I wanted to update you all with what’s going on in my life, since it is affecting the shop.
On March 21, my husband and I found out that we are expecting our first baby. My first trimester symptoms have been pretty normal, and we went to the doctor last Friday for an ultrasound and labs. During the ultrasound we found out that the baby was only measuring a little over 6 weeks in gestational size (we were expecting to see an almost 9 week fetus) but the heart rate was 147 which is very good for that gestational age. My doctor decided to add on a few extra labs to be sure everything was ok, especially since the baby was obviously younger than we expected to see. Yesterday I got a call from my doctor telling me that all of my labs (including HCG, the human growth hormone) looked great except that my progesterone level is a lot lower than he would like, so he called in a prescription for progesterone supplements to help support my pregnancy. I am also on total bed rest until we go back on Friday for a repeat ultrasound to check on the baby and make sure it is ok.
As you can imagine, I am very scared right now and am totally focused on resting and taking care of myself, and unfortunately this means that I am not able to do much with the shop until the doctor clears me to begin working again. There will be no shop update this week, but I will not make a decision about next week until I see what the doctor says. If you are the praying kind, I would appreciate your prayers as I go through this scary time. Thanks, as always, for your support.