Saturday, July 30, 2011

Baby #4

Woohooo! Another baby. How can one not be thrilled about another little one?? I am already 15 weeks pregnant. A little freaky that I am getting so close to half way done. This one has been a little tougher than those before it. Let me rephrase that. This time around I have been sick as a dog and more tired than I ever dreamed possible. I don't throw up easy, so it is no surprise that I haven't again this time, but man oh man did I want to.....and pretty much all day, too. All day, every day for about 7 weeks. Miserable, I tell you. The sick feeling has all but disappeared, but I am still struggling in the energy department. But wow, I am glad to be done with that first part.

So the first question everybody asks is: "Were you this sick with the boys??" And the answer is a qualified NO. Not even close.

The statement that immediately follows is: "OOOO, maybe it's going to be a girl this time!"

I have mixed feelings about it. One, I would love to have a girl. I love my boys and I know another would just enhance what we already have, but a girl would add a whole other element that we have yet to experience and I think I want to. :)

Do I have a feeling either way?? Well, I've never had strong feelings about it with any of the others and I really don't this time either. I tend to lean towards the idea that the reason I have felt so sick this time is because I am on #4 and I am starting to get kind of old. :) Most likely I am having a boy and I am totally cool with that. I'll be finding out at 20 weeks because I just have to. And I can. And I will (hopefully).

I heard the heartbeat at my second mid-wife appointment. And the plan is still a homebirth (round 3!!) assuming all things for the next 25 weeks go as they should.

We are pretty excited around here and everyone (except Easton who has no clue) is really pumped to be a big brother (or daddy) again.


Rachel said...

well i know i'm pumped to be an aunt again! and i'm crossing my fingers it's a girl, because willow needs a girl cousin! although if it's another boy, i'm sure she'll just wrestle and jump on him like all her other boy relatives!

can't wait to find out!!! (and meet the little bugger!)

anita said...

Congratulations! So happy for you and your family!

Amy Cooper said...

Congrats Congrats! Looking forward to meeting #4!

Anonymous said...

The boat is getting full, but that is okay with me. Just more FISH ON!
Uncle Bubba

Bekki said...

Yay! Congratulations!! I was alos much sicker and more tired with my girls. :) Praying for you and your pregnancy.

Anonymous said...

I am sooooooo excited to be a Great Aunt again. It would be fun for you to have a girl this time but a happy healthy baby boy or girl is all we ask for heavenly father. I hope having your mom there has helped a little. Love and hugs to all. The Great Aunt Marshmellow

Kim said...

Hooray! Congrats on the exciting news... and I'm glad you are starting to feel better too!

Jessica said...

I've never had any boys :) but I'll tell you that with my 4th (and final) girl, I was so sick that I used to just lay on the floor and moan. I never threw up but I thought I was going to die for about 18 weeks lol. It never completely went away but it did get a little better. I don't know if it was because it was my 4th or because she was a girl since I was pretty sick with each one. You really do need a little girl to shake things up a bit though!