Well, I seem to do pictures better than words lately, so I decided to post a bunch of pics that I've taken over the last month or so to update you guys on my happenings. Also, a quick recap:
Overall, I am well. Been dealing with some killer morning sickness; it's by far the worst it's ever been, and this is my 5th pregnancy. Luckily my OB prescribed me two different meds for nausea, and I alternate them, which seems to help. I also injured my back at the beginning of the pregnancy AND got the flu, and add to that the nausea, and I was pretty much useless. (Hence the no posts in February thing.) Poor Brandon had to shoulder ALL the responsibility for awhile, because I literally was parked on the couch for days. He even had to carry me to the bathroom because my back was so injured I couldn't walk. It was awesome. That's love - parkin your wife on the toilet. :)
But, thankfully, most of that is getting better. My back is (for the most part) just fine now, and the nausea is a little better, but really, I think I'm just getting better at figuring out how to deal with it and stop it before it gets to the actual puking phase. And, hopefully just a couple more weeks before it really starts to abate.
We are thrilled to be pregnant, though the anxiety that I'm going to lose this little one has been pretty debilitating. But, I'm just workin on faith, and I keep moving forward. I had an ultrasound yesterday and got to see him or her squirming and kicking with an excellent heart rate, all of which are very comforting.
We will find out sometime next month if it's a little chica or chico. I am kind of hoping for a boy - like, if in my perfect world, I could pick, I'd love to have a squishy little man around again, but I FEEL like it's a girl, and this pregnancy mimics my pregnancies with Mila and Kendall moreso than with Cade. Either way, of course, I'll be so thrilled. We're thinking of some fun names, too.
Both of the kids are great. Mila is still teeny tiny (5th percentile) and only has 4 teeth plus 1 molar, but lots more teeth are coming. Cade loves kindergarten and our new neighborhood and has made loads of friends. They are both healthy and happy and content and I couldn't ask for more.
I'm still doing the treatment thing, but am doing pretty well with it. I still have some weight to gain, and add that I'm pregnant on top of it, the need to gain more quickly is there, which I'm really trying to do, but also emotionally etc I am trying to keep my head above water and just keep truckin. Kind of been a harder week for me emotionally, but yesterday and today I am really trying hard to pull myself out of it. Luckily I have a really awesome husband who took the day off work yesterday to clean the house for me and make me a completely lavish lunch of steak and rice and veggies. (Anything I can squirt A1 on I go for!) He also tickled my back and waited on me hand and foot all day. Tonight he is taking me on a hot date to help me relax and have fun away from the kids. So, I'm gettin through it.
And now on to the pictures!
Look at this puppy! (OR SHOULD I SAY KITTEN??) I LOVE this shirt. It makes me happy.
A couple weeks ago my niece Madi got married, and this is Cade and I at the dinner to celebrate their marriage. He looked so suave in his new shirt and tie. And he insisted we do his hair "fancy!" Love this pic of us.
Just a pic of me, pre-red hair...
This stinkin kid. I can't stand how cute he is. Brandon went out and bought him his first skating gear, and he loves it - he's outside right now, taking advantage of the mid-40's weather and teaching himself to skate.
Had to get at least one picture of le fat cat.
Red hair and orange lipstick I got from MAC. I wanted a fun color for the spring, and somehow got convinced to go orange. I must admit I actually wear it though...
Love my main man.
Holy freakin wild hair.
Cute little chicken was out!
Cade playin with his cousin Penny. They are both so cute together.
Mila playin gangsta...
Daddy and Cade playing at Airborne. Mommy couldn't really jump because she was afraid the baby would have plopped out of her uterus. Icky.
Hope all is well with all of you.