Because sick is the new black.

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Well hello there. *waggles eyebrows*

(Unrelated, but a search for “eyebrow waggle” took me to this video which made my night. Careful, you’ll strain yourself.)

If you follow me over on twitter, you know all too much about what I have and have not throw up in the last 4 days, and if you don’t, well, let me recap it for you.

Okay things to throw up: bananas, apple juice, donuts.

Things that are making me gag just thinking about them: bacon, carbonated soda, coffee, eggs, cheerios. Oh, and pineapple juice. Ugh.

There has been much speculating (and texting) about whether or not this is a flu, or an early Christmas present to Tom, but I am falling on the side of flu. I am charting in two places and everyone agrees: if I were puking from pregnancy, I would have to be ammmmmazing, in that I could have morning sickness before implantation could even happen. Not likely.

It has raised the question of when we will be ready for another baby, and if you’ve been around for a while, you know that Tom is the one who is raring to go, hoping for a boy eventually. I don’t hold it against him – if he were anything less than devoted to our girls, I may take offense at it, but I understand where he is coming from. If the tables were turned, and we had two little boys instead, I would love them fiercely but would dream about having a daughter. But… I’m tired. There are a lot of pros and cons to adding to our family right now, but it always comes back to the fact that I haven’t slept 8 hours straight in 40 months. From mid-Ella’s pregnancy on, one thing or another has woken me up every.single.night. And while Tom’s logic is “You may as well get all the sleepless nights out of the way now!”, he hasn’t been sleeping in the guest room half the night for the last year, so that I could get more sleep. Of course, I haven’t been getting up at 3am to go to work and pay the bills… but…. okay. We’re both tired. It’s not a contest. But the point stands: a newborn + a toddler + a preschooler = my definition of exhaustion. And all the coffee in the world couldn’t keep me awake for that.

And yet… he may be winning me over to his side.

9 Responses to Because sick is the new black.

  1. leah says:

    Well now we all know when you had sex ;-) hah!

    I do hope your tummy issues are getting better now, definitely not fun to deal with on top of 2 girls.

  2. sara says:

    you are officially insane. I have a friend that has a daughter born a month before Simon and another daughter a few weeks after Declan and she’s pregnant (I think about 7 months now) with #3 (and it’s a BOY!). I just can’t even wrap my brain around it. I have a hard enough time with the two I have!

    I’ll send you all my lucky boy stars, though, since that’s all we seem to make! :)

  3. Melinda says:

    hope you are feeling better soon
    and oo-la-la…:)

    oh…and the sleep thing. I am JUST NOW coming out of that! So had been almost 5 years including tandem nursing for a whole year and a half.
    I hear ya, mama…it is sooo hard. But now, on the otherside, there is an end!! xo Melinda

  4. LaLibertad says:

    Wait, sex? Sigh, I should get on that.

    I’m sorry to hear you are all pukey. We are just gooey with snot and other mucous around here.

  5. Denice says:

    Ivy, you should go for it. I’ll say, the first 3 months of having 3 kids was rough. Really rough. But now we’re hitting our stride and it’s wonderful! I really couldn’t recommend it more heartily. And you and Tom have cute kids. And there definitely needs to be someone else in the ‘crazy’ boat with me!

  6. michelle y says:

    Well I’ll send you some boy juju for Tom, and if I also decide to be insane enough for baby #3, send me some girl vibes!!

    Feel better soon

  7. Kelly says:

    There is definitely a part of me that wants another baby, maybe in a few years. But before I am 40! Now is definitely not a good time for baby making over here. I have a secret desire for my girl to have a sister, I think because I always wanted one.

    Can I say boys are awesome and fun but oh so different than girls. Chase gives new meaning to destructo-baby. I love having both though, Chase is a rough and tumble kid but oh so sweet and snuggly.

  8. Kelly says:

    Oh and now that I have pulled my head out of the baby fever cloud. I hope you are feeling better soon ;o)

  9. FireMom says:

    If I can’t have more babies, YOU have to have more babies. Someone will need to take all of my slings and what not. Right?

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