Sunday, September 18, 2011

One Eventful Week

So, to say this past week or so was eventful is to say the least!

As many of you may know or have heard the Haringsma family had a pretty crazy and emotional week. So long story short, my Father-in-law, Pete (aka. Pistol Pete), was told by the doctor to start using the treadmill at home for exercise. He followed directions and about two weeks or so ago took a fall on the treadmill. In the midst of falling he fell onto his trailer. He was in a lot of pain and a few days later went to the ER and was told he fractured a rib, was given some meds and sent home to rest. When pain wouldn't go away they went back to ER/doctors and the same thing as before. Pain still was there and was not subsiding and he was then taken back to the doctors and then to the ER where they checked him and found he had pneumonia. In the midst of this all going on, Darin calls me to let me know that his grandma was in ER and being admitted to the same hospital for Congestive Heart Failure. She was having trouble breathing and they found fluid in her lungs.

We then get a call from his mom that they may suspect that Pete has internal bleeding. He was admitted to the hospital, had a CT scan (which came back negative on internal bleeding) and found he had blood clots around his lungs. He was put on blood thinners and pain meds and has now been in the hospital for almost a week. Grandma is also still in the hospital and is about the same and awaiting an angiogram tomorrow to tell them more.

Over the last few days Pete has been getting good sleep, eating well and seems to be back to his normal self joking and smiling...which is great to see! Now that he is feeling better he is ancy to get out of there and get home, but they have to wait on the blood to thin more before they will send him home but they are hoping for Tuesday.

Many of you saw on Facebook or received a text from someone in the family for prayers during this time and a BIG Thank You goes out for all the prayers! God truly listens to each one and we know that He is in control and is constantly watching over. We ask for continued prayers for further healing and to bring both Grandma and Pistol Pete home soon! ;)

So, now a preggers update is as follows:

I am now 22.5 weeks along and feeling great other than my ever expanding butt and thighs (insert sad face here)...but I just have to remember that my body is a Hotel right now for my Little Miss and is all worth it! But I am already thinking about that post-baby workout regimen! I have a memory bank full of fun creative exercises and can't wait to get that jogger to hit the pavement with.

Her kicks and movements are getting much stronger...especially after I eat. I think she likes food! But still not really able to be felt on the outside yet, except a few occasional times. Sleep is going good other than a few occasional nights of restless sleep due to a racing mind that won't settle. And I can not sleep with out my body pillow now...well its actually just a King size pillow but it makes life so much more comfortable, but it is like having three people in our bed now. And having to turn over in the night and drag that thing over top of me under the covers is like a chore! And I can only imagine that it is going to get harder. But all in all, everything is GREAT and going well and I am truly enjoying being pregnant!

Here is a recent Bump Pic:

22.5 Weeks

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Reveal (Team PINK!)

So this past Thursday we got to find out the sex of the baby and as many of you have seen on Facebook or even read in the title of this post...we are Team PINK!!! We were very excited to find out it was a girl considering I couldn't wait to do some shopping and make her some headbands and Darin is now preparing an electrical fence around the house (so no boys can ever come in...just kidding) but if he could Im sure it crossed his mind! 

So, we found out Thursday but we had to keep it to ourselves until Friday night when the whole family could get together...OMG! I had people texting me and writing me on FB "So???," "Did you find out?" and I couldn't tell them! I was ready to call everyone and let them know, but Darin kept telling me we had to wait. So, I made sure that I didn't talk to many people on the phone that night or the next day thinking that I may slip it out...I was very careful with my words. 

Friday night we had Darin's parents, my parents, and the sis and bro-in-law and their two munchkins over for the reveal. We had talked about different ways of doing the reveal from a scavenger hunt to a pinata full of pink candy, but we figured after waiting this long to find out they would be eager. So, we had three paper bags on our with a pink bow, one with a blue bow and one with no bow. They were handed out to the Grandmas and Auntie Robin to open. On the count of three they opened them and each one had something PINK inside it. They were very excited and I will never forget my mom's was like a little kid opening a present on Christmas morning! The rest of the night we talked about the nursery, shopping for a girl, etc. 

Oh and speaking of shopping...this little lady is going to be one stylish girl! We went shopping on Saturday and Sunday and hit up a bunch of sales (Pumpkin Patch primarily) and she has some of the cutest stuff already! And of course, I have already been making her some matching headbands for those outfits!!! ;)

So, we have a little PINK bun in the oven and we can't wait to meet her! Here is her most recent pic and an updated bump pic...

She is already a cutie! 

She was giving a Thumbs Up!

Friday, September 2, 2011

20 Weeks- Half Way There!

So we are now 20 weeks along and feeling great! I went to the doctor last week and found out that my iron is low so I am going on iron supplements, but other than that I am loving pregnancy! We got to find out what "It" is yesterday, but you will have to wait to find out till we tell our family!

The whole ultrasound experience was amazing! The baby was lying breach while they were trying to do the anatomy scan and then all of a sudden it started moving and kicking like crazy and then flipped over on to it's back....I think partly due to the sugary drink I had before we left. The poor thing was probably on a sugar high!!! Once it flipped over we were then able to see what the bean was! It was definitely an emotional afternoon; being able to see that makes it all the more real. I think the best thing besides finding out the sex was getting to watch Darin as he go to hear and see the heartbeat for the first time. He hasn't been able to come to any of the appointments since the first one so he has only heard the heart beat from my recording on the phone. And it is so much better to hear in person.

Since we found out yesterday I can't help myself but look at all the baby stuff on I want the nursery...clothes...etc. It is so much more fun now that we know! Darin actually stopped in after our ultrasound at Babies R Us to let me buy something for the baby...he is sweet and a keeper too! I have been waiting till we knew what it was to buy any clothes, but have been having fun looking at all the boy clothes and girl clothes and wondering and wishing!

Also! The other night I was at the computer and I swear I finally felt the baby move too! I felt that different sort of feeling like a flutter and thought that it was maybe a gas pain or bubble but it wasn't (for apparent reasons that I don't need to write down)! I then felt more later on as I went to bed that night. I am so excited to start feeling it more and for Darin to hopefully get to feel it on the outside soon too!

Well we will keep you posted on what is to come...


We will soon let you know!