That vacation also ended up being another very special event in our life! We decided we were ready to add a baby to our family and this trip was the kickoff for us to start trying - a conceptionmoon! Ha! Just like everything else in my life I planned and planned and decided it would take at least 3 months for us to get preggers. Well God had different plans, because about a week after we got back from Mexico I found out we didn't need to try anymore! We couldn't have been more excited, scared, nervous, joyful, and thankful all at once!
I'll be 18 weeks tomorrow and our "Neu"est lil nugget is due on June 28th! One week after our 3rd anniversary! We can't wait!
|13 Weeks - The little dot above the babies face is the the baby doing a thumb's up!|
I really wanted to do the weekly postings starting early on, but the lil nugget had different ideas about that! The first trimester was extremly difficult to say the least! At about 5 weeks I started getting nauseous and it continued to get worse by the day. By week 6, I couldn't keep anything down and I could barely function at work. I was waking up around 3:00 am every day and vomiting nonstop for the rest of the morning, the rest of the day I spent trying not to throw up, and then by dinner time I was throwing up again... I was miserable. My doctor diagnosed me with Hyperemesis gravidarum, which is basically severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. I ended up in ER and being admitted into the hospital for dehydration and on constant medication to keep me from throwing up.
|13 week bump!|
At about 16 or 17 weeks I finally started feeling better! I'm finally able to eat, drink, and be awake past 7:00 pm! I'm so thankful that I can finally start enjoying my pregnancy! Even more so because we get to find out if Lil Neu is a boy or a girl on Friday! We are just praying for a healthy baby and are so excited to see him or her and hear the most amazing sound in the world again, the heart beat!
18 week post coming soon!