Updates on our little family include:
--Not long after that post I had a weekend of less nausea and so we went to the doctor that Monday (8/10/15) to check on the baby. Strong heartbeat and moving around like it was a jungle gym! I was so surprised and so thankful to see everything going well. However it also made me really confused. So, now what? Will my sickness return? Is it going to get better or worse? And...we could still lose this baby.
--The next few weeks I had some REALLY bad nausea and constant puking that came about unexpected. It was horrible!! But each week it got better and I had some "functional" days if I had help with Ellie and breakfast. It also helped if I didn't have to cook.
--Labor Day weekend was my first time OUT of the house (other than appointments) since 4th of July weekend. We had a family reunion and Adventureland on Labor Day. That Tuesday I paid for all that "outing" I did, but it was nice to get out.
--This pregnancy is different than Ellie's where I get more headaches, however the nausea died down sooner. Now that I'm going to the chiropractor regularly it's been helpful to get back on track with my neck pain.
--September 20th was Jon's birthday. We went out to eat as a family of three and it was nice to just spend time together. We were still living at my parent's house and preparing to move back home. We had a lot of conversations about preparation for that transition. We had been living at my parent's house since July 23rd!!
|Pizza & Dessert with his family|
--September 24th (16 weeks pregnant) I was functioning enough that week to get a haircut. The next day my mom helped me take Ellie and I to the chiro in Ames and then back home and move in all our stuff.
--Gnats. After being gone for SO long we had gnats. Every. Where. We had to clean out the fridge and freezer of dead gnats and throw away old food. It was really disgusting. I had to have Jon's help or my gag reflex would be over the top. I would sit on the couch with my "next" small meal and have gnats following me as I ate. I felt like I was camping.
--The following weekend we returned to my parent's house so I didnt have to make my house spotless for Ellie's birthday party. Saturday Jon traveled to his friend's Harvest Party in SW Iowa, while my parents took Ellie and I to Center Grove Orchard for some early birthday celebrating! My parents helped make sure I had plenty of snacks while Ellie also got to enjoy herself and bring home a pumpkin!
|In love with the goats :)|
|Gma & Gpa in cornpool|
I didn't take any pics on my phone from her birthday because my mom had her nice camera out. So here's a pic of Ellie from two months ago when my mom got her dressed up to go out to eat with them....when I was still nauseous and on the couch.
I love this girl so much. She melts my heart.