Did my announcement come as a surprise to you?
Well, if it did....you are NOT alone. We were quite surprised ourselves :) I mean, I do know how this kind of thing happens, it's just that we weren't expecting....or trying....or...you get the picture, right?
Let me tell you, it's been TORTURE not sharing this exciting news with you. At first it took me awhile to fully wrap my head around being pregnant again....having Cashton and this new baby only 20 months apart....oh geez....imagine how it felt for me to see that positive pregancy test the day before my baby turned 1. I know, I know....women have been havin' babies closer together than that forever...just not me. :)
To add nausea onto anxiety....from day 1, I have been uber nauseous this time around. I feel the turn around beginning so that is Wonderful...but I spent many-a-nights hitting the couch the second Randizzle walked in the door....often making dinner just to feed the family as I close my eyes for....oh, the rest of the day.
And probably more often than that, not feeding them anything but an apology that he's on his own for supper, not being able to think of food. We've become fast friends with the crock-pot, frozen dinners, and take-out....wait, that's nothing new! LOL!
Have you had mulitple children? Close together? Do you know how fast you get fat? YIKES! I had to announce this, or my belly was gonna do it for me!
You know what's even more disheartning?
"They" say the baby is only the size of a LIME!
Awesome. Here's what our Lime looks like:
I'm probably sucking it in here....it looks much bigger in person.
In other news, my first doctor's appointment labs came back a bit abnormal. Apparently my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was quite high. They tested my other thyroid levels (T3 & T4) and they came back normal....still I am on a low dose of meds until we know for sure that everything is okay. After my 12 week check, all of my levels were normal, but I am still on the medication until at least Week 16 when we check again. It's not that big of a deal, except that I was pretty freaked out when I first got the results.....and I can only take the meds on an empty stomach and can't eat until 30 minutes afterward. Now, that is torture.
Wanna see the little bug again?
This was at 7 weeks, 1 day.
Weird. I really thought I'd be 9 weeks at that appointment.....but I guess that might explain why I thought I was pregnant for 2 weeks before a test finally comfirmed it!
On Monday, I had my 12 week check up....a little nerve racking when the doctor couldn't find the heartbeat...but no big deal, Dr. just brought in her little hand-held ultrasound gadget, and we got to see the baby AGAIN! He/she was movin' all over the place...waving arms and legs...a little dancin' machine! SO CUTE!
I told my doctor I was hoping for a mellow one this time around.....she laughed at me.
Come to think of it.....she's laughed at me a LOT this pregnancy so far...wonder why?
But, seriously, all joking aside. My fear and anxiety is subsiding, and we are VERY excited. God makes life interesting...that's for sure! I'm glad He's in control, because I obviously have no idea what I'm doing!
You know....I was an "Unexpecting Blessing" too! Look how well that turned out :)