Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hello Friends, I am Back!!

Well it has been a while since my last update, at the end of December! So much has been going on. Let me fill ya in.
When I last blogged, I sent out an urgent reply for everyone to be on the look out for my brothers precious baby Penny. Well, thank you for searching but our little Penny was found. It is a crazy story about how she came back, lets just say, she is so the Houdini of puppies!!

Everyone knows that we are finally pregnant, and we just could not be happier about the news. We will go to the doctor on the 27th of this month for our first check up and will get to hear the heart beat!! I am at 10 weeks and 4 days. The baby is the size of a plum!!The next photo will be in black, I am not so sure that hot pink sweaters are so slimming. Aron even said when he took the picture he could not even see the bump (this is so why I love that man)! As some of you may know, I have been suffering from morning sickness (I have it all day and all night)! If anyone has any ideas on how to make it go away, I am so open to suggestions. On January 3rd, it was so bad that Aron had to take me to the emergency room. Do not scroll down further for photos, because there are none! That was such a rough day. Momma and Daddy came to sit with us in the ER, they watched football while I slept. I only had to stay for the day, got to go home that evening. I have been put on Zofran and Phinnergin (this sedates me, so farewell morning sickness, but then I have to go to work, so farewell Phinnergin!!!) It had just been a few days with no food and no liquids, so I was very dehydrated. I have been feeling better, and have even had a few meals since then. Everyone is saying after the first trimester the morning sickness will go away, so bring on week 14!!! Just keep us in your thoughts. Aron has really been my rock for the past few weeks, he has really stepped it up. Always making sure the bathrooms are clean (since I am always in the toliet, he just thinks it is best for them to smell like cleaning products), will get me wet wash cloths, hold my hair back, rub my back while I am sick, picking me up off the floor, putting me in the bed, even doing the grocery shopping, and he will still tell me that I am pretty. He will even sit on the couch and mute basketball and football (except for Arkansas games) and listen to me read out of the What to Expect When You are Expecting Book. He is so amazing and I am so glad that God has brought him into my life. He is such a wonderful husband.

On January 6th, we lost my sweet MamMaw to pancreatic cancer. Can you believe that she survived for 29 months with this horrible disease. She is so strong, and we will all miss her. She was a Christian, a wife, a sister, a mother, a spectacular grandmother, and a great grandmother, a friend, a listener and a big talker, so funny, just loved by all. I am a better person because of her.Aron celebrated his 29th birthday on the 12th! He is so ancient!! We had a nice romantic dinner at Coltons! Needless to say, I got sick and we had to leave, but it was still so romantic.

I have two friends that this past week had babies! Please keep them all in your prayers. Jenna had a little boy, Brayden and he was taken to the Children's Hospital in Little Rock. On Friday a friend Kelly had a little girl (okay 9 pounds 12 oz) Harper and she had to be taken to Tulsa. I know that God is so good and that he is with them. Just pray that all will be okay and they will all return soon. I met these girls through church and blogging, we all had similar issues on fertility and have now all been blessed with these precious gifts.

Today, the 18th, is my Daddy's birthday!

We are having dinner tonight at my parents house! Aron and I got him a Ball-B-Q Set, everything is golf related!! It will be a great time.


Sharon said...

Ok...I have a few things...

1. Ryan could NEVER see my "bump" either! :) I remember feeling fat and him telling me he couldn't see it! It got better!

2. Sickness...I took Bendectin. It made me sleepy too, but I could take it at night and it would work just as well. She perscribed it for morning and night, but just at night was fine for me. I was just super duper nausiated. Never actually got sick. BUT, mine lasted the ENTIRE time I was pregnant. I don't tell you this to discourage you. Just to tell you that if it doesn't get better you don't have to "tough it out."

I was not sick at all with my first and then sick the whole time I was pregnant w/#2! Crazy!

I guess that is all! :) I love reading your blog!

Kathleen said...

Tiny sips of ICE cold water (best with water out of refrig on top of shaved/crushed ice. Taken constantly :p

Good luck!
Love and prayers

Guy and Julie said...

Caryn--it sounds like you have had such a hard couple of weeks. I pray that you'll have more and more happy days where you feel good. It'll be so worth it, but I can imagine how miserable you must feel now.

Katie said...

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Nancy Bane said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma passing. Chris told me when it's always hard, isn't it? Oh, and BTW, congrats on the baby! I NEVER wanted kids, and here we are, and I couldn't be happier. They are such a blessing.

somebody,somewhere said...

i drank lots of ginger-ale - ginger is supposed to be calming to the tummy and for me - it worked! i started my day sipping an ice cold glass of it and kept some near by whenever i felt "queasy" - it's worth a try! :)

Mary Avery said...

I was so sorry to hear about your grandmother passing away. As for morning sickness, it WILL eventually get better. It's just so hard to wait on it to leave so that you can have a normal life and ENJOY food like every pregnant woman does! Mine just kept on and kept on, though it wasn't as bad as yours sounds. I found that by switching prenatal vitamins, mine got better!

Christie Haywood said...

Hey Caryn,
It is Christie Haywood. My sister told me that she had seen you the other day. I am so happy to hear that you are going to be a mommy. I have not talked to you in such a long time. The phone # that I have for you is not good anymore. Send me your # so that I can give you a call and we can chat. My email is
You know I have been a mommy now for 12 1/2 years, so maybe I could give you some good advice. Hope to hear from you soon.

Christy Oldham said...

Hey Caryn!

I know you all will miss your MamMaw. She was such a sweet lady.

My morning sickness only lasted the first trimester and eating through it was all I could do to survive. When that didn't work, those large, round, soft peppermint candies helped with the sick feeling too. I kept several of those in my purse to have when I was out and couldn't get to a snack. Hope you find something that works for you soon!

Laurie said...

I am so sorry about you losing your Mamaw. Your pregnancy is coming along. I am glad the pup came back!

Paige said...

Congrats on your pregnancy!! To let you know I was verrry sick with my Charli Beth too. I took the same meds as you have and the only other thing that helped was lemons! Weird, right? I suppose it was the acid that they have in them. I never did crave lemons, I just thought maybe it would help and I was right!

-Paige & Charli Beth

Katie said...