The last two weeks have been full of ups and downs. After finding out that I am positive for Anti-Kell, I was nervous, scared and worried. But all we could do was wait to see the specialist, who would tell us what it meant.
While we waited for our appointment, which was scheduled for March 27th, I took it one day at a time. At 6 weeks the exhaustion set in, as did the morning sickness (it should really just be called all day sickness, because that’s how it feels!) I spent a couple days on the couch, party because I was too tired to move, but also because I wanted to rest as much as possible just in case. I don’t have much of an appetite, so I’ve been living on crackers and fruit.
Finally the day of our appointment came. Thankfully she had good news for us; Michael tested negative for the antibody so that means we are in the clear! I must have gotten it from the transfusion so it is not an issue for the baby, and I’m not considered high risk anymore. A weight was lifted off our shoulders! When the doctor said I’m now a normal pregnant woman, I just felt so good. Of course the possibility and fear of miscarriage is always there, but all we can do is take it day by day and hope for the best, like anyone else.
Our doctor is amazing. She eased our minds about everything, including delivery. One of my worries is that I’ll have a short labour like I did with Sofia and won’t make it to the city in time. So she told us we can control that and have me induced if necessary. I really feel like we are in good hands.
I feel so lucky to have so much support. After I posted on Facebook about our worries and then again about our good news, I got so much love from my friends and family. It feels so good to know so many people are thinking about us. Those thoughts really do go a long way and appreciate every one of them :)