don't think I'm weird for thinking about you when I try to go so sleep lol)

croleyc69 said...

Praying for you so much & Baby Seth.
Caroline

Cori Lynn said...

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