Saturday, November 28

on the pregnancy

I have had a great few days! Jeremy had work off yesterday--we can't remember the last time he took the day after Thanksgiving off. Which means for two whole days in a row he was home in the morning. I haven't even had one day with him home in the morning for at least two months (not a complaint, he's doing good things), so I felt especially spoiled. Mornings have become harder for me during this pregnancy, and most mornings I just wish someone else was there to get up and get the kids breakfast. I don't know why, it's not like pouring a bowl of cereal is particularly hard, but it sure was nice to have some else do it for me. And, get this, he made BACON. And EGGS! And then he DID THE DISHES! It was heaven on earth, and I am dead serious about that. He's home all day today too (minus the football game he's off playing in right now), so I'd say we can mark this up as one of the best weekends ever.

Now, I do not intend to make this blog all about my pregnancy (though that is definitely the reason my blogging has slowed way down), but I do need to state a few facts. Not complaints, FACTS!

1. Even though I wrote this post awhile back that made it sound like I wasn't ready for more kids yet, I am indeed ready. I would not have been ready to have another one when Tyler was two, but he'll be 3 1/2, and Alexis will be almost 6. For these reasons I have not yet gotten nervous about having a third. I am very very excited for this baby. Possibly the only person more excited than me is Alexis.

2. Alexis is so excited that she immediately (upon hearing the news) started making lists of things we need for the baby. Then she got a plastic bag and put in a bottle, a bib, a baby spoon, and a baby blanket and is storing it under her bed until the baby makes its arrival. A few days after hearing the news, she got upset with me about something and started to threaten me with: "If you don't let me do that, when the baby gets here it won't be mine and yours, it'll just be..." I cut her off there so I don't know if she was threatening to steal the baby from me or refusing to help me with the baby. She is also very excited about being able to hold the baby while standing up since she'll be such a big girl.

3. We will find out the gender of the baby. I used to always say that when I had my third I'd make it a surprise since I'm prepared for either, but, come on. That just won't work with me. If I can know something, I have to know it! I'm very nosy that way. I'd be happy with either boy or girl, but I'm leaning more towards wanting a girl, only because I just did the boy thing, and it's been awhile since I've had a baby girl. But really, as long as it sleeps like an angel, it could be an alien and I'd be happy.

4. I have been functioning at less than half capacity since the beginning of October. Remember this post? That was due to pregnancy. In fact, one night my Relief Society Presidency stopped by to drop off some cookies and to visit. I was very fortunate that it was during the 20 minutes out of the whole week that I had left the house because my house was a DISASTER. I'm not the type that has to have it spotless and I don't get embarrassed by much, but if they had come in I probably would have died of embarrassment. The kitchen sink was piled with dishes. The couch was turned on end, made into a fort. Toys were scattered everywhere, and I'm sure there were piles of laundry waiting to be folded. So while I'm sorry I didn't get to visit with them, I'm very glad I had a food craving that called me out of the house.

5. This pregnancy has been different than the other two. I've had constant nauseousness, which I'm starting to come out of, that I did not have with the other two. And it sure makes it hard to get anything done. Also, my skin has broken out like crazy! I feel like I'm 17 again and it's ridiculous. And frankly, my boobs are pretty big. Is it normal for things to get weirder with each successive pregnancy??

6. I'm 12 weeks. Due June 11th. Guess what that means for my swimming season?

Alright, that's enough on the pregnancy. I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving, and I hope we can all carry the thanks we feel in our hearts into this next season, when we celebrate the thing we should be very most thankful for.


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you :) And you can send your kids over to play any time you just need a nap!! Chrish and Kan would love it. Linds

Jessica M said...

Hey Lisa!! We're so excited for y'all! Congratulations. My third pregnancy has also been very different than the previous two, and not in a good way... Hope the nausea wears off soon.

Becky said...

I can so relate to the being sick. If I can take your kids off your hands so you can sleep or do whatever else you need to do, let me know! You were definitely a lifesaver for me the day I was the sickest and I still owe you! Congratulations again! So excited for you.

Lindsey said...

I'm soo happy for you and I don't think there is any reason to be nervous about a third-this coming from someone who got their second and third together! :) Especially with your kids ages. You are a great mom and I'm so excited for your upcoming arrival!!