Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hi Y'all!

I know some of y'all have been concerned about me and that's why I'm writing to you today. As you know, we are expecting a baby and know one really know how far along I really am, not even me. lol! A week ago Monday, an ultrasound measured the baby as being 6 weeks and 4 days. He is doing great and I could see his heartbeat just perfect. From that time to present, I've really been very very sick, morning, noon and night. Poor Katie, I feel so bad for her because for #1 her playmate can't play with her right now and #2 she's worried about me. She asks me everyday, "are you sick again Mom?" Poor baby!

Yesterday, we went for our weekly check up. The nurse was concerned that I might be a little anemic because I was a little fainty that morning. Lastly, we got to see the baby again. The nurse was as surprised as we were when we all saw arms and legs. Yes, the baby has arms and legs now. He measured to be 8 weeks and 4 days along. The baby is still doing great and the nurse said that Dr. Long will be dismissing us in a couple of weeks. I and the baby will be turned over to an OB/GYN in Huntsville.

As Doug and I went to pick up Katie from her grandparents house, she came running out to greet us. The first thing out of her mouth was "Mom are you feeling better?" I felt so bad for her. I told her that I was and she responded, "good". On the way home, Doug wanted to go through town and see if there was a movie he had to rent. Doug asked Katie if she was ready to go to ballet. She got all excited. She told Doug, "we have to take Mommy home, so she can get some rest first".

At home, I got Katie ready for ballet and she wouldn't go to the bathroom before leaving. Well, I didn't feel like arguing with her, so I let her leave with Doug without going to the potty. As soon as they left, I hit the couch to rest. There's something about riding forever in the car that makes me so tired and sore. I was surprised seeing Doug and Katie coming home early. I walked outside to find out why they were back so early. Doug was getting Katie out of the car seat, while I was asking him. Then, I saw her striped down to her pull-up. That's when Doug told me that she wasn't up in class for 15 minutes when Mrs. Anna brought Katie back down to have her pants changed. Ugh! Doug said her clothes were soaked and I didn't put another outfit in her bag. I told him that even if I did have another leotard, I didn't have any more pink tights. Ugh! He was so upset with her. Of course, I felt bad again because I wasn't there to handle the situation. Doug and I have discussed and I think we've decided that this month will be the last month for ballet lessons. With me being in such bad shape, we might need to stop the ballet for this year. Hopefully next year, she'll be potty trained and I'll be able to take her to her classes. lol! I'm afraid that I'm also going to have to stop my volunteer work with the church as well. I did pretty good last Sunday, so that's why I haven't given my leaders any notice yet. I have a feeling, I'm going to have to call them. I feel bad because we're having bad luck with volunteers in the Children's Ministry. There are so many children in the ministry and not enough volunteers. I know Truett, children's ministry leader, doesn't need someone that might have trouble getting to class on time as well.

Please keep me in your prayers. I'm still hoping I won't have sickness for very long during this pregnancy. Have a great weekend and God Bless!


Laura said...

Mi - I am so sorry that you are so sick! I hope and pray that it's gone by Sept 21st. You deserve a break!!

Allison said...

I'm so sorry you are so sick. I definitely understand though. If you would ever like a little break you are welcome to bring Katie over for an afternoon or something or I'd be happy to come there and entertain the girls for you while you rest. You don't have to worry about entertaining me. Just let me know if you need anything like that.
Its good to hear the baby is doing well though. Do you think its a boy?

The Thorsrud Family said...

I'm sooooo relieved baby is healthy and APPARENTLY growing like a weed! hehe! We will pray for you to have relief and to get through this pregnancy. You definitely have it on the rough side....get well and just focus on you right now. Everything else can wait. :0)

Sister Sandy said...

Hey Mi,
Just checking in with you. How are you doing? Keep the faith, God is watching out over you and baby. You will be alright, give thanks for each day, when the times get rough, remember Jesus is carrying you. You all will continue to be in our prayers. Wade and I are leaving in the morning. I'll call you when we get home. Love to all! Sister Sandy