I am so happy that Nate and I FINALLY announced our pregnancy news! It was absolutely killing me not being able to tell anyone for a few reasons... 1) I felt and looked nauseous all the time, and I really wanted to say something so people didn't think I looked too sickly! 2) How could you not want to share such fun and exciting news! 3) I have 3 other sisters-in-law that are pregnant and we are all due within about 3 months of each other! 4) It is so hard for me to keep surprises/good news in!
Anyway, right now I am about 12 weeks along!!! The morning sickness really hasn't been terrible... I hate complaining about it because it's sort of a package deal, don't you think?! However, there are those days where you just feel crappy. I just figured out that I don't travel long distances well. Nate and I recently went down to California and I started to feel really sick and told Nate that he should pull over. Instead, he thought it would be a good idea for me to throw up into a cooler (we had been in traffic for hours and it had just started to pick up so he didn't want to stop)!! Unfortunately, I couldn't argue too much because I was so sick, but when I opened the cooler the smell of rotten fruit flew out and I am sure you can guess what happened from there. Needless to say, we ended up pulling over, Nate had to clean out the cooler (which he did with no complaints) and he knows now to pull over when I tell him to! I have been very lucky, though. Nate has been so patient with me throughout the pregnancy so far. Every time I get sick he automatically gets me a cold glass of water, rubs my back, and caters to my every need! He didn't complain (too much) when I asked him to throw away his lean cuisine meals because the thought and especially the smell would make me so sick! He also give me massages whenever I ask him to and makes me dinner or something to eat without me having to ask. I honestly could not ask for a better husband!
Also, we just moved. Unfortunately, I got the stomach flu pretty bad just a couple days before we needed to move and ended up having to go to the ER (I had to keep myself hydrated!). I was there for about 6 hours total and Nate was by my side the entire time! They pumped 3 liters of fluids into my bloodstream (I was 5 pounds heavier at the end of the day!) and gave me some anti-nausea medication. So the next couple days I couldn't do squat and Nate pretty much moved us to our new apartment single-handedly! We had some help from guys from our ward, but Nate did everything else by himself. I started feeling bad that I couldn't do anything, so I decided to carry up something small to our new apartment. I chose to take our George Foreman Grill and once I got up the stairs, I was breathing so hard, was so light headed, and felt like I was going to pass out. Nate just laughed and called me pathetic while I went and sat down at our table. It really was pathetic. Fortunately, I am feeling A LOT better than I was before. Also, we LOVE our new apartment. It is in a great part of the neighborhood and we love being upstairs. We get such a great breeze when we open our windows! We are very happy with our new home. :)
Nate and I are also looking for jobs. The job search starts today and I've already applied to California Pizza Kitchen and will be applying to a couple other restaurants later on today. Nate is meeting with a guy about a job and is applying to a couple more. Wish us luck!!
Today I had my 2nd appointment at the doctors! It went very well and he answered all my questions and set my worries at ease. I was concerned about my blood pressure being so low but he just told me that I would be fine. My weight was also lower than my first appointment (only by 2 pounds) and they seemed a little worried at that but didn't say anything else. I told them I had lost 10 pounds since I became pregnant, and the nurse just thought I had terrible morning sickness. I told her that it was more food aversions than anything and then she laughed... which I assume is an okay sign, right? I was also worried about the baby's heart rate because when I was sick it was through the roof! However, they checked the heartbeat today and said that everything was normal and the heart rate went down! They said since I had a fever the baby's heart rate would go up. Anyway, all my tests came back good and normal and I was measuring where I should be! It is so fun because now my baby is starting to look somewhat human! Here is what the baby is supposed to be looking like...
Sorry if that is kind of graphic for anyone. It's so fun because our baby is starting to look human! At my last ultrasound, the tech said that my baby "basically looks like a gummy bear"! I thought that was so funny that that is what he compared it to! It's so amazing to think about how much the baby can move at this age! Today my doctor said that at this stage they move like crazy!! I just can't feel anything yet.
I still haven't really been showing, yet. I can tell where the baby is and I can see where I am sort of showing, but no one else can really tell at this point. If they can, it's probably because I've been eating so many sweets! I am really excited for when I do show and when I will start to feel the baby move around. I am also excited for maternity clothes... I may be getting bigger but at least it's an excuse to go shopping!!
I guess that is all for now. I am going to post pictures but since my computer has been out of commission, I have had to wait. Anyway, see ya!!