So on Monday of this week I posted a comment on my facebook that I was really craving eggs cooked in butter. Although I had already eaten eggs for breakfast that morning, I wanted more! Well, later that evening, I smiled and kinda laughed when I saw how many "pregnancy" type replies I got on that comment, thinking "I wish I was pregnant!" but we really didn't think we were this month. However, I started doing the math and thinking through some things and realized that there could be a possibility that we actually were pregnant. So on Tuesday, March 23, I broke out a pregnancy test early that morning and Kyle and I were elated to see that it was indeed positive! We are SO happy and excited! It was an interesting mix of emotions because we were so excited yet so humbled and amazed at God's grace to us that He would deem us ready to be parents. We had been trying for a short while to get pregnant and yet had not been able to, so I had already given up this month on being pregnant. Isn't that interesting that sometimes God brings these blessings when we least expect them?!?!
I don't think I've ever seen Kyle smile so much or be so excited as he was when we saw that pregnancy test! We were both like little kids jumping in the bathroom, hugging, kissing, and smiling (and I was crying), when we found out!
So... on Tuesday, when we took the test we were exactly 5 weeks along and our Baby Roland is due November 23, 2010. This also happens to be my Dad's birthday, which is very fun, and Kyle's birthday is November 6th... so our little Baby Boo will be right there in the mix!
On Tuesday I had some nausea off and on all day but it was relieved by me sitting down. Wednesday wasn't too bad either but still kinda the same. However, Wednesday night I work up at 1:15am starving! I grabbed some corn chips... didn't help, so I went back to the kitchen and grabbed some boiled chicken. From then on I was awake for over an hour, then off and on, until my alarm went off at 5:30! I had felt nauseous when I laid on my stomach but since I have always been a tummy sleeper, I couldn't get comfortable on my back or side.
(I can already see this is going to be a problem later on too!) Yesterday morning I woke up exhausted and feeling really sick! I called and asked if I could nanny from my home instead of going to the families home and the mother graciously brought her baby to me. However, after the baby arrived and Kyle had left for work, the throwing up started. I couldn't seem to keep anything down all morning and by mid-morning I was calling Kyle at work for help! He graciously came home and brought me some bread and stuff to drink.
I seemed to keep down a piece of bread that afternoon but when I got up off the couch about 3:45 and went to the bathroom, I quickly passed out on the toilet and Kyle came running in to find me white as a sheet. After I woke up I quickly crawled to the toilet and lost, yet again, everything in my stomach. I had absolutely no energy and we realized that I was getting dehydrated. Kyle decided to take me on into the hospital as I continued to throw up profusely. I began to fear that my next three or four months were going to look like this.
After close to four hours of waiting to see the doctor we were finally taken back and made ready. After running an EKG on my heart and a Sonogram on the baby, the doctor said that everything looked fine and that he felt I was too sick for it to just be pregnancy, this early on. He felt that I had some form of stomach bug on top of my pregnancy hormones and nausea because I was running a low (99.4) fever, and a little diarrhea. He then offered this encouraging statement: "If this is all pregnancy, you're gonna have a really hard time as your hormones increase!" Thanks Doc! haha... He proceeded to give me some liquids and Zofran to help me feel better then released me around mid-night. So I have great hopes that my "normal pregnancy nausea" will not be nearly as bad as yesterday! We'll be praying to this end at least.
Since my doctor's office does not do sonograms until you are about 18-20 weeks along, I was excited to see a sonogram last night of our baby, although all the doctor could see was the little sack it was in, seeing as our baby is now the size of an apple seed! Can you believe something that small can make someone that sick? Good grief! haha...
Well, here is a picture of my 1st baby sonogram last night. It looks kinda like my tummy is poking up, but that is actually my rib cage and my tummy is sunken beneath that since I'd been throwing up so much! :-( So there is definitely NO baby bump yet... hopefully in another couple of months though!
Praise the Lord that a healthy Mommy and Baby could go home from the hospital last night!