Remember the post I wrote a week ago about battling the flu? Well, it turns out, it wasn’t a stomach virus that was causing the nausea. It was morning sickness. That’s right. I’m having a baby!
I know what you’re thinking . . . How did this happen? For reals? Is it really true? Wait . . . I thought you were done having babies. I know! I know! I wondered the same thing. After waiting an eternity for the two pink lines to appear, I thought “Oh my gosh! How could this be happening?” Well, I know HOW it happened of course. It’s no surprise how babies are conceived. But, what surprised me the most was that I could, in fact, still get pregnant. I thought my window had closed.
Looking back, all the signs were there right in front of me. It makes perfect sense now.
1. Crying during March of the Penguins. A documentary about penguin breeding season sent my emotions in a tale spin. I was laughing one minute and crying the next. My husband thought it was the strangest thing. I really lost it when the mama penguins came back to feed their young. And, while bonding with their babies, a fierce storm arrives and causes some chicks to perish. My heart broke for their loss.
2. Severe nausea and fatigue. Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’ve been missing in action these past several days. Maybe you’ve even wondered why I haven’t showed up to your blog. I can assure you it’s NOT intentional. I miss blogging like I miss coffee–a whole whole bunch! But, I’ve been slammed with a severe case of morning sickness. It’s been quite debilitating. I can only stay on my feet for twenty minute intervals before it’s time to head back to the couch and curl up into a ball.
3. Aversion to coffee. Hard to believe, huh? It’s true! I can’t stand the SMELL of coffee. This is just one of the many things I have to give up during the next nine months. But, it’s for a good cause and I know things could be a lot worse. Think of the poor female elephant who has a gestation period of twenty two months. Speaking of interesting facts, I want to reassure my male readership that this blog will not suddenly morph into an online pregnancy journal. Certainly, there are other issues to discuss besides a growing uterus and back pain. Though I’d be lying if I said this is the last post about my little peanut. I’ve gotta share the gender of the baby as well.
So, there you have it my friends! I’m getting ready to add TWO MORE FEET. I am soooo excited to have another baby to love! I am thrilled to have a little person growing inside of me again. The best part of it all is that my secret hope of having three children will soon come to pass. I often dreamed of what it would be like to be a party of five. I love doing things in odd numbers. My favorite numbers are 5, 7, and 9, in no particular order. While my husband assured me he’ll have NO part in becoming a party of seven or nine, we’re quite happy being a family of five.
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