Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dear Luke (6 Weeks Gestational Age)

Dear Baby,
May 28, 2008

You're "1 month old" today! I can hardly believe you've been in there for a month already! Of course, I didn't know you were for the first 2 weeks - so it's gone by pretty quickly. Right now you're the size of a pea. You're growing so fast!

As of today, I am 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant. For a while there, I thought I wasn't going to end up getting sick. Boy was I wrong! I started feeling queasy during week 5, and so far week 6 has been pretty horrible! I have the worst morning sickness. It's hard to believe how small you are - and yet just you being in there has changed the way my body feels so drastically.

I've been trying to combat the morning sickness with a few tricks. Someone at work told me about these acupressure arm bands that I wear on my wrists. They help, but they don't fix it, that's for sure. I've also been using peppermint lifesavers, saltines, sprite & ginger ale. Another co-worker gave me some chicken noodle soup - he said it would be better for me than just crackers. Not only was he right, but I've actually been able to get it it down & keep it down! One of the hardest things for me, is finding foods that aren't too dry. I've been so thirsty lately, and when I try to eat any dry food, it sets off my gag reflex and takes me forever to swallow it! So the warm salty broth is really great - and it allows me to stomach the noodles. Soup just might be the trick from now on! I hope you like soup! :)

It's really been setting in lately. Not only that I'm pregnant (and how could I - or any one else - mistake it with this out-of-control morning sickness), but that you will be my first little baby in only 8 more months! It's hard, trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I'm going to be a mommy! And that 2008 is my very last year without a child. I am so excited about that - I can't wait for you to join us so I can tell you in person how much I love you and how thrilled I am to have you.

You keep growing big & strong in there, baby! Even if it means mommy has to be sick for a while. Your Daddy & I just want you to be happy and healthy, and I will figure out how to deal with these rough beginning weeks.

We love you so much!!!


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