Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm Thinking Of Renaming This Blog I THINK I'M GONNA HURL

Here I am! I didn't mean to worry you. There is nothing new to report. Well. I take that back. There have been plenty of things to write about.

Like the fact that one of Joey's bottom teeth has suddenly begun to wiggle. He is so excited that his finger is constantly attacking that poor tooth trying to loosen it even more. It is pretty cute. And kinda gross. Get your fingers out of your face, kid!

Or the fact that Ben gave up his nuks last week without so much of whimper. This, the boy who had to have FIVE nuks in his bed at a time. The boy who would sleep with one nuk in each hand, one in his mouth, and two at his head in case he lost one in the night. The boy who would scream for an hour in the car if we forgot his nuk and he just happened to want to fall asleep. Suddenly, just like that, he decided to be a big boy. After all my plotting the possible ways to get him to give up his nuks. After thinking about calling on nuk fairies or even cutting the nuks up, I simply asked him if he could sleep without his nuks and he nodded his head. I set him in his crib for his nap and he talked himself to sleep. That night he asked for his nuk once, and then went to sleep without a peep when I told him they were gone. I am so stunned and so happy. And, a little sad.

Then there is Tommy who just picks up a pen and decides to write his name perfectly. Not only is he only three years old, but I haven't even shown him HOW to write his name yet. I know he sees his nametags at school all the time but they haven't really worked much on writing the letters yet. I tell ya, these boys are growing up OVERNIGHT. My little goldensbear. Getting sticker after sticker at school for hugging his classmate who was crying. For picking up a mess that someone else made. For running over to help a classmate who fell. Ah, my Tommy.

And Joey. He decided not to eat his special donut hole snack at school, and instead brought it home for me hoping it would help my sick tummy. He knows his mommy usually likes donuts. Smart boy. I was so touched. I asked him if he was sure he didn't want to eat it himself but he said, "Well, mom, I did have two bites but all of that sugar was starting to make me crazy." hehe

And it is not just me he tries to take care of. While I was trying to find a cart to stick Ben in as we were shopping in a department store Joey and Tommy were hanging behind me a bit. Suddenly I heard Joey yelling. "What did you just say to my brotter? What did you say? Don't you be mean to my brotter! Tommy, what did he just say to you?" I turned around to find Joey in some (bigger) kid's face. I called Joey over to me to find out that the boy (who was standing right next to his parents, thankyouverymuch) had said something mean to Tommy and was laughing at him. I looked over and the parents were even laughing (nice) so I did believe Joey's story. I tried to calm Joey down and let him know that it was great that he was protecting his brother but that he needs to maintain his temper. That it is not okay to yell at someone. That you must always be the one to act appropriately and take the high road. But I'm not afraid to admit to you all that my heart was really smiling as I lectured. I can't help but be really proud of that brotherly bond.

Yes. There is actually plenty to report. And each story could be a post of it's own. But honestly, all I can think to write about is this new life with nausea. It is craziness, I tell you. I would write more posts, but all they would be about is nausea. Seriously. That would get old very quickly.

I'm just not used to this. My last pregnancies were not like this. I had it very easy. There were certain foods that I couldn't eat, but I was never nauseous enough to think I was going to throw up, much less actually throw up! I have been shocked. I actually lost about 4 or 5 pounds now. I think I have every pregnancy symptom in the book. I am exhausted every second of the day, and I can't even drink coffee anymore. It tastes like metal to me. And tea doesn't taste much better. I have so much gas that no one is allowed to light a match around me. I'd probably blow up the house. Preparing food has become a herculean task with this nausea. I am an emotional freak. Even more so than usual. I spent an hour crying when I read the beginning part of New Moon and then I was depressed for the rest of the day. Even though I am so tired I have trouble sleeping at night. I toss and toss and toss and when I finally fall asleep I wake up frequently.

You know? This is exactly what I get. At my last doctor appointment I told my doctor that I was a little nervous that I didn't have any symptoms at all. I felt great, I'd told him. I should have known better. I should have kept my big trap shut! Ha!

And still, I love being pregnant. I love carrying around this little secret with me. This constant buddy. Thinking about this little person already having a personality and a soul is just such a miracle. So when Todd tires of seeing me feel so crappy day after day and tells me again how this is our last baby, it is no comfort to me at all. In fact, it makes me want to bawl. But then again, what doesn't?

And on a side note, does anyone know when you might start feeling movement if you are having twins? I mean, I know I have a ton of gas and everything but every once in a while I could SWEAR I feel movement. It doesn't feel like gas bubbles it feels like gentle tapping. I never felt movement with my boys until I was 20 weeks or later. I know it is way too early (11 weeks) and I'm completely crazy. But I'm just curious if you could feel something this early with twins. Just wondering. Plus, I like to freak Todd out. ;)


Kelly said...

First of all thanks for the updates on all of your kiddos. I've missed your blog. They sure do grow up quickly don't they?? It's fun and sad at the same time.

Second, I feel for you with all of the sickness. I don't even know how your managing. I guess the answer is that you have no choice! LOL Hang in has to get better. How many weeks are you now?? I'll have to check the baby book but I know with my 3rd pregnancy, I felt Aiden move MUCH earlier than the others, maybe because I knew what it felt like. I think it was like 13-15 weeks or something. It was crazy. But isn't that the most amazing feeling?? I do miss that.

Hattie said...

My boys do the same thing. They'll fight with each other, but they won't let anyone else. So funny.

About the baby thing. I went through the same thing with my forth. I thought it might be twins too. They run in my family heavily, I felt movement early and I began to show way early too. But it was just one. I had morning sickness for the first time w/ this one to. People said it would be a girl, but it was boy # 4!!!

Kristin said...

Awww...what a great update and memories for you to have "blogged"! I'm sorry you aren't feeling that great...nausea etc. It will eventually pass:) ARE THERE 2 BABIES in there? Well, I've never had twins, but I CERTAINLY, without a doubt felt this baby's movement at 14 weeks!

Momisodes said...

TWINS?!?! Wow. That could certainly explain why this pregnancy is so different. Well, also if it's a girl. I had similar nausea and reaction to coffee with my daughter. I do hope this nausea will pass soon. Thank you for the update on everything. Joey is so sweet saving his donut for you! It's amazing how quickly they seem to grow up and mature.

painted maypole said...

i hope you get over the nausea soon. no fun!

Chrissy said...

Yeah, I can see why that would freak him out. Hope you feel better soon.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

I've only done the prego thing twice, but pregnancy number one was a breeze. I even told everyone I would love to be a surrogate it was so easy. Pregnany two was a nightmare with three sequels. Pain, vomit, dizziness, hospital stays, bed rest... All I can say is God must know well enough to have it happen on the "last" baby and not the first or the human population would dwindle.

Kathryn said...

Gotta love brothers, and ohhh I would have given anything to see that kind of defending of a sibling..woohoo!
As far as twins, yes you can feel movement earlier, can also feel it earlier with each pregnancy depending on where the baby implanted. Wouldn't twins be fun, and scary, and wonderful all at once!

Barrie said...

Hope you're feeling better. Could you google the "when do you feel movement with twins?" thing? I know I felt movement as early as 17 weeks, and that was with a singleton.

Midwest Mom said...

I love carrying around this little secret with me. This constant buddy.

What a beautiful sentiment, and so true. I loved the 'partnership' of carrying each of my 3, and once they were born there were times that I missed that "part of me" feeling.

I remember when my boys were 4 and 2 and our neighbor (also 4) hit my oldest. My 2 year old pushed him down and said "You no hit my brother!" The neighbor's mom and I watched the whole thing and stepped in appropriately, but there was a part of me that felt happy they were *already* looking out for each other, too.

Have a great weekend!
- Julia at Midwest Moms

Tonya said...

I have always felt by baby move early. The first one I didn't really realize it but I felt her at 12 weeks and the rest at 10 weeks, once I knew what to look for! Can't wait to hear if there are twins or a singleton and if you are having a boy or girl! Take it easy.

krissy said...

I felt movement realativly early as well and my doctor would tease me and tell me that I was having twins. Obviously I didn't.

I feel your pain. I was sick the entire time I was pregnant with my daughter. Once I got over the throwing up-I went into kidney problems that landed me on bed rest at 6months along. Ugh.

Bravo to your boys for sticking up for one another. Good thing I wasn't there because I would have encouraged him to hit the boy and kick the parents in the knees. LOL.

Mom24 said...

Hope you start feeling better soon. Wouldn't twins be fun???

April said...

Oh my gosh your boys are SO incredibly sweet! It almost made ME bawl reading some of the stories! LOL

And honey, I feel you on the gas thing. I burp every second of the day. It is ridiculous! LOL I'm so sorry you are so nauseous and vomiting. :-( I hope that goes away soon for you! And the sleeping issues? I'm right htere with you! I keep asking Daryl why/how I could be having trouble sleeping when I don't even have a BELLY yet?? LOL

P.S. I read when you have multiple births, it IS possible to feel your baby much, much sooner than say your first. You're more attuned to your body AND you already know what it feels like to have a little one moving around inside of you!

tweetey30 said...

I have to admit I have no idea when you could feel movement with Twins. My sister in law has twins but I never asked.

But glad to hear things are going so good. I know about the brotherly/sisterly love. My girls are the same way..

Kelley said...

I'm pretty sure I felt movement at 9 weeks with my last one. And I'm sorry you've been feeling so terrible. Pregnancy is wonderful, but those first few months were TOUGH this last time.

Your boys are so sweet. That story you told was very touching. Such sweeties.

Kristen said...

What precious updates on all your boys. And the bringing you a donut? That is just too cute! :)

Hope that your sickness quickly fades! Quickly!! I lost weight for 5 months straight with Anya. Hence only two children. I don't want to ever be that sick again! Ugh!

Again, glad to hear that you are surviving, albeit barely on somedays. Hang in there, pretty soon you will round that perverbal "corner"

Have a great weekend Kat and enjoy Todd being around to help!!

Tammy said...

I love how kids get so excited over wiggly teeth and when it falls out it like they won the lottery. How fun. Feel better soon...nausea sucks!

Robyn said...

The boys are growing up so fast.
Maybe this one is a girl since it is so different from the other ones. Who knows? I hope you feel better soon.

Dawn said...

I've missed you! So sorry you're not feeling so great. Your boys are so sweet, and I loved reading about what they've been up to lately.

Fire Hunt said...

I have twins and this is my 3 Pregnancy and I feel is one sooner then I did with the twins and we are only one week off in due dates!

Tracey said...

By Corinne, I could totally feel her early.

You HAVE been busy. Hope the nausea goes away...

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I hope you feel better soon! Nausea all the time stinks!!!

Cyndi said...

Such sweet boys! Hmm, twins, huh? Maybe you just noticed the feeling earlier this time because you know more what to notice?

Lisa said...

love the stories of the boys. could they be any sweeter or more sincere??? Goosey & Lulu have been crazy sweet to each other lately, and to me. And it makes me crazy with emotions.

the sickness....geez, can't wait to find out what you're having. I was sick with Goosey. I only lost it once, but wished I would constantly. From the moment I woke up until after lunch. With Lu I felt a little nauseous, but nothing I couldn't handle. More tired. With this one? Felt like I was car sick from after lunch until I woke up the next morning. Like crap. But it went away at 11 weeks. Now? I just feel like it's going to reach it's hand out and tickle my legs at times. So much for those stomach muscles!!!

Hang in there!!!

Brittany said...

Oh dear. Twins? OH dear. Would God do that to you?? lol Best wishes, girl! Hope you don't hurl too much!

Krystyn said...

Glad you were able to update us!! I sure hope you get to feeling better soon! Hopefully, the second trimester will offer you some relief.

And, you haven't had an ultrasound yet to see if it's twins. Hopefully, that's not the case (unless you want twins of course).

I hear with each pregnancy you feel them earlier and earlier...and your last two will be pretty close together.

Feel better ASAP, okay!

Elaine A. said...

The story about the donut was so cute. And good for Ben on the nuks! One less thing for you to concern yourself with!

I do hope the nausea subsides soon. That is the worst!

(and you know I'm pullin' for a girl right b/c I am the youngest of four and the only girl... not for any other reason!) : )

Anonymous said...

if you are having twins, it'll freak ME out

Karen Deborah said...

you are such a cool mom. I would love to really know your boys, they are awesome kids and if a big brother is ready to fight for his little brother, way to go! THAT is what made America strong. Ya'll can be proud.
Here are my nausea tricks.
Frozen grapes.
saltine crackers, eat them before you even get out of bed. Nausea is a result of human growth hormone and also the need for more glucose in your own body. Sugar not necessarily, but something. Stick to bland food, or what we call two way foods. Sorry but what comes up pretty much the same as it went down has more chance of staying there. I lived on plain baked potatoes, no butter, and I lost weight too. If you had things you did for long runs that helped your energy try those now. Think like an athlete in need of nutrition. Small bites, frequently, very frequently, avoid fats, sugars, spices, and anything rich. If you can't keep down a plain potato I'll eat my hat. I've never told anyone this where it didn't work!
I can't believe your little boy, ever since he got that big boy haircut he's been something else!

If you want to e mail me about more n&v tips

Dani said...

WOW! Can I just say, I love how much you love being pregnant!!! It's funny, when I first got pregnant (and that has only been one time) I didn't like it at all!!! And now, even when part of me still wants to be young and going out etc... I miss that feeling!!! I am ready for another but at the same time, I feel like I need more time to bond with my first! Did you feel this way? I went out tonight with one of my girlfriends for the first time in forever but after reading your post, I wouldn't mind carrying around a secret of my own again!!!
I hope the nausea is gone soon for your sake!!! Thanks for the update! And I love the love that you have in your family!!!!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh dear, I feel your pain!!! I was the EXACT same way early in this pregnancy. I'm a coffee FREAK and I couldn't even stand to have it for a few months. I never had nausea with my other pregnancies either. But this one did it for me. It was awful. Hopefully it'll go away soon. Mine started letting up after 12 weeks or so. I'd still battle a wave or two of nausea, but I could at least start functioning around that time.

Loose teeth gross me out!!! Sorry you have to see him wiggle it around when you're already feeling yucky!!!

I think every pregnancy is different with movement. I KNOW I felt my son super early. Like around where you are now. Nobody believed me, of course! But I know I did..I felt it more than once, and it wasn't gas! But this baby I didn't start feeling until a few weeks ago (I'm 20 weeks now). So if you think you're feeling the baby, then you just might be! I don't know about twins though.....

Anonymous said...

Awww your boys are so cute! Can you imagine if you had twin all the boys in the house wouldn't know what to do, but I bet they'd be super protective. Hope you feel better soon I was very sick during my pregnancy so I can only imagine.

Lots of hugs coming your way.

maggie's mind said...

You are so sweet and your boys so precious. I loved hearing how much they are growing into the kind of good guys they'll become. Eek... twins? Wow. If it turns out that way, you'll need to get a picture of Todd's face when you tell him the news. :) Hope the nausea thing mellows out soon. Doesn't sound like much fun.

Scrappy said...

What sweet boys you have! :) I loved those stories. My 3rd still has a pacifier and I am terrified to give it up. I am so glad that Ben had such an easy time. What a blessing.

I felt my second baby at 8 weeks, 20 for my first and 14 with my third, so I guess you just never know.
Each of my pregnancies has gotten worse (the main reason I am holding off on #4). I really do know exactly how you feel. Even drinking water made me ill when I was pregnant. I am curious if you are on any medications for the nausea.
I will continue to pray for you. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Don't get too excited, Todd--

with my last baby I felt her move EXTREMELY early. The midwife didn't shrug it off either, she said you know what to look for with later pregnancies. So your sweet little daughter ;-) has a strong kick, or your twin bouncing boys are wrestling... can't wait to know more!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hang in there! You need someone to take care of you and pamper you for a while...maybe some good friends would chip in a couple of casseroles for your freezer to get you through the nausea?

kimmy said...

I haven't been by in a while. Congrats on the pregnancy! How exciting!


Carol said...

Oh Kat....your posts are delightful. Reading about how your your boys are growing....I get teary-eyed! I know nausea sucks, but someday soon this will be just a memory. P.S. I wanted twins SO badly! Maybe.......???!!!

ewe are here said...

I felt mine quite early, too... including this one...

And you should probably brace yourself if you tell everyone how 'different' your pregnancy symptoms are this time from your previous three...especially the nausea and exhaustion...and they'll immediately start telling you you're having a 'girl', or, like you say, 'twins'.

And for the record, I've had a few subtle differences in my current pregnancy that made me secretly wonder ... and voila, girl.

LaskiGal said...

Loose teeth, nixing nuks, perfect penmanship, sweet and strong Joey . . . your present is my future (except for the nuk . . . it "sucks" that he never ever took to it. Dang it.).

As for the nausea, you know what I'm thinking :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Reading these updates was such fun--and I chuckled at the nuk story--sometimes they convince us things are SUCH A BIG DEAL. And then just like that, they're not. said...

Oh, pumpkin. I think that would push T over the edge if #4 turned into #s 4 & 5 - cause then, you'd still want that even and there'd be a 6. I hope you feel better. And, I loathe parents who think bullying is okay. Way to protect Joey.

lime said...

that story about joey defending tommy is really very sweet. what a good brother.

as for feeling movement early. i felt my first baby around the same time and she was only one child. she just kicked quite furiously the entire pregnancy, such that i was worried about my second one because i DIDN'T get kicked as vigorously but all was well.

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