Friday, November 18, 2011

Long Overdue

So, with us being sick, and crazy busy, and add in my extreme lack of motivation, I never posted about our 20 week ultrasound.  So, here it is...

We went in, and as usual I was worried that something may be wrong.  Is this normal for other moms?  It happens to me every pregnancy, so I assume it is, but maybe I am just overly paranoid.  Anyway, Bri was coming in with us to find out the gender, as she will be doing our nursery for us.  See, we decided to not find out the gender, yet we really wanted to have the baby's room be "gender specific".  We chose nursery themes, color schemes, ideas, etc.  We asked Bri if she would like to do our nursery for us, which would mean she would know the gender and we wouldn't.  Of course, she said yes!  :) 

The ultrasound tech was great.  She said baby was very healthy-- something she said a number of times, which made me feel better.  She did all her measurements and picture taking and near the end she made me lay on both sides, and jiggled baby to get him/her to move so that she could get a profile picture.  Nothing worked.  It would have been cool to have one, but that's OK.  We got a ton of pictures of the baby's face and a few of it's feet. 

Finally at the end, she told Eric and I to turn away so that we couldn't see anything.  She explained to Bri was to look for, and typed the gender (then deleted it).  She asked Bri if what she saw was the same as what she typed and Bri agreed-- must have been a very clear/obvious shot!  Now, Bri can tease us and say she knows something we don't!  Poo on her!  Haha.

So, now we wait.  It is kind of hard waiting, I will admit.  On the other hand, it is fun and exciting.  The thought of waiting until the baby is born and having Eric announce the baby by name is something that really warms my heart and I can't wait for that moment!  Then, to top it off, we will get to come home from the hospital to see what Bri does to the nursery!  (She will be working on it while we are at the hospital.)

I can't wait for March! I'm nervous to have two young ones, but so excited to add another member to our family!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

One Of Those Weeks

It seems my family and I can't catch much of a break right now.  Currently, my husband and I both have pretty bad colds.  He can't sleep because his nose is so full and I can't sleep because my throat is on fire and swallowing is near impossible.  This came directly after a stomach virus that Eric, Ephraim, and I all had.  (Luckily, Bretton rarely gets ill and hasn't been hit with anything more than a sore belly for one day.)

On Monday, Eric has said he felt a little nauseous but didn't seem sick beyond that.  I went to work as usual thinking it would be just like most days and that when I got home Eric would be feeling much better.  Sadly, this wasn't the case.  As the day wore on, I had very little appetite and got a super horrible headache.  Now, I get headaches regularly, but this one wasn't like my usual ones.  No matter what I did I couldn't get rid of it.  I figured it was from not eating much, yet I couldn't get myself to eat much more than I already had.  When I got home, Eric said he was feeling about the same as he did before I left for work.  Bretton and Ephraim seemed fine though, so we didn't think much more of it.  Until the next morning. 

Eric slept in the living room that night-- our first night not in the same bed together!  I suggested it since he was feeling yucky and didn't get much sleep.  I thought that maybe if he got a good nights sleep he would feel better and that maybe he wasn't feeling well because for over 15 months now neither of us have had a complete full night of sleep. 

All night I was in and out of the bathroom.  By 5 am I decided to get up and have some mint magic tea, hoping it would help ease my belly aches.  Nope.  The moment I started drinking it I was right back into the bathroom.  I spent the rest of the day unable to hold even a sip of water down.  By that afternoon, Eric called the OB and they had me go to the outpatient clinic at the hospital to get an IV.  I was so dehydrated from all the vomiting and diarrhea and moving even an inch caused me to vomit more.  They gave me Fennigan (sp?) to help ease the nausea and then 2 bags of fluids in only 2 hours.  It pumped fast and furious, but I was out cold pretty much the whole time!  The OB came and checked on me once in the middle, then again near the end to listen to the baby.  He said I had a virus and that I should feel better by the next day.  I didn't believe him-- especially when it was time to leave and I couldn't move.  Once Eric and the nurse got me into a wheelchair I was vomiting yet again!  Didn't seem at the time like the drugs were doing any good!

I got home and slept pretty much the rest of the evening and through the night.  By morning I was 80% better and no one else was sick.  I thought we were in the clear!  I took Wednesday off from work to finish recovering.  Thursday morning I woke up and got ready for work.  Not even an hour before I needed to leave, both Eric and Ephraim were vomiting!  So, as hard as it was to call in, as I am sure they had a difficult time finding a sub (if they even found one at all), I knew I couldn't leave Eric to tend to himself and a 15 month old. 

Ephraim was fine by the next day, but Eric was stick feeling bad and had a cold to top it all off.  He called into work both Thursday and Friday.  I had called in Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  What a horrible time of year, with the holidays and winter (meaning oil heat) to miss so much work!  I am going to use sick days, despite not wanting to.  I was trying to save them for maternity leave.  Now I am down to 9 left, I think?

Anyway, what a week it has been.  So hoping we feel better before Monday!  I really need to get back to normal and feel healthy again!  Plus, I hate having my family sick. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time Flies, And Yet It Drags

I can't believe it has been so long since I have written anything.  I guess it has slipped my mind in the midst of life and pregnancy brain!  I have some things to share, but it is way too hard to type with a 15 month old sitting with me.  So, for now I'm telling you to check out Pinterest if you haven't already done so-- but be warned!  It can be so very addicting!

I'll update tomorrow, if everyone is well enough for me to do so.