Thursday, December 2, 2010

Panic mode. . .

About two months after we found out we were expecting our little Baby Reeder and I was all hyped up on IV's, I had this dream that I wasn't really pregnant! I woke up in panic mode and just started to cry. Devin asked what was wrong and I balled, "What if I'm not really pregnant!?! They haven't done an ultrasound, or listened for a heartbeat. What if my body is just making all this up and I have some crazy disease that makes me puke all the time!"
Taking a breath Devin smiled and said,"You wouldn't be this sick if you weren't pregnant.  You've had all the signs and you took a test."
I interupted,"Tests can be wrong."
He continued patiently,"True, but that one wasn't." We had to go to the doctors that day to pick up some paperwork and while he was there he told nurse Dixie about my craziness. She laughed and told him she'd go find the papers that said I really was expecting to put me at ease. When she came back she said,"Devin this is the strangest thing. We have run every test there is to run, but an actual pregnancy test, but there is no way she isn't pregnant."
Coming back out to the car Devin told me the news and I lost it all over again. He told me that I was and even stopped at the pharmacy and picked up the "most accurate" pregnancy test he could find and said,"If this one comes out positive, stop worrying. You ARE PREGNANT."
Seconds after "testing" the stick was positive and all my worries subsided. I worried and paniced for nothing.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Memory Is Not What It Used To Be.

Being pregnant has it's advantages and disadvantages. Advantage: after all of this is said and done we will have a beautiful/handsome baby to to love and cherish. Disadvantage: my mind has gone completely out the window. You don't belive me that this happens to women? Let me tell you, IT DOES!

About a two weeks ago I was downstairs and wanted to brush my teeth, so I grabbed the tooth brush and got the job done. Looking at the toothbrush afterwards I said aloud, "I don't think this is my tooth brush...oh, well..." The toothbrush got put away.

About a week later I was packing to go on a weekend trip and I grabbed the same toothbrush and thought to myself, "this is my toothbrush, it was brand new in the package and I took it out and cleaned the fish tank with it... Wait!  I brushed my teeth with this toothbrush!

Immediately I just started to cry. When Devin asked me what was wrong I told him what had happened he just laughed. So when you don't believe a pregnant woman who says she doesn't remember... she may not be able to recall what you're talking about until later.

The Beginning

I want to remember all the little details I can about Baby Reeder becoming part of my life. What else is a better way to do so than write about it? No, the conception will NOT be included in my writings thank you very much!

I don't know an exact date that we started to think a baby was on the way, but what I do remember is there were certain parts of my body that just hurt. I'm not talking about your normal aches and pains here. Brushing up against something, anything, would send me through the roof. Ladies who have gone through this, you know what I'm talking about.  Even hugs brought tears to my eyes and I have a fairly high pain tolerance. That is when Devin said, "Anna, you're pregnant." I laughed at him and told him he was being ridiculous, but after another week-and-a-half of severe pain I began to think that maybe, just maybe, he was right.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 I was on my way out to my mom's to get something to work on my house. I had my two-and-a-half year old niece, Grace, with me and for some reason my car drove itself straight to the Local Pharmacy . I purchased "the goods" and off we were to do some testing.

10:12 A.M.  the little plus sign showed up and I couldn't stop smiling. I immediatley had to rush over to see my mom at work (she teaches school right across the street from her house), but I knew I couldn't tell her anything. It had to be my little secret, for at least another minute until I couldn't wait a moment longer and called Devin. Yes, I called him, terrible I know, but I'm an impaitent little bugger and just had to tell someone and Grace just wasn't understanding my enthusiasum at that moment.

I get on the phone and it rings, and rings and finally Devin answers the phone. Immediately I blurt out, "I know I should wait to tell you this in person but I just have to tell someone and you have to be the first or I'll be in so much trouble, well Grace knows but that is only because she wouldn't leave me alone for even just a second, but. . ." ...yes I know I was babbling but I just couldn't help it, I was so excited, continuing on... "it's just you were right. You're going to be a daddy." I finally shut up and waited for his response which was pretty quick. He replied," I told you so! That's great, I'm really exicited." We finished up our conversation about our excitement and I rushed over to the school to see mom.

I wanted to tell my mom so badly, but I had promised Devin that I wouldn't. I used the excuse that I hadn't met her class yet and really wanted to meet them. I know she knew something else was up, but let it be known that I kept my promise to Devin and didn't spill the beans. I was so proud of myself. We stayed there for about ten minutes and I had to go get some work done at my house which we were just finishing up for our final inspection so we could close on the construction part of our loan.

We had A LOT to do.  We worked hard, almost non stop. Friday came along and Devin got off work early and started working without saying much. Later that night he told me that he was laid off of work. I told him everything would be fine and things would work out, then sprinted to the bathroom to lose my dinner. I told him after I was finished that we had to tell grandma and grandpa what was happening since we were still living with them, at least for another week or two.

During the next few days we were pulling all-nighters working on our house to finish it for the inspection, that was just a few days away. I was starting to get sick and not able to work very hard or very long. Sunday night came and we were exhausted. We had worked so hard and so many things were happening I was at a loss. I was so sick and couldn't help at all. Devin had only 3 hours of sleep in the past 48 hours, when we had a knock on our  door.  In walked members of our stake presidency followed by members of our bishopric. They told us they had been watching us all weekend and knew our ox was in the mire and wanted to know what they could do to help. I just started to cry. What fine men.

Tuesday came and our inspection went great. There were only a few things we needed to fix or finish.

Clark, my youngest brother, was getting married the coming Saturday and he worked hard helping us up until his rehersal friday night. Friday was Devins birthday and we spent the first half of the day at the doctors office having IV's put in me. I was told I have condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, and I would just be really sick for a while, and would have be on home health care with daily IV's until things evened themselves out. That is how the beginning went.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Year 3

Today Devin and I have been married for three years! We are expecting our first child, and are extremely excited for him/her.  For our day of celebration together, we started off our morning by going to the doctor and hearing the heartbeat of Baby Reeder. Then Dr. Firth took me off IV's and told me I should be able to go back to work as of Dec 1.  This is very happy news for me! We then went to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 1, and then to Olive Garden with my mom and dad. It was very fun and enjoyable.

After coming home to rest for a bit we went to the USU Aggie Basketball game vs. Utah and were happy that we won! All in all I would say that it was a good day:)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Now is Just the Beginning. . .

It has finally happened. I've given in to try this whole blog thing out. Look out world this little piece of pie is going to take over the world, or at least a tiny little smidget of it in the blogging world. But for now that is all I'm going to say. It's been a long day and my bed is calling to me. So sleep well all and I'll be back . . . soon.