Tuesday, June 05, 2007

my kryptonite


Okay, I'll let the cat out of the bag (as zoe guessed in one of my posts)-- I am pregnant- 12 weeks today-- and that has been the main cause of my conspicious blogging (and well general life) slump for the last few months. Now if you know me and pregnancy, the two don't go well together. I get sick and basically become a hermit who leaves the house only for drs appts. and other absolute necessities because I feel TOTALLY miserable. I cut down on all extraneous and non-essential activities including things like washing my hair. Add to my already unpleasant state you have to factor in my tiresome medication regime which includes swallowing handfuls of pills each night and 2 daily shots in in hopes of keeping this pregnancy (if you are new and don't know my history I had 7 losses between smart son and smart baby and was eventually diagnosed with blood clotting issues- hence my major pregnancy medication cocktail) and then there is the stress, the appointments, the labs and ultrasounds to ensure things are progressing normally - because after having numerous pregnancies end unfortunately after perfectly normal 8 wk u/s-- you really can't relax and get excited for a long time. But I decide it was time to start acknowledging I might actually have another baby. I am happy to report that as of today (thanks to my trusty doppler) the newest smart baby is still plugging along nicely.

The other night I was bemoaning my state to smart daddy-o explaining to him just how little I was capable of doing in a day given my present condition. I complained about my inability to do simple tasks like getting dressed, cooking, as well as my lack of all "umph" and creative abilities. Seriously when I get pregnant I cannot be creative, I become a shadow of my normal self and lose all of my skills. Smart daddy-o laughed and said, "When you get pregnant you do lose your super powers".

It is totally true. Pregnancy is my kryptonite-- no leaping tall buildings, no going faster than a speeding bullet, and no accomplishing super smart mama feats- just writhing miserably, whining on the floor with green and sickly glow.

So know you know you know my weakness...


15 comments:

Julie P said...

So many congratulations for you and prayers for a continued healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. Yeah!!!

Alissa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hoping for a smartgirly?

Courtney said...

Well at least at the end of 9 months the superpowers come back! I'm so happy for you.

Char said...

Congratulations! That's great news! Wishing you a healthy and happy 9 months (or what's left of it)!

smart mama said...

Thanks you guys- i hope the super powers will come back?
i'll take anything--- smart girly (oh the fun i could have with clothes and ribbon) or smart boy III (I'm kind of in a good boy groove) either is great!

g said...

Congratulations on the baby, and sorry about the loss of your super powers ;) My good friend also has a blood clotting disorder that's made it difficult for her to get pregnant. I'm sorry that your pregnancies are tough, too. Best of luck, though, and wishing you a tolerable 9 months :P

aubrey said...

congratulations! i'm sorry you've had such a hard time and that your pregnancies suck so bad. i will send you good vibes and hope that the kryptonite lays off a little bit.

Lei said...

so glad you are ready to announce it... extremely happy for you and you're always in my thoughts!

Andrea said...

I am pretty sure the greatest super power you can have is growing a little human being, don't you think? :0)

Congratulations. I am so happy for you! I am dying to hear your list of names!!!

Shelah said...

My vote is for smart girly. Not like I get a vote, but whatever. I had a boy, then you had a boy eight months later. Then I had another boy, and you had another boy seven months later. Then I had a girl, so it's totally logical that you'll have a girl 11 months later.

CHEL said...

congrats!

after 2 boys... the clothes and ribbon is A LOT of fun!! I didn't think I'd fall in the girly-girl, big bow trap.. boy, was I wrong!!

I hope it continues to go well. So very excited for you!

Zoe said...

Oh yeah!!! I thought that perhaps something was up! :) :) I am so happy for you, although I can totally feel your pain . . . at least the sickness part. I hope that you start feeling better soon and that some of your symptoms are lifted! I am sooo happy for you guys!

The Jenson's said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you. :-)

Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

Congratulations! I hope that you lose the greenish glow soon & enjoy a wonderful pregnancy!

Sabra said...

I'm so sad I didn't see this sooner so I could be praying for you and happy for you for the past few weeks. GOod luck and congratulations!! I'll try to be a better blog reader so I can keep up with such things from now on.