Saturday, September 19, 2009

for the record...

since this isn't my first time, but almost certainly my last...i think it is important to take a moment and reflect on being pregnant. it is amazing to me how god allows us to forget so much about pregnancy. i am sure there is a reason for this, but i must confess...not unlike a lot of what is written on this blog, an idea came to me during a 3am moment of insomnia...and unfolded as the following:

dear somer,
please note that you do not LOVE being pregnant. that you are NOT one of those amazing glowing women, who look like they swallowed a cantaloupe. alas, you are the woman who looks like she swallowed a pound of bacon, and a bag of doritos (ok, so what if i did?!). so for posterity i feel it necessary to document the following reasons for not becoming the next duggar family.
#1. emesis. puke. vomit. ralph. you & toilet, bff.
#2. the ever expanding nose. (think michael jackson's formative years.)
#3. miscellaneous ailments: geographic tongue, spotted skin, nose bleeds, etc.
#4. hypersensitive sniffer. already known as the "bloodhound" amongst friends, heaven forbid, one of the kids should ever try to drink a beer or smoke a cigarette and lie about it....they would be busted before they hit the driveway! but being pregnant exacerbates this wonderful gift...into a frenzy of smells....ooooh, i can't even talk about it (the vomit cometh). let's just say the grocery store is OFF limits!
#5. laziness, sleep deprivation, narcolepsy. i like a nice eight hours at night. pregnancy does NOT like this pattern! pregnant somer likes a 3pm nap, a 3am wake up, and sheer laziness throughout the rest of the day! i do not like lazy, and i like to have a list and check it off. being overly hormonal, constantly dehydrated, and well....fat....impedes this list significantly.
so please somer, before you look at the following pictures, and at the cute little brown eyed, blonde haired angels wrecking total havoc on the playroom at this very moment....remember this list! and stay strong...three is the FINAL number!
your uterus and associated female hormones.

now...on to the much anticipated (and delayed, did i mention the puke?) ultrasound pics.

peanut's first pictures. little arm and leg buds, and of course i think i spot a griffin nose!

backside and measuring length. yep, definitely a day baby, head circumference very near belly circumference. ;)

a quick (vivian's was 145-ish, bauer was 160-ish) heartbeat. and possibly the most beautiful sound in the WORLD! i cried, no joke. somehow, knowing what it means to be a parent, just HOW much you can love someone else....makes it all the more special every time!!

and finally, close up. yep, definitely a griffin nose! ahhh what a blessing!! god is so GOOD and great! what was the beginning of this post about, again?! duggar you better watch out! :)


CathyBB said...

Wait, was this letter written "Dear Cathy"? =)

Oh dear... I know so well how awful you feel and I'm so sorry. I wish you could be the non-puking, energetic kind, too, but I'm afraid it's just not in the genes for you!

You HAVE, however, very CLEARLY established that you and Clif DO have the genes for beautiful, precious babies, so hang in there!

P.S. You know that the quickest way to ensure having more children is to insist that one is the "last," right? I'm just sayin'...

Susan said...

Oh, my little nephew is adorable already. Yes, I'm already throwing my hat in the ring that it's a boy!

Jill said...

So cute!!! (not the puking part the sweet little ultrasound...just to clarify!)

The Neffs said...

What a cute post! Love it!! I am pregnant to, so I laughed a lot... I am 18 weeks and due in Feb. Congrats on the pregnancy! Ps- don't you just love the duggars!! but I don't desire quite that many children. lol

Have a good week, Ginger

jenny said...

stay strong! it'll pass soon! :-) xoxo

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I'm SO happy to hear your sweet baby girl is doing better. That kind of story just gets to a mama! And wonderful that you're expecting another little blessing! Congratulations. (I was also not an enjoyer of pregnancy... I did not glow.)

Blessings, and thankyou for the update.

Ms. Sarah said...

congrats. Thanks for stopping by today.

Ashley Jo Anglin said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. I think we are practically neighbors..LOL. :)

I havent stopped by your blog in awhile, but I am so glad to see everything is back to normal. Congrats on your pregnancy. I think its in the air..:)

Buttercup said...

Can't thank you enough for your nice note. So happy to see Vivian at all her activities and cute and healthy and happy to hear your wonderful news. Many happy wishes!

noahandlylasmommi said...

Congrats!! Thanks for the comment on your blog.