Monday, May 17, 2010
Team Southards is adding a new player!
Yes we are expecting! Payton is going to be a BIG SISTER!
Yesterday we went to the Dr for our initial visit and ultrasound. We didn't have an early ultrasound with Payton, so it was so cool to see that little being inside of me with the heart pumping away! I thought I was about 10 weeks, but according to the ultrasound, looks like I am 8.5 weeks, which puts my due date Christmas Eve!!!!! I know due dates are relative as Payton had no regard for hers, but I thought we were lucky to miss having a Christmas baby with Payton. I have learned that I am fertile, and if we don't want to be pregnant, take precautions! We got pregnant the first month I stopped breastfeeding and we weren't trying. Next baby will have better timing. Trust the Lord had this baby planned out perfectly for His plan though :)
I have been very very sick the last 3 weeks with nausea and fatigue. I did not have it nearly this bad with Payton. There have been days that I can barely pull myself off the couch. The house is a mess, dishes pile up, dinners are not cooked. Steve has felt the effects of my sickness too. We know this will pass, I am going to start taking some medicine this week for the nausea. We are very excited, but I will probably experience more joy once the sickness passes. I would ask for your prayers, as I am not myself and this has been hard on all of Team Southards. I really wanted 4 kids, but after this pregnancy I am not sure if I can do this 2 more times. For some reason I am really stuck on having more than 2, so I might do this one more time around for 3 kiddos. I know the gift at the end is well worth it, and this too shall pass. (Trying to stay positive).