Saturday, June 30, 2012

We're Having a Baby!!!

So the secret is out!  We are having a baby!  A little holiday bundle of joy, due December 4th!  We are so so so grateful for this wonderful little miracle in our lives and cannot wait to be parents!  Here is what has been happening since we got the news :)

So we found out just a couple days before April Fool's Day- a great opportunity to trick our families!  Haha, but no one fell for it...  we were bad liars, so they were all just happy for us :)  But the majority of the first trimester went pretty well.  I started feeling exhausted and queasy around 8 weeks, but only threw up a couple of times.  We were a little nervous about the whole thing, but a 10 week ultra sound set our minds at ease a little bit.  Look at that cute little bugger!

And here is my belly a couple days after that ultra sound.  Happy Mother's Day!

My 11-week mark came on our 3-year anniversary.  I had a concert at Sky View that night, so we did a quick date to Cafe Rio before that, and planned a super fun trip for the following weekend.  Here's a pic of that date...

Unfortunately, that night I got really really sick.  In fact, so sick that I was prescribed nausea medicine and told to stay in bed and eat nothing but bananas, rice, toast, and sprite.  Needless to say, we didn't go on our anniversary trip that weekend.  We spent it like this instead!

In bed, eating rice and toast and bananas, and drinking lots of sprite.  Brock was very very good to me.

Hoping that after a week I would be getting better, I actually did the opposite and the day after my 12-week-mark I ended up on a late night ER visit.  Through an IV, they pounded 4 1/2 Liters of fluid in me for dehydration, and drugged me with tons of anti-nausea medicine.  It was a pretty miserable night. 

After three weeks of bed rest, I finally started to feel a little bit better.  Around 14 weeks, I was blessed with just enough energy to teach my students a couple of hours a day, and then spent the rest of the time in bed.  Each week has slowly been getting a little bit better.  I still feel exhausted all the time, but I think the nausea has FINALLY subsided!  Phew!  That was a ROUGH road!  But the thing that kept me going was this little miracle inside me...  I will never ever take that blessing for granted, no matter how tough pregnancy can be.  

Now I am almost 18 weeks and we get to find out the gender on July 19th.  We are so thrilled and grateful!  Baby has been kicking me this week and it is SO FUN to feel it!  Here is what my belly looked like on my 17 week mark.  Can the holidays come any faster?  I can't wait to meet this little cutie!!!!!!!