You may have noticed that I haven't posted on my blog for the past month. In fact, that is not the only thing I haven't been doing. I heaven't been getting out of bed. I haven't been leaving my house. I haven't been cooking or cleaning. That is just the tip of the iceberg. It is all because we have something to celebrate . . . we are having baby number five in June.
We are really excited to be expecting again. I have to remind myself everyday. If you know me at all you know that my pregnancies are brutal, and this one is no exception. (Ironically I just took a puke brake.) Yes, I have joined the world of making food choices based on how it tastes coming back up once again. Having four previous pregnancies gives me a lot of experience and does help matters. I know that I have a 10 minute window after throwing up in which to get something down that will settle my stomach. I know that veggies take hours to digest and are a bad idea. I know that I will have a healthy baby even though I can't keep vitamins down and making the effort to take them is entirely not worth it. I know that if I take it easy and say "no" to a few more things I will keep a few more meals down. I know that this feeling won't last forever, just 8 months, and then I will get the eternal reward.
My week 9 was especially difficult. I wasn't able to keep down my medication so it didn't matter that I was on the "big guns." I was throwing up constantly! I mention this because it was durning that difficult week that I had two inspired friends and my mom come and take my kids. It is amazing that the Lord will take one right to their capacity and then send some relief. I was so grateful for the help! I was also grateful for suppositories to help me get things under control, something I never thought I would be grateful for!
When Josh and I got married we were committed to having five kids. We both come from families of five kids so that seemed complete to us. After having Andy I was enjoying parenting so much I changed my mind and decided that I wanted six. I still do want six kids, and I know that this isn't my most difficult pregnancy, but I don't think I can do it again! Even though I am only throwing up 1-3 times a day, now that I am keeping my meds down (with other pregnancies it has been much more) I think just being older and having a house full of kids makes it all a little harder.
So there it is, our good news with a few of the yucky details. I will be counting down to JUNE! I am 10.5 weeks and officially due June 25. Time can't go fast enough right now!