Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The morning sickness hit, and hit hard. I've been sick for three weeks now. Lots of throwing up, lots of "feeling yucky", lots of not eating anything but toast and crackers (i'm so sick of toast & crackers). Yesterday I reached the point of feeling "Okay, I'm so sick that I can't even be excited or enjoy this pregnancy so far." I'm ready for the sickness to go away so that I can pay attention to what matters most.

I should also say that even though my husband's job has kept him away from home quite a bit, and busy and stressed out. He's done amazing at trying to take care of me.

We found out today that lemon drops help a ton with the sick feeling. I'm on a couple different meds to help with how severe the sickness is. But the lemon drops seem to be doing the trick today. PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE BRACHS COMPANY FOR MAKING LEMON DROPS! And for my sweet husband for taking care of me when he can. :) He's cute.

St. Patricks Day! = Ultrasound!

We had our first ultrasound on St. Patricks Day! 8:45 a.m. was check in at NRMC. We were able to visibly see our baby, and hear it's beautiful heartbeat. God truely is the ultimate creator! The sound was the most amazing sound I have ever heard in my entire life. It gave me such peace (even though I cried - happy tears) to hear that little heartbeat and to know that this time around there is greater hope. :)

The ultrasound also showed that I was about 5 days farther along than what we thought. :) I'll be ten weeks this Friday!

* Picture to come...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Week 6

Today is the first day that I felt I needed to take crackers to work to snack on throughout the morning and then late in the afternoon. I'm hoping that this sick feeling stays pretty mild, that would be nice. Here's to the start of week 6!! :) So far so good, still praying!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Is this morning sickness?

I've been waking up on my own at 6 a.m. every morning this week and not feeling well. Almost like that feeling of when you don't get enough sleep and you feel nauseated the next morning. I haven't "thrown up" yet (except for the morning a week or so ago when I ate the banana and threw up - before I knew I was pregnant). If this is any idea of what morning sickness might be like for me, I don't think I'll have much of a problem with it. But then again, I'm not quite at 6 weeks yet.... I'm sure I won't be so lucky as to not get sick at all. With the first pregnancy I didn't have any morning sickness, just hungry and tired all the time, and of course the unwanted spotting. This time I'm hungry, tired, boobs hurt, and I feel slightly nauseous in the mornings, and I'm paranoid and check for spotting all the time. There hasn't been a moment that has gone by that I haven't prayed for this little baby to stay with us this time around. I couldn't want anything more in life right now than for this to work out. The previous pregnancy, even though it was only 10 weeks, I always thought of that baby as being a boy. I told my sister in law the other night in an email that this time I keep thinking of a girl. But who knows! :) This is going to be a long 9 months that's for sure. We've been waiting a long time for this little life... :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Worn Out

Day two of knowing that i'm pregnant, and I'm completely worn out. I think I spent most of today yawning and wondering when I could go home from work and sleep. :) My boobs have been sore as well. Read a little of my book "What to expect when you're expecting" it says by week 6 the morning sickness should kick in... wonderful, I can't wait. :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Day For Second Chances

We found out this morning (Sunday, February 21, 2010) that we're pregnant! I'm currently at 5 weeks, so it's still very early. August 2008 we were pregnant (it took a year to get pregnant) and unfortunantly had a miscarriage at 10 weeks. It took us over a year to try to get pregnant again, and finally after a few months of trying we've got our second chance at becoming parents. We're going to be praying hard to get through the next 5 weeks to get us past that 10 week point. Hopefully this time around things will be better. We've been wanting kids for a few years now, ready for it to actually happen for us.