Monday, May 23, 2011

In Haas Family News

There are a couple of big things going on at the Haas house.  The first is obviously the baby.  This pregnancy has been a little challenging because I am SO tired.  I know I was tired with the other three, but I seriously think this time its worse.  Maybe I'm getting too old.  I don't know, it definitely feels different.  On the bright side though, I'm not as sick this time as I usually am.  Although I have plenty of nausea, I'm not actually throwing up.  Yay!!  I'm praying that the second trimester will usher in energy and less nausea!

We also have not decided who is going to do my prenatal care.  I will be 10 weeks tomorrow and it is a completely new experience for me not to have already seen an OB and have some sort of plan in place.  We have narrowed the hospital down to OU and we will probably see one of the midwives there.  Our first appointment with one of the Midwives was a bust.  Scott really hated her and it just wasn't a good fit.  Since there are now 4 midwives at OU, I'm hoping one of them will work out.  It would be nice to have everything set before the end of my first trimester.

The other big thing going on right now is that we are about to start building our house.  Yes, after two years of working toward this goal, it looks like it is for sure going to happen this summer!  It has been seriously stressful to say the least.  We have just hit one obstacle after another.  Then, when everything finally did come together Scott and I have had a real challenge deciding what house we are going to build.  I'm not even sure we are 100% sure yet.  Nonetheless, its down to two.  We are just waiting on a few last details to make the final selection.  I'm just ready to go.  It is has been such a long, emotional process andow that I'm pregnant, I just don't have alot of spare brain energy to devote to it!

Prayers for the baby and house are much appreciated!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

We're Expecting!

Our newest little addition should arrive sometime in December.  We are so excited.  I feel like I have been praying for this sweet baby for so long.  Although I realize it hasn't really been too long since Emory isn't even two yet!

Even though we have been hoping to conceive, this pregnancy truly came as a shock to me.  Last Wednesday we were on our way home from church and I was complaining about how nauseated I had been feeling for the past few days.  Scott and Liberty started joking with me that I was pregnant.  By the time, we got back to Guthrie I was feeling so paranoid that I stopped at Walgreen's for a pregnancy test.  It was about 8:30 p.m., and I took the test immediately when I got home.  I really couldn't believe it was positive.  It took all my will power not to take the other test immediately.  Instead I waited til the next morning.  Of course, the second test was positive as well :).  Scott and I have never been good at keeping our baby news secret.  So, even though I am only 7 weeks, the whole world gets to know :).

Liberty is very excited to be a big sister again.  I am so thankful because until recently she wasn't sure she wanted us to have any more children.  She didn't leave my side for a full 24 hours after we told her.  I really think this is the first pregnancy that she will really remember so it should be so fun.  She is also very excited that Emory will get to be a big sister now too :).

As previously stated, I am already feeling quite yucky.  It isn't too terribly bad though and I'm hoping it won't get any worse.  The morning sickness gets better with every pregnancy, right?  Or, is it that the older I get the harder it is?

We haven't decided on prenatal care yet or where we will deliver the baby.  Right now I'm leaning toward OU Midwives.

I hope you will join us in celebrating and praying for this new little life!