Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Since the day I found out, I've been treating this pregnancy as my last. I have told Greg for years that I wanted at least one more because I just didn't get to enjoy Gunnar's infancy as my last becuase he was so close in age to Kylee. I had a 15 month old when he was born, so if he was happy and content in the bouncer, I had to just leave him there.
But the age difference between Hunter and Gunnar is the exact age difference, to the month, that will be between Gunnar and the new baby - 4.5 years. My kids are so much older and independent now that we all will definitely get to enjoy and soak up every bit of this baby!
So anyway, we found out we were pregnant at exactly 5 weeks, on a Tuesday. By Sunday, I was already getting all day nausea. This is definitely the earliest morning sickness has reared its ugly head. By the next week, I was throwing up multiple times a day, which is typical for my first trimesters. Oddly enough though, even when I lost 15 pounds in my first trimester with Gunnar, they never gave me anything for my nausea. About 1.5 weeks ago, around 7.5 weeks, I called the doctor's office and asked if they could see me to give me medicine because I just couldn't function enough to care for myself, let alone my 3 kids.
They got me in the very next day and gave me this glorious stuff called "Diclegis." It's half b6, half unisom. Of course it has its side effects, including drowsiness, so that means I have to take it at night. I take 2 nightly, and have been for almost a week now, every night. If I miss a day, it's almost like I need to build it back in my system again. It is causing constipation (keepin' it real, here, folks!) So I've had to be diligent with taking in coconut oil and stuff to combat it. The medicine definitely keeps me from throwing up (for the most part) but I still get a stomach ache after eating. I have found that carbs (bagels, bread, potatoes, etc) sit really well with a pretty mild stomach ache. So if I gain 10 pounds this trimester, there will be no question why! Currently though, I'm actually a pound or two under prepregnancy weight.
I have hopes that the morning sickness will end earlier since it started earlier, but time will tell. I have actually felt decent yesterday and today which has been nice so that I can get things done, but at the same time, I of course worry that something might be wrong. My first real appointment is next Wednesday, and they'll try to listen for the heartbeat and everything, so hoping I get to hear that sweet sound!
I definitely have a belly. And some may just go with it and say to show it off being that it's my 4th pregnancy. And some days I do. I'm sure it's mostly bloat because the baby is only the size of a grape, but I definitely do believe you show faster with each one because your body is like, "oh hey, I remember this!" I won't be posting belly pics for a few more weeks though.
Here are links to my other 9 week pregnancies from my last 2 children if you're interested in comparing...
2nd baby: http://wehrmans.blogspot.com/2010/07/lots-of-weeks.html
3rd baby: http://wehrmans.blogspot.com/2011/09/another-blessing.html
I guess there isn't much to compare for 9 weeks. I'll post other links though as I get further along. First trimesters are always really rough for me and I have a hard time blogging.
Greg said he didn't care who I told, so I pretty much told the whole world! haha. At co-op in the sign language class I help out in, the teacher was passing out conversation hearts for an activity, and this is the one that she just happened to give me. I absolutely loved it. :)
Friday, February 28, 2014
In the past few days, I've been able to teach him about some of the very things that make this country the best country in the world, like freedom of speech, freedom of worship, etc. For the first time, we've talked about how so many other countries don't have these same freedoms.
Today, we were learning about different symbols of our country, like the Liberty Bell, and the Great Seal of the United States. While reading about the Statue of Liberty, we came across this picture.
The conversation started out so hard, but I'm so thankful for teachable moments like this where I can tell Hunter about why we're supposed to be a part of the Great Commission!
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
And thank You, Lord, that right after You commanded us, You reminded us that You would be with us ALWAYS!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
It's reminded me of shows and movies alike that I've watched myself (without my children present.) There have been more times than I'd like to admit when I've kept watching a show or movie even though it's contained something in it that was contrary to my beliefs. I tried telling myself that it was "just a show" and I'm "just watching it." Well, isn't everyone "just" watching it? All it takes to support a show (and the ideas they're supporting) is to "just" watch it. If the media sees us supporting adult shows with these same ideas, why wouldn't they include it in children's shows too? But the bottom line is that if there are things in it that are making me think on things that are not true, pure, lovely, etc (Philippians 4:8) then I shouldn't be allowing it in my life! It is impossible to watch something on tv and not think about it at all after I turn it off. God wants my mind on eternal things. (Colossians 3:2)
So...if I realize there's shows and movies that I shouldn't be allowing my kids to watch, why am I not holding myself to that same standard? I realize that their minds are impressionable, but SO IS MINE! If it wasn't, then I would think that God wouldn't have told me to be renewing my mind. It's what will transform me! (Romans 12:2) That means that every day I need to be reminding myself of His truths by staying in His Word. It's the only way to say renewed and transform into who He wants me to be. It means taking a stand on both children's and adult's programs alike and saying that it is not ok for my family. I'm supposed to be living differently. I'm not supposed to be loving things of this world. (1 John 2:15-17)
I want to make sure this passion inside of me (partially from Disney's choice) is used to live differently. Matthew 5:16 says: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." I know tv isn't the only thing I struggle with making the right choice on. But I want to work on every choice I'm making, and everything I'm participating in, to be one that would be letting my light shine so that people may see Him. What kind of signal am I sending to the world when I am supporting shows, movies, books, magazines, et cetera, that are contrary to the truths of His Word?
May everything in my life be pleasing to Him.
"Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him."
-2 Corinthians 5:9