Thursday, October 15, 2009

Forced post

Just so you know, I am forcing myself to make this post.  Almost in the same way that I have to force myself to eat food these days.. or force myself to do anything productive at all.  

I seem to like Facebook better these days because it takes way less energy to do a status update than to type out a blog post.  Laziness at it's finest, folks. 

I don't want to come across as "that" pregnant lady so I will try to keep it positive in giving the updates going on in our world.. for those that care. 

1. I am 10 weeks preggers and doing better.  But I say that with caution. I still am nauseous but it has gotten a little better.  Now the fatigue has set in and I am so off schedule these days that I just can't dwell on it.  I know it's temporary.

2.  My boys are beating each other up.  I have banned all movies in this house that so much as hint at fighting.  Even if it's against monsters. I am so SICK.AND.TIRED of them not understanding that, while they may wrestle with each other, they may NOT do it to other children.  

3.  On that note, Jorge got tag teamed at Pump it Up yesterday for that very reason.  He kept picking on three boys his same age and size and I kept warning him to leave them alone, or else.  And well.. or else happened.  they all got tired of it.. at the same time.  He was on the bottom of the pile and it made him cry.  What did I do?  the boy had to sit in time out while I explained what just happened and why it happened.  Hopefully, he learned his lesson. 

4.  I am going to be getting pretty busy with births come December.  I have one a month until I birth my baby in May.. well I have possibly (sigh) three in March.  I may have to seriously reconsider that!  Tonight I am meeting with a couple that was referred to me by Greta (a mom who made it all look easy during her own birth).  Thanks Greta.  

5.  I am laughing at how predictable I am as a pregnant woman.  I only truly love the second trimester.  The first is covered in nausea and fatigue and the last trimester is covered in feeling huge and unable to move about easily.  Oh and fatigue.  So I guess I got a three month window where our lives will resemble some sense of order and then its back to blah land.  ;-) Am I the only one like this?  Wait, don't be that mom that tells me how wonderful you feel throughout your ENTIRE pregnancy.  I might throw up. 

6.  Baby girl is adorable.  Just thought I'd throw that in.  She says a few things but I especially love that she calls her baby doll "baba."  And she loves that little doll.  Eva was also in the 5th percentile at her last checkup.. she is such a petite little thing.  

7.  #4 had a heartbeat of 175 at my appt last week.. still too early to determine gender.. but I do remember Eva's being really high  in the beginning.. (sigh) we shall wait and see.  Either way we will be thrilled to pieces.  

Okay that's enough numbers and chit chat.  I must go lay down while it is quiet in the house.  ;-)


Jaci Spain said...

It's good to hear an update. So, where are your pictures from Pensacola beach?! Please don't tell me you didn't take any!

Lindsay said...

I'm with you on the second trimester thing. It's definitely the best. I was really looking forward to my third trimester with Tessa since I missed most of it with Eli, but then I realized how miserable it is... Still thankful that I got through it, though!

Sarah said...

Rachel, I think you typify most pregnant mom's sentiments about the first, second and third trimesters. My midwife said God did such a great job making pregnancy 9 months, because the first 3 months, you're thinking, "What have we done?!?" and the next three you're thinking, "This isn't so bad. We can do this." and the last three you're thinking, "I'll do *anything* to get this baby out!"

I agree with my midwife. It's just long enough to prepare and get one's mind around the weight of responsibility, and it is also just long enough to make a woman willing to do the hardest work of her life that she otherwise may not, were it only a few short months.

Hang in there. You're in a difficult spot. Like a friend of mine used to encourage me often, "Be patient with yourself."

Missi said...

You're not alone! I pretty much enjoy the second trimester as well. The first is a lot of yawning and sleeping, and the third is a lot of... complaining and sleeping. LOL

Hang in there! =)

Jodi said...

It takes me until at least the 2nd trimester to come to grips w/ the reality of having another baby!