Some teeny-tiny monstrous news…
My blogging has become irregular, which I hear is the cardinal sin of blogging, but I’m also not one to care very much about that. If you find you’re missing blog posts and you don’t want to, you can subscribe by email on the right. My blogging is likely not going to become predictable any time soon.
Because I am pregnant!
I’m due April 1st. I know, I know. April Fool’s. Insert joke below.
I’m about 6 1/2 weeks, which might be a little early to tell the whole world. BUT. Enduring 3 pregnancies in 4 years, my abs sniffed those pregnancy hormones this time around and just surrendered. So at not quite 7 weeks and having gained zero pounds, I look like I did at about 20 weeks with Breckon:
So, if you’re anywhere near me, you would have guessed anyway. I’ve also been sick as a dog, and this is by far the hardest 1st trimester I’ve had. If I don’t eat, I get nauseous. If I do eat, my stomach hurts for about two hours afterwards – no matter what I eat and how little I eat. I have this hate/hate relationship with food right now and absolutely dread every meal to the point of tears (which may also be the raging hormones, but it is really frustrating to do all this meal planning and coupon clipping and then everything sounds so awful). I also have this weird penchant for stomach viruses when I’m pregnant. I had 4 of them while pregnant with Kian, and I’ve already contracted one in this pregnancy. Which you probably already knew about because of my incessant online complaining.
We are thrilled. Nervous, but thrilled. There are many days where I feel like two kids are a little more than I can handle, and three might kill me.
Some Answers to Your Questions:
1) Yes, this was planned. Yes, this is a chaotic time for planning a pregnancy. But we knew we wanted one more, and we always wanted our kids pretty close in age so that when we are done with the baby stage, we are DONE. And having a baby in the midst of culture shock in a brand new country where you don’t speak the language well, and the maternal death rate is rather high where we are going…we figured the time is now. I know my capacity for handling newness, and it does not include a newborn overseas.
2) I know I’m already getting big, but we had it confirmed today that it’s not twins. Even if there were twins in there, they are smaller than your fingernail and couldn’t create a bump like this. Pregnancies just weaken your abs.
3) No, this won’t turn into a pregnancy blog. In fact, that’s probably the only picture of me you’re going to get on here. I will probably have some musings on pregnancy, but to tell you the truth, nearly all pregnant women hear about is pregnant-talk and baby-talk, so I like to get on here and talk about something else for a change.
4) You can pray for a healthy pregnancy, that my kids would behave (Kian is getting closer to 2 every day), and that this aversion to all food would ease up. I’m just exhausted and get so anxious about every meal, so I’m praying the next few weeks will go much faster than the last 3 have!
And hey, yay for babies! We are so, so excited to meet this new little one with his/her own personality.
Moms of three, how was it going from two to three kids?
Any tips from moms of three kids under 4? I may or may not be panicking a little.