Monday, September 1, 2008

Oh Pregnancy...

(6.5 months pregnant with Skylee,
but this is the best picture to show how I feel :)
Ryan has been gone for two whole weeks, and I've been on the couch for two whole weeks. I obviously have a lot of time on my hands and I can't help but think of pregnancy, it rules my life right now. I just can't figure out why pregnancy has to be so hard for some, and not for others? The only conclusion I've come up with is...the harder the pregnancy, the better the kid? I had a tough pregnancy with Skylee, and she is the sweetest little girl. I'm hoping that because this pregnancy is turning out to be the same, that I have another angel on the way.

This pregnancy was really different at first, I had no symptoms until about 2 weeks ago. With Skylee I had symptoms before I even found out I was pregnant with her. There is nothing like it when Skylee comes over to where I am, wraps her little arms around my neck, gives me a big kiss, and says "I love you mommy". I doesn't make all my aches and nausea go away, but it's a great reminder of why I wanted another one, not to mention it melts my heart. Skylee is my littlest bestest friend, she knows how to make me laugh and she is great company to have around.

Not having Ryan around has been a challenge. Most days I don't even feel like I'm capable of taking care of myself, let alone little Skylee. He went on a military assignment with the Brazilian military to Key West, Panama, Coracao, and now he's stuck in Puerto Rico. He was supposed to be home today, but good old Hurricane Hannah is holding him up. If the weather clears up, he'll be home on Thursday, I'm crossing my fingers! The time away has really made me realize how much I rely on him. Ryan is a great husband and daddy!

This time around, as sick as I've gotten, I have a completely different perspective, I know what blessings are in store and I have a better idea of what to expect. I know I have to do my part, therefore I'll be begging my OB/GYN for the same presription that I took with Skylee! I'm going to try to get in this week, but I'll for sure have an ultrasound picture in 3 weeks. I'll keep you posted :)

7 comments:

The Campbells... said...

I hate how tough it is to have your hubby gone, you really do realize how much you rely on them, and I can't even imagine with a little one and being pregnant!! I'll cross my fingers with ya that the hurricane lets up and he'll be home Thursday!

Michelle, Chris, and Hallie said...

Oh Britt-- it really isn't fair. I am sorry you are sick and miserable. And I am so sorry Ryan has been gone so long. I feel great-- just a little tired. It really isn't right that I get to still feel good and you have to be in misery. About your theory, let me say--- I had a GREAT pregnancy with Hallie and she has been quite the handful lately so maybe your tough pregnancy=angel baby is a good theory!!

Holli said...

Your perspective is def a positive one...every time I think about doing it again I just cringe...I am in an infant development class right now and we had a class on pregnancy etc. and my prof informed me that only 50% of people even suffer from "morning" sickness after being informed I was a little bitter...but at least we get a little sweetheart out of it

Troy & Allison said...

I love this picture...it definitely personifies pregnancy! But are you sure you are actually six and a half months prego? I don't see anything! Hope you are feeling better soon!!

Sophia and Brent said...

That is so exciting.. I can't wait to find out. I guessed boy, but to be honest I don't really know why I just felt like it could be. Who knows... You will soon!

The-Allen-Family said...

Hi Cutie Sister in Law! I hope your feeling better..if not I'm so sorry.I'm sure you look great though! Anyway, I've tagged you so go check out my blog and play along! Love you guys! Take care.

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