Baby Update #1Posted: September 1, 2008
As of today, I am 9 weeks and 2 days pregnant and my due date is April 5th. Our first doctor’s appointment was very exciting! Nick and I were both full of nerves and anxious to see our baby and hear his/her heartbeat. Before the doctor came in, Nick was looking around at all the tools and technology. After a few minutes of silence, he said, “Wait….do they do anything to me at this appointments?!?!?” I quickly reassured him that I would be the only vulnerable one surrendering all my modesty during this whole baby process. He was quite relieved. During the ultrasound, all we saw was a little white blob but his/her little heart was beating really fast :)
Here I am sitting in the Dr. Nilson’s office for our first visit (August 12, 2008).
It has been so fun to share the news with everyone in our families, our friends, our church, and our jobs. I love it that the news of a baby automatically makes everyone so happy! It is interesting, however, how quickly ladies share their horror stories of their own pregnancy/birthing experiences. I received this gift from our school psychologist this week. I didn’t know whether to be grateful or disgusted.
I feel very fortunate that I haven’t had to deal with MAJOR morning sickness during this first trimester. I am nauseous most of the day everyday but I haven’t been throwing up. My biggest battle has been forcing myself to eat even when I don’t feel like eating because of the nausea or heartburn. Saltines have definitely become my food of choice. A mother of a student in my class gave me a pack of Sea Bands which have really helped with the nausea during the school day.
I feel so blessed to be experiencing the joy of pregnancy. I am so thankful for God’s perfect timing and for an AMAZING husband who has helped me and been patient with me every step of the way.