Thursday, February 16, 2012

vivi's big news

 The shirt doesn't lie, people.  Bug & Bee have a baby sibling on the way!  Number Three will arrive in the very last days of August, and I'm just shy of 11 weeks (which is like "omg already?!?" and also like "omg that's IT?!?")  It's a few weeks earlier than we usually choose to tell, but this has been the worst kept secret of all time.  Mainly because I look about five months along already and have been a hermit for six weeks or so, and needed to explain my shape and antisocial-ness somehow.  Two ultrasounds and home doppler confirmation tells us all is well now, so the beans, they are officially spilled.  MEEP!  A BAAAAABY!

Oh, what's that?  You already figured?  Was it the eyebrow raising lack of wine mentions of late?  Or the uninspired "party" I threw Vivi that consisted of ten balloons, five people, and not a single goody bag or musical soundtrack, a la years past, because I couldn't muster up the energy for a fancier fete?  Or how my blog dwindled to near nothingness during the past four weeks when more often than not, I was crying in my bed because, you know, monthlong "hangovers" that even Zofran won't touch are just SUCH a blast?  Especially with two kids who don't care that mommy feels like death, they want to play and go and do.  It's not been pretty, yall.  You haven't lived until you've dry heaved into a froggy training potty (because the big potty is clogged) while one kid screams "MY POTTY!  NO PUKIN' IN MAH POTTY!" and the other one fake heaves beside you laughing her head off.  My kids have watched so much Dora this past month that they're rolling their Rs.  The house has gone to the dogs.  (AND the cats.)  I don't even know where my vacuum is.  This was my real life laundry room at the end of one long, particularly difficult week.  (And yeah, that's a Christmas wreath still hanging on the door there.  Too sick to care!)
Alas, week 10 hit, and as was the case in my last two pregnancies ... things started looking up.  ((KNOCK ON EVERY DUSTY SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD IN MY HOUSE.))  I've had three decent days now where I've eaten like a normal human being, and am once again able to open the fridge without plugging my nose.  I have a bit of energy here and there, plodded along on the treadmill once this week, and we made it through the grocery store without a single heave!  Sayonara, first trimester.  See you never again, you beast!

And oh, PS, can you believe I'm adamant about NOT finding out the sex of our final addition?  I am serious!  We've got one of each (and the tubs of pink and blue clothes in storage to clothe any kind of babe), and honestly, when my friends have chosen not to find out the sex of their babies I've been about 100x more excited to hear their big news on delivery day.  I want that suspenseful moment for myself on this, our final round of baby-having, so I'm torturing my family and joining the Team Green bandwagon.  (Sorry, family.)  J's on board, and by on board I mean rolling his eyes and saying "I love you, so if that's what you want....."  Good man.  Good man who WILL be ordered to turn toward the wall during our 20 week scan, because I wouldn't put it past him to be a peeking peeker who PEEKS.

And yes, this WILL be the final addition to our little family.  Shop.  Is.  CLOSED.  3u4, even if just by a handful of days, is my baby having limit.  And if we are to be so blessed to have three healthy little loves to hold and kiss and grow big?  I wouldn't even have dared to dream it could be true a few years back.
"hey, wait, WHAT does this say?!?  I'M NOT SHARING MY ROOM, MOM!"

26 comments:

Mandy @ This Girl's Life said...

HOLY CRAP!!! YAY!!!! Oh my goodness I'm so happy and excited for you! Yay! Yay! Yay!!!! :)

IU_mama said...

Congratulations Mandie and family! Woot for Team Green!

amy said...

Congrats again to you and your family!

Ashley said...

Wooooot! Congrats!

Erin said...

So exciting! Glad you're feeling better, I was SO GLAD to not be a SAHM when I had awful all-day sickness for the first half of this pregnancy... I really can't imagine day in and day out alone with toddlers and puking/being exhausted...

Here's to an easy and healthy rest of your pregnancy!

Anne said...

We're public!! Oh, this isn't my baby too? Love to F#3 (ah what the heck, love to the rest of you too!).

Kelsey said...

Oh Vivi looks so happy to share the news! Too fun. And yes, your lack of posting had us suspecting! Congrats!!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! I hope you really are feeling better but, just in case, acupuncture really helps the morning sickness. I'm still sick (26 weeks) and have been getting it once a week for the last 19 weeks. It's the only thing that has gotten me through. Good luck!

Alli said...

Congratulations! I love the "Big Sister" shirt!!

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Melissa said...

WooHoo! Congratulations! So happy for you and your family.

jenni said...

YAY, it's out there!! Now don't you feel good? Well, better? ;)

So glad we're going through this together. Even the crazy team green part which I'm a little too excited about.

The Writer Chic said...

Well, you've said it to the blogosphere, so now there is NO TURNING BACK. Welcome to the Team Green Bandwagon. It's oodles of fun, I promise.

I'm so happy for you. Oh, and I've decided that you need to pick an "E" name, so someday you can be all, like, "Big E kicked 'little e's' butt" and all that. I've been praying. Love you bunches!

Jenn said...

Congratulations! We aren't finding out the sex either and it is super-exciting! Hope you start feeling better SOON. :)

Emily said...

Congrats!!! Wonderful news.

ana said...

Congratulations! Welcome to Team Green!

Kate said...

I've recently found your blog and I love it! Congrats on the new addition ... Team green is exciting. Did you make that shirt for vivi? If so we need a tutorial

LeeAnn said...

Congratulations!! I've followed your blog for awhile & love it- I knew it was time to say hi when I realized I was super excited for you, an interwebz stranger :) I totally laughed at the puking in the frog potty part, morning sickness is a beast.

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Simply Complex said...

Balls To The Walls, lady! Me too. I'm due at the beginning of June and can't wait for our third. Crap, if we ever meet in real life, all of our kids will be days/months apart. Freaky.

lena said...

Aaaahhhh!!!! I am so excited for you and team green? I love that. IF (big if) we go for 3 I hope to keep it surprise too. Love your babies and can't wait for another. Congrats.

Simply Complex said...

Ah, I just read the rest- we didn't find out the sex either. My guess for me is a BOY because I am so freaking hungry all of the time!!!! Just like with G. Now, we wait and see. Only 16 weeks to go.

Betsy said...

I figured something was going on with your lack of blogging! 1st trimester SUUUCKS. I love Vivian's shirt, and I love that you aren't finding out the sex. Super super exciting!

Kari said...

Wow, hilarious post, as usual, Mandie! So glad you are feeling better now...oh that sounded so hard! Congratulations to you guys again and excited to watch/read about this little one too :)

kennedy! said...

YAY!!!! best news ever... two things - i've always worked while pregnant so i fear being pregnant with our third (IF there is a third) because these two will run pregnant me into the ground. yikes. and #2, love the team green. IF there is a third (again, that pesky if), i love that we too can go team green with no worries. hope your m/s stays away!

ps- did you make the big sis tee? it looks similar to her '2' tee and if so, color me impressed!

Candice said...

Oh yeah!!! Congratulations! So exciting! :)

Verna said...

Congratulations, Mama! Great news! I didn't even suspect and I almost always suspect! ; ) Glad you are feeling better, too! That makes it so much more enjoyable.

Heather Wilkins said...

So exciting!!