Monday, August 31, 2009

A picture is worth a thousand words

We are thrilled to share the news that we are expecting!! We couldn't be anymore excited to grow our family of 2 into a family of 3! This was taken at my ultrasound in my 8th week; I'm now in my 11th week. At our ultrasound appointment, we got to hear and see the baby's heartbeat, which was very special to us. They calculated my due date at the end of March.

I've been sicker than I ever thought possible, which explains my lack of blogging (and my lack of doing anything, really). After losing weight and being unable to keep anything down, the doctor's office finally got me some powerful anti-nausea medication. It definitely helps, though I still have good and not-so-good days. We even did a couple of days of an at-home IV treatment, but it seemed to make me feel worse... so we're not doing that anymore. Everyone keeps telling me that I should feel better once I hit my 2nd trimester... and we're certainly crossing our fingers that that's the case.

All in all, it's been pretty good timing, since the nausea hit a couple days after graduation... on the day that our 6 visiting family members left town to go back to Utah. Now that Cory doesn't have classes and homework to worry about, he's been spending his time taking care of me... and doing all the stuff I used to do, like cooking, laundry and cleaning. He's been one humongous support to me, and I couldn't be more grateful. There's no way I'd make it through this without him! He even graciously puts up with my whining :)

Everyone is now asking what our plans are, post-graduation. The current plan is to stay here through December, so I can continue working and earning money. Cory will be teaching a chemistry course, one day a week, starting September 10th. He's also assisting in one of the anatomy labs. He's looking for a job in northern Utah, so we can move home and be closer to family (so if anyone knows of a chiropractor looking for help, let us know :) Now that I'm pregnant, it throws a slight kink into our plans. I've got great insurance through my work at the school, but as soon as I quit and we move home, we join the ranks of the uninsured. Bummer, since my insurance would make the baby free. So we're now looking into our options, like buying out our insurance policy, or a program in Utah that would assist with the cost of giving birth. I know they exist; I have no idea what they are, or how they work. So for anyone who's given birth and used one of these programs - please, email me or call me. We need all the information we can get!

26 comments:

Andrea said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! This is so exciting! Well other than the sick part. I would just give Obama a call on the healthcare thing- he has all the answers... I'm betting its a girl named Lucy. :) Congrats!

Michelle said...

I am so happy for you! I sure hope that the sickness wears off!I have some advice on what we did insurance wise with kids, I will email you later with names and numbers once the kids are in bed.

Maria said...

Congrats!

MiriamR said...

Congrats that is so great. Yeah the morning sickness totally sucks. I had it for 4-5 months both times but after its better I promise.

Cassidy said...

Congrats! I just knew this was going to be the content of your post based on the title, how funny. Maybe because I had my 21 week ultrasound today and so its on my mind - and we're having a girl this time, yay!
Good luck with the sickness, and don't worry, it is totally worth it!

Kirsten said...

Congrats! That's so exciting. Babe and Brit will be 2 years apart...now if only we could get to Utah. Hope you feel better soon! I wasn't super sick, but around 13 weeks was when I felt like I didn't HATE food. Almost there.

Matt, Lorie, Roger said...

That is wonderful news!!! I hope you get feeling better soon-my husband did the laundry and cooking for my whole pregnancy because I was so nauseated by the smell of our kitchen and moldy washing machine the whole nine months. I'm glad your husband is there for you too! You are going to be a wonderful mother.

NaDell said...

Yea!!! So excited for you! You'll be a great mom and will love playing with a baby that's your own (most of the time....some of it is hard and reality, but most of the time, kids are great!)
Keep us updated on all the excitement.

Chad's Travels said...

Congratulations for both your pregnancy and Cory's graduation! Hope you feel better soon.

Heidi said...

AHHH! Congrats!! I'm so happy for you! You'll be the best mom!!

Marie said...

How exciting! I am so happy for both of you!! I hope you get feeling better.

Karrissa Winward said...

Oh my gosh! Congrats you guys!

Tara said...

Congrats! So excited for you guys! We did supplemental insurance with both of our babies and it helped out a lot. I am pretty sure you have to have the plans in place 10 months before the baby is born, though. But if you want I can email you the info just in case.

Recksieks said...

I am so exciting for you!!! Congratulations! I hope you are starting to feel better soon. YAY!

Melvin and Carly said...

I've been waiting for this post! Glad to hear that Cory has been taking good care of you. I hope the nausea subsides soon.

I wonder if my chiropractor brother has any contacts in northern Utah. I'll have to check. :)

Irene said...

Congratulations on this too! That is so exciting for you two!

Brett and Emily said...

Hooray, Hooray, Hooray! We are so happy for you guys! I love the picture! Congrats! Hope you are feeling better. :)

Stacy said...

I am so excited. I want to hug this little baby!!! I will let everyone know to keep an eye out!!!

stephanie said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you guys! I know how morning sickness is and it is not fun, in fact last winter when you guys were here I was going through the lovely morning sickness! It does end eventually! and then you forget about it! Good luck with everything, can't wait to hear what it is, I am going to say boy!

Zach and Megan Jones said...

So glad to see you have finally gone public with the news! Again, we are so excited for you two! I hope you get feeling better soon, looks like you are starting the second trimester soon. I have been thinking of you a lot. Lots of love and best wishes!

Wendi said...

HOORAY!!!! You two will be phenomenal, adventurous parents...more than any baby/kid could dream of. Congrats!

Kirby said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you two!!

Jake and Rebekah said...

Cory, I have been waiting for you to get on with the procreation. Man you will be an awesome dad, lucky kid. Good luck, when you getting back to Utah? We should hang out.

The Carpenters said...

Congratulations, you guys! That is so exciting! I hope you start to feel better soon!

Vee said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. What a lucky baby. Sorry this is so late in coming, my internet is back so I'm finally able to catch up with everything. Enjoy your last few months in NY!

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