Saturday, January 17, 2009

Why I should never go to bed early....

After not sleeping the night before, and then tackling Pigeon Forge shopping on the coldest day of the year with my mom, I crashed on the couch at 9:30. By the way, I always crash on the couch when Mike is working nights...I just can't fall asleep in bed with out him...

So, now it is almost 5 a.m., and after email and facebook, I figured, why not catch up on some blogging I have been avoiding? So here goes....

Here is a week at the Williams:
I posted that I had a surprise on my birthday, which isn't a surprise to most of you but....
As of right now...I am 11...nearing 12 weeks of pregnancy! I was excited to write this a little earlier,but then had some spotting, and after miscarrying last year, I decided to wait until my appointment this week to know my little bit was ok.
The doctor wasn't able to find a heartbeat, so we went in for an ultrasound...and there the little person was, doing a dance or something...with a strong heartbeat. I don't know if I will ever be able to explain my emotions over this little person and my excitement....but I am thrilled to get to be a new momma one more time. (Mike has let me know, yes...this is the last time...)
And I will say, since I am about 6 years older than I was with my last pregnancy, I am happy to say, ok!

While I am thankful for every part of this pregnancy, it has been my hardest, and I am reminded at the doctor of my "old age" for pregnancy...and really, I would love to be able to brush my teeth in the morning without having to head straight to the toilet afterwards...

So, my birthday, as I so discreetly pointed out, was last Tuesday. And, it was a great day of doing nothing...which is pretty much all I do lately anyway. Mike cleaned the kitchen for me (which he does all the time now anyway since I am a bit queasy) and bought me lunch at Chick Fil A...my appetite is starting to return, and I am happy to be able to eat a little more now...
We also went out to dinner with my parents and had a nice evening with them...though my mom did get a little loud about some things and I had a bit of a teenage moment...

On Wednesday night, three of my dear friends took me out after church. These three have been a big part of my life since I have moved here, but more so since I had Elisa, and they were pregnant too. Lydia had Garner in Feb. after I had E, then Joy had Halle in June, and Tamara had Eli in Aug. We have been a good support for each other over the last five years...and though our lives have taken some different directions, we still get together to celebrate each other's birthday's.

We started out at Target. While this may not seem exciting, know that I (who loves to shop) had not been out shopping since before Christmas. This is because 1. I have felt that yucky, and 2. we did have rain after rain after rain....
So, my choice was to re-introduce myself to the lovely red store, and then eat, of course!
We hit the dollar spot, and then ran into another great friend, Elisabeth, and talked with her until they closed and booted us out...
On to Ruby Tuesdays for some coffee and a blondie...dessert...
It was good to reconnect with these ladies...we each catch up one on one, but being together is really special...and I got some pretty awesome gifts out of the night as well!

Today mom and I went to Pigeon Forge for a little shopping...umm, not little, you can't go there for little shopping. Anyway, she had mentioned yesterday that she wanted to hit a certain store, and I love getting over there for good children's clearance..so off we went, on the coldest day of the year...we started the day at 5 degrees here...
Oh, I have to mention that I picked her up at a funeral and am still wondering if that is weird? She told me to get there around 11:45...the funeral ended at 12:30 (thank you chick fil a for being close by) and I watched this sweet little 94 year old widow get into her children's car to go to the burial...while I was waiting for my mom so I could go shopping...
So, off we went, and hit many lovely sales, and was given some extra coupons at my first stop, which saved me $20 more dollars....which I spent most of on pretzels so we could all have a bit more energy for the last few stores...and to keep the kids quiet for a little longer....and now my kids have many new clothes for next year...

So, that is it...I think...my update on this week...tomorrow brings another week of basketball and cheerleading....and two more nights of Mike working nights...and hopefully, sleep for me....

7 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

You had WAY more success in PF than I did! Of course I didn't look for myself, but Laurel and her friends found absolutely nothing! Duncan did get an awesome frog that turned into a prince at Claire's, however. That was the big hit....

Christy said...

Congratulations. The same thing happened to us last year. We miscarried in March to find out we were pregnant in June. I am 34 weeks along now. We had the same kind of scare our second time too. I am 34 and feel like the "old lady" too this time. We will keep you in our prayers.

It was great having Elisa in my music class last fall. See ya at Monday Fun.

Christy

Gina said...

I am definitely going with you next time! You are the best to go shopping with! oh, and Happy Birthday again!

Tami said...

WOW... you have been a busy "preggie". I can totally relate to the problem with brushing teeth and overall "sickness". All three of mine made me sick until I hit month 5!!! Therefore, I lived in my cave and didn't come out until I could travel without a plastic barf bag in hand. I'm glad you got out for some fun!! :0)

Barbara said...

So many grand congratulations! Pregnancy and Pretzels...two of my favourite "p" words :-) Personally I wouldn't mind if you went to bed early more regularly. This was an entirely enjoyable blog! :-)

Kim & Joe Justice said...

Donna - such exciting news! I also had nausea and vomiting through the 5th month. I thought for sure that when I went to my dentist (who Is Will Dunn BTW) he would yell ate for not brushing long enough. The tooth brush is not the pregnant lady's friend.

The Dunaway's said...

I too had the same problem with brushing!! I was on progesterone from the time I found out I was pregnant until 11 weeks and I would get sick Mon-Friday at 7 am on the dot!! The weird thing is I never got sick on the weekends! I still have issues with brushing my teeth! I have a horrible gag reflex! Jade does too!! LOL