Sunday, November 30, 2008

Good and Bad

So even though my baby is the size of a pea (my "little sweet pea" according to What To Expect...)  I am finding that my clothes are no longer fitting.  Mostly the pants and bras.  And since this is a family friendly blog, we will only talk about the pants. ;o)  This was extremely disheartening at first.  To realize that you have nine long months ahead of you, and your pants are already paging SOS as you try to put them on in the morning.  But the good thing about being pregnant is you do not have to zip up your pants, and it is entirely socially acceptable!!   Isn't that great?  Thanks to my good friends, who have already been down this road, I have been introduced to the Bella Band.  It is a tube top looking things that you can place over the unbuttoned pant regain and voila, preggo pants (even if only a little bit preggie), but cuter.  I have just started to love my wardrobe again... 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.  We certainly have a lot to be thankful for and we know you do too.  Thank you for being a part of our lives.  We love you all!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My new favorite thing...

Sympathy!  After the last couple of blog entries, I have gotten a lot of phone calls, emails and comments on my well being.  It is nice to know that people care.  I am actually not doing that bad.  I am a little bit of a drama queen right now to be honest (which I am sure you all are shaking your heads like, she is just realizing this).  I was telling my sister in law this morning that I am trying to stay positive but it is hard when there are no signs, besides bad ones, that we are having a baby.  I look the same, no fun belly.  I can't pee on any more sticks, because that fun has worn off.  And I have to wait until next week for the ultrasound.  I keep telling myself that I will be better once I have a picture.  Maybe I am just a baby.  But it is sweet that every night when Josh has to give me my progesterone shots (since my estrogen is high as a result of the fibroids) he is very encouraging and loving.  He tells me how strong I am, as he pokes a two inch needle in an already bruised back, and always kisses my forehead while I am cringing (or crying) from the pain.  I have to figure that after all this lead up, having the baby will be a cinch, right? :o)  Anyway, all this to say thank you for being in our life and helping us through this time.  It is a very exciting time, something I am reminded of everyday I feel my uterus grow!  Now, if I can just get a picture...       

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My new favorite thing about pregnancy.

I decided that I am going to try and concentrate on all the good things about being pregnant. Almost everything I have read so far has been so negative that I started to wonder yesterday whether I was really feeling bad, or was it just the negativity I was getting from all the learning I was doing. So I decided that every so often I would write down the things about pregnancy that I like. You know, to counter the things I hate every now and then. So today's new favorite thing I like about pregnancy is... GIFTS! I had coffee (actually raspberry Italian soda) with my friend Emily today and she got me this really cute book, my baby's first present! How fun is that?? So I had to chronicle it. It is a little chick that plays "The Farmer in the Dell" and it is so soft. Apparently it will also teach my young one how to count. So score! Here's a cute little picture.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Josh has it too...

So apparently I have a really sweet hubby who is experiencing morning/all day sickness too. Finally, sympathy pains... Today he was walking in the hallway, and all of a sudden started throwing up in a trash can. Then the orchestra director walked by and said, "Yep, you sure are pregnant." Poor thing. Good thing I wasn't there or it would have been two of us! But then he called and said he wanted to come home and lay down. No way Jose!! I work like this all day long and he needs to keep his sick days. So he toughed out the rest of the day just fine. But it made me think of a this really funny cartoon I had seen the other day, when Josh wasn't so sympathetic to the "wonders" of pregnancy.

Good Reading

So my good friend Sarah gave me this book called "Pregnancy Sucks: When your little miracle makes you miserable" and it is the funniest dang book ever. I was glad to know that some of the things I am going through are shared by all "preggies". But mostly I am happy about how informative it is. I really feel like I know nothing. And as I sit around the house pondering what I am going to name the baby, what colors I am going to do the nursery, if I am going to have a nursery, or how much weight I am going to gain, it is nice to actually learn something. And since pregnancy isn't always that fun, I also appreciate the humor. Thanks Sarah!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Things I hate...

Things I hate about being pregnant (so far):
- sharp cramps (thought those were gone for at least nine months, heck no!)
- no more hummus (believe me)
- overall irritation with almost everyone (especially other drivers and my wonderful husband)
- not being able to eat during the day and getting sick when I pig out at night
- not being able to stay awake during the day and then having insomnia at night (even though I have taken no naps!)
- feeling like the days go by so slow...
- realizing maternity clothes are ugly and way too overpriced
- not remembering anything exactly right (which I am really good at usually)
- not being able to button my pants when I am sitting down (even though my baby is the size of an orange seed)
- feeling like a complete idiot, all the time

And I am sure the list goes on. More, hopefully happier, news tomorrow...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blood work good, check!

Well the past couple of days have been a whirlwind. I know you aren't supposed to tell anyone you are pregant until you are past 13 weeks, but when you have been trying for three and a half years, kepping a secret is utterly impossible. So we have been on the horn telling all the people who have been praying for us that is has happend, and we are finally pregannt. I never tire of saying it, but I am getting tired. Nothing compared to having a new born in the house I am sure. Or two. We got the second blood test back yesterday and everything looks great. My numbers are still high, but we will find out if we are having mulitples at the December 3rd ultrasound. So until then I am trying to keep my self busy. Reading books, searching online, etc. We just have so much to learn! So if you have any suggestions let us know.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We are having a baby (maybe two or three)!

After three long years of trying for a family, our prayers have finally been answered and we are having a baby in July. God is so good, and as we embark on the Thanksgiving holiday, we certainly have even more to be thankful for this year. The blessings are overwhelming! I go in tomorrow to schedule the ultrasound and give more blood. Apparently my bloodwork was through the roof (same thing happened to my step-mom Sue when she had Conner and Tanner) so we will see. We might have two or three babies a brewing in there. At this point I have already kicked into mommy mind set. I don't care how many there are, I just want them to be happy and healthy. And even though they are like a month old, I can't wait to meet them. To find out if it is boy, a girl, one of each. To name them. To hold them. The list goes on. I am so excited! Josh is too. Apparently he told his classes today and the kids even wrote "Mrs. Thye is Pregnant" on the board. I love high schoolers sometimes (sometimes...). So if you want to keep up with our progress, our thoughts, feelings, decisions, just tune in. We are happy to have you along for the ride. We love you all!

The proud parents to be: