Yep! We’re having another sweet baby!
|Pic of Baby at 9 weeks|
Baby is due mid-December, and today I am 13 weeks 4 days, which officially graduates me from trimester 1!! We are so very excited to welcome this little one into our family. I went to my midwife today and baby’s heartbeat was 138bpm. If the old wives tale holds true, we might be adding another little boy to our gang! (hb < 140 = boy / hb > 140 = girl) Midwife told me that there are no statistics to this, just guesses. I am praying for a healthy baby and mama!
After much thought, we are going to find out what this baby is. I did consider being surprised, but y’all, I cannot hold out! I am sooo ready to know who is hanging out in my belly! Plus, it really increases my bond with the baby. I can call the baby by name, pray for baby, and when labor day gets here, it really helps me mentally and emotionally during birth. We will share who will be joining our family in just about 5-6 weeks!! Yippee!!
I have to say I’m just now really getting excited about our 5th baby as the miscarriage caused me to be pretty guarded about this pregnancy. And, I’ve been sick as a dog. I have been terribly nauseated since 6 1/2 weeks. No food sounds good. I gag constantly. I have heartburn already. And I’m so tired, but still sturggle with insomnia sometimes. But, I’m also sooo happy. Isn’t that crazy?! As Chris says, ‘I don’t remember you being this ‘un fun’ in your other pregnancies’….which made me laugh. He did follow up by saying that, ‘ we also didn’t have 4 kids in your other pregnancies.’ Speaking of Chris, he has been the most amazing husband in the world. He takes care of the 4 kids, cooks dinner, does laundry, goes grocery shopping, changes diapers, deals with whiners & biters (major issue with the boys right now), and takes care of me!!! He is so precious and I love him so much. He puts our family first and loves us and serves us. I could never write enough about how wonderful he is. (Baby, I’m coming back – slowly – but I’m coming back!!!) I will still have rough days of nausea that will wipe me out (uh, 2 days ago – terrible), but I’m also having good days inbetween! yay! I can’t wait to serve my family again and just be mama – instead of sick mama!!
I’m also already in maternity clothes. I guess I have zero muscle tone in my stomach area after the boys and everything has already ‘assumed position’ in my tummy region. I seriously look 20 weeks pregnant (and yes I’m sure there is only one!) I dont have a belly pic, but will try to start taking some.
I just don’t care for food really, but somehow have managed to gain 12 pounds already – holy moly! I know what it is from – red gatorade. It is the only beverage that makes me feel normal. And it’s packed with calories and sugar. Now that I’m having better days, though, I’m waving bye bye to red gatorade and saying hello to water with tons of lemon juice. Harper now will even ask, Mama, does this water have lemons? Guess she’s tried a few sips of my water & doesn’t like it! Ha!
Well, I guess that is about all my updates for now. I have some older posts of weekly pregnancy surveys I’ve done along the way (just a few – not very consistent). I will post those, too, so I can keep up with this pregnancy.
Everyone else is doing great! The boys are almost 2 (next month!!) and are hilarious and so sweet. Harper is a little helper and big time talker. I will try to do some posts about them soon. They are awesome kids and I love being their mama!
|Mama with Baby #5|