Hi guys! Thank you for all your wonderful comments on our pregnancy announcement! We are SO excited and blessed to be adding to our little family! I figured I would put together a little post on some of the pregnancy details for you guys since I have been getting a couple questions 🙂
How far along are you?
I am 11 weeks and 5 days pregnant with a due date of December 1!
When did you find out?
I found out on our Operation R&R trip to Hilton Head. I had a feeling and decided I couldn’t wait to get home to test. It was a great time and place to find out about our next adventure.
How did you tell Chris?
This was actually a lot of fun for me because I didn’t get the joy of telling Chris in person when I was pregnant with Emmalyne. I found out I was pregnant with her the day after Chris left to go back to Afghanistan so we didn’t get to experience the excitement together. I asked Chris if he thought he would be able to take a day or two off during his change of command process this December. He get pretty flustered and said he was NOT going on vacation then. I then said even if it’s just for a day or two in the hospital? He got really confused until I showed him the positive test. It was so fun seeing his excitement this time!
Who else did you tell?
We wanted to keep things really quiet at first. For some reason I felt a little more protective of this pregnancy this time. Plus we have a trip planned to Arizona and Las Vegas next week where we would see our families in person and thought it would be fun to surprise them. Unfortunately my symptoms ended up making that wait impossible so we told everyone at 6.5 weeks after we saw the heart beat.
Where the heck have you been?!
I suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum with Emmalyne which is basically acute morning sickness an characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, and weight loss. With Em it started 2 days after my positive test. This time I had a blissful 8 days where I thought I dodged the bullet. Then it set in and things went rapidly downhill. I’ve lost a significant amount of weight, been put on anti-nausea meds (that don’t always work), and had to go in for fluid rehydration. Hence why my mother-in-law came for 3 weeks. I’ll talk more about this another day though.
Right now I am just living in survival mode. Working out hasn’t happened in weeks. I am living off carbs. It happens. I am hoping that with the second trimester comes some relief and that I can get back to the things I love the most – playing non-stop with Em, getting a good sweat in, and eating right!
If you have any other questions, I’d be happy to answer them. I plan on doing weekly “bumpdates” like I did with Emmalyne so I will be back next week with a 12-week update! I hope you enjoy your weekend … we will be getting ready for our trip over here!