This year has been a roller coaster year for me. The first half of the year was pretty uneventful, but then came July 23rd.
July 23rd, we found out we were PREGNANT! And July 24th, I fell ill with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, (an extreme form of morning sickness in pregnancy, 24/7 nausea). I was quite literally on my couch for 12 weeks, and if I wasn't on my couch, I was in the ER receiving fluids from being so dehydrated. I kind of expected this, because I have had it with each previous pregnancy, but you forget what it's like once it's over. Granted, it took 9 years for my husband to convince me to try for just ONE more child, and when the sickness hit, it hit me like a freight train. It should be a ton of fun once the baby gets here, though....I won't have any toddlers around to chase after. My youngest are 9 years old, twins.....and my oldest is 12. I will have plenty of help!
Praise the Lord, after I reached 15 weeks, the nausea eased up, and now I'm only sick when I wake up in the mornings, but feel pretty good the rest of the day. The downside, at this point, is that I am already starting to get GINORMOUS, and I'm only 22 weeks! The Dr. says I am measuring at 24 weeks, and the Ultrasound said 23 weeks. Hoping this baby comes out 2-3 weeks before it's due! :)