Wednesday, April 11, 2012

There's A BABY In There!!

I'm pregnant!! Yaaaay! I know it's probably old news everywhere else...but as for my blog it is new! We found out I was pregnant on January 12th. Boy, was that an EXCITING day!! Laughing and crying and more laughing...It was one of the best days ever. I never thought I would get to see those two glorious pink lines! But I did and we are happy as can be.
 This picture is from when I was 12 weeks along.  It was the first time the baby looked like an actual baby instead of a bean! We got to see it move around and everything. It arched its' back and that's what it's doing in the bottom photo. :)

I've had a pretty rough pregnancy so far. My first doctors appointment was when I was about 6 weeks along.  Even at that early appointment we got to hear its' heart beat. The nurse told us that the heart had just barely started to beat a day or two before. It was incredible. Then we went in for a check up about every other week until I was 14 weeks.  My pregnancy started off with a lovely bladder infection and then the nausea set in and the vomiting began. I went to the hospital once for an IV of fluids because I couldn't keep anything down. The IV made me feel much better and luckily I didn't have to go do that again.  Then the back pain and ahces set in. The vomiting lasted a good 3 months. I slept a lot. Ate a lot of bland food. And barely left the couch and/or my bed.  Josh became the "woman" of the house! He took very good care of me through it all...he cooked and made sure I ate, cleaned, made sure I got some sunshine during the week, took out all of my throw up bags (gross I know) to the dumpster, comforted me while I cried, picked up my medications, took me to the hospital and doctors, and many other things...all while still getting up for work at 4 in the morning, attending school, doing homework and teaching Sunday school.   He is the Superman of husbands! All of this has brought us closer together and our love for one another has grown even more.
(I also must not forgot our wonderful Relief Society and my visiting teachers who brought us meals for 2 weeks straight. I think they saved Josh from starvation and me from the horrible smells of cooking food! We were so grateful for everyone who helped us.)

Currently, I am 16 weeks and 5 days along. Saturday will be 17. Yay for the second trimester! The past few weeks have been a whole lot better. I still have rough days but the good days are becoming more frequent! It's glorious!  Saturday my good friend Mary Herrington is throwing me a baby shower here in Provo so that all our Wymount friends can celebrate with us before moving for the summer. Mary has been an incredible friend while I've been pregnant. So have Kendon and Valerie Bagley and Cheslea Davis. I love them all so much and am so grateful for their friendship and love!

For the upcoming baby shower I've started some registries at Babies R Us, Target and WalMart.  We don't know what we are having yet so none of the cute and exciting stuff are on the registries yet! We will be finding out the gender in the first week of May. We are SO excited!! It'll be nice to not call it "it" but rather he or she. :)

And this for my parents means that they will be first time GRANDparents! Yaaaay! They are so excited! My dad cried when he found out and my mom screamed. Haha. They are very happy and can't wait for the little one to arrive. Along with all of my siblings! Especially Melissa. 

It seems like we waited a long time for this baby to come and now it's happenening and we all couldn't be happier! More updates to come later. :)

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