Well, if you've been on my facebook page in the last week, you already know... but
Landon's going to be a BIG Brother!
It's been a little over a week since I found out... so, I am only approx 5 weeks and a few days along...
Some people might gasp and say - WAIT! You are already announcing it?!
Why, yes, yes I am. :) I can't keep a secret like that!! It's too exciting. The way I see it, the more people that know, the more people that can pray for me. See, in case you weren't around for my first pregnancy (which I did not blog about, cause I had not yet started my blog), I was VERY sick. We're talking I lost 47 lbs in less than 2 months even though I was pregnant sick. We're talking week long hospital stay and another week at home resting before going back to work kind of sick. Yeah, that was during the first trimester. I went to the ER twice to get fluids, and then once my OB/GYN finally saw me, she told me I was to go directly to the hospital to check in. YAY, FUN! (Did you catch that sarcasm?)
So, the point of telling you that... yeah, I could use all the prayers I can get right now. I'm TERRIFIED of going through anything remotely similar to that again. It started at about 6 weeks last time. So yeah. Remember above when I said was about 5 weeks and a few days? Cue paralyzing fear that morning sickness/hyperemesis (what I was diagnosed with the first time) is right around the corner. I can't do it again. I CAN'T. And I don't like that word. But I mean it.
I've felt a little queasy over the weekend, and today... But I'm hoping it is just because I've got a little sinus crud going on. I'm praying that is it. I don't want to be on meds around the clock again. But if that is what it takes, then so be it.
Oh, yeah, so back to my request. PLEASE pray for me if you think about it. I need to be able to function as a Mommy during this first trimester especially, as Aaron will be working a lot, and will not always be available to take over. Work will be taking him out of town often, and while I do have family to rely on, I don't want to add stress to their lives because I can't get away from the "white throne" to take Landon to daycare. Don't misunderstand me, I would LOVE to lose 47 lbs during pregnancy rather than gaining it (what pregnant woman wouldn't?!) - only I want to be healthy for me and this little bean growing inside me. Losing 47lbs during pregnancy isn't exactly healthy.
Aaron and I are super excited about this baby and what the future holds for our little family. Landon is not entirely understanding what is going on yet, though we do talk about the baby in Momma's belly. I'll ask him "Where's the baby?" and he points to my stomach and says "in der, in Momma's belly." And if you ask him if he wants a brother or a sister, he always replies "a Mister" (???) I'll say "Sister?" and he says "Noooo" - so I say "So, you want a brother?" and he says "Noooo, a MISTER." Hmm... not sure if I can help with that!
My first appointment will be on February 4th. Hopefully I can keep everyone updated on what is going on with me. And hopefully it is not because I am stuck at home being sick and having nothing better to do than blog!!