Thursday, April 24, 2008

#3 in the Oven

Some friends of ours have yet to learn the news that we are expecting #3... yes that means another baby. It has been quite the experience for me (and I'm pretty sure Doug would agree). This first trimester has been a great trial on our family and our marriage. However, that very statement is what makes this little baby all the more special to us. We began of course with the fear of miscarriage (due to past experiences). Taking progesterone as a preventative to such a fear. For the first time (with 4 pregnancies under my belt) I experienced the true meaning of morning sickness (in my case it was 24 hour sickness). Losing 5 pounds in a week the doctor put me on an anti-nausea medicine called Zofran. I was in love! However, that seemed to have side effects that I will not attempt to bore you with. Our little family experienced weeks of "no mommy/no wife". That is... I was feeling no desire to cover any of my responsiblities. The fatigue is really what seemed to cripple me. Dinner was a rare occasion for Doug to come home too, as well as a nice clean home. My goal each day was simply to make sure the kids survived, and that I did. I was an emotional nutcase. However things are now looking up. Hallelujah!

Today I mark the calendar at 11 weeks. The sickness has disappeared (knock on wood), the fatigue is gradually exiting my body and mind, and I'm beginning to relax about this baby as I near the second trimester. I was able to see the heartbeat via ultrasound on Monday (during a miscarriage scare...). Dr. Ritten said everything looked normal. Music to my ears! I don't have the ultrasound picture to upload but I thought I'd add a web link so you could see how our little bean is growing and what stage it is at. Isaac is certain I'm carrying his baby brother, however we have to wait til June to figure that one out. Bella points and says "baby in tummy" and I'm sure if she had the vocabulary she would claim there's a sister in there. The next 6 months much of this blog may consist of the pregnancy ... so check in weekly, I'll be sure to write more as the pregnancy progresses.


gvnsmm said...

that is so awesome tenille. i didn't realize you had ever had a miscarriage.
i'm sure that everything will be fine with this one.
i know your pain with the moring sickness. i was on zofran with suzy and with the one i miscarried. except i was sick well through 15-16 weeks.
i have to laugh when you say your goal is to keep the kids alive because that literaly was mine as well!!
congratulations and hugs!!!

Emily*Scott*Logan said...

Tenille and Doug,
We are soooo excited that you guys have a blog. Yea! I loved reading your updates and am glad to hear that you are feeling better going into the 2nd trimester. We promise that we will check in all the time. We love you all!

ajc16_18 said...

I am so glad you are feeling better! I was worried for a while, especially when you told me about the meds!

P.S. I'm with Isaac I think it's going to be a boy! LOL