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Thursday, October 1, 2009

The news [we've] been waiting to hear

I've seriously been twiddling my thumbs--waiting to tell you this...no, DYING to tell you this. I have been dying to tell all of you (yes, you! and you!) that it's finally our time again. After the miscarriage earlier this summer, I wanted to take my time a little bit more in letting the word get out. For peace of mind. [but i still didn't wait all that long...]

Well, with two successful ultrasounds that have passed...I am seriously excited and tickled to say that I'm PREGNANT! It feels like duct tape has been ripped off my mouth, and I can finally speak freely about all this.

Hallelujah. I'm free.


So, here's the scoop.
(to catch all you lovely's up with my life)

I am halfway through my 9th week.

I had bloodwork done early on to make sure my hormones were doubling-they were. First sigh of relief.

I had an ultrasound done at 6weeks, saw the heartbeat-it was 116bpm at that time. It was a huge relief, a
nd seriously made Declan and I fall head over heels in love with this little bub.

At 6 weeks, the nausea kicked in FULL force. I went every single waking hour of the day feeling like I was going to spew my guts all over the world. Often times, I didn't. I just felt like it. I am proud to announce (ha-right) that it has turned into full-fledge vomit-fest. Yes, oh yes. Its true.

I am also proud to say that although it's sick and disgusting--each time I had my head in the toilet I felt some relief that this baby was okay.

At 8 weeks 1 day I had my first real OB appointment. They said my uterus was nicely enlarged and the
y were thrilled to see I was pregnant again. Directly after, I went next door for my ultrasound.

Declan met me there. In the shower that morning I prayed for a nice ultrasound tech. She was AH-mazing. We felt so blessed. She walked us through every step of the way, and didn't just click and tap away like the last time.


It was an absolute JOYOUS sight to see our little baby (now much bigger then at 6 weeks!), hear the heartbeat (yess--I love that 'whooshing' sound), and see the heart pumping the blood throughout the body. Truly breathtaking. Third sigh of relief.

I measured exactly where I should and got a call yesterday afternoon from my doctor confirming my d
ue date.
May 8th--what an amazing Mothers Day gift. [PS: May 9 is my mom's birthday, too!]

The timing is just lovely for a teacher like me. By this time, we are done most of everything, and it wil
l be simple for a sub to come in and take over.

And oh yes, I now am on a drug called Zofran for my nausea. I popped one of those grape-flavored dis
solvable pills in my mouth this morning and I feel AWESOME. First day in a long time I don't feel green (and not from envy).

Well, without further ado, let me introduce you to our little baby.
8 weeks.



ps: i am not plastering all up in facebook world yet--just as an fyi ;)


pps: i had to repost because this isn't showing up in any dashboards?! crazy...Sorry I lost some comments along the way.

93 comments:

  1. I am a "lurker." I am not quite sure how I came upon your blog but I have been reading it faithfully for a few months...I do not have a blog of my own though LOL. I was not reading it during your first miscarriage, however I did read your old posts. I just wanted to say Congrats! My birthday is May 12, and my mom went into labor on Mother's Day...I hope your little angel is a wonderful Mother's Day gift to you as well!

    -Holly

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  2. Oh Katie that's so amazing!! Congratulations doesn't seem like enough so I'll add many blessings as well!! :)

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  3. Yay!! How awesome! I'm very happy for you and Declan!

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  4. Awwwwwwww Katie!! I'm SO SO SO excited for you! This post gave me goosebumps! Congratulations! I can't wait to read more about your journey to Mommyhood!!

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  5. Katie! CONGRATS to you & the mister! I got a little teary eyed after this post! SO happy for you two! =D

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  6. Aw, Katie, that is amazing, wonderful and FANTASTICALLY BEAUTIFUL news!

    Congrats sweet girl - You deserve the most perfect and wonderful pregnancy and baby :)

    God bless you xxx

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  7. Big Big Congratulations!!!!
    You deserve it sweet friend!!

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  8. YAY KATIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know you are ELATED and I am so happy for you and Declan! :D CONGRATS a thousands time over!

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  9. Aww...Congrats Katie!!!!!! :)

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  10. YEAAAAYYY!! you already know how excited I am for you!!!!! this makes me so so so happy! we're praying for your little bug to grow grow grow!

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  11. Congratulations! What fabulous news!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you (and your hubby)!!!!!

    :)

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  12. Congrats!! I am so happy for you!!! I had a feeling you were pregnant! :) Praying for you, friend! :)

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  13. i'm a new follower, and just wanted to say congrats!!!!!

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  14. KATIE... i am SO SO SO beyond thrilled for you and Declan!! I can feel you radiating through the computer! I'll be looking forward to following along through your whole pregnancy and cannot wait to see your sweet little baby!

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  15. Congrats to you and your hubby! That pic of your beaming smile holding the test says it all. Best wishes for much happiness and a healthy pregnancy.

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  16. Oh my goodness...CONGRATS!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  17. Oh my goodness, such amazing news. I am so beyond happy for you!!!

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  18. Holy batman!!!!! I soooooooo am feeling a girl vibe through your blog BTW....

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  19. Yay! I'm glad it's out there! Phew! I can speak freely!

    And again, congrats! I am so happy for you!

    I am praying over this baby from here in Florida! I can't wait till May 8!

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  20. Holy moly congrats!!! So happy for you two! :)

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  21. Wow, I just teared up! How amazing for you. I was only sick from 6 weeks to the day until 11 weeks. Maybe you will be so lucky too. I only have 6 days left until my son is here and you just reminded me how precious those first moments were. You will be in my thoughts, how exciting!

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  22. aww congrats! Babies are the best thing in the enire world.

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  23. Oh how wonderful! Huge, huge congratulations to you!

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  24. Oh Katie!! I cried a little reading this. I am beyond happy for you guys!!

    I have to admit though I had a feeling you were going to tell us!! lol From that day you were "sick" in school & your coworker said something! I JUST KNEW!! :) Blog ESP(n) ;o)

    So happy for you!! CONGRATS!!!

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  25. Congratulations!!! I'm SO happy for you! I want a baby so badly but the timing isn't quite right for us yet. For now, I'll have to live through you!

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  26. OhMyGosh!! I am beyond excited for you, Katie!!! :::Picture me jumping up and down screaming:::

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  27. Congratulations! I am SO happy and excited for you! I will be praying for you guys!!

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  28. Congrats chicky!!! SO excited for you both!!! I'll keep y'all in my prayers that you have a healthy and smooth pregnancy. Oh this is joyful news!!!
    ~Molly P

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  29. congratulations, lovie!! YAY!!!!!!!

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  30. OMG OMG!!

    CONGRATULATIONS MY LOVE!!!!

    This is the best news ever on a Friday morning!!!

    xxx

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  31. OMG!!!! CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you! :)

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  32. Oh hun, congratulations!!! That is such wonderful news. :) I am so happy to hear that both of you are so excited for this new arrival! I am going to be keeping you in my daily prayers... Can't wait to hear how this journey progresses for you! xoxox.

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  33. Oh. my. gosh!!!! Congratulations Katie!!!! (and to Declan too!)
    You will be such a wonderful mother- blessings to you and your growing family!

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  34. oh my gosh! what a blessing! congratulations!! i'll be praying for you! i am SO happy for you :)

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  35. How can you tell if your posts are showing up on others dashboards? I don't think mine are either, but I don't know how to tell!
    Again, CONGRATS lovely!

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  36. I was wondering when you'd let the cat out of the bag!! :) I'm so glad that the doc gave you something for your nausea. Now you can enjoy this time in your pregnancy!!! Congrats again!!!

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  37. Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! I am so happy for you guys, and for your little blessing

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  38. CONGRATS!! That's fantastic! My mom's birthday is May 9th, too :)

    Also I was inspired by your scarf swap idea and am doing my own! I made sure to cite you haha.. I just posted it today if you'd like to participate. Thanks for the great idea & congrats again! <3

    xoxo

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  39. Oh my goodness!!!! Well know we know the real meaning behind all your emotions lately! I'm so happy for you...no, I'm EXTATIC FOR YOU!!!! This is just wonderful news. I'm glad things are going so well and I pray for a wonderfuly healthy pregnancy and delivery and baby!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. Oh my gosh! Congrats! I know how hard it is to keep that secret...especially when you have co-workers telling you how "terrible" you look!!!

    PS- You're due right about when I found out that I was pregnant. I can't believe how fast time flies!

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  41. Congrats Katie! Happy to hear this time round is a winner. You'll have an adorable baby bump. :)

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  42. Ahhh!! Congrats!!!! I can not even imagine how amazing life is for you right now, well aside from the sickness. I have been reading some of your earlier posts lately and I was praying that you would get another chance!

    So excited for you & the hubby and can not wait to follow you and your pregnancy! Please, let us bloggers know if you need anything. We are here for you and I'm sooo happy for you!! :)

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  43. Awesome news! Made my night to see how happy you are! Will be praying for you through this:-)

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  44. Awesome news! Made my night to see how happy you are! Will be praying for you through this:-)

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  45. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!!! What wonderful news!!!

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  46. OMGOMGOMG!!! Congratulations!!!! This is amazing!! :) I can't wait to read about your journey to mommyhood! This is so great! If I were there, I'd squeal and hug you.. which I guess is kinda creepy since you dont know me. I'd introduce myself first. haha.. ;) XOXO!

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  47. woo hoo! congratulations!

    p.s. that is one of the most amazing 8 week ultrasounds i have ever seen...i'm amazed how clear you can see that little darling.

    hope you get to feeling a bit better. glad it's going well this time!

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  48. Congratulations Katie and Declan! I love the pics that you posted! This little miracle is going to be the PERFECT Mother's Day gift! I am so happy for you guys and can't wait to hear all the details as you progress!

    Lots of love!!

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  49. CONGRATS!!!!! That is the best reason in the world to feel poorly! So excited for you :).

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  50. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When you were saying that you haven't been feeling well I wondered if you were prego, but didn't want to say anything in case you weren't. So exciting!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you and your hubs to start your family! =.) Prayers for you and baby for a healthy pregnancy and delivery!! =.)

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  52. CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you and your hubs to start your family! =.) Prayers for you and baby for a healthy pregnancy and delivery!! =.)

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  53. Congrats!! I love posts like this. i can't wait to see the belly grow!!

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  54. I cannot tell you how happy i am for you both!! That is SO wonderful!!!! CONGRATS!!! you're in my prayers!!!

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  55. I am a pretty new follower. I wasn't around for your miscarriage but have been faithfully following you since the scarf swap began. When I read the post about you feeling crumby the other day I though..... maybe she is pregnant. Swear I did :) Congrats! I am currently pregnant with my second. THey are truely amazing little spirits!

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  56. Oh, sweetie, I am so happy for you and your hubby! That is incredibly awesome news!
    BTW, I just love those ultrasound pictures. The very first glimpse of a true miracle.

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  57. Congratulations!!! That is BEYOND exciting!

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  58. Congratulations mama & daddy!!! Such great news!!!!

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  59. hi katie, i have been reading your blog off and on for a while now and i've never commented, but I wanted to tell you congratulations on this pregnancy!!!! i can't wait to follow it along with you!

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  60. CONGRATS!!!!! That is awesome news!!! I know u are so happy!!!

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  61. Katie...wow..this is an amazing day even for me because I've only been going through my blogs 20 minutes and you are the 2nd new mommy-to-be I find out about today!!! So awesome! God has blessed you with your beautiful baby! I love the ultrasounds especially the first one where you can see the baby's little head...so cute. I was in your shoes with nausea not too long ago lol. I had nause from morning to night but didn't throw up. We are now 14 weeks pregnant and I'm feeling much better. I totally get you when you say that nausea is something to smile about because you know your baby is ok! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Hugs, Susan

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  62. EKKK!!!! yay!!! So happy for you :)

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  63. Congratulations! :) What a blessing!

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  64. haha i set my swap up a bit differently.. i am just having them leave their emails and then i am giving them one anothers' emails to exchange information - that way i don't have to play middle man. i'm hoping everything runs smoothly, but thanks for the advice!

    xoxo

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  65. how EXCITING!!!!
    so happy for you two! :)
    thoughts and prayers are with you for a healthy pregnancy!!

    have a great weekend beautiful!! :)

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  66. p.s. thought i was already following you but i guess not...i am NOW! :)

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  67. Your baby is already beautiful!!!!! Soooooooo Happyyyyyyyy for you!!!!! My heart skipped a few beats when I read that you're pregnant again! How exciting!!! Big big hug to you and Congrats!!!!

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  68. Ohhhhhh mmmmmmyyyyyy wwwwwoooooorrrrrrdddd so stinkin excited for you!!!!! Congrats!!!! :) :)

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  69. Congratulations! Can't wait to follow you on this journey. :)

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  70. Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad the zofran is helping-I love those little pills! Keep us updated on everything!

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  71. I love your blog so much, I nominated you for an award! Check my blog to see your shout out!

    Congrats again!

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  72. Congrats Katie!! I will pray for a healthy pregnancy for you!!!

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  73. Thank GOODNESS you can finally talk about this, because that means I can too! I keep worrying that I was going to say something telling in a comment!! Well, congratulations again. May is the perfect time to have a baby! I can't wait to read your updates!!!

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  74. oh my gosh i am so excited for you!! i have been hoping to read a post like this ever since reading about your miscarriage!

    huge CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    can't wait to follow in your pregnancy journey!

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  75. Congratulations, Katie! I am thrilled for you and your husband. You must be beyond excited!!

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  76. Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you!

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  77. OMGosh, I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations!

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  78. KATIE!!! How in the world did I miss this post... I just saw it now! I am SOOO excited for you, sweetie. Oh my gosh! Yay!

    Babies are such a blessing and I'll be praying so hard that you have a wonderful pregnancy and healthy little babe.

    Congrats mommy and daddy! =]

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  79. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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  80. OMG girl!!! I'm so stinking excited for you!! This is amazing news!! I'm praying so hard for you guys and the little one. I hope everything goes smooth and simple. And I love your outlook on the nasuea! lol

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  81. OMG!!! I am seriously jumping up and down right now. I'm just now catching up on blogs and saw this.

    You two will be such amazing parents...I've been waiting for this post.

    So you actually WERE pregnant when those teachers were being insensitive??

    I'm just so excited for you I'm incoherent on this post!

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  82. Holy moly that's amazing!! Sorry I'm late commenting, I'm just now catching up on reading blogs. Congrats!!!!

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  83. I went back to find this post because I'm so behind and I've been a bad blogger friend :( I prayed for you..for this! I am SO SO SO SO happy for you!!!!!

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