Monday, January 9, 2012

Mitchell baby Number Five

Guess this is as good a time as any to officially announce that we are expecting a baby in July. Very major news I know! This one was a long time in the preparation phase. All the kids are very excited. Sarah was the first to know way back at the beginning of November. Then Nathaniel, who is constantly messing with my computer, found a search history of something I had looked at online and then pregnancy test instructions in my purse, so when I told him he already suspected.

We did a game of hangman for John and Rebecca and it wasn't until the very last letter that they finally got it. The clue was "baby on the way." It took John all of 24 hours to announce it to everyone he knew.

We heard the heartbeat for the first time on December 23rd, when I was almost 12 weeks. The whole family went with me and unexpectedly the doctor did a little ultrasound and we got to see our little person in there! Baby was moving around some and Peter said he/she was already doing P90X situps:)
We had planned to tell family that night but I was beyond ill and we put it off until Christmas Day. Everyone was pretty shocked to say the least.

Ultrasound image from my video camera.

As for myself, I've been sick, sick, sick. I had it in my mind for the last three or four years that we were waiting for a girl but this pregnancy has had boy written all over it. I was only sick for about three weeks with both my girls. The boys dragged on and on forever. I've been feeling like death for two months now.

Just as I felt I was turning a corner the last couple of days I found myself throwing up again this morning. Weird. Still, I've been able to make dinner without shaking and terrible nausea for over a week now. This is improvement.

I have no craving for sweets-- only salt. Not to be stereotypical, but pickles and I are on very good terms right now, which Sarah finds endlessly entertaining. Though ice cream and I are not, and definitely not together. (Who came up with that one?)

Now that I'm feeling myself moving slowly on into the land of the living, the whole thing is becoming much more exciting:) We are going to have a baby!


Sally said...

YAY! We need another cute baby babe to hold in this family! Congratulations, again!!

Kathryn said...

Congrats, April! I remember back when John was still pretty little and you said you thought you'd have another girl. I've been waiting for you to have another because of that. :) So happy for you all.

Bonnie said...

Wow wow wow girl!!! Another baby on the way!! Solo exciting!

RaEStoCo said...

I'm glad the nausea is clearing a bit. I remember how miserable that was. Congratulations!