Monday, April 11, 2011

Symptoms as of Late..

Some of my symptoms as of late:

-Fatigue
-Nausea
-Headaches
-Bloating
-Food Cravings - specifically Strawberry-Banana yogurt smoothies
-Mood swings
-Frequent potty breaks

I have been officially diagnosed with pregnancy! So far, so good.. We found out about a month ago (almost 6 weeks to the day of my miscarriage), but my doc can't see us until May 10th.. It seems so far away!

I'm feeling much better compared to last time.. My nausea and fatigue are still here plenty, but it's not keeping me bedridden. At least I'm *somewhat* functional. We've been promised this pregnancy will stick and be a healthy one, so that's been a huge comfort. Not to say that I still pray all day every day things are still ok, as I'm sure every woman who has miscarried does.. I'm still nervous to make it through the next week and a half, and past the point I miscarried, but things just feel...right, unlike last time where I felt something was really, really wrong.

Mike has sure been a trooper putting up with my mood swings again! The other night we were doing dishes together, and, heaven forbid, he got water on the counter. I flipped! When I cooled off we had a good laugh over it. Poor guy.

Here's how we broke the news to Mike's parents last week while we were celebrating his dad's birthday:
Mike dubbed this the 'baby bag.' When we handed it over to his dad, he intially thought it was empty and we were just giving him a bag with a note for a present, and seemed pretty confused for a little. Then, he realized there actually was something inside:
Da-da-da-DA! He just smiled (started to get a little teary-eyed) and handed the bag to Mike's mom to show her. They were absolutely thrilled to say the least! It was soo hard keeping it a secret for a few weeks! We can't wait for our little one to get here! This is nothing short of a miracle - we weren't supposed to be able to get pregnant in the first place.. Well, it happened twice within four months after being off birth control for all but the first month we were married, for a total of 23 months. This will have certainly been a LONG time coming!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recent Happenings

Lots of things have been happening lately.. Here's some of what has been going on:
1. I got a new haircut.. I chopped *only* six inches off! I like it, but it's taking some getting used to.
2. We got a new kitchen table! Well, new for us anyway, thanks to Mike's parents. It looks small, but we have a pretty large leaf that we can put in if we want. It adds a nice splash of color to the kitchen.. Now to find something for the wall.
3. School's almost done for the semester! Less than a week of classes to go.
4. Mike's getting yet again two more root canals tomorrow.. All that's left after this is four crowns and getting his wisdom teeth pulled - yippee.
5. Still trying to get Mike's thyroid figured out.
6. Starting to get busy putting things together for Europe - it's coming up fast (10 weeks till we leave) and I still have quite a few things to get!