Sunday, February 14, 2010

An Update and a Turning Point

It's been awhile since I've had a real post, but I wanted to finally document what has been going on since we found out about baby #2. This will be one of those posts that Adam hates (mostly words, not as many pictures), so if you hate that kind of blog post as well, feel free to move on to another, more picture exciting, blog, because I'm doing this for me, not you. I know that sentence has way too many commas, but I'm too exhausted to worry about fixing it!
Anywho, here's the happs:
Found out about baby #2--wahoo--so excited!Started feeling sick!
Started feeling sicker!
Started feeling sickest!
Found out there's a name for this awful sickness I get with every pregnancy. Hypermesis gravidarum. Click if you want to know more. I am one of the 2% of women that get this extreme morning all day sickness and of those 2% this time I am the 1% that needs IV re-hydration.
So we go to the hospital--I get my first IV.
I feel better for a few days, but then it almost starts all over again.
I don't have to go to the hospital again, but I feel sick!
Start to feel better, then sick!
Then I have my first appointment at the only freestanding birth center in the Sacramento area. I have been so nervous that I wouldn't like this birth center or the midwife that practices there, but I believe, and hopefully am not jinxing myself, but this might have been my turning point. I love The Birth Center and I have been so excited thinking about delivering there! We didn't get to hear the heartbeat yet. The appointment was just a consult, but I still finally felt like this was happening! I have a baby growing inside me! Oh my, oh my! Bursting heart with so much love for this tiny grape!
Wesley has been the greatest throughout all this. He hasn't once complained about all the TV he's had to watch! Notice the hint of sarcasm! He's brought me my throw up bucket! At random times when I don't really need it. But the sweetest of all is every prayer when he asks to "please bless the new baby and bless Mommy that she will feel better." And last night he said, "thank you that the new baby will be here soon." Poor guy doesn't realize how long he really has to wait, but he is so excited to be a big brother! He likes to see my belly and tell me how big it's getting and just the other day he started talking to the baby! I love this kid!
I have felt so much outpouring of love between my Mom getting me Quizno's anytime I want, Adam taking care of the house work when I can't, and wonderful friends that bring our family dinner! We are so blessed!!
And to quote one of my favorite bloggers, "I can do hard things!"


Woodside's said...

I am so happy to get an update on you! Wesley is going to be a great big brother! Not fun being sickest. I think about you often and you are in my prayers. Love ya and miss you a ton!

Bethany said...

You poor thing!!!

Good luck, friend. :)

Crystal Dever said...

Man that sure sounds awful!! (All the Wiki stuff...) Yuck, yuck and more yuck! I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I'm so glad you got it diagnosed and treated though. Glad Wes's been so good to you though. What a sweet little guy. Hope you're still feeling a bit better. Hugs.

Stacey said...

I'm sorry that you're so sick!!! Wish I were closer so I could help out. Are you able to keep certain foods down? Keep us updated when you can. When are you due? I'm so excited that you're going to have another baby! Sorry I haven't been a part of the blogging world for a couple of months.

OLIVIA said...

Congrats Hilary! We are so excited for you and your family! Take it easy and let me know if I can help YOU!

Ashley said...

YAY!! Congrats on the newest little Atkinson! I have had NO comp for about 2 weeks bcause a virus fried our hard drive so sorry about the delayed response. When are you due?! I'm sorry you've been soooo sick!