Friday, August 28, 2009

Dang you, Eve! And other such blasphemies.

Why do I say this? If I recall my biblical stories, because Eve ate the fruit, there is now multiplied sorrow in conception of children. That's right people, I'm pregnant. And sorrowful. And by sorrowful, I mean sick. All. The. Time.

As of today, I am 11 weeks (+ two days) pregnant. I keep hoping for the day when I wake up and feel better. The day that everyone tells me is just around the corner. I hope this corner is shorter rather than longer.

Anyhow, here's the scoop:

We had been trying for about five/six months, and to be honest, we were really surprised when it happened during August. Chris was working in the Trauma ICU, a month of very long hours. But he had a "Golden Weekend," meaning he had Saturday and Sunday off in a row, which happen to be conducive to baby-making. And for those of you that we have lied to about whether we were trying to get pregnant, I'm not really sorry. It's an odd question really. Aren't you really just asking us how much unprotected sex we have?

I found out the night before the new school year started. Oddly though, I was really annoyed with my husband when I took the pregnancy test. In fact, I didn't even tell him that's what I was doing. I just went upstairs and took it. I stared at that test for several minutes trying to decide if what I saw was really a + sign. So I took it downstairs to the medical professional to ask his opinion, at which point he commented about me getting some pee on the outside of the stick, yuck. Like he doesn't come home some days with stranger's bodily fluids on his socks!

We both stared at the test. We stared at the examples on the test instructions. We determined that I "might" be pregnant. We hugged and kissed. We took awkward pictures with the stick. We went to bed.

The next day was the first day of school for me, and to be honest, I didn't think about it a whole lot. I was very busy. But every once in a while, I would stop, remember that I was pregnant, and smile.

The first week or so felt great, aside from a little heartburn. But when Week 6 came, so did the morning/noon/night sickness. With a bang. I even came home early from work one day because it was virtually impossible for me to stand up. That was the day I called the nurse to inquire about a prescription. She, of course, asked me if I had tried any over-the-counter remedies. I hadn't, which I explained, but I also explained that I was going on family vacation that would require me being on a houseboat for five days. She phoned in a prescription. A miracle drug.

We spent Week 7 at Lake Powell with my family, which is where we decided to tell them since we were all together. We called Chris's family as soon as we returned, and then started telling friends/coworkers over the next week or two. If you are just now finding out, it's only because I pretty much spend all of my time on the couch. I apologize. I honestly haven't told anybody that I don't come across face-to-face because that is about all I can handle. I'm tired.

I am now half way through Week 9, really looking forward to the day when the food that I crave doesn't make me want to puke when I think about it. I always knew that the stomach flu was the best way to lose a few pounds, but I definitely didn't expect pregnancy to be the same way.

Also? Chris told me the only reason he decided to get me pregnant was because he wants a Father's Day gift--a grill, in fact.


Drew and Tarah said...

Hey! So, never been to your blog before, but I can't help myself when I see something like "Big announcement!!!" on facebook. So I had to look. (And hopefully you even remember who I am :)) Congrats!!! Very exciting news! We will be having babes very close together. I am 11 weeks tomorrow! I'll keep watching FB for more updates... :)

Erin said...

a grill! so like a man.
congrats on getting knocked up! i hope you feel better soon. let me know if there is anything i can do for you!

Julia Peterson said...

Congratulations Jenny!!!

Kimba said...

That is always an excellent reason to have a baby. :) Who doesn't love grilled food?

(Also, that grill will come in handy when the baby comes and you have no energy to make cook...grilling it is!)

We are so excited! And I'll be praying to the pregnancy gods that your "corner" comes soon!

Tommy & Britt Schlosser said...

Congrats! I love your frankness!

Britt was way sick too, but now she wants another one! Not right away she says, as little tommy is only four months old but she open to the idea!

Emma said...

Well congratulations! Sorry about the ickiness that comes with it though.

Ashley said...

Congrats Jenny!!! I hope you get feeling better soon!

Jennie said...

Congrats and you should tell Chris the baby is the father's day gift.

Jess Christensen said...

Yea! Congratulations! We're so excited for you!

~Ali said...

YAY!!! I about dropped the phone when I talked to Chris. We are sooooooooooo excited for you. I'm so sorry you are feeling sick. I sure hope it is over soon. Congrats!

~Ali said...

I thought I left a comment earlier. Anyway- we are soooo excited for you guys. Congratulations and I hope you get feeling better soon. Sorry you are so sick. :(

Brekke said...

Congratulations! I had heard a few weeks ago, but haven't talked to you. Enjoy the times that you don't feel sick. They are right when they say that those days are coming. It's worth it.

Lindsey said...

Congrats you two!