Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Since I am going to be "Auntie April" to little Matthew (just as she is to my kid(s)), I couldn't resist buying this onesie: MY AUNTIE IS AWESOME.
Here are the two pregnant April's: me at 18 weeks and her at 32 weeks (doesn't she make you sick? The baby is ALL in her belly and nowhere else! That brat! LOL). Meanwhile I'm still at the point of only looking fat to some people (I know it's hard to see ANYthing in black). Well, in my defense it kinda depends on what type of shirt I'm wearing. Mostly it's just women (and people who already know me) who realize I'm pregnant. But I remember with Hunter I REALLY exploded after 20 weeks so I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
And speaking of my belly...Big D and I find out VERY SOON what the gender of this baby is!! November 4th to be exact! I'm so excited I can barely stand it. Does anyone want to wager a guess? Girl or Boy? Not to influence your decisions but my feeling is that it's another Boy and both Daryl and my Mom think it's a Girl. But honestly I think Daryl feels it's a girl only becuz he knows how badly I WANT one. ;-) I would LOVE to have my boy and girl, and knowing Hunter would be the caring big brother to a little sister would just warm my heart! And since this is our last pregnancy/child (unless an "oops" happens!) if I don't have a girl now, I will never have a daughter. I admit that does make me a little sad.
However, I wouldn't be sad to HAVE another boy becuz Hunter brings me more joy than I can ever articulate to anyone. I love the sweet and special bond we share and I would love to have that with another little baby boy. I love watching him push his cars around and say "Brrrrr" to imitate the motor and watch him try to ride his quad, while beeping the horn. And when he continually falls and tries to play in the dirt I just have to laugh becuz I know it will only continue as he grows. And to think of him having a special little brother to play with? I admit, it does make me feel all goose-bumpy and happy. So I guess what I'm trying to say is, I will be thrilled no matter what! I just can't wait to find out so that I can start some clothes shopping! We won't be working on a nursery for this little one, at least not right now, becuz we can't afford to do our upstairs (we live in a cape) which is where Daryl and I would move. Then our room would eventually become Baby #2's. So for now, I'm just gonna work on cleaning up and rearranging the furniture in our room to make space for the bassinet. And once I clear off the top of my long dresser (that no longer has the mirror on it) I will set up a changing station on top of that. Baby #2's clothes will hang in Hunter's closet, since we have plenty of room in there with the closet organizer. But I WILL have to clean out Hunter's closet cuz stuff that I put in there for storage will have to be relocated to either upstairs or the basement. While I'm kinda bummed I won't have a nursery to decorate this time around, I just keep reminding myself that eventually Baby Peanut will get his/her own room. :-)
So that's what happening in our lives currently! And now I'm off to go catch up on your blogs!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
I cry ALL. THE. TIME.
I cry over Baby Story on TLC (that's a given for preggos, right?). I cry over a TV show on baby orangutan orphans whose parents were slaughtered (okay, I guess that makes sense. Monkey BABIES). I cry over that silly Luvs diapers commercial (come on, you know the one...with those creepy little cartoon babies dancing around at a baby woodstock) becuz my son dances his little heart out every time it comes on...and realizing that his life as an only child will be very short-lived. I cry over the guilt that I won't be able to give him as much attention and love as I'm used to, when the new baby is here. I know we'll adjust, and that he'll be JUST fine, but I worry nonetheless.
And this pregnancy has certainly been different than my last! Heh. Let's see, chasing after a super hyper and into-everything 14 month old while still having to keep up on the laundry, the dishes (that's a losing battle, let me tell you), keeping my house from looking like an episode of Hoarders all while battling the typical PG symptoms and fatigue that strikes without warning. I am in the second trimester now, so I admit to having a bit more energy, but still some days are harder than others. I laugh out loud when I think back to being pregnant with Hunter and and how "hard" I thought it was, as I stole a nap on my hour long lunch break at work, working full time OR came home from work and passed out on the couch. And now? I work part time at my job, full-time as a Mommy and wife and my discomfort often takes a back burner while I'm taking care of the house, cleaning up after dinner (thankfully Daryl has been doing most of the cooking), cleaning up/bathing Hunter and getting him ready for bed, and then dealing with him waking up every night (which he does when sick/teething).
I've been sick approximately the past three weeks with what I believe started out as a cold but evolved into a virus. Runny/stuffy nose and green snot, scratchy throat and coughing all night long, pounding headache on and off. And a week ago, I realized my eyes were looking VERY scary...like I'd been hitting the bottle a bit too hard. Red, veiny, bloodshot and I'd wake up in the morning with at least one crusted shut. Then I noticed the fabulous white pus oozing out of the inside corners. Oh yes, I'd developed a viral (non contagious) Pink Eye, from being sick. FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC.
Well, four days of prescription eye drops and the Pink Eye is better. But the coughing? Not so much. And basically all I'm relying on is cough drops and plain ol' Robitussin, neither of which is cutting it. And seriously the worst part? I have NO BLADDER CONTROL anymore...thanks to Hunter! Every single time I cough (or sneeze) especially hard, I'm leaking urine. This makes for MORE damn laundry to do, which pisses me off. And when the coughing is REALLY bad, I put a small towel under in my bed, just in case. Sexy, right?
And while the random puking/dry heaving seems to have died down, I can't say it's completely over. The puking maybe, but when I cough too hard I immediately start gagging and thought I was gonna puke in the car on the way home from work on Thursday. Really? I thought this would be over by now! So I can't help but laugh at myself, and how naive I was the first time around. But taking care of Hunter does keep me on my toes and keeps me from focusing too much on any of the discomfort. It's harder on my upper back (which didnt' bother me during my pregnancy with him, just my lower back) with constantly having to hoist and lift this almost 30 pounder around, and I'm sure it will only get worse as I gain more weight and belly gets bigger. I gotta start doing some squats and back exercises to strengthen up in prepartion! ;-) And it's true what they say, no two pregnancies are the same!!