September 13, 2010

We're expecting...

Baby #2! Wahooooooooooooo!!!!

So I've known for over a month now, and so have a few friends and family. But I wanted to wait until my first appointment to spill the beans about the little bean inside of me. So yes, I had my first appointment today and Nick and I got to see the heartbeat (yeah, I don't know we didn't get to hear it, just see it. Weird but still awesome). But I'm officially 9 weeks today and my due date is April 18th.

OK now for the fun stuff:

Oh man, this pregnancy has been rough so far. With Toby, I puked maybe 3-4 times TOTAL. I felt a little nauseated in the morning but could eat by the afternoon. This time around I have obliterated my last puke record: I'm throwing up 1-3 times a day and I feel sick ALL DAY but mostly in the evenings. I usually have to end the night with a trip to the bathroom to empty out my tummy and then I can go to sleep. Usually. Sometimes the nausea is so bad I can't sleep. And I'm even on Zofran too. But on top of that my mouth is producing TONS of excess saliva so I have a few spit bowls scattered around the house (yeah, my neat freak husband loves that) and I have a gross metallic taste in my mouth almost all the time - both things I never experienced with the T-man. But just like everyone says, every pregnancy is different. Nick and I can't help but speculate though: if this pregnancy is completely opposite from the first, does this mean I am having a girl? Or even more, does this mean I will get a baby who is a little more even-tempered and actually likes to sleep? I must admit, the thought makes me a little giddy. Heaven knows we deserve at least one baby that won't give us panic attacks when bedtime or nap time rolls around. :)

But the thing that is probably hardest on me is not being able to be the mom Toby demands every day. Some days, I can stomach a little walk or a trip to the park. Other days we go outside to get the mail and thats about it because I feel so terrible. I feel like such a failure when he wants to wrestle with me or he tugs on my hand wanting me to run around the backyard with him or have a pillow fight and I have to repeat for the 100th time: "mommy doesn't feel good right now. Maybe later, OK?" He still doesn't quite get it. He just looks at me like, "why did you become so boring all of a sudden?" and then usually asks for Daddy. I've tried alternative things to occupy him, but I have a little guy that isn't wired to sit quietly with a book or color a picture. He wants to rough play and run around and take his tricycle around the block 10 times. But what keeps me going is two things: a) when Nick is around, he more than makes up for me being such lame mommy. b) its not going to last forever. I have friends who are much more sick throughout their ENTIRE pregnancy so I can't really complain. At least I know in about a month food will sound good again. I keep reminding myself that someday I will be complaining about how I ate way too much and how that chili-dog gave me heartburn. Someday. :)

But despite the puky-ness and failure-of-a-mom feelings, I am way excited and ready to be a mommy again.

So I was going to write a lot more about how excited I am but really all I want to do is assume position on the couch downstairs with my bowl and ginger-ale in hand. :)

Goodbye.

11 comments:

Colleen said...

So happy for you, Debbie! I'm sorry you're feeling so rotten. I puked twice a week for five weeks with Elijah and not at all with this little girl I've got in utero, so maybe you're having a girl too! Everyone seems to be right now... Yeah, Toby won't even remember how boring you were for a few weeks. It'll pass, then you'll be ravenous! :)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations. I'm sorry you are feeling yucky. It's hard to be excited about something that is making you wish you were unconscious all the time. I did think you looked not quite yourself the last few times I've seen you out in the morning. I think you are amazing for even getting up. When I was pregnant with #2 that was when #1 was introduced to TV. I was lucky in the fact that we found a movie he loved and he would watch it over and over while I slept. Good luck, I hope you feel better soon.

cynthia said...

Congratulations Debbie! I hope you don't feel awful for long! I can only imagine your feelings of lame-o mommy aren't helping your overall feelings. You're allowed some "mom's not fun" time, I give you permission. Keep thinking girl or sleepy baby :) That's a good thought!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and the yucky stuff will pass and you will have an amazing new child to thank for it. My Best friend get's the saliva thing and carries around a plastic cup to spit. So you are not alone in that. We will still love you even if you are spitting like a drunken sailor right now :)

Smith's said...

What if it was a girl?! That would be so exciting and unexpected! I can't believe you are throwing up that much, I'm sorry!

luv2tumble said...

Congrats! Sorry you are feeling so yucky. You are a wonderful mother and this is part of Toby's learning that mom needs to take care of herself too :0). So no more beating yourself up. He will survive, just like you all will. My sister-in-law had spit cups and such too. So fun. If you need anything, let me know. I'm just a house away. Hope all the nausea and throwing up ends soon.

Jessie said...

Yahooooo! I was wondering about that. I'm SO excited for you. April will be a lovely month to have a baby.

All my pregnancies were so different. I was shocked every time I found out I was having another boy. I will say, my 2nd child was a dream of a sleeper. I hope yours is too.

YAY! I'm so excited! (But sorry about the crappy 1st trimester. I sure hope it improves in 3 or 4 weeks, like it's supposed to.)

Music For Mito said...

Congratulations! it's always fun when you get to be "out-numbered" as a mom... good luck! hope you stop feeling sick soon....

:) Katherine

Vindie said...

I'm so excited for you Debbie! Whaaawhoo! This gives me hope that I will have a little peanut inside me soon too! I'm so excited for you and I hope you feel better! Do you remember when you brought me gingerale when I was pregnant with Livvy? Man I wish I could return the favor! Congrats times a million!

bonitinha said...

Congratulations! Ahh, the spit cup... I remember the days. Aside from the yuckiness, I'm thrilled for you! Best of luck!

Katie McCaul said...

CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting:) I am sorry you feel sick...I am guessing it is a girl. Both boys I didn't puke or even get sick. Good luck I hope you get better soon. If you ever want him to come over to get some of his roughness out send him over!