Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sympathy Pains

Warning! It's the middle of the night, so I hope this makes sense!!!

I just wanted to write a little about my sweet husband and the sympathy pains he's been having for me since I've been pregnant. The other morning, I heard him in the bathroom just gagging and heaving away! He came out and said, "I sure will be glad when our morning sickness is over!" This has happened pretty regularly over the past two months. He even had to come home from work early one day because he was so nauseated- for no apparent reason other than he was feeling my pain!

Fortunately, Gracie hasn't had nausea, but she has also been very supportive of her mommy. A few weeks ago, when I was feeling really poorly, she brought a boatload of toys to my bed. Thanks baby! The other day, she wanted me to dance with her or something rather active, and I told her that I just didn't feel very well. We'd have to do it later. She looked at me and said, "You don't feel well mommy? I hold your hand." And she did! Awwww- that made me feel better! We really try to keep her otherwise occupied when we're doing the injections, but she has popped in on us a few times. So occasionally, when she can tell I don't feel well, she'll say, "Mommy, you don't feel well? Want daddy give you a sot?" That's what she calls shots. :)
When she hears me gagging in the morning, she'll stop what she's doing and ask, "Mommy? You ok?" Yesterday, she went with me to have blood drawn. After the needle was pulled out, she patted my arm gently. It was too sweet!
Thank you Lord, for the love and support of my dear family!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Our Littlest Lovie

Hi Everyone! Sorry to have been so absent recently. It's been a rough 3 weeks or so. I've really felt cruddy, and have been quite drawn to my bed or comfy chair at the end of each day! I've felt better this past week, although this weekend has been yucky. (I'm referring to how I feel physically and not life in general.) But, I don't won't to talk about me. Look at our precious little lovie! I cried when the tech handed me this picture. It amazes me that less than 7 weeks ago, this little person was a mass of cells. We are fearfully and wonderfully made!!!

Check out the little arms and legs that are beginning to form. So amazing!!! When my doctor came in, we caught up on Gracie and talked about our new donor family. (This time around has been much less confusing doctor wise than our first pregnancy. With Gracie, the nurses and doctors seemed completely baffled by the idea of embryo adoption. Now, they're pros and act like they have people coming in all the time that have had FET with adopted embryos.) Anyway, once we chatted, she said, "Well, I have nothing brilliant to say!" Meaning, she thought everything looked great and that we were off to great start. Because of the busy holiday season coming up, we went ahead and scheduled my next two appointments and the BIG 18-20 week u/s. It will take place the second week of January. That's when she'll check out every facet of the baby's anatomy and hopefully tell us the sex. Yes- I want to find out!!!

On a whiny note- I am really ready for PIO shots to be over. Last night, my muscle spasmed while Byron was giving the injection. Tears were shed! Thankfully the past two shots have been nearly pain free. I'm glad~ for me and for Byron. He feels horrible when he inflicts pain on his rather fragile wife! However, this thing I know...God is the strength of my life. And with His strength, we will be able to do what we have to do!

With hopes of posting more frequently in the coming weeks.....I'm signing off for now!