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April 20, 2010

I Made It



Wow!  It has been such a long journey since I last updated.  My fourth pregnancy has been my hardest one so far.  The nauseousness started about the 3rd week in February, and it has finally started to die down last week.  It was the hardest nine weeks my body has ever experienced.

TJ is my hero.  He did EVERYTHING.  I won't name it all, because it would take too long.  I don't know if any of you out there have experienced what I went through, but if you have, you know that you just can't function.  If you stand up, you throw up.  I would on average throw up between 2-3 times a day.  Let's keep in mind that with my first three pregnancies, I didn't throw up that much the whole time.  I was one of those women who were like "I'm so lucky, I never get sick!"  I kind of hate my old self, and want to tell all those women out there that it's not fair!

The point of this post is that I made it.  I wake up in the morning and I'm not sick.  I'm so thankful each day that I can play with my boys, and feel like a Mom again.  I love them!  Hayden has been such a joy lately.  His favorite thing to say is "I had it first!"  He loves his Dad, and always wants to be where his brothers are.  He just wants to be one of the boys.  It's adorable. 

Disneyland pictures are still sitting on my computer, and I will finally post some of them soon!  It was a hard trip being sick the whole time.  I didn't get to do a lot of the things I wanted to because of it.  The boys still had a wonderful time.

My pregnancy is going great.  The baby is measuring right on schedule.  I am 14 weeks today.  We will be finding out what we are having around 20 weeks.  I don't have any feelings either way, and would love a boy or a girl.  I am in love with boys though!   I will keep you posted!

16 Comments:

Kristin and Brandon Park said...

My guess is that you are having a GIRL because this pregnancy has been so different from your others. Sorry to hear you have been so sick this time. I didnt get sick at all with Nolan, but I guess that doesn't mean I am safe for future pregnancies!

Frosted with Love Custom Cakes said...

I am sooo excited for you guys!! It will be good to see you again. I think that my last pregnancy was my hardest, so maybe it will be a girl! We'll see!

Lacey said...

I'm so glad that you're starting to feel normal again! Seriously, you deserve a break! :)

Kristina said...

Oh, that is the absolute worst! I was sick with both of mine until about 14 weeks, and it is just the worst feeling. Glad you're feeling better, and are able to enjoy your cute little family again!! =)

Gunnell Fam said...

I was sick with both of my boys, but i heard it's worse with girls...guess we'll see. :)

Jessica said...

Only 14 weeks...you lucky girl:)
Oh but being sick is the most miserable, horrible thing ever! I am so sorry you have felt so ill with this pregnancy. Glad things are going better and I can't wait to find out if you are having a boy or a girl! Congrats!

Jenny B said...

I'm glad you are feeling better :) I'm one of those "I never get sick" people during pregnancies, guess I better zip my mouth, maybe one day I'll find out that I'm not :) You have the cutest boys! Your baby will be so cute boy or girl! Keep us updated on the pregnancy!

Michele Ringer said...

I can't relate at all... but someday I'll be there lol. ANYWHO I'm glad you're healthy so we can play everyday. I'm leaving in like two hours. This is so strange!!! LOVE YOU

Tim and Melissa said...

I'm so sorry that you were so sick. I can't imagine how difficult that must have been! I think first trimester is the hardest and I don't get near that sick. I'm glad you are on your way out of it! I can't wait to hear what you guys are having!

Chelsea said...

I'm glad to hear that you're alive! I love being able to keep up with your family and due to your unfortunate pregnancy sickness I haven't really had the privilege. I'm excited to see if you will have another boy or a girl. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! Hope everything goes well!

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry you've felt like garbage! Oh gross, I really, really hate the first trimester. But I have this theory: God made the first trimester so miserable so that you wouldn't even mind getting huge and uncomfortable. If it means NOT feeling nauseated, you'll take swollen and round. Then, the 2nd trimester is easier, and by the time you hit the end of the 3rd trimester, you actually WANT to push a baby out of THERE if it means you can just stop being pregnant! The Big Man Upstairs obviously knew what he was doing ;)

Oh, and my bet is on a girl. You feel different, and it's about time. Of course, all that matters is that he or she is healthy, but I'm just sayin': I know SO many people with three boys and a girl - I think it's the latest trend. Can't wait to find out.

Adam, Carrie and Noah said...

Oh Erin I am so glad you are feeling better! I seriously loathe the first trimester...it is so the worst. Hooray for being done with that!! I love boys too but I am thinking you are having a little girl...I was so much sicker with Mia than I ever was with Noah. Either way you and TJ make darling children! So excited for you!!! Love-Carrie

Traci said...

Eh, I'm so sorry, that really is the most awful feeling in the world, so bad it can't even be described.... sorry, but like mentioned above, you can now enjoy the rest of your pregnancy to the fullest!
I totally look up to you and think about you all the time, seeing your cute family makes me want lots of kids....seriously such a crazy thought, not something I thought I'd ever want! So thanks for your great example :)

Melissa said...

Erin, just want you to know I think you are amazing. An amazing mother. An amazing Wife. An amazing volleyballer. An amazing person. An amazing friend. I am so glad I know you! and I am so happy you're prego again! Love your little ones and love you!

Chelsea said...

Welcome to my pregnancy world. I'm so sorry it's been so horrible for you. I wish I was closer I'd still your boys away so you could nap it off!
Glad you're feeling a little better! LOVE YA!

Ariel said...

Pregnancy, Woo Hoo! Sickness, BOO! Congrats on #4!