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so, i’m pregnant

December 6, 2009

You might be pregnant if:

  • the smell of meat makes you nauseous
  • you can sleep 12 hours a day and still be exhausted
  • your nipples feel like razors at the slightest graze of fabric
  • you’re thirstier than you’ve ever been before, even though you just swallowed a liter of water
  • you take three pregnancy tests and they say positive

Check, check and check! Yes, I am pregnant!! I have a six month old baby and I’m pregnant!

What I’m excited about:

  • Having another wonderful, amazing, beautiful child that Kyle and I created (with a little help from God)
  • having a little brother or sister for Evangeline so close in age-they will always be playmates!
  • being pregnant again and feeling life inside of me, feeling the blessing of being a woman and carrying a human into the world
  • meeting another little person and getting to know them and their personality traits

What I’m nervous about:

  • having another baby so close to Evangeline and not being able to deal with that
  • having two in diapers, two in cribs, two nursing
  • nursing while pregnant and diminishing milk supply
  • gaining even MORE baby weight (this may sound trite, but it’s a genuine concern, especially because I’m not back to pre-prego weight yet)

Resources I’m using to deal with the onslaught of emotions:

  • My friends and family who are wonderfully supportive and nurturing and encouraging
  • Adventure in Tandem Nursing, by Hilary Flower
  • a new favorite blog, Two under Two
  • my wonderful husband, who remains the calm in my storm.

What’s with all the lists? I’m foreseeing needing a lot more of these in my immediate future. I think I’m about to get busier. But more blessed and enriched and overjoyed at the same time. Yay!!

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 6, 2009 9:27 pm

    Well congratulations! I am interested in hearing all about this, I idolize women who gets to tandum nurse. I welcome your lists ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • December 15, 2009 9:38 am

      Well, we’ll see. I definitely feel overwhelmed by the thought of tandem nursing, but have confidence in my body!

  2. December 7, 2009 5:26 pm

    Yaaaay! Babies are always a good thing, and a blessing! (especially to the nanas and papas that get to hand them back to you at bedtime…………)

  3. December 8, 2009 5:16 am

    Congratulations to you! I’ll be excited to hear all about your pregnancy journey!

  4. Katie E permalink
    December 8, 2009 7:05 pm

    Congratulations, Elisabeth! This is amazing stuff.

  5. December 10, 2009 4:49 pm

    Congratulations, Fertile Myrtle! ๐Ÿ™‚ Exciting! Are those pictures you in this pregnancy already, or the previous one???

    • December 15, 2009 9:39 am

      Yes, I know, that’s what all my friends are calling me!! The pictures are from the previous pregnancy. I’m only about two+ months along, so now big baby belly yet (although I’m sure it’s quick to ensue)

  6. December 14, 2009 2:21 pm

    Congratulations, Elisabeth! I am so happy for you. Having two is wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    How are you feeling these days?

    P.S. You are so beautiful in those pictures!

    • December 15, 2009 9:40 am

      Thanks Stephanie! I’m really excited! I feel very tired, but not sick. SO that’s a blessing!!

  7. December 16, 2009 10:22 pm

    When are you due?? How exciting! I had two under two, though not quite as close as yours will be. I really like having them close. Clark doesn’t remember life without Alice at all.

    • December 18, 2009 9:45 am

      I’m due sometime in July! We’re excited, although realizing more and more each day how busy we are going to be. I’m realizing how much I take for granted with having just one. It’s really not THAT hard to get stuff done. But I’m sure with two, it’s gonna be a whole new ball game. What’s your secret?

  8. Shelby Young permalink
    January 25, 2010 12:37 pm

    I just had a minute and wanted to check your blog- only to discover that you are pregnant again! Wow, that was fast! No problems there. Congratulations! Sorry, about not knowing sooner. Teach me not to go so long without checking your blog, um?

    • January 25, 2010 4:00 pm

      I can’t believe I didn’t tell you! Well, I’m starting to look pregnant again, so if you hear rumors that I’m just gaining weight (partially true), you can abate them and reassure that I am indeed pregnant:)

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