Monday, November 14, 2011

Big News

So finally something to blog about.

I'm pregnant.

And almost on purpose this time.  Jethro and I had been talking about trying for a boy for years. Recently, the talk became a little more proactive, and God said, "That's it! They said yes!" And boom. Here we are. Expecting a sweet little baby sometime in June.

We won't know if Jethro will have a son and heir until February, but as he said on his facebook status, "May the third child be a masculine child." We are going to hope that translates into a boy and not a lesbian.

So that's the good stuff. Now the bad stuff. I'm sick as a freaking dog. I don't know if I've ever mentioned this, but I handle pregnancy about as well as an Occupy Wall Street protester handles baths. Among other unpleasantries, I am nauseous constantly and I throw up so hard and often that I worry about detaching my retinas (hypochondriac that I am). I've always wanted more children, but I just didn't have the strength to be pregnant, especially after Gwen and Em being so close together. And I was young then.

But after a 10 year hiatus, I've worked up the nerve to have another go. And it's just as bad as I feared, so this will have to be the last even though I wanted 4. I just can't do it.

But it will be worth it. I don't even have to just tell myself that. I know it. Gwen and Em are proof. They are so helpful and sweet and excited, I could cry. I'm a horrid bitch from the belching depths of hell when I'm sick, and they have been so patient and good. They must have really, really wanted another sibling.


Christina LMT said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. VERY sorry to hear about the nausea, though. That really blows. (NO PUN INTENDED...oh, hell...who am I kidding?!)
Can you take anything for it?

Zelda said...

I've tried just about every pharmaceutical there is to try, so I'm going to be trying a series of homeopathic remedies beginning with B6. We'll see how it goes from there. I've already had to have an IV for dehydration, so I'm willing to try anything at this point.

Jammie J. said...

Awww, a little baby.  Congrats to you and Jethro.  I'm so, so sorry you're having a terrible time of it with the vomiting. Someone once told me to eat legumes for nausea, but I don't know how well that works if you can't hold anything at all in your stomach.  Others have said preggie pops work.  Then again, personally, I think it just depends on the person.  Especially if pharmaceuticals aren't working for you. Poor thingie.  (BIG HUGS)

Take care of yourself... at least you'll have the cleanest teeth on a pregnant lady (if you have the return of THAT symptom.)

Zelda said...

You're a doll. I'm muddling along and I fortunately have enough (more than enough) fat reserves to see me through. It's tough, but I will get my baby.

Tricia said...

How exciting!!  Congrats : o )

Zelda said...

Good for you! I hope you have fun.

SUPERDUD said...

Congratulations!!!! I certainly hope it is a BOY!! BYW MERRY CHRISTMAS  to you and your family. 

Zelda said...

Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too.

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