Thursday, January 24, 2013


Baby #2
Even though I already announced our exciting news on Facebook, I felt I should document some of the details of this pregnancy thus far so I have something to look back on if we ever have a third child.  I actually was looking back at the few posts I did during Mila's pregnancy just yesterday and it jogged my memory of a few things, so that gave me more motivation to document this pregnancy.

We aren't ones to come up with elaborate ways to announce our pregnancies, call us lazy.  We had the chance to tell a lot of Chase's immediate family at Thanksgiving in person and we told my family via phone and sending this video:

Currently I'm 14 weeks along, which means I'm into my second trimester.  Thank goodness!  I really don't handle sickness well, and sadly I found myself sick yet again this first trimester, except this time worse.  Here are some of the highlights (or low points, I guess I should say):

*I could count on one hand the amount of times I threw up during Mila's pregnancy; by week seven and eight of this pregnancy I lost count.
*I have had ZERO energy and felt weak from nausea.  It got pretty bad at one point so Chase insisted we fly my mom out to help and added bonus my dad got to tag along for a little of the trip too.  I am so, so grateful my mom came and helped out with Mila because frankly for awhile I'll I could do was sit on the couch as seen here:

Chase took this nice of him.  This was a good day since I'm actually in normal clothes.  You can see me hugging my "spit cup" closely.

*My aversion for most foods returned, especially vegetables.  I am just now introducing vegetables back into my diet, very, very slowly (Yesterday was not a good day...I got to gutsy with my vegetable intake and paid for it sorely.)  Chocolate hasn't sounded good either, so the holidays were kind of a bust.
*I haven't loathed taking my prenatal vitamin this go around, which is good, especially since I am not eating a balanced diet whatsoever.
*My staples have been apple juice (I am just now tolerating just drinking plain water), homemade pizzas, homemade white bread, green apples recently, and a tuna melt once a week (since I have to limit the amount of tuna I consume...stupid mercury!).
*I haven't noticed my sense of smell being as heightened as it was last time (although it's still heightened), which is nice.  I could barely stand the smell of our bathroom during Mila's pregnancy.
*Last, but certainly not least, I must note that my pytalism returned.  My last OBGYN told me I have a 50% chance each pregnancy of dealing with pytalism and that my chances are greater when it's a girl.  So either we're having another girl, or I just have really bad luck.  The mucus and saliva have been so excessive this pregnancy and often are what cause me to throw up.  I've been carrying around a "spit cup" since probably week 7.  I'm sure most people think I dip or something.  I am currently trying to cut down on using the spit cup and am chewing gum/sucking on mints/eating sour gummies to help me stomach swallowing.

Well, that about wraps up the past two months for me.  Poor Mila has become a TV junkie, and Chase has had quite the load to bear at home (on top of the load he is facing at work with two cases on the docket).  Luckily I am feeling my energy return, so I can divert Mila's attention away from PBS shows and movies.  Now, I'm just waiting for my appetite to surface again.  I am hoping for and working towards feeling like my old self again by Valentine's so that I can enjoy all the sweets.  Plus, I really want to celebrate the holiday right since I didn't feel like celebrating Christmas.

As for the baby inside me, it's measuring right on time for July 21st.  This was reassuring to hear since I lost 2 lbs first trimester and was worried that the baby might not be getting enough nourishment.  The midwife commented that the baby was just chilling during the first ultrasound, which is quite alright with me--we like chill babies.  Next month we'll find out the gender and make sure everything is measuring well.


Bethany said...

That's so exciting! That's a cute video.:)

Mindy said...

Oh Christy, I so feel your pain. I'm sure if I had taken photos, I would have an identical one of me on the couch. It's been so awful for me this time around. I think for me the nausea has gotten worse each pregnancy. I relate to almost everything in your post. I'm 14 weeks today...due July 25th. I'm finally starting to feel a bit better most days, so I hope you will soon too!

Rachel said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!! I'm SOOO excited for you guys. I'm sorry you've been feeling sick :( I hope it gets better. And that video - so precious. I love it.

Holly said...

So excited for you guys!! But I'm so, so sorry you've been feeling so sick. No fun. Glad you're hopefully over the worst of it. Wish we lived closer--we would love to have Mila come play so you could rest! Hang in there! (P.S. When I told Curt that you guys were pregnant again, the first thing he said, after "that's exciting!" was, "I wonder if she has her spit cup again." Apparently it made an impression on him, haha! Sorry you've had to deal with all that again too!)

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Courtney Bready said...

Yep, that's how I spent most of my first trimester with Beck too. And Harper also became a TV junkie. She's STILL addicted to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. But you just do what you have to, right? Sending lots of happy, nausea-free thoughts your way!!!

Marcus Lane said...

wahoo congrats!!! We have been spending a lot of time with Gavin and Amanda here in WA and we always talk about the good old days in P town!!! Good times!!

Kendra said...

It's so crazy how different pregnancies can be - between different people and just yourself! I'm sorry it's been miserable. I'm glad you had your mom come out to help. I bet that was wonderful. And don't worry - Owen is a TV junkie from those days, my bedrest days, and from newborn/nursing days. It's inevitable. I hope you're starting to feel better. And crazy about the strong vegetable aversion, yet desire for a tuna melt! Ha! Pregnancy is crazy! Love and miss you!

Timmer said...

Whoa! That is so cool! (the pregnancy part, not the sick part...) I can't believe I have let myself fall so far out of the loop! That is awesome!!! Man, look at you guys: multiplying and replenishing. Definitely fulfilling the measure of your creation. Way to go Team Chase and Christy Gunnell! I think a phone chat with Chase is in order sometime in the near future.