So sorry for the absence but January has been a really odd month for me.
The week before Christmas I found out that I was pregnant. Needless to say it was a surprise. We told our immediate family on Christmas Day and everyone was ecstatic! Sammy and I have been married for 10 years so I'm pretty sure our parents had given up on us ever having them any grandchildren. Everyone asked me had I been sick. I said no, that I had been really lucky. I should have NEVER said that! The day after Christmas I woke up so sick and it has continued through the whole month of January. It wouldn't have been so bad but the morning sickness seems to last all day and then about 10:00 at night I start feeling awesome and am ready to conquer the world.The nausea was so bad that some days I couldn't even get off the couch. I tried every old wives tale and got tons of advice from new mothers but nothing I try seems to work. I finally had to resort to take a medication that seems to help but knocks me out for hours at a time. Sammy has been a champ through all of it. He has treated me like a queen and has really picked up the slack at the shop. I wasn't able to come to work but about 4 or 5 days the whole month of January so you can imagine at this point how far behind I am on everything.
Then this past Thursday rolled around. I started to feel more sluggish than normal. Should have known at that point something was wrong. I woke up at 5:00am on Friday so sick. I was throwing up everything. I couldn't even keep water down. The Dr called me in something and it helped me feel a little better. Saturday I woke up feeling like a champ. I got up and washed everything in the house that could be washed and Lysoled the whole house hoping that Sammy wouldn't get the virus. I swear I wouldn't wish that stomach virus on my worst enemy. Then Sunday morning about 3:00am I woke up sick again and I was so weak I couldn't hardly walk. Sammy woke up about 5:00 and took me to the ER. They pumped me full of fluids, took blood, gave me something to help me rest, and did an ultrasound to make sure the baby was OK. I haven't had an ultrasound at the Dr's office yet so this would be the first time that we would be able to see our baby. It was the most amazing experience to see that little life form. Up until then I don't think that the fact that I was pregnant felt real to me. I am look forward to the end of January. I'm hoping that with the end of January comes the end of sickness.
If it's the Lord will then Baby Dale will make an appearance in August. We are trying our best to keep all the videos and tutorials on track but we may hit some bumps in the road. I just ask that everyone be patient with us as Sammy and I go through this new phase of our lives.