Tuesday, January 13, 2009

First Trimester and Other Updates

The first few months of this pregnancy have been no surprise. I was surprised, however, that I had forgotten exactly how bad it was last time with AK. I've hardly posted blog entries since November because I've been feeling TERRIBLE! I'm nauseous all day, everyday. And I'm getting sick three and four times a day. Just like before. So I'm convinced this is another girl. I know how sick you get is really no true indicator, but I just feel like it's another girl. I hope I'm wrong, because we would love to have a son. Of course I would love another girl just like Abby Kate, too! But if we have another girl, chances are Mike will want to try AGAIN for a boy and well... not sure I'm up to it! :) Me and pregnancy do not get along!

I'm still holding out hope that the nausea will subside by the time the second trimester rolls around. If that's the case, I'd only have one or two more weeks of this misery.

I have aversions to almost everything I've eaten lately. The problem is that the only thing that keeps the nausea at bay for even a little while is to eat. Eating when you feel sick is the last thing you want to do, so it's a real struggle everyday. Uuuugh! So enough about that. All of that was to explain why I'm a blog slacker. :)

We are currently redecorating Abby Kate's room as she so bravely moved into her 'big girl bed' at the start of this year. Mike and I painted her room and made a headboard for her full-size bed. She now sleeps in it like a champ and hasn't fallen out once. I'm excited to post pictures of her new room as soon as we complete it. All of her nursery furniture has been moved and set up in another room for welcoming our new bundle in August.

Besides feeling sick, I've been staying very busy with my design work, and I still try to hit the gym as much as I can. And I'm looking forward to a trip home to KY next week!

Mike is back to work and flying again since the holidays have passed. I am a lot more apprehensive when he leaves each morning now after the Harrier crash that happened here a few weeks ago, killing a Marine pilot that was in Mike's squadron. We were so sad for that Marine and his family. And I couldn't help but think what if it had been Mike? It made the fears of how dangerous his job is come right to the surface again. Please continue to pray for Mike's safety and for the safety of every man and woman in uniform as they put themselves in danger to protect our freedom.


Rhonda B said...

I thought that my morning sickness with the twins was bad because there were 2 babies. When I got pregnant last year I thought, this one will be a breeze because it is just one... Nope. I felt terrible for about 3 full months and then it seems like I just woke up one day and it was over! Hang in there! Also, our family will continue to pray for Mike as he continues to do his job serving our country and for you a healthy pregnancy. Be safe in your travels back to KY.

Sarah said...

We'll keep you busy so your mind is on other things than feeling sick...or at least we can try! Maybe we need to get Maren a bigger bed so she doesn't keep landing on her floor at night. AK's room looks fabulous so far!

sara said...

Hate to hear that you are feeling so sick. While I don't feel *good* during the first trimester, I am not totally miserable...just kind of blah...kind of carsick. But, as someone else mentioned...it's like I wake up one day and it's gone. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your day of feeling back to normal arrives sooner than later.
About the gender...I felt the exact same amount of sickness and was convinced it was another girl...but I was wrong! Maybe you are, too! Tommy still wants 4, though! I told him he needs to carry the next two.
Let's get together next week at my house...happy hour (as happy hour-ish as pregnant women can get) that way the girls can play with toys while we visit. Meg wants to join...so email me with any dates that work for you and we'll make it happen!
Certainly will remember the safety of Mike and his comrades in prayer~~always. It's a wonderful, selfless thing that they do.

Meg Palmer said...

Oh Case I am so sorry you are feeling so bad! Hope you get feeling better soon! I am so looking forward to seeing you and AK next week! Take care and we will keep Mike in our prayers.

Lori said...

Praying for some relief (for you). Can't wait to see pictures of AK's new room and your KY trip.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry! Nothing is worse than that feeling! Let me know if you have time to get together while in KY. I'll see if all the girls can come over one day!

~ Liz

Morgan Rae said...

Casey! I feel so sad for you as I read your blog. It's been a couple weeks since you have written so I hope you are feeling better! Can't wait to see pics of your new nursery and Abby Kate's room...I'm sure you decorated so SO cute!!! Next time you guys are in Texas we all need to get together with all of the babies!!! I don't think I've even met Abby Kate!

Mike and Erica said...

I totally understand what you are going through. It is so hard being pregnant and having to take care of a little munchkin! Hang in there it gets better...at least until the new little one is born and then you have to deal with a newborn, sleep deprivation and a toddler..hahahaha