Monday, June 26, 2006

How many?

Today is pick your own topic day, so I'm choosing the topic of pregnancy because......................... I am pregnant with #5! In Maine, people fall over in shock if you mention having more than 2 kids, so this should be lots of fun telling people. I've already had the pleasure of telling the new receptionist at my OB's office when she asked, "Now is this your second?""noooo, my 5th"...receptionsist:"Oh!"...she was too busy falling out of her chair to say anything else...oh yes, people think I have my hands full NOW, just wait! I still need to get used to saying "5, this will be my 5th baby, I have 4 kids and 1 on the way, I'm speechless too, I'd help you up, but I'm pregnant you know, Yes, I WILL be busy, Yes, my hands are full."
I think people in Maine read somewhere that if they see a mom with more than 2 children they MUST say, "you've got YOUR hands full!" I try to hide my laugh when people say this to me now when I'm in public because EVERYONE says it. A new one lately has been "Are these ALL yours?" I took Zach to the doctor last week and I had the girls with me too. When the doctor walked in she says, "My! You've got quite a crew with you. Are they all yours or did you pick up some stragglers along the way?" So, it will be interesting to hear what people have to say when they see me with (gasp) 5 children.

I felt great when I was pregnant with Zoe. Then I felt a little sick for the first trimester with Emily. I thought for sure she was going to be a boy since the pregnancy was so different. I was more sick during the first trimester with Eleanor and threw up once or twice. Then I was really sick with Zach during the first trimester, throwing up more, and now I feel sick most of the time now in my first trimester, but I haven't thrown up yet and I hope not to. So feeling sick all the time makes me want to do NOTHING, which is why my house looks the way it does, I will fall miserably behind on scrapbooking and photo organizing, and my children's eyes will pop out of their heads from watching too many movies. I have to remind myself lots of times that this shall pass, but it feels like I will feel this way FOREVER! I can't enjoy eating, which is torture within itself. I love food! But nothing sounds good and I have a hard time enjoying what I'm eating. It's very depressing. If only I could feel this way when I want to lose weight!

Anyway, Magnus is due on January 26, 2007...7 months from today. But he'll be late like his siblings, so he'll be born in February. I'm hoping we have another boy. When I was pregnant with Eleanor, I knew she was going to be a girl and then had the feeling we would have 2 boys. Zach was born so now our second boy will be born...if only it were that simple...for awhile now I have been thinking of a boy AND a girl...twins? not likely, and I really don't want to go through another pregnancy, so I'm not sure what to think about this.

My mother informed me the other day that I am doing a poor job updating my blog and it is NOT acceptable, so I will try to do rest for the weary around here!
My mom is a sweetheart, so no hard feelings toward her :-)


momofalltrades said...

Yeahy for big families! I'm sorry you are feeling pukey. That is no fun. I never was a graceful pregnant person. I always looked like a beached whale and was very vocal about my numerous discomforts. SO you just complain away, I'll never try and remind you about what a "blessing" it is. Duh. We *know* that already, now lets get down to some complaining!

Dawn said...

I am the eldest of 5 and we had so much fun, poor as we were! I only had two, but got a really late start (well, not by today's standards, but 30 years ago, 27 was old to get started). Each of my kids wish they had a sibling of their gender.

When I'm out with the grands (even without Anakin - just the two girls), people always say, "Boy, you have your hands full!" I respond, "Yes, and so much fun!"

Cindy said...

Yeah!!! Contratulations! I think that's great. I heard a lot of what you were saying when I was pregnant with Noah in Florida. I was amazed that even strangers would make comments to me about how "full" my hands were or were going to be. So, I can understand what you're going through a little. But who cares what they think anyway, right! You're family is very blessed for each one of those little angels! I think it's great! Yeah for you!

Zoe said...

OHHHHH!! Congratulations!! That is soooo exciting!! I hope that you start feeling better soon!! I am so impressed that you will have five!! (Not that I think that it is too many at all!) I told my husband that he will be lucky to get #4 out of me! Pregnancy does not suit me!! LOL! Good luck, I am so happy for you!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on the new one that is on the way. You do have your hands full. I feel like I'm out of my mind half the time with just three!

Kudos to you!!