This little girl is going to be a big sister…..

To this lil’ bean we have affectionately named mtoto mchanga

(Kiswahili for newborn baby, literally baby sand).
*other updates include that I am still as sick as a dog and basically move from the bed to the couch, to the toilet to throw up. Argh! We took a trip to the mainland to see a doctor and get some more foods we think will help. The great news is that the baby looks good, strong heartbeat and right on schedule for growth. The bad news is I have lost a bit of weight (normally WooHoo! but not so much right now, although I swear my pants are already tight…how does that happen?) So, the doctor there prescribed 3 different types of anti-nausea medications used in Europe, all 3 were a bust and the last one (the strongest) made me so loopy I could barely stand up AND it did not stop the nausea. So that was fun: I was just like a semi-comatose, drunk version of my puking self. Poor Jason! He continues to earn husband of the millennium award for taking care of Annikah and me. Other great news: My Mama and sister on on their way in a few weeks to give him a much needed break: yeah! We are ok, our team is amazing and helping with everything and I know this will pass. Sigh. For now, back to the couch and other slothful activities.
  1. Anonymous says:

    Roxanne,We’ve been waiting for news ever since Reid talked to Jason last week. WOW!! I was so psyched to hear you guys are expecting… super psyched that the babe is growing well, but very sad that you are down and out. We will be PRAYING (as we have been) for a settled tummy and a chance for you to just enjoy being the oven for that little bun. Or banana muffin. Or whatever it is you like to bake best!! Much love, and hang in there! Yeah baby!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sorry you’re feeling so aweful, I’ll be praying that you find some relief soon! Great pics – how exciting.In other new’s Tim and Angela had their baby girl – Stella. I’m sure you already knew from facebook but wanted to update you just in case!

  3. Anonymous says:

    So so sorry for what you’re experiencing right now – those hormonal changes wreak havoc on our bodies! Just remember you are in His loving care and the end result (if anything like Anni) will be MORE than worth it. Many of our friends are praying for you! Hang in there!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just took Katy to the airport and as I write she is on her way to SA.I put the stuff I’m bringing just for you in my roll suitcase, and it weighed 80 lbs! Opps! So poor Katy is lugging 30 lbs of your stuff in a duffel bag that took Daddy and I to carry into the airport. So meet her with a cart! We did get all of Jess’s stuff in her bad too. Hope the meds I sent start helping you feel better. My lil grandbaby is sooo cute, but where did Anni get those eyebrows! šŸ™‚ See ya soon.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How exciting to see a picture of the lil bean that’s making you so sick! There’s a reason! šŸ™‚ I feel for you, Roxanne! Some days I lost track of the number of times I threw up. It did finally come to an end! Hang in there!!!! We love you all! šŸ™‚