Saturday, August 23, 2008

Strange Pains!

Early last week... I started to have horrible arm pit pain in my right arm pit. It felt as if I had pulled a muscle. It was very strange. I asked Evan to look it up and soon as he punched in "Arm Pit Pain Pregnant" tons of items popped up! I guess this isn't so rare after all. The pain went away after a few days and I was very thankful. A week from Tuesday is our first appointment!

I've noticed how emotional I am becoming. I got so frustrated at church the other morning that I had to step out into the hallway... I was in tears! I knew why, but others didn't. I feel so on edge and it is hard to calm my emotions down once they are stirred.

I haven't gotten sick but have become nauseas in the mornings and some throughout the day when I do not eat.

I am so excited to meet this baby. I have so many questions
  • I wonder if he/she will have black hair like Evan
  • Will they be tender hearted like me?
  • I wonder if he/she will be creative like Evan and have his passion for learning?
I am always asking Evan questions about the things he enjoyed as a child. Over the 4th of July holiday Evan's mom showed me him and his sisters clothes and blankets from when they were young. She even showed me the pictures of him in the same outfits!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

We are expecting!

On August 7, 2008 Evan and I got the exciting news that we were expecting from an unexpected place. I had been having some pain on my right side that I assumed was cramping. The pain started two days earlier and continued to get worse. That morning around 3am the pain was the worst it had ever been. I couldn't sleep and I knew I had to do something. I told Evan what I was feeling and that I needed to see a doctor. We went to the emergency clinic down the street. Their staff was amazing and took wonderful care of us! To my surprise it was like a mini - ER. They hooked me up to an IV, ran blood and urine tests to see what was wrong. They were worried that it could be my appendix. After the blood tests were ran the nurse came in and told us the exciting news, but not knowing what the pain was we were reluctant to celebrate right away. They were going to do a CAT scan but since I had registered positive they called in the sonogram technician. They said the sonogram looked great. They could not see a "fetus pull" because I wasn't far enough along but my lining was thick and there was lots fluid. Come to find out after all of this I just had a really bad UTI. I was given safe antibiotics and sent home around 7:30 am. It was quite a morning!

That afternoon I made an appointment with my doctor for Sept 2nd. ---And let me tell you that day can't come soon enough! I am so excited to see the heartbeat and our babies first picture! I pray that the baby is healthy and everything is growing and developing right on track!

It is amazing the pregnancy symptoms that have already occurred.
  • Going to the Bathroom at 3 am every night!
  • Strange cravings-- Meat (any kind) and cheese!
  • Slight nausea (My medicine makes me sick)
  • Sensitivity to smells (I tried to go grocery shopping the other day and it was awful.. it made me so sick at my stomach to smell all the fruits, fish, cheese, coffee, etc.)
Evan and I are so excited about the journey ahead. We pray daily for this special baby that we have been given. We don't take this responsibility lightly and pray for wisdom daily. I hope to update this blog frequently with all the news regarding Baby Gooch--- I don't want to forget a thing!

I believe I am about 5 1/2 weeks along! Our ba
by is between the size of a sesame seed and lentil