Saturday, May 12, 2007

Six more weeks...

'til our little girl arrives. At least that's the plan according to the due date. I had a little bit of a scare yesterday. On Friday morning around 4 or 5 am, I woke up feeling very nauseated and started throwing up. It's always lovely having the stomach flu, but it's especially great when you're 8 months pregnant!! Yuck! As the morning hours wore on, I was feeling worse and worse (I'll spare you the gory details). I had been talking with my baby doctor a few different times throughout the morning and decided it was time to visit the emergency room. So we loaded Samuel up in the car and Travis drove me there. I could hardly walk by this time, cause I was so weak from throwing up so much. We took the trash can along in the car for which I'm very glad, since I needed it about 10 minutes into our trip. Thankfully, they took us right in...I think it's because I'm pregnant. They see a big stomach and everyone goes into emergency mode =)
My sweet sister-in-law, Traci, came to the hospital to pick up Sam and ended up keeping him ALL DAY!! We were there for 8 hours while they filled me with IV fluids (4 liters). They also checked me into the maternity floor for a while and checked to make sure I wasn't in labor. I was having a lot of stomach pains that moved around into my back and legs. I was sure praying that I wasn't going to have to deliver a baby on the heels of the stomach flu! I think I would have just asked for a C-section! At least I wouldn't have had to muster the energy for contractions and pushing =) I continued throwing up a little throughout the evening and night, but I'm feeling a lot better today (just have the body aches now). I have such a sweet husband who stayed with me all day yesterday. He didn't even leave me to go have lunch or anything =) Right now he and Samuel are out shopping for mother's day. It will be so nice to meet our new baby girl in just a few short weeks. Can't wait to tell you all her name! Have a great weekend!


Karis said...

I'm sure glad everything turned out okay from that hospital visit! As if it's not difficult enough at the end of the pregnancy... you're a trooper. Happy Mother's Day!

I didn't realize the name is a secret. Did you do that with Samuel? Looking forward to hearing what you've chosen.

There is something about a big belly that snaps people into action. I remember when I was at the end of my pregnancy with Kayla and I had to go to the bathroom and the sign said no public bathroom. I told them I really needed to use their bathroom. I could feel them glance at my belly and quickly show me the way. :-)

Rose Connors said...

Glad everything turned out well and she decided to stay in for a while longer.

heather dunn said...

hey mrs. gravley! i miss you soo much! you have to come visit sometime,and show me your new baby girl. i can't wait to see her!!she's going to be so pretty! love ya! -

Stephanie said...

Hello Becky ,
I am do glad in that your'e feeling a little better and will keep you in my prayersas your'e recvoery' from this bug and all .I am so thrilled to hear that your dad is doing better too ,what an answer to prayer that is also. Please do tell your mother hello also and let her know that I am still praying for them . Praying for you and Travis also in soon to be parents to your baby girl.
Love you guys,