Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Hump day!

You know, it took me quite a while to figure out what "hump day" meant. It sounded dirty to me but I couldn't imagine the nice old lady from church referencing THAT in the supermarket aisle! It's one of those things that you don't want to sound stupid asking, so you spend months or years trying to figure it out and then viola! one day you get it. Kinda like CIAO, took me a while to get that one too.... not spelled how it sounds.

Anywa. I have SO much to blog about, I know i've been slacking. I have a great recipe to share with you, some thoughts on the texas polygamous thing, a gang of serial killers, and so much more to share with you in the next few days. I've been enjoying being outside with the kids. Aside from getting snowed on every once in a while we've had some pretty decent weather, even some 70's to enjoy!

All is well so far on the pregnancy front. I'm 6 weeks tomorrow already. I know, 6 weeks doesn't sound like much but it seems I just found out yesterday, when in fact it was over 2 weeks ago. Hopefully this is a sign that the next 7.5 months will fly by as well, one can hope. I'm not having any "morning" sickness yet, but if that's gonna hit me it doesn't usually until week 8, so it could be just around the corner. It seems to have been easier with the past few kids, with Alex I didn't have any, nor with Jack, and with Nate I was ill for about 2 weeks and then it went away as quickly as it started. So hopefully I will be spared yet again. I have to say that is my most dreaded part of pregnancy, I would rather chew off my own foot than vomit. The only symptoms I've had are some stretchy-pullies of my round ligaments, a ravenous appetite, and sleeping more than any normal person should. Oh, and I'm a bit hormonally imbalanced, poor Craig gets his head chewed off for no reason. This is the part of pregnancy HE dreads lol

Of course everyone we talk to asks us if we are hoping for a girl. To be honest, we kind of are. Of course healthy is the main concern but it would be nice to add some more pink frilly dresses to his house. Although if it is another boy that means we don't have to buy much, since my sister in law still has Nate's entire infant wardrobe I'll just get back from her. The only thing we know we will be buying no matter what is this stroller . It's one of the only double strollers than can accomidate my Combi Connection carseat which I will be using again. Since Nate will be only barely 23 months when the monkey is due, a stroller than can contain them both will be necessary.

Speaking of Nate. My baby boy has self weaned. On one hand it makes me tremendousely sad that our breastfeeding relationship is over. But on the other hand I'm proud that he was able to nurse until he didn't need it anymore. Weaning was not forced on him and was not a traumatic experience in any way for him. He is turning into a big boy. Although he still refuses to walk the little stinker!

My first appt is May 29th. I'll be 10 weeks then. I probably won't have an ultrasound at all until my level 2 around 19 weeks when they check the babies heart and all that jazz. We will not be finding out the gender of this baby until birth, and will not be sharing our choice of names until then either. Surprises are always fun. I am planning an unmedicated water birth and we will likely have our kids present at the birth.

We are so excited for this baby. It doesn't matter if a baby is the first or the 8th or probably even the 16th (let ya know if i make it there, i doubt it!) each one is such a blessing and the feeling of excitement is never lessened because I've done this many times before. I am so grateful that God trusts me to allow me to raise these children. What a huge responsibility and a huge gift and I often wonder what I've done to deserve getting pregnant easily and having all of these children, I often feel a bit unworthy. Sniffle..... hormones!

Anyway. So I could just ramble on for days but I'll spare you.


K said...

Will your birth be at home?

lilpeasinmypodfrom~God said...


cindys_weight_loss_blog said...

awwww i remember dec self weaning at age 3.5 (lol and you should of heard the flack i copped for letting him bf that long). while i suddenly did gain some freedom, it was something i missed a little, i am lucky in that dec is a real cuddler... he loves to hug and kiss more so then my other two kids that i bf (i bottlefed my first baby).

Leaving bf behind is sad (i always hoped to actually try tamdem feeding) but at least your only leaving it behind for a little over 7 months.

lilpeasinmypodfrom~God said...

If you have the time,
Watch this amazing documentary about Birth in our culture.

Its all about the safety and betterment of midwive births and waterbirths, etc! i am planning one for my next baby as well!