Wednesday, December 30

{a quick update}

We had a wonderful Christmas season spending time with our families and loved ones! I have especially enjoyed all the snow -from inside looking out of course :) Lance and I have both felt so blessed to have so many wonderful blessings. We missed having Kirstin, Bruce and little Savanah as well as Madsen here this year but we cant wait for next year when there will be two new additions to the family and Madsen (Lance's brother) will be off his mission.

Lance has surprised me once again this year with his amazing ability to choose and give fabulous Christmas gifts! He is so thoughtful and sweet in his gift giving. The one gift I absolutely cant wait to use is a spa package! Oh! He spoils me so. We both received so many wonderful gifts from our families. And we especially enjoyed spending time with those we love throughout the break. With our little one on the way, we both see the world a little differently :)

It has sure been a bumpy road with this pregnancy but I am happy to report that I am starting to feel much better! It's funny to say because I feel like my "much better" is probably "feeling sick" to others. But compared to where I have been, I am more than happy to take nausea and 1-2 throw-ups a day. There were almost 6 weeks straight where I literally could barley make it out of bed in the day. We had a doctors appointment today and I've gained 1.5 pounds since our last visit. Encouraging? You bet!

I felt the baby for the first time this last week- what an experience! Then today, while lying in the bathtub, I could feel the baby again and again. Lance was even able to feel it on the outside of my stomach. I've heard this is pretty early but I think with all the weight I've lost, that baby is right up by the surface and there is no extra room inside. We were both on cloud nine about it :) We find out next month what we are having.

In the meantime, we are off to Cancun this weekend with my family. We cant wait for the warm beaches, snorkeling, and just plain kickin back. I will be sure to update all we've been up to in the last moth when we return. Till then, Bon Voyage!


McKenzie said...

Chrissy, it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas season! An early Happy New Year! I'm so excited for you to feel your little one! Definitely post when you find out if you're having a boy or a girl! And, enjoy Mexico and relax!

Courtney said...

Hey Chrissy it's Courtney Belliston. Just wanted to apologize for not getting back to you sooner. The holidays make it a little hectic. Just wanted to let you know not to worry about the photoshoot misunderstanding. I'm so sorry you have been so sick. Definitely no fun, but congrats on being prego! if you are still up for that photoshoot give me a call whenever you are feeling better and back into the swing of things! No rush. Hope you have a blast in Mexico! Vacation sounds so good about now :)

Anna said...

Hi, I am a friend of Kirstin's and I was just looking around the links on her blog and saw yours.

So... since we don't know each other this is kind of weird, but I just wanted to say that I was sick like you are with my first baby. I also lost 15 lbs. I went on disability leave from work and was on an IV for about a month. I didn't leave my bed for at least that long. It was so awful.

However... like you are experiencing, it gets better. And now I have a beautiful 2 1/2 year old boy who is the joy of my life. I think I love him more just because I had to sacrifice so much to have him.I don't know if it's possible, but I think I love him too much sometimes. All mothers love their babies, but I think there is a little something extra about the mothers who have to sacrifice even more to bring their little babies into the world. So hang on! Get some Zofran from your doctor (I've used it with now all 3 of my pregnancies!)and look forward. It doesn't seem like it, but all of this awful sickness really will be forgotten. Congratulations!

Tessa and Jeff said...

Chrissy! It's been so long since I have checked on updates on the blog... I've been super busy preparing for this baby to get here (which he still has yet to make his debut... three days before he gets a spankin!) So, holy cow! Congratulations! I can't believe you're going to have a little one, and I'm so so sorry you've been SO sick! I threw up 1-2 times a day until I was 30 weeks along... the most I threw up though was 8-9 times in a day (which only happened twice - and those 2 days I thought I was going to die!)... and unfortunate for me I NEVER had a problem gaining weight... so it sounds like you've had the worst of it!!! So, I kind of know how you feel, but really it sounds like you have been so much sicker than I was... hopefully it tapers off before mine did! Wow, I'm so excited for you guys! Anyway, we need to talk soon, I miss you!