Monday, June 07, 2010

This Pregnancy

In my pitiful blog neglect haze, I realized I have not yet blogged about this pregnancy. Um, I am 25 weeks pregnant.....seriously. Sorry peanut, you know third child and all.

During the first trimester I was so, so sick. Sicker than I have ever been with any of my other pregnancies. So sick that I could not move off of the couch without getting sick. I was so miserable! At first I thought I was pregnant with twins because it was so bad. Here is a look at my night time ritual:
Roll off the couch and slowly make my way upstairs. Promptly lay down on the bed to recover and try not to get sick. Feel better, roll off the bed and make my way into the bathroom. Wash my face and brush my teeth for about 10 seconds before I would start to gag. Run back to the bed and lay down. Not fun.

During that time I remember thinking, that this is it. This is the last time I will ever get pregnant because I cannot imagine going through that again. Thankfully, I slowly started feeling better and by March I was pretty much back to my old self. Now, I feel like I could do this again:)

We decided to find out what we were having. I wanted to wait, but Daddy wanted to find out. He said we had too much to take care of in order to prepare. In the end he won. I knew he wanted another boy because Hannah is his princess and he cannot imagine having another princess to not be able to say no to! However, that just means we get to try one more time! We took the kids with us to the ultrasound. Hannah loved it. She asked so many questions and especially loved hearing the heartbeat. She was very excited to hear she was going to be having a sister. When the tech asked if we had any names picked out the kids were more than happy to share their ideas. Hannah picked Star and Alex said Race Car. After being told by Hannah that Race Car was for a boy not a girl, he quickly replied with "Race Car Lady!" I think we will keep looking.

I am still feeling pretty good. I am past the sickness and not too big and uncomfortable yet. I enjoy feeling this baby move. She is so active! In fact, Hannah felt her kick for the first time on Memorial day. She was so excited! She ran upstairs to tell Daddy and Alex and has often asked to feel her move again. I have noticed that I am carrying her much lower though. With my other two, I always felt like they were in my ribs and their kicks were in the middle of my abdomen. It feels like this girl is using my bladder as a trampoline and her kicks are felt much lower in my abdomen.

I think that is about it for now. We still do not have a name picked out yet. I am open for any suggestions.


Melissa Swartley said...

Congrats on this new pregnancy! I'm very sorry to hear about your loss though! My sister went through this 3 times before she finally had a baby that "stuck". I remember all of her tears and sadness and the fear each time. How insensitive for that nurse to say such a thing! You would think they would know better! Ugh morning sickness is the worst! I had it really bad with my first, although they should really rename it anytime anywhere sickness! Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers!

Destini said...

So glad the sickness is over for you! Are you sure Race Car Lady isn't an option, I mean, come on! Haha! I'm pretty name-picky, but I do really like the names Tessa and Reagan! Hope that the summer isn't too hard on you!

Kim said...

I just read both of your posts. This must have taken a lot for you to share that painful time. I think that nurse should be slapped in the face because that was a horrible and insensitive thing to say. I am so sorry you were so sick with this pregnancy. I hear girls always give their moms a run for their money-yours is just starting early. I wish nothing but good health and happiness for the remainder of your pregnancy!

Jennifer said...

I think I'm really partial to Race Car Lady!

Samaira said...

Congrats! Read your blog for the first time and it is a great thing you have put up.
Ps:Race Car lady is sweet.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Shrine