Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sarah Beth's Updates and Thoughts:
(Please make sure you read Michael's thoughts, he is going to be such an amazing father and his words are much better than mine)
For those of you who we haven't had a chance to tell, we are expecting!! We are both extremely excited about this time in our lives and what God has in store for us as a family. This precious gift is due on February 13 (poor child, couldn't avoid a holiday)! We have been for three ultra sounds already and have heard the heartbeat (two times it has been over 170 and the last time it was 157, for those of you wanting to make predictions on the gender). The baby already has arms, legs and a precious little nose.
As far as what I have been feeling this first trimester: Nausea, sleepiness, nausea, sleepiness, nausea (I think you get the picture). I have been so tired I feel pretty good from about 9 till 3 and think I have got a pretty good bit of energy then about 3 I feel like I am literally holding my eyes open! As most of you know sleep has NEVER been a problem for me and so adding extra hours to my night is not a big deal...I have been sleeping 9-10 hours a night(isn't that wonderful)!!! I better take advantage of it now before this baby gets here and I will be sleeping just a couple hours at a time (on a good night). The other thing I have noticed is that I get really worn out easily, tasks that use to be easy or would just get me moving now take all of my energy. I vacuumed the sofa one day and I had to immediately go lie down because it wore me out. Or if I go to the grocery store I am done for the day. Crazy how these small tasks seem to wear me out! The next thing I mentioned above was Nausea! My nausea has been pretty bad however I am sure some people have it much much worse. I am able to eat most foods (nothing fried- Chick-fil-a sounds awful and if you know my husband this is sad). Overall I haven't had many complete food aversions but most of the time there is like 1 or 2 things that sound GOOD and I run for those things. I have some nausea medicine my doctor gave me and it has helped some but I still have bad days. Everyone says this is suppose to go away at about 12-13 weeks so I am getting close to HOPEFULLY the end of this stage.
We went to the doctor today and the little peanut was kicking and moving a lot it was so fun to watch the baby move like that! We got all GOOD news today and the hemorrhage I had is completely gone, praise God!!! We are so excited that things seem to moving along great right now. Here is another picture that we got today and if you look closely you can see how the legs and arms were moving when she took this picture...precious :)
We will find be finding out the sex of the baby! I wish we were the kind of people with enough patience to wait but I already find myself looking at all the baby stuff and wanting to know what gender to be shopping for. We will find out the sex of the baby the end of September which will be here before we know it!
I am trying to think of any other questions people might have or want to know about, let me know if you want to know anything else....As you know Michael and I are pretty much an open book!