Monday, December 01, 2008

the baby 411

So I honestly did not intend to leave people in the dark about our baby situation. The facts are that 1) I have not felt well at all and 2) my sister just adopted and I didn't want to rain on her parade! :) But here is the scoop for all the interested parties....


Men feel free to skip through this! :)

So we had been toying with the issue of whether or not we wanted to have another child. To be honest, we have been toying with it for over a year ( if not more!). We prayed and finally decided to put it in the Lord's hands. And so we stopped using any form of birth control.

Well in the middle of October, I really wasn't feeling well. Car trips made me sick, I was constantly getting sick from different foods. So I thought that I might be preggo. I took a test and it was negative. Then we were talking about timing, and how we wanted to be able to go home over the summer. When you fly on a military flight, there is a rule about being preggo and infants. They won't fly you when you are within 6 weeks of your due date and then 6 weeks after the baby is born.

We were thinking about the timing of all that, and so we were kind of half hearted about trying. Sometimes using birth control sometimes not. I ended up getting my period at the end of October. I talked to a friend of mine, who is a nurse, and she was saying that sometimes you can get it while your pregnant. So I was feeling a little unsure.

Fast forward and I have been absolutely exaughsted. Taking long naps and than still crashing at like 8 at night. It was hard to get my head off the pillow. Then came the nausea. I decided to take a test. Ben thinks that pregnancy tests are a waste of money, so I just didn't tell him. lol

I bought a 2 pack and figured I would save one for later. The first one I took was invalid. The control window didn't have anything in it. So the next morning, I took the other one while Ben was at PT. I was shocked but happy.

Because of the Thanksgiving weekend I wasn't able to make an appt. with my doctor. So I have to go in and do a pregnancy test at the clinic, then from there I get my first appt. and so on and so forth. However, according to our calculations, we are looking at July.

The kiddos are so excited. Ecspecially Ethan. He keeps telling me the cutest things. I was frustrated yesterday because the kids have been fighting everything I say. Like, " Can I go to the park Mom?" "No, not right now." "But, please so and so got too and I did my homework and it's not fair that I can't go." Things like that. So I sat them all down and told them that it was disrespectful to me when they did that. Ethan pipes up with, " yeah and it's disrespectful to the baby!"

Although Ben says "Marie is just fine". I have been having issues. Feeling light headed and dizzy vs. nausea. So I am going to get my blood sugar checked and make sure everythng is ok with that. I am extremely tired and do have my moments of nausea. I am hoping it will go away soon.

So anyway, that's our story. I will keep you posted on everything!


Anna said...

I hope you feel better! That's how my pregnancy with Jackson was! Sometimes I couldn't even walk b/c I would fall right down! It scared me but it only lasted a couple weeks and it was in the early first trimester. Then with Andrew I had nothing. hope for you is that it passes quickly - I can't imagine feeling like that and still having to parent four children. It's hard, but all you have to think about it holding that newborn baby and it's all worth it!

The Farr's said...

I am so excited for you!! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Love ya!!

Janice said...

Congratulations! I hope the morning sickness goes away soon. I can't imagine being pregnant and being a mom to 4. You are super mom!

becky said...

YEah that is exciting but I hope you are feeling better soon.

Christy said...

I'm sure you will be feeling better soon. Ethan is such a little sweetheart. He is going to be a good husband and father someday.

heidigoseek said...

yippee for exhaustion!!
yippee for nausea!!
yippee for crabiness!!
(at least you get a sweet baby out of the whole deal:))

The Anglesey Family said...

I AM SOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! Feel better and know that we're keeping your family in our prayers.

Susan said...

Finally - all the details! You have in no way rained on my parade - don't worry about that at all. I'm just glad that two more of our kids will be so close in age.

I hope you feel better. Morning sickness is never fun. Worth it, though. I had forgotten how completely wonderful it is to cuddle with a newborn :)

Cindy said...

Hope you're feeling better, soon, sweetie!