Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The story so far

Week 4: This isn't so bad.

In Denver, Julie is either psychic or takes note of my greenish tint and the fact that I don't drink any Skinny Dip. She sends me home with a huge wardrobe of maternity clothes (mine, hers, and even some of Liz's) "just in case."

Week 5: This is ... getting more bad.

Week 6: Feel like death warmed over.

Stop buttoning my pants. Unapologetically eat deli meat AND brie.

Week 7: Heartburn and morning sickness. Cruel and unusual.

Also cruel: "morning" sickness and potty-training, night-waking preschooler and vomiting dog.
[Pause to acknowledge The Boring. Aren't you glad you didn't have to read all of this in real time?]

Week 8: Way too fat and sick for just one baby.

Have totally convinced myself there must be two in there. Panicking about need for new car, crib, double stroller, and "how will I even get from the garage to the house with TWO BABIES?"

Week 9: Ultrasound! Just one (of course).

We tell the kids. They tell everyone they see including the teenage kid working at the playroom at the Y.

Week 10: Giving thanks for my whole family, even (okay, especially) the one that's currently acting like a tapeworm.


Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Holy crap! I missed your last post. Congratulations!!

And also, I'm sorry. God, the morning sickness...I thought I was going to die. If it gets too bad ask your doctor about zofran. Saved my life during my pregnancy.

Magpie said...

I hope the icky feeling goes away soon, so you can enjoy things!

JGH said...

Wow, so would you say the morning sickness is worse than with the first two? LOL about the panic over possible twins. Can you imagine?

Lady M said...

Munch, munch, munch. It's so hard to focus when the morning sickness continues. Here's to hoping it goes away quickly!

beth - total mom haircut said...

I hope the tapeworm eases up on you. Thanks for bringing us up to speed.

I was ASTONISHED at how huge I was so early in my second pregnancy. It was at least twice as fast. Does that mean the third is 3 times as fast? Oh, the horror.

PunditMom said...

I had no idea! Congrats!

Kimberly said...

I hope the morning sickness goes away soon!

I can't stop smiling for you. :-)

Hip Mom's Guide said...

I am laughing (sorry, at your expense), because it's all so familiar. We have tons of twins on my side of the family - I actually asked them to double-check the ultra-sound. I'm sure they thought I was nuts.

But the sickness--less funny. Good luck; I hope you turn that corner soon. It's never fun, but is so much harder with potty training lessons and a puking dog.

Heather said...

Ironically, I think you would have lost weight if it was twins. I was losing weight my first trimester and the doctor was starting to wonder if they'd missed another baby in there!

Hang in there! Week 6 was always the start of the sicks for me too. Hope it passes quickly.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

You're pregnant?? How did I miss that?

Say it with me - Zofran. As in, "Please for the love of GOD, Doctor, give me some freaking Zofran so I will stop puking!"


Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

The other part of the story is I completely missed you being in Denver.


Gretchen said...


Hope the icks go away soon. It's never fun. On the upside, the duration of my morning sickness decreased with each pregnancy. Here's hoping!

Kate said...

Of my 2 pregnancies, I've always said that I can't decide which is worse, the 1st or 3rd trimester. Each time I'm in one of those I say THAT ONE is the worst!

the calm before the stork said...


I totally got the chills when I read your comment over at my place with the BIG HINT and then NEWS NEWS NEWS!

I almost hoped it WAS twins as I was reading this. I'm such a pregnancy and baby junkie myself.


GHD said...

Holy crapamole! Where have I been?

Congratulations! Oh! I'm soooo excited for you!!!

the mama bird diaries said...

Oh gosh, hope you feel better soon!!

nonlineargirl said...

I was with you up until the "of course" bit. What do you mean of course? I was so hoping you were right there with me in the needing a new car, crib, stroller, etc.

Still, I am excited for you (and since you mentioned the horrors of twindom I suppose I can retaliate by mentioning that I have not been that sick. Then again, we are NOWHERE on potty training.)

Patois said...

I adore this relating of your timeline. Brings back my own panic about being positive my youngest was twins.

Motherhood Uncensored said...

You crazy crazy mayberry you.

Congrats :)

mothergoosemouse said...

Srsly, did not really take notice of the lack of imbibing. As I said, teetotaling is the giveaway when *I'M* pregnant - not so much my friends.

Thanks again for cleaning out my closet. And at least you aren't sitting on a NJ Transit bus in stop and go traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel. Handbag = barf bag.