Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baby news...

The ultra sound was almost a month ago, the picture was taken today by my 6 year old.

Baby update:

Yes, I am still alive! But these past few months just about killed me. I am beyond grateful to have children, but being pregnant is awful. I know I am lucky, but oh my goodness it has been horrible. I am feeling a lot better, but still spending my free time (except for updating the blog)in bed, or the bath or in my bathrobe. I'm still feeling nauseaus, but I'm up now and I made it to church last week and today- finally! The vomiting was horrible, the sickness was awful, the months in bed was really irritating and my poor neglected children...

It didn't help at all that I had every sickness and infection on top of the worst part of pregnancy. I was in and out of the Dr several times, was on 4 antibiotics and/or drugs and was in so much pain. I had broncothis for almost 2 months(and still can't get rid of this cough!) Pulled 2 muscles coughing SOOOOOO MUCH,(I was given pain killers for that) and suffered with what was exactly like strep throat for more than a month. (I've had it so many times, and this was the absoulte worst case I had ever had, although my test came back negative, I almost died from the pain, all I could do was lay in bed and cry. Every part of me killed- I was so miserable.I had to go back in a few weeks later because I couldn't take the pain. My throat was caving in, the cough was so awful, and the pulled muscle hurt so mach I just cried. I was FINALLY given antibiotics and 3 other drugs to help get better.) It was a horrible few months, let me tell you.

Plus we had a scare when the Dr. couldn't find the baby's heart beat. I was told not to panic, left the clinic in tears and called my OB right away. She fit me in later that day and did find a little heart and baby squirming away! Thank goodness!

Trav was a trooper and held down the fort for those few months. He kept up on laundry, the kids, the house and cooking. He took them to movies, the park and read stories. Lara brought dinner one night which was so sweet and thoughtful and Shelly brought a loaf of bread last week that I quickly devoured.

I am almost 17 weeks and look like I'm carrying 13 kids. I feel huge. I feel gross and so unattractive. i feel like I'm one of those capsules you put in water and watch as it grows right before your eyes. I know it's my 7th pregnancy, but why does my body have to expand at such a rapid rate??? (Being 15 pounds heavier this time around surly hasn't helped the body image thing either) I am so exausted and seriously My bre*sts have tripled in size. I'm not used to having cleavage, and it isn't fun! We will find out in awhile what this little critter is, I wish my OB would just tell me what it is when I go in next week- but I have to wait another 3 weeks until she'll do my offical ultrasound. Darn it! (she was a sweet heart and shortened 2 of my visits so we wouldn't have to wait until I'm 6 months pregnant to find out, so that was nice of her.)
I'm starting to feel the baby move, which is always weird at first. You doubt it for awhile wondering if you really felt it, but I'm pretty sure this wiggle worm is kicking away. I'll keep you posted with every boring detail from now on!


Last week was the girls first time in gymnastics and they LOVED IT!!! I was able to get them in the same class, which was a total life saver and now they look forward to every Wednesday!
After Tristin saw the girl's, he wanted to join too, so we signed him up on Tuesday evenings- we will see how he likes it in a few days!


Fun with boxes...

Feeding the ducks...

Fun at the park!

Snow & Oranges...

The girls had fun playing in the snow a few weeks ago and they loved their orange smiles!

Shane, Chelsea & the twins come for a visit!

I was so happy to see everyone when they came to town for a visit! We love you guys SOOO much!

Our noodle bath!

My birthday this year was anything but eventful. I was in bed all day sicker than a dog, throwing up and needing drugs beyond belief.
I did manage to get up for 30 minutes for our annual noodle bath- but I think only 10 or 12 packs were used this year. I just couldn't handle the smell of it or the horrible clean up it would require. Notice I didn't even get in this year. I just put my feet in, still in my Pj's with a nasty ponytail and looking like death.
The girls had a blast and I quickly resumed to my cave after it was over!This was my first year I would have payed not to do it!

Mom makes my birthday cake!

When Mom was here, she made me a birthday cake and then we decorated it super crazy. Why not? Right? What else do you do when you are turning 32! I pulled out every holiday decoration I had and we went to town. Beside's my giraffe cake when I turned 12, this was my favorite!Thanks Mom!

G-ma & G-pa come for a visit!

When Mom called a few months ago and asked what I was doing Jan 6th-8th, I replied, "Probably laying in bed Mom." She asked if it would be okay if they flew over and I said, "Of course, Mama- just don't expect me to do anything!"

They flew out for the weekend and it was the best couple of days I had had in a long time.
Mom cooked a few things to put in the freezer, we went out to eat a lot, we played BINGO,the boys went to a hockey game, we walked around the peacock park, and mom had a little birthday party for me. It was a great few days. Thanks for everything Mama!!!



Christmas was realy nice and relaxing this year. The kids opened presents, we went to church for 1 hour and then we went over to G-ma & G-pa's for the rest of the day. (My favorite part: laying on the couch!)
We were spoiled like crazy this year and Tristin recieved a beautiful guitar from his Uncle Jesse (along with 3 months of lessons!)
Trav bought me a BEAUTIFUL drill press that I wanted more than anything and the girls loved all of their presents too. It was a great day.

*** And yes, Willow had pink eye over the holiday, plus a doulble ear infection and an upper respertory infection. Good thing we got her in the next day and started eye drops and antibiotics!

Christmas morning...

Christmas Cookies...

I dragged myself out of bed long enough to bake for a bit so the kids would have something to deliver to their friends. Here they are making Christmas cookies!