Monday, September 22, 2008

Late

So I was late for my last period.


Now, I have been late before...three times. Their names are (for the sake of this blog) ET, Thumbelina and Munchkin. I never actually HAD to take a pregnancy test. (Not that it ever stopped me either!) You see, my morning sickness was a pretty good indicator. With the last two, I was sick before I ever missed the actual period date.


So I was late.


But, I wasn't sick.

I, of course, turned to the internet, where you can get pregnancy tests for under $1. (The catch here is your order has to be more that $5--that's right--I bought 6 pregnancy tests. But, shipping was FREE!!)



The first one definitely had two lines, but the second line was soooo light...





...That I waited a few hours and took another one.



And then another one the next morning.



Then I waited. Three whole sick-less days. Yep, still two lines. But this time the second line was a bit darker. A little more definitive.



But I wasn't sick. Maybe I could get through a pregnancy without being sick. I hoped. I prayed.


And then...


BAM!


Nausea, vomiting, and a whole lot more nausea!

I called the nurse begging for some relief. She gave me Promethazine, which is what I took with Munchkin so I could get enough relief to sleep. This drug that did wonders last time, did absolutely nothing. After three days of waiting to see if it would build up in my system and work, I called the nurse again.


She said, "Have you ever tried Zofran?"


$5 later ($532 for our insurance company--thanks again!), I took my first pill. I felt relief! It was amazing! I could walk without wanting to puke. I slept great!


Now, my body (and my baby who hates me), has caught on and the Zofran is only working very sporadically. Which is why you have been treated to posts which consist of a couple of pictures and maybe a sentence or two.


So, YAY! WE'RE PREGNANT!


But I am only counting weeks since I have been sick. Turns out those tests are for in-vitro patients and can detect as soon as 6 days after implantation. So we are due sometime in May.



That's seems so far away!

16 comments:

shauna said...

Congratulations! So sorry to hear about the morning sickness though. That sucks. But yeh! You're having another baby. Maybe ET will get a brother this round. :)

Laura said...

WOW - congrats! I am very happy for you. Sad you have the sickness though - I had that all my preganancies too...YUK! hang in there and good luck. You and the little bean are in my prayers.

lauralquinton said...

Congrats!!! I'm sorry you're so sick though. That puts a damper on the next 8 months. But YAY!! Congrats!!

Diana said...

Congrats!!! That is awesome. Good Luck with 4 kids. Call me we should do a play group some time.

Stacy Wilson said...

yeah for being pregnant - boooo for being sick.

Shaunee said...

Yeah!! That's awesome. Paige was born in May and it was fantastic! You are much braver than I am. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. I heard Zofran is awesome!

LikeAstaR said...

congrats!! But sorry you are sick.. niether medications helped for me either!! It is finally gone now though! (I am 26 weeks). BTW-- dollar tree has pregnancy tests which have confirmed both of my prgnancies beautifully.. and also my sisters.

Spencer said...

Holy babys Batman! Congrats.

Gustogirl said...

Congratulations!!!! That is fabulous news! That stinks about the morning sickness though!

thekirnancrib said...

yayyyy!!!!! congrats! hope you feel better.

Snyder Family said...

Congratulations!!!!! Sorry it took me so long to read your blog. I am so excited for you. We are going to be pregnant together. We are due on April 24th. How fun! I haven't been sick at all with this one either. Strange ha!

Comeaus said...

Congrats, although the sickness is a bummer.

jen said...

congrats on the baby!! That is exciting!! What do you want a boy or a girl??

Rhonda Barnes said...

Hay!!!so thrilled!!! and hope you feel better soon number 9!! but who is counting. love ya all grandma

Thelissa said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you. Hope you feel better though! In the end it is worth it!

The Sweet Escape said...

Congratulations!! I'm even more thrilled you got such a deal with your prescription card! Hope it helps with the sickness!