James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dreamland, Sickness, and so much more...


I am sooo sleepy.  It really hit me a couple of weeks ago.  We got home late from church Sunday night, I had trouble getting to sleep and once I did get to sleep it was not a good sleep.  I felt so incredibly sick on Monday that I didn't think I would make it.  And in fact, I did not.  I went home at lunch time.  Laid down and passed smooth out.  I asked James to help me to be in bed by 9:00PM every night.  Well, I was in bed each night but I couldn't go to sleep.  So, James is sweet and supportive and has been laying down in bed with me.  It helps but I sure am still tired all the time.

I've been feeling pretty good. If I begin to feel a little bit of nausea, I just nibble on something and it all goes away.  Yesterday James and I both had the day off so we celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary.  We went to Fogo de Chow for lunch.  It was wonderful until all of a sudden the guy came by with bacon wrapped chicken and beef... it felt like it was right in my face and I just took in a whiff.  The guy walked away and it hit me... I didn't know what to do... I don't think James did either.  I just looked for the restroom and made my way, quickly.  At one point I thought I was going to have to run... I didn't and I made it in there.  Thankfully, I just gagged some and did some coughing.  I was kind of nervous though.  That is not a road I want to go down.  I know most women get it but I don't want it, not that they do.  I just don't really throw up, ever.  In high school and college it was always alcohol induced.  Thankfully it been years.  Anyway, that was my first true taste.  Also, my pants still fit but they are uncomfortable.  Apparently my uterus is the size of an orange which means anything that isn't stretchy is a little too much.

I flew to Houston with my cousin Lindsey.  We went to visit our Granny for Christmas.  While there I had the pleasure to tell her she is going to be a Great Granny for the 7th time.  :-)  She was very happy for us.

On Christmas Eve James and I went over to his Aunt Robin's (who already knows because she is my personal trainer) house.  James' dad was there already and my parents came as well.  I made onies that said "I love grandpa/ma" they opened them at the same time.  My mom asked if we were serious then jumped up and hugged me.  She almost cried.  Made my day.  We get to tell James' mom and step-dad on Thursday after our first doctors appointment.

I have some pictures to come...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Prego Brain Already?1?

Oh. My. Goodness.  I don't know if I have pregnant brain already or if it's just my blondness in overdrive!  I mean I'm not always the best at being on top of things but it seems this week and I just one step behind of where I usually am.  My poor husband is just going to die the next 8 months if this continues! 

On another note, today either marks the first day of week 6 or week 7?  I don't know.  One app on my phone says one thing and the other says another.  I cannot wait to get to the doctor to get her information for us.

I don't know if I've expressed how excited I am about us being pregnant or not but I really am so excited for everything that comes along with our family growing.  :-) 

I have been so tired lately.  James timed me the other night.  He said it took me 4 whole minutes to fall asleep and snore.  CRAZY!!!  I fell asleep last night pretty quick too and slept till 6!  James woke me up to inform me my alarm didn't go off.  That never happens in our house.  Whoops!  He was great- gave Ronix is meds for me and made my breakfast.  I can get ready quickly when I need to, but I sure don't enjoy it at all. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

5 Weeks 5 Days

Well, we're still the same on this end. I'm feeling good. I've had a little bit of nausa but nothing really. Just moments of "ugh, my tummy..." and then its gone. So I'm counting my blessing thus far. My boobs are ridiculously sore. My students are at that height that their heads hit right at my chest and oh how they love hugs!! I usually do too but right now they don't feel so nice. I'm dying to tell people. This is killing me. I want to praise God's name to everyone I know and meet but can't. We figured out how and when we're telling our families. I'll post pictures as soon as its all made!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

5 weeks, 3 Days

I"m feeling good.  I haven't gotten any morning sickness yet and nothing has grossed me out. 

How far along? 5 weeks
Total weight gain: starting weight = 137
Maternity clothes? no need just yet.

Stretch marks? if so, we have a problem.
Sleep: normal
Best moment this week: taking the pregnancy test and finding out we are in fact pregnant and James saying he "loves us" meaning me and our baby.

Miss Anything? non-decaf coffee
Movement: none

Food cravings: none
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not that I've noticed.  Just a heightened sense of smell
Gender: got some time before we find out
Labor Signs: this would be very bad news at this point

Symptoms: tender breast, frequent peeing, bloating
Belly Button in or out? still in
Wedding rings on or off? on of course
Happy or Moody most of the time: Joyful and Greatful would be a better choice of words
Looking forward to: seeing a sonogram and watching our baby grow inside of me... as well as telling everyone

Ronix wanted to join in on all the family picture taking fun! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our Christmas Gift from God

Tuesday I stayed home from work.  I had a dentist appointment right in the middle of the day and was still feeling a little under the weather so I called in a sub and called it my day!  Just like any other day I don't teach, I begin with sleeping in, going to workout- today it was with Robin, the dentist and wherever the wind takes me...

Shortly after I got to Dr. Sivie's office I was called back to get new x-rays taken and I got a little gut check... wait, should I do that?  James and I are trying to get pregnant, what if I am pregnant now and I just don't know it yet.  So I explained to the tech and she nixed x-rays and took me on back to my room.  Everyone that came to see me seemed super excited to know I might be pregnant but it had me thinking.  I need to know, either way, once and for all. So as soon as I got some food in me I was going to Target.  I had taken a cheap-o test a couple of days before and it did have the faintest of blue lines saying I was but that line was SOOO light there was no way I was going to trust.  This time I was going to shell out the big bucks and get a digital test.  It literally says "not pregnant" or "pregnant" with no mistakes of a stupid little blue line that's so light you can barely see it.

Later that evening James and I are watching "Star Trek" ....okay, he's watching Star Trek and because I love him and love being with him, I am sitting next to him on the couch.  lol.  I need to use the restroom and on my way there I am going back and forth thinking, "Do I take the test now? They say it's better first thing in the morning... There's no way I am but it would be nice to just know so I can know..."  Well, I decided to take the test.  There's three in the box, so why not use one of the test now.  I read the instructions and follow as told.  It says wait 2 minutes.  I can do that... well 30 seconds later the word flashes on the tiny little screen, "pregnant".  HOLY CRAP! I still don't know if I believe it at this point but you know it could be true.  I walk out and pause James' show and tell him, "James, I am pregnant." and showed him the test.  He sat quietly and so did I.  We prayed, a very short prayer because at this point we're both in shock!  I felt disbelief, scared, nervous, happy, excited, joyful, blessed... you name it, I felt the feeling.  I was so excited I had to tell someone and my BFFs said I absolutely was not allowed to call them and tell them over the phone so I called my sister.  She is family and keeps secrets at the same time! :-)

With the story of us finding out being told I do have to add that I am truly surprised.  For two years I have been praying for us to be ready to have a baby.  God has graciously made us wait.  He had so much work to do in our hearts separately.  It's amazing to see what He has done in James' heart and how He has grown me to view mommyhood in such a new light.  Then once we began talking about trying and as our conversations showed that this would be happening sooner and sooner, I began to pray for joy in each and every day.  I just knew we were going to have difficulties getting pregnant.  I had prepared my heart for the "worst" if there is a worst.  I had already talked to my doctor about time lines concerning fertility medicine and began praying about adoption.  In October, James and I took a trip to Mexico just to get away and while there we decided to throw away our birth control and just go with whatever God had planned for us.  I got my first period after stopping the pills and then this month voila- baby on the way.  I can't tell you how blessed I feel right now.  I have been praising God daily for this joy and to receive this gift so soon!  It brings me to tears to think that this was His plan all along.  He is so big and in charge it boggles my mind.  Right now James and I are just praying for a healthy child all the way through.  We are hoping that we don't miscarry.  We know it is so common.  And we also know that if we do happen to miscarry that is also a part of God's plan for us and our story.  Please join us in praying for good health.  Either way we will praise His name all of our days because God is good!