Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baby #2

Yes, we are excited to announce that we are expecting baby #2! At only 8 weeks, I know it's early to share. But, I've been absent from this here little blog and now you know why.

The photo looks a little "blob-y" but the head is to the right. We did see the already-formed arms, hands, legs and feet. Due date: December 9th.

After having hyperemesis gravidarum for the duration of my first pregnancy, we were positive that Charlotte would be an only child. Then we changed our minds. The desire for another baby just outweighed our fears of possibly having HG again.

Hyperemesis includes paralyzing nausea (my saint of a husband slept on the floor for 7 months) and severe vomiting for the entire pregnancy. This is waaay more than morning sickness. I was also unable to eat for the first 4 months of my pregnancy. Somehow, I, and the baby, survived on a few Ensure supplement drinks and Gatorade. Any food that I tried to consume would be immediately purged. Hyperemesis can also bring sleeplessness, depression, dehydration (warranting IV therapy), double vision (no tv or books!) and despair. The only relief comes when you give birth. I never suffered any post-partum depression because I was so darn happy not to be pregnant anymore!

It's a rough road and yes, I've been really sick. I'm a very happy mommy, but an unhappy pregnant lady.

Any prayers and positive wishes that you send our way are greatly appreciated. We are truly happy to be expanding our family!

16 comments:

Greg, Karin, Kylee, Sarah and Emma! said...

Congrats! I hope all goes well and you aren't too terribly sick!!

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

How wonderful about your new little one! Congratulations!! I'm soo sorry about the illness...I hope you're able to function more than last time. I'll pray that this is a better experience for you!

(And please don't worry about the doll - really. While I love your work, I can always request another after you've had your little one!) :)

Danielle said...

Oh Diane! I am extremely happy for you, and feel so bad for you at the same time!!!!

I noticed your absence from blogland and I was secretly hoping you were expecting:-) Especially noticing your questions of late!

I'll certainly be adding you to my ever growing prayer list of mommies-to-be.

RE, BEE, and ECE said...

Praise the Lord & Congratulations! Know that we will keep you in our prayers again, and may God grant you His mercy, peace, and hedge of protection for you and the precious child that He is forming inside your womb.

A word of encouragement, that came to heart and mind when reading your post about the hyperemesis gravidarum, from 1 Peter 5:10: "Although you may suffer a short while, God will perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you."

In Christ, we celebrate with you this blessing from the Lord. <><

casch said...

... and I understand your mother was just as excited as the first time! She does love grandbabies and though she was happy having just one ~ she is extatic over the prospect of another!

casch said...

yes, I know it's really ecstatic, I'm just ecstatic, extatic.

Missa said...

Congratulations Diane! Sorry to here it's not all sunshine and lollipops though, yikes.

Sending happy and healthy thoughts your way, hang tough mama!

lera said...

Congratulations!!! I'm sorry to hear that you are and will be extremely sick. That's terribly unfortunate.

Mary Child said...

Yay, yay, yay, congrats and many prayers and positive wishes will definitely be sent your way!!! I'm so, so excited for you guys; there is just nothing like a new baby in the house. Hang in there for the rough road ahead, and keep your eye on the prize; it will all be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO worth it!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Congratulations - so sorry that your joy is coming through so much suffering! But that's often the way, isn't it! What a blessing to have that beautiful baby to look forward to!

Judy said...

Many prayers for you.

Hang on, tight!

Jenny said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!!! How wonderful for your sweet family. I'm so happy for you!

Sarah and Jack said...

Your story sounds very much like my own. Eerily so! I hope things go much smoother this time.

Mir said...

I am so happy for you and for us! We love being an auntie and uncle and can't wait to meet our new little niece or nephew. Call anytime you need anything!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds horrible. But isn't it amazing that the blessing of a child will out way all the horrible side affects?
I'll defiantly say a prayer for you. That you'll stay encouraged and able to eat.
Your hubby sounds like an amazing guy! Thank God for understanding husbands!

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