Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sick Story

So funny story...Stayed home from work the other day because I was feeling particularly sick that day. I think maybe I had something bad to eat or else it was more of a stomach bug. Anyway, I stayed home most of the day until the evening. I decided that perhaps I would venture out of the house just once as I was getting a pretty bad case of cabin fever. "Yes, I'll just go get a couple things that we need at the grocery." So I get in my car and go to the store. While at the store I start to feel a little sickly and so I decide to get the heck out of dodge. I jump in my car and pull out of the parking lot on my way home. All of a sudden an overwhelming nauseated feeling takes over and I think, "Oh no....I'm really gonna throw up right now." In a scramble I search around my car and find a cup from Wendy's with water in it. While driving I open my window and throw out the water that was left in the cup (pretty much a whole cup full) and the water splashes right back in my face....talk about a wake up call! Unfortunately it didn't help with the oncoming scenario. I proceeded to relieve myself into this little Wendy's cup, while driving in town with cars all around me. The whole time I kept thinking, "don't mind me just um...drinking...out of this cup here." It was definitely a site to see. I don't think that has ever happened to me before. Finally I made it home, cup full of puke and all.

By the way, I'm sorry if I'm being rather crass lately with all this sick stuff. I find it rather humorous actually. It's the best way for me to handle it. I hope you can get a little chuckle out of it too.

Funny side story:
The next day I decided to stop at Walgreens and get some new lotion. I am standing in line for quite some time as there are a lot of people there waiting to check out too. I pop open the top of the lotion to get a whiff. And it literally explodes all up in my nose! Like, not just a light spray but a full on explosion into my nostrils! I quickly try to wipe it out and off of my face which proved to be much more difficult without a tissue. I stepped up to the cashier and tried to look down and hide that fact that there was gobs of white lotion dripping out of my nose! Oh my...the predicaments I get myself into.

Friday, October 24, 2008

First Ultrasound

12 Weeks 6 days
This experience was unlike any I've ever had. Everyone always says how incredible it is to hear the baby's heart beat and see the baby moving inside of you, but I guess until you experience it you really just don't know.
I am not showing too much, especially when this was taken and so the fact that it only took her a couple of seconds to find this big (at least on the screen) baby moving all around was unbelievable. The pictures really do not do it justice. On the screen the little babe was jumping and turning and kicking and you could see his little toes and fingers and his head and heart pumping. Even when I laughed you could see the whole baby move up and down. It was an awe inspiring moment. God has truly given us a gift. What a creator he is....that he lets us join in the joy of sharing that responsibility. For a moment you catch a glimpse of something far bigger and more powerful than yourself and you can't help but be moved to tears.
Dan was sitting at the end of the bed and he kept grabbing my leg and saying "Oh my gosh there's a baby in there!" As though we didn't know! Needless to say he was excited.

In the second picture you can see the baby's toes and feet. See it?

In the third picture you can see his little elbow bent like he was sucking his thumb.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Here I am with little babe! This is three months.

I am now 15 weeks almost 4 months! Wow, time flies. I'll post another picture at the four month mark. I still don't think I am showing that much, although my pants don't fit too well anymore. Who knew maternity pants would be so comfy? Why don't we all wear these things- all the time? You know...after a big meal, or that time of month....I think all us women would be that much happier if we all wore MATERNITY pants!

I am starting to get back more energy now and I have felt less sick!!! Hooray! Thank you Jesus!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Morning" sickness...?

It's 5:00pm in the evening and I'm staring out the windows of my little office in downtown St. Joe. No one is here besides me. I am enjoying the silence and the golden autumn sunshine that is streaming in beside me.

It's so nice to have a moment to just think...I've been staying pretty busy lately with work all day and sometimes nights (like tonight). And also sleeping like crazy. I usually start to fall asleep around 8pm, if not right after eating dinner. It's been great! I have an excuse to sleep! I love sleep. There's nothing more satisfying than slipping into the cool soft sheets. I get so excited sometimes I can't help myself. I giggle and laugh out loud and sigh with contentment. Dan makes fun of me for how excited I get. But if anyone loves sleep as much as I do- it's him! Is it so wrong for two people to love sleep so much?!?!? Sometimes we'll skip going out just to stay in and snuggle in our huge, comfy down comforter. I think we should definitely take every single chance we get to get some shut eye while we can. I hear these babies like to keep people up at night.

At the moment I am 15 weeks along, almost four months. Up until now I've been battling a bad case of "morning" sickness- although it's more than just "morning". I know that every woman goes through this with their pregnancies, but let me just tell ya, it is NOT FUN. And I do not like it. I just need to vent here because I think it will help me feel better. I get sick almost every morning, sometimes I don't actually puke (dry-heave) and other days I puke a few times. It's the worst feeling, especially when I am in the middle of trying to take a shower and get ready to make it out the door on time for work. If I could just stay in bed 'til it passes...which I have done a couple of times it would help. And then I was all excited to eat my frosted mini-wheats, which is always the first thing I do in the morning now-because I am starving...and there they go! Then I'll eat something else when I'm done because I am just so dang hungry and welp, there that goes! Geez!

Then all day at work I have to fight the urge to gag and run to the bathroom anytime I smell anything! Especially the dirty kids that I work with. Whew, if I catch a whiff of dirty hair it's all over! While in the bathroom the nasty air freshener that comes on automatically anytime someone opens the door makes me want to gag even more.

Finally I come home to my cozy little smelly house. Everything smells. I can't cook anymore because the smell of raw chicken and everything else is disgusting. Plus, our house is so small that anything on the stove or in the oven fills the whole house with stench. Even a good smell can become a stench to me. So I sit there all evening wishing it was 8pm so I can go to sleep and not notice the fact that I am constantly wanting to go throw-up and never get relief!

Whew. I feel better already...I hope and pray that this will be gone soon as I am almost to the fourth month! I already respect you mother's out there more than I ever have, just for that!

On a lighter note...I am enjoying the idea of becoming a mom! I didn't realize that I was so excited to have kids until this happened. I always knew I wanted them, but I just feel "ready". Ready to take on this new challenge. Dan and I are in a good place right now financially, at least compared to the past, and I think it is just time. Dan is pretty excited too which makes me happy. I think he will be the best dad.

That's all for now, I'll report more later.