Jordan, Amber, and Mr. Milo

Jordan, Amber, and Mr. Milo

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Yep... Pregnant!

Surprise!!!  Jords and I have a bun in the oven!  And we could not be more excited :)  We found out a few months ago, but just HAD to keep it a secret from family members till Christmas.  As of today I have 15 weeks and 4 days (but who's counting??) And yes- Jordan made me take 2 tests... just to make sure haha

First trimester = most awful weeks of my life.  Morning sickness is actually ALL DAY sickness... and literally NOTHING sounds good to eat.  There were multiple days where I could choke (literally) down a few saltine crackers and maybe a 1/2 a glass of water or gatorade.  I couldn't even open our fridge because my super sensitive nose could smell every little piece of food we had in that thing.  Jords was definitely starting to get worried at this point.  We went to one of our check ups and the doc noticed that I had lost 9 lbs.  (Really??  The one time you WANT to gain some weight for your growing babes and its the only time in our 2 and 1/2 years of marriage I could actually lose weight!?  Talk about frustrating!)  Our doc said if I lost any more weight I would need to start coming in for IV therapy.  (Luckily we haven't had to resort to that.)  Then we got to hear the most amazing sound ever! Our babies heart beat.  When she found it, I just looked at Jordan and started laughing!  He had this look of shock on his face, like he didm't really believe I was prego or something, and that this was a huge surprise to him.  But there it was, over 170 beats per minute.  It was such a comforting sound!  And I can't wait to go in and hear it again :)

Once I hit week 14 I was feeling LOADS better!  And by loads better I mean I could be around people eating without dry heaving.  I have been able to gain a few of the pounds I lost in my first trimester back and am definitely enjoying being pregnant a lot more.

(Don't mind my 1/2 crying 1/2 laughing face in this pic)

I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has blessed me with this (size of an orange) baby.  Being a mom is the most important thing to me, and I can't wait to hold this little one in my arms.  By June 22, 2013 I will be a MOM!!!!