Quick update!

I just had my clinic appointment… the official word (until I have an actual ultrasound at least) is that I’m…

8 and 1/2 weeks pregnant.

That’s at least 2 weeks farther along than any of my other three pregnancies.

For those of you who have not been with me for long I have always been under a doctor’s care within days of getting a positive pregnancy test.  As a result my u/s, blood work, and other pregnancy procedures have always started VERY early for me.  As a result of this being a total surprise I didn’t even know I was pregnant until 7 and 1/2 weeks!  To give you an idea of where I’ve been before… My last miscarriage began during week 6 of my pregnancy and I had been spotting for a full week prior to that. 

Hopes are high here in the Laube household and we have prayer warriors all over the country going to war for this little one!  You are, of course, among them and we are so very blessed to have you with us for this journey. 

So here I suddenly sit… less than four weeks from the end of my first trimester!  My first OB appointment will be next week so I’ll have more info for you then. 

FYI for fun…  This puts my halfway or 20 week mark on January 19th and my due date on the 6th of June.  That means this little ‘Laube’ster will be born in the month that Ryan and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary!  How cool is that?

 

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*EDIT*
Thanks to April for this awesome new ticker!!!
 
 

 All my love and thanks!

Courtney 

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Long overdue update…

Good Morning!

I have been sitting here with this page open for over half an hour.  I have so much to update you on and no idea what to say!  SAD!!!

I guess I should start by saying that I’m definitely pregnant.  I went to the clinic on base yesterday to have the blood pregnancy test.  I got the call this morning that it came back positive.  The game plan now is to do a walk in appointment.  During this appointment I will see one of two available nurses.  They will basically confirm it’s me.  Tell me what to expect during this process and then begin the referral process.  Once they give me the referral I should be able to pick a doctor off base (there are no on base OBGYNs here in Del Rio) then schedule my first appointment.  I won’t lie.  I want the appointment today so I can find out for sure how far along I am but it will probably take a few weeks for me to get in to see a new doctor.  I’ll let you know when I have any more new information.

Ryan and I are still in shock.  We had no help… we’ve only been here for a few months and we just found out three days ago that my records are even here.  I haven’t even had my first check up!  I went off to Phoenix for my short visit with suspicions but no real clue.  I took a test before I left because I was late… It was negative so I just chalked it up to my old messed up self and blew it off.

My first clue?  I got “sick” just a few days after arriving.  Horrible headaches, exhaustion, and I was super queasy.  I was scared to death that I was coming down with the flu.  I was there to take pictures of my nephew’s birth and being sick would keep me out of the birth room… in fact it would keep me from seeing him at all if I stayed sick!  I spent three days in bed…  Then I decided that it was ridiculous.  I didn’t FEEL sick, never had, just so tired and queasy but laying in bed wasn’t really helping… So I got out of bed and went about my business.   One of the first things I said to my mom when I got sick was, “If I didn’t know better I would think I was pregnant… this is ridiculous!”

My nephew was born and I attended feeling tired but just fine…  I started going out with people trying to get my visits in before I left the valley since I had missed so much time down and out…  And then the last straw.  I went out to dinner with my friend Lynne.  We went to the Olive Garden… I ate all of my soup and the bread sticks and then the actual meal came.  One taste and I almost puked.  I couldn’t even handle the smell.  I had them box it up right away.  I gave it to my sister because I couldn’t even handle the smell of it in my fridge.  That started me thinking that I needed to test because I hadn’t been “sick” for over a week.  I ran to the grocery store and picked up a cheapie and decided that I would test next morning.

I woke up the next morning and tested…  It came up obviously positive in under a minute.

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I sat there staring at it.  In absolute shock!  I was getting ready to have breakfast with my best friend Emily and so I just kept getting ready…  I didn’t know what else to do.  LOL  On the drive to the restaurant I had to call poor Ryan.  Ideally you think of all the cute ways you want to tell your husband… the witty things you want to say… Nope… not me!  I just blurted it out.

“Hi honey… can you talk?”

“No not really (in a whisper)”

“Well… sorry but I really need to talk to you…”

“Okay go ahead I just have to be quick…”

“Well…  Okay…  Um….  I’m pregnant.”

“………………………….. WHAT?”

I could recount the rest of the conversation for you but it’s kind of boring.  🙂  A whole lot of  uh and oh and wow made up the rest of it.

So, at the moment I’m gleefully suffering all the not so fun parts of pregnancy.  I’m sick as a dog… morning sickness that lasts all day long and I’m exhausted all the time!  I have a ton of food aversions and not a single craving… nothing actually sounds good at all so I’m just doing my best to not let myself get hungry by grazing on whatever doesn’t sound awful at the time…  and I’m sleeping… a lot!

My favorite food aversions so far?

Coffee… this is good since I’m not supposed to have it but it makes me sad all the same…
Chocolate…  same story… more sad.
Peanut butter… GAG
Anything sweet
Anything really salty… I tried sunflower seeds on the drive home to keep me awake and the salt tasted sweet…  NASTY

My personal favorite!

Anything Mint…  This makes brushing my teeth very much a daily adventure…  No gum, mints, mouthwash, ect…

 

So… that’s about it for me!  I need to get a move on… I need to put on some dinner (French Onion soup sounds good today) and then get ready to go to the walk in clinic.  Hope I can make it in time or else I’ll have to wait until tomorrow.  I’ll let you know when I have an update!

Courtney

 

Blown away…

I’ve been insanely busy trying to catch up with everyone the past few days here in Phoenix and process this HUGE news in my life.  I just came on to say that I’m heading back to Texas in the morning so I will be totally off line for tomorrow at least…

AND I’M BLOWN AWAY BY YOU LADIES!

Thank you so much for all your love, prayers, comments and squeals of delight!!!

I will have oh so much more to say when I’m back!

See you again from Texas,

Courtney

Unexpected…

Ladies,

Well, I’ve been in Phoenix for almost three weeks and I haven’t had internet access more than a few times so I haven’t been on much.  On top of that I’ve been sick… or so I thought.  I’ve been exhausted, queasy, headachy, and dizzy… I’m was thinking flu and have been basically half dead the whole time.

I’m in need of your prayers… 

I’m PREGNANT!

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By my calculations I’m exactly 5 weeks today…  I’m blown away…

Those of you who have been with me for a long time know my history… I’ve had three miscarriages so I’m scared to death and excited all at once.  Please just keep me in prayer.  I drive back to Texas the day after tomorrow and then I’ll go about the business of finding and seeing a dr.  (We hadn’t really gotten to that yet…) 

That’s all I’ve got for now… I’m simply stunned…

Please just keep us in your prayers…

Courtney 

 

Off-line

Hello ladies!

I leave at 4am tomorrow morning.  I’ll be driving straight through to my parents cabin in Prescott, AZ (a measly 16 hours of driving) to stay for a few days before heading down into Phoenix to be with my sister as she has her first baby and to meet my newest nephew. 

The problem is this.  I JUST got back on line!  In the past few days something has happened to my laptop.  My wireless card isn’t working at all.  And unfortunately back in Phoenix and in Prescott the only networks available to me will be wireless.  I may be able to hop on to someone else’s computer but unless something changes (or it turns out to be my network and not my card) I’ll be pretty much off-line for the next few weeks. 

I’ll do my absolute best to try and stay in touch! 

Take care and enjoy the onset of fall wherever you are!

Courtney