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27 Weeks Pregnant With My Fourth Baby, My First Son (Apryl)

June 30, 2011

With my first pregnancy in 1996 I was 20 years old and have hardly a handful of photos to remind myself of that first beautiful 9 months of my life when I was becoming a mother. With my second and third daughters I took more pictures, I had a digital camera by then and taking belly pictures was somewhat easier, I also had timers so I could rely more on myself than my husband or older child, to get pictures when I wanted them.

Last night I was lying in bed reading with no shirt on due to the warmer weather, feeling my son kick the mattress the way my third daughter always used to, and I reached for my camera in the hopes of getting a picture I would really like. The picture I’m sending turned out well for this particular website, I wouldn’t share a photo that includes my breasts anywhere else.

Speaking of my breasts, I have breastfed my three girls a total of 8 years and 11 months. I hope to nurse my son for 2-3 years, if he is the kind of baby who likes to nurse, my third daughter wasn’t a big nurser.

The baby I’m carrying now, my first son, has a hole in his heart, and possibly Down Syndrome, we are hoping for the healthiest possible outcome at his birth, which would include him staying with us, not needing surgery, and being able to nurse right away. His name is Adam.

I am 35 years old, this is my fourth baby, I had two miscarriages years ago at 5 and 9 weeks. I am 27 weeks pregnant right now. My girls are 14, almost 7, and 4

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8 Responses to “27 Weeks Pregnant With My Fourth Baby, My First Son (Apryl)”

  1. Mary V Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I hope everything goes well with your son. Enjoy your pregnancy and those special moments of little baby kicks! Your beautiful!

  2. Kayla Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    You have had 4 children!? Wow! You look great.

    My sister has a hole in her heart. It turned out to not be as bad as they thought and now the only problem with it is she has to take yucky meds before going to the dentist.:) So, your family will be in my prayers that is all turns out just fine.

    Congrats on breastfeeding so long, my daughter is 3 months and it is so hard! But wonderful at the same time. :)

  3. shannon Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    You sound like an amazing Mama…and your picture is beautiful! I had a son with special needs as well (he passed away when he was 19 months old)…he was the most amazing child I have ever had the privilege of knowing :) I wish you and your son the best of luck. I am sure he will be a beautiful and amazing child as well!!!

  4. amber h Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 11:10 am

    prayers your way!!! beautiful photo!!!

  5. Megan Says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    My daughter has a heart defect, it’s a lot different than a hole in the heart, but I know how you feel. It’s a crazy journey, but you’ll learn so much more about yourself, and as a parent. There is TONS of support out there, reach out. Best of luck!

  6. Apryl Says:
    July 1st, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    First off, I rarely see anyone with the same name spelling as me. So, awesome.

    Also, you look great. I hope you get the best possible health with your little man. I have 3 sons. They are amazing.

  7. Sarah P. Says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    You have such a tiny little tummy! :) I’m also carrying my first little boy. Thank you for posting and I sure hope that your little guy is healthy and thrives! I follow a blog about a little boy who was just born with DS. They didn’t expect him to even make it to term, let alone live and he is thriving thanks to the Grace of God! If you click on my name, it links to that blog. Good luck and many blessings to you and your family. :)

  8. trish Says:
    December 14th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    My sister in law lost her daughter when she was 6 months pregnant, she lost out a few times. Her son arrived at 6 months and has struggled ever since. His health issues land him in hospital on a regular basis. A lot of us are glad our children are fine, as much as we mourn the loss of our fantastic bodies. My son had asthma, he nearly died a few times. We also have epilepsy in my family, i dreaded my two having that, but it seems to be disappearing, us three sisters have children and they seem fine. Two of my sisters had epilepsy, i am glad my children seem free of it. I hope all goes well for you, all the best.

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