Monday, September 27, 2010

Oh, Baby!

I haven't blogged in so long... I have thought about it many times, but just couldn't do it. For the past 5 months (well, ok really 4) I have been very sick. As most of you are aware- I have been sick for good reason! I am expecting a little one on February 17, 2011. Nathan and I weren't even trying to have a baby, but through God's graciousness, He saw it fit to bless us with a wonderful surprise! We weren't even sure of our chances of conceiving. I have had "issues" since puberty- but more so- Nathan was diganosed with and treated for testicular cancer 3 years ago. GOD IS SO GOOD! And even though this came as a complete shock- and even though it took a minute to get used to the fact that I am pregnant... I couldn't be happier! I will be 20 weeks this Thursday, and we find out the sex of the baby TOMORROW (Tuesday)!!!!! I probably won't even be able to sleep tonight, I am so excited! And even though I am just ready to know what we are having, I am more anxious to hear that the baby is wonderfully perfect!

As I mentioned before, I have been very sick. This has been the hardest 4 months of my life! I started throwing up the day I turned 6 weeks, and I am still getting sick! In the beginning, I lost 8 lbs. due to how sick I was. I have made that weight up though- haha! I am not nearly as sick as I was just a few short weeks ago, and I am so very thankful for that! I have hyperemesis gravidarum, and unless you have been there and have been that sick (which many of you have), you just have no idea of the level of suffering. I know there are a lot of people in this world that have truly debilitating diseases that cause a lot of suffering, and I am not at all trying to say what I have is worse. Completely separate from that- I'm just saying- it has been rough! But at least I have a wondeful bright light at the end of the tunnel! Now, I am not bringing all of this up to have a pity party.. and I am quite sick of complaining about it (haha), but I am just wanting to bring you up to date.
On a brighter note, I have been feeling a little bit of movement for about two weeks now. It is not all of the time- but occasionally it will happen. Every time it does, I am amazed that there is something alive inside of me! It makes me feel like I am the only perosn on earth that has ever experienced something that special!

Don't worry fellow blog readers, this blog is not about to become a pregnancy/baby/family blog- we plan to write as usual (except hopefully a little more often!), but I will share any funny/special stories that this experience may bring to my life!

I will ask now for a special prayer tonight for my little one. First and foremost, please pray for a healthy baby to be shown on the ultrasound tomorrow. Secondly, pray that this baby will cooperate, and we will be able to catch a glimpse between those sweet little baby legs!


  1. Yayayaya!!!!! Finally!! Can't wait for tomorrow! I am so happy for y'all.

  2. Congratulations! I have been praying for sweet Evan was so very happy in my womb, but my body was so unhappy having him in there. I can completely relate to severe sickness. Zophran was my only hope of functioning at all on a daily basis~ BUT, as I am sure that many have told you, the moment you hear that cry and see that precious face, you will literally forget all the hardship you went through to grow them and keep them safe until their time of delivery. Although it is difficult, enjoy this process each precious baby is a miracle! I would write one thing at the end of each day that I was grateful for while growing Evan, so I would keep my perspective in the right place! I will be praying that you will feel better each week~ Take care of yourself :)

  3. I am so stinkin' excited! I can't wait to see you guys today and hear the great great news! I just know he'll cooperate (I know, I know, or SHE will cooperate, lol) and it will be so fun to finally KNOW what little baby Ruck is! :)
    On another note, I have just felt so awful for you this past 4/5 months, and even though I wasn't nearly as sick as you, I can empathize a little bit! You are right to know the end result will be wonderful, but of course it doesn't help the sickies go away now! :)

  4. Congratulations! I can't wait to hear what you're having, so be sure to fill Hannah in!