Some Wandering Thoughts

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5 Comments A+ a-

  • I think I may be on a maternity clothes strike. I remember being pregnant with Devyn and desperately wanting to wear maternity clothes, even wearing them before I actually needed to. However, I have yet to go through ANY maternity clothes and I’ve been gifted with new clothes from friends (thank you Mandy and Sara!). And my body is desperately asking for relief from the too-tight, pre-maternity wardrobe. Sigh. I’m going to have to give in…
  • Reagan and I leave in less than 48 hours to visit this beautiful woman and her infant baby girl. (Oh, and her little boys and husband too.) I cannot wait! Of course, Devyn is less than thrilled with the idea of my going states away, and for days at a time too. To be honest, the thought of being gone so long is bittersweet. My babies (and hubby) will be desperately missed, but I’m looking forward to the Minus One Theory (or in this case Minus Two Theory) and will relish this “mini” break.
  • I do not think that I will be missed for very long as there are many fun things in store for my older two. Such as a sleepover with this sister, a movie with this sister, fishing with Daddy, and of course, there’s swimming, ballet, and I’m sure various other outings planned by aunts, Nana, Daddy, and perhaps even Papa. The days will fly by…
  • Some might remember my dilemma about whether or not to rent a heart doppler when I was pregnant with Hudson. And yes, I rented one for both Devyn and Hudson. I was also supposed to share a rental with Christine when we were pregnant together, but it turns out that the doppler stayed at her house. So imagine my surprise when I started thinking about doing it again. Of course, our financial situation is a little different this time around, so I had the brilliant idea of buying a used one. I found one on Craig’s List for $40, which is less than a 2-month rental, and LOVE it. I don’t use it as a way to calm overanxious fears as I did with the first two, but mostly because I just adore hearing this little one’s heart beating away. This doppler also tells me the heartrate and Baby #4’s rate is staying in the 120-130 range.
  • I just passed the 16 week mark and can’t believe that in four short weeks, I’ll be at the halfway mark with this pregnancy. I truly am in awe of how fast this one is flying by! Wow! I started feeling little movements about 10-11 weeks and asked the doctor if that was even possible, but with this being my fourth, I know those movements and my uterus has thinned so much that I was told it was entirely possible to be feeling those movements. The movements are much stronger now and more frequent, and they still take my breath away. I don’t care that this is pregnancy #4, I still adore this part of pregnancy and don’t take a minute of it for granted.
  • As we get closer to the 20-week mark and the scheduling of our BIG ultrasound, Jon and I find ourselves waffling in our decision to wait until the birth to find out the gender. Overall, I would still prefer to wait. I truly loved having that moment with Reagan and being able to announce “Its a girl” to everyone in the delivery room. And truth be told, its a small pat on our backs that we were able to make it to delivery, patience is not one of our strong suits. But Jon would prefer to know beforehand, for a number of reasons, and I find myself not feeling as passionate about waiting this time around. So why not give in to the parent who does feel more passionately? Hmmmm? We got a few more weeks to decide…
  • I am still sick, especially first thing in the morning. Its a well-known fact that the kids can expect to find me in the bathroom and are usually great about waiting with their breakfast “demands” until I’m done. Hudson is even concerned if I have a morning when I’m not throwing up. “No sick, Mama?” he’ll ask me. Its ok, I’m fully expecting it to last until 20 weeks, as it did with Hudson; I’d rather be prepared for the worst, if you know what I mean. But you can betcha that my little magic pills will be with me on our trip to Washington.
  • Some quick tidbits about the other Littles:
  • Devyn is getting so excited about being a big sister again, and especially at the idea that she might get to share a birthday with the baby. (Remember, I’m due just 10 days after her birthday.) She’s quick to ask if she and the baby can share a birthday party, and I just smile, knowing that the novelty of that idea will wear off soon. She is also planning a very elaborate 6th birthday party (even though its still months away) that involves Daddy building a stage and inviting her friends over to put on a “show” for all the parents and their siblings. Oh my word! I can only imagine what kind of music/show they’ll put on for us.
    Hudson lost a good 2-3 pounds with this virus and I won’t lie, those are pounds that he could not afford to lose. I was mortified when they weighed him at the ER and found myself hastily explaining that he is just small, that we’ve done all the testing to prove otherwise. And when I look at him, I can tell he’s lost that much weight. It makes my heart ache and we’ll be doing whatever we can to get that weight back on. When we were finally shown a room at the ER, of course he asked his daddy to turn on the Celtics/Lakers game and was so intent on the game that he ignored whomever came into the room. And tonight, he was shouting “Defense” along with the rest of the fans. He is a sports nut!
    Reagan is still our sassafrass, no ands, ifs, or buts about it. She will stand as closely next to Hudson as she can, without actually touching him, just because she knows it drives him nuts. He will be telling her to stop, and she’ll just stand there, smiling at him. I have my work cut out for me! Her hair is coming in a light reddish/gold color and is the curliest of all our Littles. Its gorgeous, really. And her eyes are still as blue as can be. Never in a million years did I think I’d have a blue-eyed child, but I think she is even more of a spitting image of Jon than Hudson is. Without a doubt, she has Jon’s mischievous smile down to an art. She is also our eater! We cannot keep enough food in the house to fill her up, which is surprising considering the fact that she’s still so tiny. Trust me, she outeats both of her older siblings. Its amazing.

I believe that’s it… A not-so-quick update/random thoughts from our house.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.


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11:29 PM delete

poor Hudson! sounds like he will need lots of icecream and cake while you are gone so he can beef back up... ;)

7:55 AM delete

:) Nice post. I will be praying for Hudson. Poor little guy!

5:23 AM delete

So glad that the fever and virus is gone!! =) Now to get some weight on our little man again!! Have a great trip honey!! Be careful and say hi to Amy!! =)
Love you, Mom

12:30 AM delete

I pray you are having a wonderful time on your trip. I imagine it had to be hard to leave the other two behind.

It's so hard to believe you are almost halfway through this pregnancy. I admire your courage to want to wait until the birth to find out the gender. I'd never be able to do that.

I'll be praying for Hudson to gain that weight back quickly.

1:04 PM delete

I can't believe how fast this pregnancy of yours is going too. Can you really be that far along already? I love your kiddos.