Friday, June 25, 2010

Feeling Mighty... Not Fine

Well, we're at 10 1/2 weeks now. We've almost made it through this last week. This week has probably been the worst for morning sickness. My family got to come down and share some time with us at Sea World. That was fun. If I hadn't been sick maybe I would have remembered to bring a camera. Whoops. Oh well. It was nice to have a change of pace for a few days. Nick had his last trip for business for a while... which is somewhat of a relief to me. (I get to be a bit of a bear when he's gone for more than 8 hrs at a time...)

So this little baby (or as my sister says, "Bubba") is making me so exhausted. And we're not going to get into any details of certain events taking place this week, but if you're looking for a babysitter for your children for an extended period of time or on a regular basis, try to find someone who is NOT a mother of a 9 month old AND pregnant. Because if she has any brain at all she will say NO. Moving on...

I think we're going to take this weekend to RELAX. I will be surprised if we get out to do anything other than go to church. It's about time we all had a vacation... but seeing how hot it is and that I don't feel good a weekend vacation of doing nothing sounds pretty good to me! =D

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bing Crosby and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

You know what I decided this morning? I decided that we are going to decorate our house for Christmas (for the first time in our married lives) this year (nevermind that it's 6 months away! I'm pregnant and I can talk about what I want to ;p). AND we're going to leave our Christmas decorations up until the baby comes. I LOVE Christmas music and the general Christmas feel and you know how it's always kind of depressing to put it all up in the winter and then just feel really nasty and wintry. Yeah, we're not going to do that. We're going to have 60 days of Bing Crosby and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. And it's gonna be awesome!

Expectantly Waiting

I've hit what I hope is the worst part of the 1st Trimester. I've been so blessed to not feel really, really sick all the time during this pregnancy. But this week has taken a turn. I've been extremely sick. I can't decide if I should say "unfortunately" or "fortunately"... Either way, Ellie doesn't have a clue what's going on. So I am really having to work double-time to keep her busy and safe and entertained and fed while keeping myself rested (hahaha!) and hydrated and all the stuff you have to do to take care of yourself while pregnant. It's been a crazy week and it's only Wednesday morning. Oh dear...

This week I did get to take a peek-a-boo visit with little Piglet Baby. It was adorable. This time I pretty much knew what to expect and I was a bit emotional. Nick was in Boston on business (staying at a bed and breakfast. SUCKER!) so I was solo on this adventure. Piglet Baby was VERY awake. It was pretty amazing considering the fact that I had not caffeine that morning and the only sugar I had was a little black cherry-lime vitamin water (my new favorite flavor!). Heart rate was 175!! Ellie NEVER had a heart rate that high when we visited her during our pregnancy. Her high was like maybe 155. It was usually around 135-140.

Anyway, PB was waving it's little arm like a tiny maniac. Like if I didn't pay close attention I might miss seeing it. I was laying on the bed laughing and literally just burst out, "THAT is adorable!!!!" It was really a very precious encounter. It's kind of ironic too because Ellie is just getting really good at waving a lot.

I've really struggled with being very happy about being pregnant this week. But God knows just when I need a lift. :) GOD IS SO GRACIOUS to His children! Sometimes I think my load would be a lot easier to bear if I would just ask for His help more often :)

This week we will be making our 3rd trip to Sea World since this pregnancy began. I presume I'll be pretty sick but I am going to be sure to stay really hydrated. I am not interested in getting puffy feet like I did last year. :-)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

9 1/2 weeks...

I'm EXHAUSTED. Just totally drained....

But our first appointment today was really great. Except for handing over that first payment. OUCH! Oh well. This time our insurance is actually covering a large chunk of our bill. What's really stupid is that they'll cover the cost of all our prenatals and 6 weeks after the birth. BUT they won't cover the actual birth. That is just flat STUPID. If they think the midwives are capable of doing exams, they should cover them taking the baby out. I noticed when signing our papers that one of the midwives has delivered over 2000+ babies in the past 7years. Anyway... I'll got off my soapbox but beware! I'll probably come back to this at some point.

So we had a fantastic exam... and we will be going back on the 21st for a dating ultrasound. Nick won't be here. So we'll have to figure out transportation.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

9 months & 9 weeks

Both of my babies are at a "9" milestone.

I cannot believe Teeny Tiny is already 9 weeks along!!! What I can't believe more is that I've been able to keep it a secret this long... well, every week that goes by it slips out a little more. But still, this is really good for me. It definitely helps the pregnancy go by faster!!! We go to the midwife tomorrow for the first time and it should be interesting. I was hoping to have lost more weight before now but this morning sickness hasn't been bad at all. (I say that now at 10AM... last night at 10PM I thought I was going to die. haha! It's definitely worse at night.)

I can't wait to see our Tiny baby and actually see it's little heart beating. It'll be interesting because we're bringing Ellie along. The midwives haven't seen her since she was 6 weeks and it'll be fun to show her off...

Speaking of The Big Sister... We just got home from her 9 month appointment. It was good as far as charting her developmental skills. Of course she rocks in that area. As far as weight gain... well, let's just say she doesn't take after me. The pediatrician kind of raised her eyebrows when she discovered that I was nursing AND pregnant. Ha! Yes, I'm awesome. J/K haha. I was ready to quit nursing until she mentioned formula.... eh. For some reason I have a very hate/hate relationship with that stuff. I'm not sure why. So our lovely pediatrician told me I could just nurse 3x a day as long as Ellie has a cup of yogurt and two slices of cheese included in her daily diet. Which means I need to go to Target. Nice.

Big Sister is NOT a friend of the male nurse at the dr's office. He gave her two shots today and the adorable pink camo bandaid did not make up for the pain she received. Oh well. She's snoozing away her sorrows now. Which means I should do some laundry or something.

What I really want to do: take a nap........ Zzzzzzz