Whoa...I have seriously neglected my precious blog, but boy do I have an excuse! The first trimester SUCKS!!! LOL!! I remember foolishly telling my grandmother that I would smile every time I barfed b/c I'm just soooo happy to be pregnant. Silly old me! Well, actually, I did smile the first few times. Heck, I even text my best friend and said "YAY! I threw up!!" LOL (She understands my joy!). But after maybe the 6-7 time, the excitement wore off. It started to hurt. I started to lose weight. The smell of food made me want to pass out. I was dizzy all the time (still have dizzy spells on occasion). I ended up in the ER for dehydration. I ended up on bed rest for losing way too much weight. I'm not sure if I know of anyone who would smile through all of that. My mom cooked dinner for us. My aunt brought me soup. My poor husband did whatever he could around the house (which is saying a lot b/c he definitely does not know how to keep a clean house at all!). My niece even came over once a week to clean. So it was great going through this with family near by. By week 10, I was finally starting to feel better. I gained 2 lbs, but I still have a pretty far way to go before I even reach my pre pregnancy weight (about 6 more lbs to gain). I haven't gained a single pound in 2 weeks and my appetite is still not normal, but I'm staying hydrated so that's helping.
The best news...I started the second trimester today!! Good times are sure to come. I still don't really look pregnant, probably due to all of the weight loss, and I don't think I'll look pregnant until well past the 20 week mark, but I'm okay with that :)The baby is growing and doing well and so far, besides the horrible morning sickness, the pregnancy has been going along excellent. I have started a separate blog for the baby. My intentions are to use the blog as my online pregnancy journal and then to blog the baby's milestones once s/he is born. After 1 yr, I will print the pages of the blog using blurb and, voila, a pregnancy and 1st yr book! If you'd like to read it, you can find it at http://letterstobabyjohnson.blogspot.com/
Now how about an update on the soon to be big brother?? Remember how excited he was to start summer camp?? Yeah, well that didn't work out so well. In the first week of camp, they let him swim in his shorts and underwear and changed him into his trunks AFTER he got out of the pool. This means he spent the entire day in uncomfortable swimming trunks with no underwear. The best part?? They lost his shorts and underwear. He was also missing several lunch containers every day. When I asked where they were, the counselors had no idea. My guess is that he wasn't being watched and he threw them in the trash when he saw the other kids throwing their lunch trays away. Another issue occurred due to him not being watched...He had gluten, and he had A LOT of it. I was FURIOUS. Jayden came home jumping off the wall, slapping at us, and screaming at the top of his lungs for no apparent reason. He had explosive diarrhea, threw up, and broke out in a full body rash. Neither of the counselors could say what he ate b/c they weren't watching him. All they could say was that he's a snack snatcher. He's FOUR!! What 4 yr old do you know that just sits around and watches all the other kids eat a snack accept him (he had snacks packed each day but b/c he wasn't watched he was eating everything during lunch and had nothing left at snack time). This was completely unacceptable to me. I let him go for 2 ,ore weeks but things didn't get any better and I pulled him out. It has been a bit difficult having him home while I was so sick, but after 2 weeks of being home, he's already doing better. He will not be attending summer camp next summer, that's for sure. I cannot wait for the school year to start again next month so he can get back into a set schedule and be around his peers.