Saturday, April 05, 2008

Questions and Answers.

Questions I've been hearing A LOT over the past year and a half:

"When are you Nathan going to have another baby?"
"Are you trying?" (My personal favorite.)
"Are you pregnant?"
"It's about time, don't you think?"

These questions don't offend me or anything - I just never really know what to say. Well, I have something to say now. Mostly a lot of whining. =)

In answer to your questions (in order)

1. When are we going to have another baby?

NOVEMBER 16th 2008!!!

2. Are we trying?

Um. See what I mean?? How do you answer this question???!

3. Am I pregnant?

For sure.

4. It's about time...

Yes it is.

So!! Now for the details!! I am not very far along. We would normally wait another month before telling everyone but people are starting to notice me being weird and I just really want some sympathy! I'm 8 weeks and sicker than I've EVER been. EVER.

We've had our first ultrasound and if I was really cool I'd scan the picture. I'm not feeling very cool right now. =) Everything looked great with the baby! Right on schedule. Only one baby! I thought maybe I had two because my Dr. said my uterus was measuring big and because I've been so sick. If you remember, I started out with 2 on my first pregnancy.



Haha! Sorry - couldn't resist. =)

Anyway - for the past 3 weeks things have just gotten worse and worse. The first couple weeks I was just EXTREMELY nauseous 24-7 and dry heaving occasionally. Then, last weekend was actually pretty good! I was up and not feeling too bad so I thought things were looking up! Monday morning was great - Nathan and I went to Anika's parent-teacher conference and then to the ultrasound. After that we went to a burger place for lunch. That afternoon was the start of the week from HELL. I hardly got off the couch from Monday-Wednesday. I threw up everything I ate. On Thursday I got up to take Anika to school and pick her up and then it was back to the couch for me. I pretty much just stared at the wall or the TV. I haven't watched so much TV in a LONG time! I did go in to the Dr. and he gave me a vitamin B12 injection and things have been a little better yesterday and today.

I was never this sick with Anika or Kes. I think I threw up once or twice with them. I hardly ever had heartburn - I already do with this one. I'm bloated and emotional and tired. I'm not sure what's going on but I really hope I forget this experience or I won't be wanting to be pregnant again any time soon!

Nathan had spring break this past week. He got to spend it taking care of me and the girls. He has emptied my throw up bowl many times and has been so wonderful. I don't know what I would have done without him. The girls have been little angels. They play all day and fetch me things whenever I ask them to. They love to get me snacks and water and my bowl. =) It's so cute when Keslie asks me how I'm feeling. She usually says "Are you a little bit better mommy?" and Anika is so cheerful - I'll ask her to get me a drink and she says "SHORE!!" (sure). Her voice is so expressive. Nathan says she sounds like Dora. She has been saying "Come on! Vamanos!" a lot lately. =)

Anika got her kindergarten shots yesterday. 6 POKES!! Can you believe that?? Poor little thing! At least she's done until she's 11! She was so cute about it though. As we were walking in she said to the nurse "I'm here to get a pinch because I'm getting ready for kindergarten!!" It's all she can talk about! =)

Here are some little tidbits I had started to type last weekend:

My girls say such cute things all the live long day! Anika and Kes made some Binoculars today at a birthday party and Anika has been calling them cunoculars. =) Sometimes their words are SO much better than the real thing and so I just can't bring myself to correct them. A couple other things:Breftis for breakfast, I'n for I'm and now I'm totally blanking on the others.

Whenever someone (usually daddy) is doing something fun with Keslie - ie: throwing her across the room onto the couch, tossing her into the air, spinning her around, tickling her belly, etc - She immediately asks to do it again. She says "I want to do that EYE-gain!! We love the way she says it!

Anika walked in on Nathan while he was using the bathroom (he has since learned to LOCK the door!) and was taken aback by what she saw! She said "Daddy! You have a noodle hiney!!" Hahahaha!! Sorry if that was too much info but it was just too hilarious not to share!

Keslie fell off of the top bunk tonight. It freaked us out because she fell head first and landed on her head. I'm so glad she didn't get hurt too badly. She does have a pretty big bump on her noggin, though. =)

And that is the end of this boring post! Now hurry! Comment so that I have something to distract me from my misery! =)

35 comments:

Susan said...

Hooray!!! I'm so excited for you guys! I hate the throwing up part of pregnancy - maybe, since this time you are sooo much sicker, it means you are having a boy! What would you think about that?!

Summers Camp said...

Congratulations!!! *B

jill s said...

congrats!!!

i can relate to the sickness.
i was SO sick with the both of the kids...but even more so with emerson.

i just hope it ends for you when you hit your 2nd trimester!

i'm glad the girls are taking such good care of you! :)

xx
jill

Susan said...

I forgot to mention how funny I think you are for putting up that greek wedding clip. So freaky!

Choate Family said...

YEA YEA!! Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys!!

riggsfam said...

Congrats! That is so nice that your girls keep each other occupied and are eager to help you! Hope you start feeling better!

Skinners said...

Woohoo! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to tell Seth (he's sleeping). I was super sick with Chloe and now that she's 4 months old I've totally forgotten. You know how it goes! Best of luck with everything. I'm just so excited I don't know what to say anymore!

The Gordon Clan said...

Congrats you guys! Good work with the "noodle hiney" Nathan! As for Susan's comment, I totally think she's right. You are having a boy for sure! I'm going to go tell Brooke that you are having a boy right now! I'm excited for you guys. Thanks for being so sick Brit. I really hope it deters Brooke! Get feeling better.

lnkmom said...

Congrats! I bet you have told everyone else around here already, I'm just a looooooooooser and never go to anything any more!

I hope you feel better soon!

Jenn said...

Oh DARLING. I am SO sorry you are so sick. I was curious about you--not about when you were going to get pregnant, but whether or not you already were. Just a hunch I guess. Anyway--you are the ROCK STAR preggo Mama of the universe. Go Brittanie! Go Brittanie! I am SOOO excited for you to have another baby. But I am SO bummed you are feeling so awful. Tell me what I can do for you. If you don't I will come to your house and serenade you with cheesy songs from your lawn until you let me help you. :):) Hugs

Jenn said...

Wow...another baby! I'm so overjoyed for you! I really hope you feel better soon because I can certainly empathize with how you feel! If you need ANYTHING let me know! Connor has been dying to have a playdate with your girls so let me take them off your hands sometime. Love ya! CONGRATS!

LJAandB said...

I was wondering how long it would take you! TOTALLY kidding, actually I can't believe how incredibly tacky people can be to ask those questions--HELLO!!!!! mind your own business PLEASE. Isn't having children a personal thing and some people have a really hard time getting pregnant. Ok, I'll try to calm down now. Anyway, congratulations! I am so excited for you. For me this third pregnancy has totally done me in and made me think I am for sure done, it has been by far the worst one for me. It's hard too because you have 2 other little ones to take care of. I found that sucking on lemon drops really helped with the nausea, any hard sour candy did the trick. Anyway, congrats--can't wait to hear what you are having!!

Kim said...

Britt, I am so excited for your little family to be expanding, how fun for you. Do the girls know why you've been so sick?

I can't offer up any remedies for your morning (all day) sickness, I never had it with any of my four, but I hope you get over it soon so you can just enjoy being pg!

Traci said...

Congrats!!

Stacie said...

Congratulations Brittanie! That is great news. Hang in there through the yuckiness. I hope it passes soon.

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

Congrats! I had a sneaking suspicion that you were :) I'm so sorry you're so sick. That sucks. How can I best help?

Kimberly said...

Congrats!! I'm so excited for you, not the whole sick part, but yeah for another fun baby! I bet this one is a boy since it's so different than your previous pregnancies. That's the way things happened with me, just subtle differences that let me know I must be having a girl this time. So I'm throwing my vote in early and saying you're having a boy!! Hope you feel better soon. Oh, and your girls are so funny! I love their comments, especially about the daddy bathroom one! Classic!!

Mindy P. said...

Yea!! I'm so excited for you guys. Congrats. Hope you feel better soon.

Amber said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm positive your girls will be great little mommies when the baby is born. I am glad that they are so helpful while you are sick. You have wonderful girls! I am so sorry that you are so so sick. I hope and pray it passes SOON. Good luck today =).

Brittney said...

I am so glad you posted this and you can tell people!! You need all the help you can get! I wish I was there to take care of you. I love you! And I hope this morning sickness doesnt last long! Seriously call me anytime to complain or cry or whatever:)

Cam and Afton West said...

Alright. What the heck? You tell the world before you tell us? Whats the deal with Nathan telling Cam you've had the flu really bad when really your pregnant?!?? j/k! Alright enough of the harassment! We are SOOO excited for you. Im with everyone else on it being a boy. After having 5 girls and never getting sick, when my mom had her boy, she was sicker than a dog! Who knows! Anyway, YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! I wish you lived closer and Carolyne could have the girls over all the time for play dates. DARN CONNETICUT! Oh well. I hope you feel better. We will keep you in our prayers. Congrats!

Humphries Blog said...

Congratulations!!We are so excited for you guys:) Now Keslie will be a big sister. We hope you get feeling better soon. We love you.
Sarah

Fred & Meili said...

Congratulations!! I hope you are feeling better!! I can't wait to hear what it is!

Heidi Ann said...

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH! I'm so sorry you're so sick! If you were here Anika and Kes would move in with me. I bet you're having a boy and that's why you're so different, that's my prediction! I'm so stinkin jealous and excited for you! Does this mean we can't come and visit you this summer?

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The Frosts said...

Congratulations!! That is wondeful news but I'm sorry you're so sick. I'm also predicting a boy for you! Good luck and I hope you're feeling better soon!!

Shabwan said...

Bittanie Brittanie Brittanie! I am kicking myself for chastising you for not blogging! No worries!!! YEHAA...you're preggers! Baby will have 3 mommies-how fun for your girlies! Loved the video from MBFGW! Bipopsi...hehehe. Liked the noodle hiney bit...My niece asked her mommy "why does daddy have that BIG tongue?" Kids say the funniest things! So sorry that you're not feeling well...we love you and hope for you-the best!

The Richins Family said...

CONGRATS! that's so EXCITING! i am happy for you. i bet you are having a BOY! i guess we will find out when you tell us. please keep us up to date with your pregnancy, cause ya know, i love to hear every detail. i miss you so much. i hope all is well and you are feeling so much better!!!! your darlings sound like they are being very good mommies to you. that's seriously the pits of being pregnant. they have a new pill out called zofran? i am probably mispelling it, but i hear from everyone that is pregnant that it works.

Whetten Family said...

Congratulations, Brittanie! You are such a great mom, and I know that your mom would be so proud to see how awesome you are with your girls!! Everyone is getting pregnant! It's an epidemic! :) Feel better soon. If I lived closer to you I would come give you a oatmeal mask with cucumbers and avocado, but alas....another day. Congrats!!!

Tim & Amy said...

dang, that hurry up & comment thing must really work. i'll have to try that.

CONGRATULATIONS! i'm so sorry you feel like crap though!

i know how keslie feels! i fell off the top bunk when i was little. i still have a scar on my cheek to prove it unfortunately!

feel better!

David said...

Congrats! Have they given you any anti-nausea drugs? I hope you feel better soon.
-Amy

Scott and Natalie said...

ha I knew it! I am sad you are sick though. Let me know if I can come over and help one of these days ok? I really mean it, I am here for you!

Macey Kay said...

Congrats! That is so fun-hope you feel better soon :)

Minharos said...

Horay, I know JUST how you feel, and in a sick twisted way it's nice to have company in the misery. I'm due October 27th though right now I'm not sure if I'll make it. I'm supposed to be announcing it on my poor neglected blog right now, but got sidetracked. Congratulations!

The A.Wahls said...

Congrats! Such wonderful news. :) Hang in there. Hope you feel better soon.