Monday, October 26, 2009

My Two Favorite Letters

I don't know why, but for some reason I have always been on the hot side. Don't judge, I don't mean to say I am extremely good looking with a perfect body. What I mean to say is when others are cold I am either too hot, or perfectly comfortable. I know that men have a higher temperature than women from testosterone, higher red blood cell count, and higher metabolic needs. Maybe my thyroid is slightly over active? Who knows, but what I do know is I have always just seemed to have ice in my veins. People would ask me where I wanted to go to medical school. I would always reply, "somewhere with 4 seasons". As luck would have it I have ended up at a school where there is one season. SUMMER! A summer that constantly feels as if it is in the height of the July heat in Utah. Not only that but a stifling humidity has made things for this snowman especially difficult to bear. I have good news though! Our church finally installed some AC! Yes, that is right AC! My two favorite letters in the alphabet. Just yesterday we took the new AC for spin and church was a lot more enjoyable when I was no longer sedated by the day's heat. The Grenada branch has been growing, there seem to be baptisms each week with people who really seem to be solid and committed. We have had to put an addition on the church as well and I am happy to see it filled to near capacity. I mainly wanted to blog about this so my old Grenada friends could hear the news and see the progress we have made in such a short amount of time since they left. It has been neat to see things change so quickly.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The "Bump"

Recently, I started a new job. I've been working there for almost a week now. It's been very exhausting and all I want to do at the end of the day is sleep. I've been wondering for sometime when I would start poking out or start showing. Well, yesterday I went to a little BBQ our work had put on and then I was called by some friends to come and hang out. All I have to say is yesterday I didn't notice a belly and when I woke up today I suddenly had one! I've been keeping Nick up to date on the belly and until today he couldn't really see a difference. Today, when I showed Nick his reaction was "holy crap, it's getting big" granted I know I look pretty small still and to be frank if you didn't know who I was you would probably just think I was a little pudgy. I can definitely tell and Nick obviously can tell too and he just sees me on Skype. I came downstairs this morning and told Nick's mom I have some awful horrible news, I pointed to my belly and she laughed and said "well, what did you expect? To grow a 10lb baby without a belly?" haha I laughed and told her well I just thought it would take a lot longer, I'm a little nervous because I haven't said a single thing to my workplace. I don't really even have to actually. Sooner rather than later it's going to become apparent though. I'll just cross that bridge when we get to it. For now, I should just be grateful I haven't gained any weight really and so that means it's all just baby. haha. All 3-4 inches of him/her. Tomorrow, Nick's mother and I plan to go get a few blouses, something that will buy me more time to get use to this growing belly of mine.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Long 3 Months!

Nick has been waiting FOREVER to be able to announce that we are going to be having a baby. I just have to say Nick is so sweet and adorable, I love seeing how excited he is about his baby. Just to give you all a little update with what has been happening and what not.
Well we got to Grenada a couple days after I found out I was pregnant, I was only four weeks and since we didn't know what to expect we carried on with our lives as usual. A week after we had been in Grenada I started throwing up! I would have been fine to stay there except I hadn't been able to stop... It had been a week and I had lost maybe a little more than 5 pounds. I was really weak and felt awful everyday. Poor Nick was just so worried about me every time he had to leave and go to school. We decided that it was time for me to go back to Utah where I could get proper healthcare and also so Nick would worry about me all the time. I move back in with my very caring mother and father-in-law. I flew the entire day and was weak and exhausted by the time I got to Utah, When I say Nick's mother and father I just wanted to cry. It was such a warm friendly face and I knew that we had made the right decision in sending me back. We went to the emergency room as soon as we got in, I had been having some pain and was afraid it wasn't a good sign. I was afraid the entire day of having a miscarriage. When I finally got behind to see the Doctor they drew some blood from me but had a really hard time finding a vein and when they stuck that needle in my arm and started wiggling it around I passed out. When I woke up again I was a little disoriented. My sweet mother-in-law was right beside me bed and she just smiled and told me what happened. A little while later they decided to take me down to get an ultrasound, at this point I was only about 6 weeks and 5 days. That was when I first saw our little peanut and heard the wonderful sound of his/her heartbeat. It was such a rewarding sound that all of my troubles seemed to melt away. Well I was discharged and we were a little annoyed because they hadn't given me an iv. well a couple weeks went by and I was still throwing up. I went to a clinic and they gave me something else for the vomiting, and it didn't work. I went to see my Doctor and FINALLY they said I needed to go to the hospital right away and get an iv. I can't tell you how much better I have felt! By the time I finally got that iv I had lost 15 pounds. I still haven't gained the weight back but I haven't thrown up in a while and I have been feeling really great! I'm just so excited and overjoyed about being blessed to have a little baby. Nick and I both know that it is a blessing and we are so grateful for the opportunity to be a father and a mother. I make 3 months tomorrow and despite all the worrying I have gone through I am SO glad we have these months under our belts.

Our Little Angel

The day has come! I have been waiting for a few weeks now to announce we are expecting a little baby in April! Kuulei finishes her first trimester tomorrow and we are very excited to see baby is growing and it's tiny heart is pumping away like mad. We added a little ticker to the blog so you can check it out to keep up with what our baby is looking like. We want to name it Ezekiel if it is a boy, and Alette if it is a girl. We will keep you posted on the happenings. We are going to be parents!