Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oh Baby!

I'm still having a bit of trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that I'm actually pregnant. Of course the morning all-day sickness is a sure tell, but I'm still in a little shock. Don't get me wrong, we were trying to get pregnant, and I'm thrilled that I finally am. It's just that I had come to a point where I really didn't think it was going to happen. I didn't think it was a possibility, and I was already accepting of that when this news came. It's all very exciting!

Since we thought we may not have more children, we got rid of a bunch of our baby items last summer. We no longer have a crib, car seat, stroller, and more. At first this started to panic me, but I'm realizing that I do still have quite a bit. And since this is most likely our last baby, I may just try to borrow certain items from family and friends. Plus when I think about the baby things that I do still have, we have a good start.

I think part of why this pregnancy isn't sinking in as quickly is the way this new OB does things. Since I am confident of my last period, they see no reason for a dating ultrasound. They are going by my dates, and there will likely be only one ultrasound at 20 weeks. By 10 weeks in my last pregnancy I had already had 3 ultrasounds. We saw a lot of the baby and heard the heartbeat often. Although, a lot of that was because of an early medical issue. I suppose I should just be thankful that I haven't had any major issues this far, and hold tight for a few more weeks.

I am 9 weeks pregnant today. My next OB appointment is at 12 weeks, so only 3 weeks away. They will listen for a heartbeat at that appointment. I can't wait! Before my appointment I need to get all the necessary blood draws. I could have done it before now, but they've also decided to send me for a 2 hour glucose test at the same time. I do not want to sit in a waiting room for 2 hours with Zachariah, so I'm waiting until he goes to school. My mom is coming along with me, then I can have all that done next week. I'm taking her along, because I'm worried about not eating all night, then most of the morning. I'm worried about getting sick while there, or passing out (which I almost did once this week already).

So far I've had a lot of morning all-day sickness. Some days have been better than others. Last weekend was rough for me. I got sick several times (once in the car on the way home) and had heaved so much that my stomach muscles were cramping. It was miserable. But by Monday I felt a lot better. Unfortunately while in the waiting room for Zachariah's ENT appointment, I almost passed out. I felt it coming. I thought I'd be OK, but then I got shaky, weak and really light-headed. I asked them if I could lay down, so they got me back into a room and reclined a chair. That seemed to do the trick. After I cooled off, drank a bunch of water and ate a few crackers, I felt better. I still called Matt to come pick us up, because I didn't want to drive while feeling like that. Fortunately I haven't felt that way since. (Passing out caused a lot of drama for me early in pregnancy last time, so I really don't want that to happen.)

I seem to be feeling a little better since then, though. I still don't feel 100%, but I can say it's gotten a little better. I'm hoping it will all go away in a few weeks like it did before.

Baby names! I realized this morning that I've done very little thinking about baby names. I usually love to think about this from the start, and last time I was still thinking about it when he was born. Maybe it's because we already have a girls name we really like. I don't know if it's worth looking, because I think I'll find others I like better but I don't think I'll get Matt to budge on his pick. We had a hard time agreeing on boys names last time, so I don't really want to deal with that right now. I suppose this is why I haven't really dug into baby names. It will come. Maybe if/when we find out what we're having in a few months, I'll be a little more into names.

What a crazy few weeks it's been. Between doctor appointments, other activities and getting ready for school we've been a little nuts. My feeling sick all the time has really hindered getting things around for back to school too. I didn't buy a bunch of new clothes this year. (I know to start he'll wear summer clothes anyway.) I have most of his school supplies. Did I mention that our Open House for school is Sunday...and school starts Tuesday? I think he has enough to start Tuesday, and I'll get the rest organized and ready as I can. We can already see how this new little one is changing our lives. And I know there will be so many more changes to come. I can't wait!!


d e v a n said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, at least a bit!

Sarah said...

So I'm curious: have you guys told Zachariah yet?

Mommy Daisy said...

Sarah- Yes, we told Zachariah. In the last post I showed a picture of him getting his shirt, saying "Big Bro". It was the cutest thing. He read a note I wrote telling him he'd be a ... Then he opened the shirt. It took him a few minutes to process it all, but he was REALLY excited. He's already completely embraced it. He'll be a great big brother. :D

Pam said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're feeling better :))