Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Week 15

Ricky was correct, I miscounted. This Sunday I will actually have COMPLETED 15 weeks of pregnancy. (That's almost 4 months for those that can't divide by 4.)

That's nice to skip a week or two. Also on the bright side, this is my 4th straight day without morning/all day sickness! I am trying to be optimistic, but not get my hopes too high. The last 3 weeks or so I would have a day where I would be well all day, which then caused me to be excited that the morning sickness had finally worn off and I was in the clear! Only to be struck with a double whammy the following day. Not good for my mood when the weather has already turned sour and wet, and my fatigue is still a constant deterrent to warm feelings. But things may be looking up, discluding the weather, and I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Check out pregnancy week 14 and pregnancy week 15 to catch up on what's happening with the newbie.

In other news, we got an offer on our house. It's the first one and it's pretty low. Not looking good from where I sit, but we are trusting that God is handling the situation the way He wants to. We just have to be patient and enjoy the ride. We submitted a counter offer, but who knows what will happen next. It is making me more anxious about moving though; getting the first offer on the house makes this whole situation more real, and I have to deal with the fact that we WILL sooner or later, be moving further away from church and family. This concept has been really tough on my emotions (as if I needed more hormonal issues).

I know that we have to do what's best for our family, but it doesn't make it easy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


In these pics, Judah with a manly cape, our young techie getting a head start on his career, and his first year at the pumpkin patch.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Anyone have some extra energy to spare??

The word is officially out now, thanks to Ricky. I am pregnant AGAIN. It was planned this time, but so far has not been as happy an experience for me as the first pregnancy. I remember being overly exceedingly tired the first time around, but this time has been far worse, and is lasting much longer.

There are a few possible reasons for this. Firstly, I am not at a full time job with constant distraction, so my day is less stress, but longer. Running after a toddler is full time to be sure, but it's a less mental than an office job working face to face with customers. I was also in much better physical shape the first time around. Ricky and I worked out regularly with weights, and so I think my body handled the change more easily. However, after Judah was born, I have worked out zero times. I believe that it's made it harder for my body to adjust, and it has no energy reserves to pull from. I am just skating on ice each day trying to make it to the end without crashing. I usually fail.

Also, there has been the problem of morning sickness, which is more like all day sickness. With Judah, I was sick for about a week, maybe 2 weeks, and I was only sick in the morning. I took saltine crackers to work, and nibbled them until lunch, at which point the nausea had worn off. It was tolerable, and I only came in late to work once. This pregnancy has been waaaaay worse. I started becoming sick about week 5 (I think) and it has been a constant irritant since. I have almost completed week 13 (over 3 months). The nausea has not been bad enough that I am puking daily, but I have been constantly sick. All day long, with almost nothing able to give me a few hours rest. Taking care of Judah during this time has been hard. I just want to sleep, but I have to be up all day. I am constantly on edge ready to run to the bathroom, and it has been so hard. I thought it would be easier the second time. I guess I was wrong. Unofficially, I am in the 2nd trimester, so these symptoms are supposed to be gone...

Ricky is so excited about this baby. I know I will be once I am feeling better, but for now, I am just trudging.

See my pregnancy week 13.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Laid Back Saturdays, the Holidays, and my New Job

Ricky and I have been enjoying the last few Saturdays. For whatever reason, October was packed each weekend and we had almost no time to ourselves. But these last 2 Saturdays we have been able to sleep in (I use the term loosely since we have a toddler) and watch the news, and have a big breakfast. Just slow going and laid back. It's the way our weekends used to be before we had the baby.

I enjoy that. I feel more emotionally connected when we can just hang out at home and we're not rushing to prepare for whatever is going on that day. Although, I hang out at home enough, but it's nicer when Ricky is here. He's helpful with Judah so that I don't go out of my mind. He can catch up with some video games, and there's just no pressure.

I hope we have more Saturdays like this in our future. :)

Anyway, with the holiday season upon us, my mind is racing with ideas for Christmas! I know, I know. I am skipping Thanksgiving, but we all know that Christmas is waaaay better than Thanksgiving. There's only 48 more days until the big day! I have already started my gift list, and I will get a head start on it this month. I already have a few. We are a little tighter on the budget this year, but I still love buying people stuff. Now that I am "of age" relatives ask me to make a dish for the potluck! That may not seem important to any of you, but I suppose it makes me feel important. I mean, they want ME to make a dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas!? I had the honor of taking charge of the traditional green bean casserole. No holiday meal is complete without it!

Yay! Christmas! I am getting butterflies in my tummy just thinking about it. Things will be really fun this year as well now that Judah is older and walking. He can become more acquainted with his relatives, and he can play with his cousins. We also won't have to be concerned with feeding times and all those little things that come with caring for an infant.

Speaking of caring for an infant, I will be watching Kayla (niece) starting this month. Mandy (sister-in-law) will be going back to work part time, and I will be the nanny. I am happy and nervous about it. I know it's important that Kayla be with her family as opposed to daycare, and she will get more one-on-one attention at this delicate age. I am also very nervous since I have Judah with me, and I have no experience with 2 children so young. I don't want to lose my cool with Judah when I can't give him the amount of attention he's used to getting, but he'll have to learn to share his mom sooner or later.

All in all, things are looking good.

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