Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Finally, an update!


Anyone still reading this...?

It's been a looong time since I've done a blog post, and for that I am sorry. I've really missed the blogosphere. Not only have I missed updating my own blog, but I follow a ton of awesome blogs and I haven't been able to keep up on reading those either.

So here's the deal...most of you know from my last post that I was diagnosed with mono back in August. What you may not have known is that at the time I was also several weeks pregnant...double whammy. What's worse, is that once again (just like when I was pregnant with Sydney) I have been dealing with horrible all day nausea and morning sickness, so I have barely had the energy or desire to get off the couch, let alone blog, take pictures, etc.

The good news is that I'm out of the first trimester and I think things are starting to look up! I'm still dealing with off and on nausea, but I have more good days and hours than bad now, and I think I'm finally ready to dust off my camera and laptop and rejoin the land of the living. So, if anyone is still reading this, thanks for hanging in there and being patient with me!

Jon and I are so excited that we are soon going to be a family of four! I'm not sure that Sydney is going to be as thrilled with this development at first, but I'm sure she will come around...and who knows, maybe she'll love being a big sister!

I'm a little over 12 weeks along now, and as I've already mentioned the first trimester has been a little rough on me. I seem to get hungry every few hours, but I can't say that I've had any particularly regular food cravings or aversions. Smells have been hitting me really hard though because of my almost constant state of nauseousness. The slightest off smell can really do a number on me. Let me tell you...diapers have been a joy.

Hmmm....what else...I'm definately gaining weight and starting to show (which is happening much sooner this time around). See for yourself...

I'm still sleeping good, except that I already have to get up to use the bathroom at least once every night. We had a sono the other day and the baby was moving around like crazy! Flipping, rolling, shrugging, kicking, you name it. Of course I can't quite feel any of it yet. We plan to find out the sex of the baby at our appointment in November. Jon's seems to think it's a boy this time, but I have absolutely no idea.

So that's my quick little update on our news and where I've been. I'm really optimistic that I'm starting to finally feel better and I am excited to start enjoying this fall (which is one of my favorite seasons) and our remaining time as a family of three!