Baby Branson will be making his/her debut sometime early September!
This ultrasound pic was from when I was 8 weeks along. I am now 11 1/2 weeks and it's been a rough first trimester so far. I'm finally starting to feel better but have never felt this bad with all my other pregnancies (this is my 5th). I feel nausious from the time I put food in my mouth to the time I go to bed. Thankfully I haven't thrown up (just once from a pre-natal vitamin sample - yuck and they so need to make smaller pills), just feel like it pretty much all day. But I am so thrilled and have been praying over this baby since we found out. We have been trying/not preventing for over a year since losing Isaiah and I was praying hard in December that if I was to get pregnant I wanted to find out around Christmas. I had gotten some EPT tests for free with coupons around the 18th of December and I took on just to see. It was negative. I wasn't expecting a positive, but it's hard to have a test in your bathroom and not take it. :)
Well on Christmas Eve during the Blizzard of 09, while Chris was driving home from work, I took a test on a whim, fully expecting a negative. I walked out of the bathroom to help one of the kids with something, then walked back in, looked down and there it was - POSITIVE! I just laughed and almost wished it wasn't snowing so I could got out and buy another test to see if I was really and trully pregnant! I didn't know what to do with the test, so I wrapped it up in wrapping paper and stuffed it in my purse. When we were at Chris' parents I had Chris come into the living room when no one else was around and gave him the present, he unwrapped it and was completely surprised, excited and a bit apprehensive. We ended up telling his mom and I shared the news with my mom closely after. We waited to tell the rest of the family and a few close friends until after we saw the beating heartbeat at the ultrasound. And waited to announce it to the rest of the world until now.
So far things are great (other than the feeling yucky part), my doctor will be sending me to a high-risk doctor at 18 weeks to have a more in-depth ultrasound to make sure everything is good and for peace of mind. Which thankfully I have had since I found out about the precious baby growing inside of me. Mikah and Gavyn are SUPER EXCITED and can't wait to meet their new baby brother or sister. They are both saying they want a brother, Gavyn has gone back and forth, but Mikah is adament it's a boy. So we will see! Please pray with us for a healthy baby, mom and pregnancy. Whew that was long, hope everyone has a great weekend!