Charm is deceptive & beauty is fleeting: but the woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:30

Friday, May 13, 2011


Things sure have been changing around here a lot lately.
Summer is coming.
Alex is growing up.
I have a new job.
Tripp is traveling quite a bit.
Nosmo, well, he is still Nosmo...

While we are trying to acclimate ourselves to the hotter temps, embrace Alex growing up, adjust to my new full time work hours and deal with Tripp being on the road a bit more, we also get adjust to this...

Whooooooo Hooooooooo! We are so excited!

I am currently about 6 1/2 weeks pregnant and due around the first of January. It is so amazing how God works. After trying for about 8 months to conceive, Tripp and I decided (or started trying to convince ourselves rather) that it was ok that we were not pregnant yet. We would just wait until the fall and start trying again. Our goal was for a spring or summer baby. I had myself convinced that it was ok that I wasn't pregnant yet as of February because now we would avoid the super sick season with a newborn and the cold weather. God's timing is always perfect even when His plan differs from ours! From the looks of it, we conceived the latter part of March...when we weren't even trying, lol! Guess what 'they' say is right, once you quit worrying about it and quit trying to micromanage, it happens. At least it did this time anyway.

We were really hoping that this pregnancy would go smoothly and I would not have near the issues I had with Alex. So far, not the case. I have been super sick, not just nausea. No fun. I am on zofran again which seems to do the trick without knocking me out like the pfenergren did.

I want to sleep all the time. Seriously all the time. That is not as easy as it was when it was just Tripp and I. While Alex is incredibly thrilled to be a big brother soon, he doesn't quite understand why I have no energy or why I am so sick. Hopefully this first trimester will zoom by and the sickness will be over soon. That is our prayer.

I am scheduled for my "first" appointment June 3 for a sonogram & a visit with Dr. Yancey. We had a small bump in the road yesterday though that sent me in for an emergency appointment. I have had a stomach bug for the last few days that was accompanied by a lot of cramping. I didn't pay too much attention to the cramps until I started spotting yesterday. I tried really hard not to freak out too bad...but honestly, I freaked. Having had a miscarriage before Alex and spotting while pregnant with Alex, I am a bit gun shy to say the least.

I definitely calmed down once I saw the little babe's heartbeat. I am not far enough along to hear the heartbeat, but seeing it was enough. The baby measured at 6 weeks, though I thought we were closer to 8weeks along. The sono tech did notice that I have a small sub cortical (sp) rupture behind my uterus that is causing the bleeding. They are not too terribly concerned with it now because it is so small but they will continue to monitor it. I was told to take it easy over the weekend, read I get to sleep a lot, whoooo hooo!

This post has rattled on. If you are still reading, you are a trooper! This is mainly for memory sake so that I can remember the details. I need to post about how we told Alex. I definitely want to remember that for forever! :)

We haven't announced that I am pregnant on facebook because honestly, I don't want to deal with the fallout should something happen. I will probably do that after I go to the doctor in June. If I didn't have the history that I do, I would be screaming it from the roof tops! I'm posting about it here for a few reasons. One, mainly family and friends who can be discreet read this and two, I want to record the happenings while they are fresh on my brain. I know that not many people read this so I am thinking it is pretty safe. Lol!

I'm going to have another baby!!!!! Whooo hoooo! I didn't think we would get to experience this again. I am so grateful to God for this miracle in my belly! Sick and All!


mzzterry said...

Praise be to our God & KIng!! Yipppppppeeeee. I am so excited for you all!!! WOW. You just made my Saturday morning! I am thrilled to read these words. I will keep you in my prayers. So sorry you are not feeling well. I pray you get to the *fun* part quickly!

You have such an amazing little boy now, it will be awesome to see what God blesses you with this time ;) I can't wait to see your cute little body blossom. Love you girl.....if you need anything just let me know.

The Griffin Family said...

Terry, thank you so much for your amazingly kind words! God has blessed you with the sweetest attitude and personality. I appreciate being on the receiving end of it, lol! I also really appreciate your prayers. Today has been tough to say the least. We are so excited about this new baby! Not even the yacking can take away from our excitement!!! ....though having a precious 5 year old underfoot while I try to combat the nausea is a bit difficult to do at times.

Thank you again! Love you guys so very much!

Andrea said...

What a precious little baby! Congratulations! I'm so incredibly thrilled for you and your family! Don't worry, you know I'll keep it under my hat until your big announcement. ::hugs::

The Griffin Family said...

Thank you Andrea! We are so excited! Watching Alex's reaction and how he is processing everything is priceless. I know 100% that you can keep a secret, lol! I appreciate that! It's not really a secret really, just not for the masses on fb. I'm gonna have another baby.....whooooooo hoooooooo! :)

The Smiths said...

I'm so excited for you, Katriana!! Praying for a smooth and successful pregnancy...Nausea is the worst...thankfully, I haven't had to use meds yet for nausea. Hope you start feeling better. Alex is going to have so much fun with the pregnancy..Dakota loves to rub my tummy and talk to the baby...Though he wants to put in a new order..he doesn't want another sister..but he wants brothers!! yes, 2 brothers. I told him he would have to talk to God about that :)
I will keep you in my prayers. Congratulations to you!! Keep me posted...and I know I'm not super close, but if there's anything you need, don't hesitate to ask. ♥