Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our Family

I know it's been a really long time since we posted anything worthwhile. One that's because James doesn't care too much for blogs, he likes looking at other people's, but won't contribute to ours. Two because we really haven't had much going on in our lives lately other than school and finding jobs. And three, I haven't really blogged for the last while, because I've been throwing up everyday and trying to sleep whenever I can and really I have had NO ENERGY. Because (da da DA) we're going to be having a baby. We're twelve weeks along, and I'm just starting to get to the point where I feel like I can do things. I must've gotten the bad morning sickness genes, 'cause James thought I was dying the first few weeks. It was quite humorous actually because as soon as we hit six weeks, I was throwing up everyday which got worse to not being able to keep anything down at all. So I figured out that if I take long naps in the middle of the day, I don't feel sick for a little while. I feel kind of pathetic, because I really haven't done anything. I tried in the beginning, I tried to go grocery shopping, but every time I would happen to look at a food item and that was it- HEAD STRAIGHT FOR THE BATHROOM! It's been sad, because smelling foods can send me over the edge as well. And while I can't really eat a lot of things, I feel bad for James because he is limited in what he can make in the house. For instance, the other night, he was making a basic pasta dish, and put onions in it, well right when the smell hit the bedroom- had to head for the bathroom and the rest of the night I held a candle right in front of my nose, and I actually had to fall asleep like that. I really felt bad because he hasn't really gotten to eat normal food since I've been sick. And when he does, usually that makes me throw up, which in turn makes him feel really bad. But, really James has been such a great supportive husband- since I've had no energy- we think it's been the lack of food that I'm consuming- he's been doing all of the laundry, the dishes, and most of the cleaning. Other than the toilets which I have cleaned quite a bit lately :)

We've already been to the doctor and he did an ultrasound and the baby is measuring a few days small, but said that's pretty normal. We actually have another appointment coming up in a few days, so we'll see if that has changed any. We're really excited and lucky because the baby's due date is April 20th. Which is the second to last day of finals. The doctor said to take my mother's example as my guide. Well, I was her first and I was 10 days late, but I think the earliest person, was 6 days late. So we're thinking around April 26th, so we're hoping we'll completely avoid finals week altogether.

It will be a little hectic, because assuming James gets a job, we'll probably be moving pretty soon after finals end, but obviously not before the baby is born. My parents are really excited while this baby will make them grandparents, and my siblings are all really excited. Even Chris, is excited to be an uncle.

So far things are going well, we're hoping that this morning sickness will completely clear up in the next few weeks. So I can start eating meals rather than just snacking, and so James can eat whatever he wants too. Our grocery shopping bill has been cut down though, because when we go, I purely choose foods that sound good at that moment . . . which doesn't include very many things.


N. & A. said...

So happy for you and James! You are going to be an awesome fun Mom. Sorry to hear you've been so sick.

Katie said...

Any chance James will look at jobs in the DC area?!?!? I'd be a really good aunt/baby-sitter to have around!!!!

Marin said...

awww Erin poor thing. But its good to know that the grocery bill has gone down... I think ours doubles when I am pregnant. I am like a COW! But ohhh we just can't wait!! April is the perfect time to have a baby. It will be warming up and no sickness to worry about!!!

Shelby said...

Congratulations Erin! That's so exciting! I hope you feel better soon! :)

Mike and Alyssa Althoff said...

Congratulations!! We are so excited for you guys! As soon as you feel up to it we should get together! It has been too long!

Eric and Lindsay said...

I'm so excited for you! Not about the throwing up, but yay for baby!!! I hope you get feeling better. That makes me dread what I will be like for my first pregnancy!

Ashley Smith said...

hip hip hooray!! we are so excited!! i fee so bad that you've beed so sick :( but hopefully it will all be gone in the next couple of weeks! I love that you wrote- even chris is excited to be an uncle- he is so funny, cant wait for him to get home- the baby will only be a couple months, huh? thats fun

Brit and Steve said...

Hey Erin! I was the same way! I made Steve eat out a lot so I didn't have to smell things. Here's what I learned:
1)Eat when you first start to feel nauseous--and eat safe foods that aren't too bad if you get sick. Peanut Butter toast and slurpees worked okay for me. The longer you wait the more chance of getting sick.
2)Lemon juice is strong enough to knock out almost any smell. I would pour it in a cup and hold it up to my nose.
3) Preggie Pops are the BOMB! You can find them at Babies R Us and they helped so much. They just these sour hard candies with B vitamins or something in them and they helped a TON!
Hope you feel better soon! It's totally worth it, I promise! : )

SweeneyFam said...

We're so excited for another baby! We love all these cousins. It will be so much fun when everyone is together.
Hang in there, hopefully the sickness will start getting better soon. It was fun to see you guys last weekend. You look great.