Monday, July 27, 2009

Small Milestones and Large Throw Ups...

As of yesterday afternoon, I am officially more pregnant that I have ever been! YAY! We were really struggling to get to the 8w4d mark and we made it! This was a huge milestone for us and are so thankful to be past that point.

Baby is doing well. This morning he/she made me violently ill and I think scared Ben a little. It was the worst throw up session I have had that I can remember. Ever. And (as usual), it incredible urge to purge came while brushing my teeth. I didn't even have time to turn around and hit the toilet, so I barfed in the sink. Ben just stood there horrified, rubbing my back. Poor guy! And to top it all off, every time I would heave, barf would come back and splash me in the face. Awesome. Of course this all happens while I am on my way out the door to go see a kid for work. So what did I do? I rinsed my mouth, re-washed my face, straightened my hair, changed my shirt and went on my way. Because I am a professional and there are kiddo's who depend on me.

But even then, it wasn't that bad. Was it pleasant? Hell no. Was is survivable? Absolutely. Will it be worth it in the end? Without a doubt.

My blood pressure is still great, down another 2 pounds (for a total of 14), but still nothing we are concerned about. I do need a daily nap, but I think everyone does. That really is about it. Ben and I had a relaxing weekend at home. Most of his family was at a wedding and were weren't able to go due to Ben's work schedule, but that's the way things happen sometimes. I hated that we had to miss it, but I am sure we will get to see everyone soon.

As always, I am accepting extra prayers and leave yours in the comment boxes if you have one!



PS- Please throw a prayer for Stellan in tonight and over the coming days. He is doing pretty poorly at the moment and is being airlifted to Boston for further intervention. I'm sure they can use any prayers you can spare.


*Amy Leigh* said...

Well, I am always praying for you, Ben, and sweet baby...

I also pray for Stellan as well...

So far, I am doing well, baby girl is great, but we did have a little preeclampsia scare this week. At 28 weeks it wouldn't be the end of the world to be on bedrest, but I really don't want to be and I REALLY don't want her coming out yet! So, if you think about it, you could pray for my swelling (feet) and some amounts of protein in my urine, bp is still very good so that is not a concern yet.

As for napping, get as much of it as you can now, eventually your belly will be too big to sleep comfortably!!!

Kim said...

Yah for you guys...I know how hard it is to make it past a "certain" date,it makes you feel unsettled until you get there! You are in prayers as is little Stellan!

momqat said...

Years ago, an adorable toddler Catiebug used to rub my back as I hurled. she would say "It OK, Mommy, you be awright." It made me feel better.
Now, I hope I can return the favor: It OK Catiebug, you be awright.
Carry plastic bags in the car, along with baby wipes. Wear minimal make up so you won't wreck it when you vomit. Keep a bottle of water in the car (for rinsing your mouth). Every throw up is Baby saying "hi mom!".

Prayers to Stellan and his family, too.

Jessica Loves Trevor (JLT) said...

Congratulations for being the most pregnant you've ever been! That is great news. Sorry about the vomiting, though, that sucks. I hope it calms down soon!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Yeah for 8w5d!!
Praying for you as you SURVIVE the sickness - knowing that it is all SO worth it :)
Hugs and many prayers for you, Ben and Baby,