Thanks for all of the many prayers and well wishes that we have received. I am so sorry if I havent responded to emails - I am extremely behind and plan on try to catch up while I recover. My surgery went very well which I am very grateful for. The doctor told Josh that she got a few good stitches in there which is great. I did however extremely underestimate the recovery - I have been in alot of pain but can tell that I am on the mend. Did I mention that I am a big wimp when it comes to pain?? Well I am...we just don't get along. Anyways! This pain is worth it, so although I might complain just know that I am so unbelievably thankful that I am pregnant and able to get this surgery to help me carry this baby to term. I am off until Tuesday and have a follow up appt then to see how everything is going. We had a little issue yesterday but all is okay for now and we got to see our active little baby on the ultrasound which put me at ease...for the moment at least!
I have seen these around so I thought I should try and start highlighting this pregnancy - as I havent done much of so far...at times I am excited and hopeful but other times I feel like I shouldnt get too attached. I pray for this baby so incredibly often and have really been trying to trust and rely on God. I seem to understand more and more each day that I am not the one in control :) So without further ado, here are baby nixons highlights so far -
How Far Along: 15 Weeks today
Size of baby: size of an apple - 4 inches long and about 2.5 ounces
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have lost weight this week due to the surgery and not feeling well...I was able to eat something for dinner tonight so I know that will change soon!
Maternity Clothes: Still in all of my regular clothes
Gender: We dont know yet...but we are thinking boy! My pregnancy has been completely different than it was with Emma. We will find out in a few weeks...
Movement: I havent felt any movement yet
What I miss: nothing
Sleep: I have had no problem sleeping. I do wake up about every 3 hours to go to the bathroom but am able to go right back to sleep
Symptoms: During the 1st trimester I could hardly eat meat - that is starting to come around a bit but am still having some food aversions to meat and some other foods.
Cravings: vegetarian (not me AT ALL) bowls from chipotle - I didnt think I would live to see the day I would ever get a meat-less meal from any where.
Best Moment this week: Having the perinatologist tell us that the cercalge is 90% effective with a weak cervix (a possible issue of mine) and that their goal is to keep me out of the hospital and have me carry the baby to term. What a wonderful day that would be!
What I am looking forward to: Well since we take things a week, day, even a moment at a time here at the Nixon home, I am looking forward to my appointment on Tuesday to make sure everything is well from the surgery.
This post took me a while to write - I am laying down next to my die hard lakers fan of a husband who is pacing back and forth right now while watching game 7 of the finals and lets just say the Lakers better step it up! It will be a long night/weekend if they dont pull it off!!