Friday, April 27, 2012

Brogen has some exciting news to share........

I am not sure how excited he is about it but Brogen is going to be a big brother! The baby will be making its debut in November and we are excited and nervous. The next part is documentation for me and will be pretty boring so feel free to stop reading. We found out on March 3rd that we were pregnant and we were so excited. I really thought it would take a lot longer than it did because I have been diagnosed with PCOS and sometimes women who have this have a hard time getting pregnant or can't get pregnant at all so I feel very blessed to even have this happen. It has been a rough pregnancy from the start. I have been having pretty bad pain on my right side and then I had some bleeding so I had an ultrasound at 5 weeks to make sure that the embryo was in the uterus and not in the fallopian tube but at 5 weeks it was too small to get a heartbeat or anything. They scheduled me for another ultrasound for 7 weeks and I thought I would die having to wait that long to know if the baby was still even alive. I only bleed a little bit and for 1 day so that was encouraging and then right around 6 weeks the sickness hit with full force. It has sucked so bad but at least I know that the baby is alive and thriving. I finally got the next ultrasound and there was a heartbeat and everything looked good so far. I feel like this time around has been so much worse than it was with Brogen but maybe I just forgot. I have been tired, puking, nauseous 24/7, and trying to work and take care of a 3 year old at the same time. Thankfully I have an amazing husband who has done everything for the past 6 weeks and all I have to do is make it through work and I can come home and relax for the evening. He has been going to work later than usual and working until midnight just so he can help out with Brogen. I am so lucky to have him! Brogen has been really sweet also and gets pretty concerned that I am sick. He goes upstairs and gets my pillow and blanket and brings them to me on the couch, gives me sweet kisses and is really careful when he climbs on me that he doesn't hurt my belly. When we ask him if its a baby brother or sister he as been saying sister until the last week or so and now he is telling people that there is a baby brother in there. I am completely happy with either one I just want it to be healthy. I saw these pregnancy posts on another blog and thought it would be a fun way to document the pregnancy so I am going to try to do it every week.

How far along? 11 1/2 Weeks
Maternity clothes? Not this week but I have a feeling it won't be long. My belly is really popping out there much earlier than it did with Brogen. That is why we decided to tell so soon because there is really no hiding it :)
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Best moment this week: When Brogen saw me throwing up in the sink because I couldn't make it to the bathroom and he said " you sick mama, you ok?" I said I was and he said "poor mama" and then proceeded to give me about 5 kisses on the lips right after I had thrown up. Now that is sweet!
Miss Anything? Not feeling tired and sick all the time. Food actually tasting good.
Movement: No
Food Cravings: No, the very thought of food makes me sick but the food that sounds the best is mostly breads.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Food, taking my pill and my prenatal, smells, when someone decided to leave a log in the toliet! Ya that ruined me for the rest of the day.
Gender: Jared thinks girl, I think boy, and Brogen used to say girl but now says boy.
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Tired, Nauseous, Irritable, Emotional.
Belly Button in or out? Still in but I have an inny and its making its way out
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: I think there is one tiny happy bone in my body because I have a great little family who is happy and healthy but I am so irritable when I don't feel good so I feel like I am pretty moody. So many nights after Brogen is finally in bed I cry because I feel like a crap Mom that I didn't play with him much and that I didn't have very much patience with him. I am also having feelings of panic that I don't know if I can love another baby like I love Brogen and I am starting to worry about the effect this will have on him to not have my 100% love and attention. Silly I know, but I am quite emotional right now.
Looking forward to: Ultrasound on May 30th. My Dr. office does a gender only ultrasound at 16 weeks for $25 so we are going for it. If i can know 4 weeks earlier you bet I am going to do it. Not feeling sick anymore. I really hope this eases up because we are going to Disneyland in just over a week and I want to be able to enjoy it.

Well that is all for now, we have exciting things coming up, Jared is graduating next Friday and that deserves a post all by itself, and we are going to California for a little family vacation a week from Sunday. We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to!


The Huntsman's said...

Yeah! I am so happy for you guys! Hope you get feeling better. And don't worry about Brogen, he will love the little baby by the time it gets here.

The Nebs said...

So exciting! Congratulations! Hope everything goes well! I'm sure Brogen will love his little sister/brother!

Stacy Mike and Thalia Talbot said...

YAY SHANNY! I am thrilled for you guys! Let me know when and if you feel up to get together and walk or let the kids play in our backyard. I miss you and am so so happy to hear the good news!