On January 5th 2017, we had our first doctor’s appointment. We met Dr. M and talked about basic pregnancy stuff. A couple of days before the appointment I noticed some spotting. I didn’t think anything of it because I thought that it was a normal part of pregnancy. During my exam Dr. M noticed the spotting and wanted to do an ultrasound that day to make sure baby was okay.

I knew that it wasn’t normal, but the doctor didn’t seemed too worried. So the ultrasound tech scanned me and there on the monitor was our baby and we could hear it’s little heart beating! I was just amazed that at barely 6 weeks old we could hear our baby’s heart! This sweet moment soon passed as the tech said I had basically a tear in the lining of my uterus.

Dr. M prescribed me some hormones to take and I had orders not to exert myself. I would have to come back to the doctor every two weeks for ultrasounds and checks for the next six weeks. I remember leaving the appointment thinking that this pregnancy was going to end in a miscarriage. I feel like miscarriages are so prevalent these days. I don’t know if it’s because people are more willing to talk about it or if it just happened more frequently then they use too.

At this point I wanted to be excited, but was afraid of the possibility of a miscarriage occurring. Lawson and I decided to try and keep our pregnancy a secret until we made it to 12 weeks. I knew that if we told everyone, then everyone would be excited because this baby would be the first grand-baby on both sides and we wanted to share in that excitement.

When the right time came we told our families…We told Lawson’s family by giving them a present with a onesie that had a heart with the baby’s due date. 

For my family, we mailed them a package with a cow name tag that said “Baby Kilpatrick” with the due date on the back.

Needless to say, everyone was excited about Baby Kilpatrick!