As many of you know (if you follow me on Facebook), I am now pregnant with #3. Some of you may think I’m insane. Some of you might be excited for me. Or, you might be like my brother, who already has 3 small children, and wish me “good luck” and lament the fact that I can’t drink. 😉
The thing is, *I* think I’m insane. But I’m also excited. Growing up as the youngest of 2 children, and my husband also being the youngest of 2 children, I always looked at my aunts and uncles on both sides, who were each part of a 4-child family, and envied their closeness. (Okay, I only envied one side; the other side is kind of crazy–let’s be honest.) There was never anyone to take my side against my brother! I always got labeled as the trouble-maker because he was perfect (although I still crow over the fact my GPA in high school was higher than his… important stuff, right? 😉 ). Anyway, my husband and I, since we’ve been married, have always talked about having 3 or 4 kids.
Also, can you believe it? This is our first current pregnancy post on Peanut Butter on the Keyboard! *cheers*
So, to catch everyone up to date (or, rather, because my pregnancy brain is all-consumed by pregnancy stuff…), here are a few fun things about this pregnancy:
1) I’ll be 12 weeks tomorrow (January 29th).
2) It’s NOT twins. Or triplets…or any other multiple set… =)
3) I’ve had this premonition for a while that if we DID have four kids, the gender pattern would be girl, girl, boy, girl. Dum dum dum…
4) We WILL be finding out the gender (we’re just not patient enough to wait!), but not at the 20 week anatomy scan. I’ll open up an envelope with the gender on either Easter or my birthday (both the week after the scan; still haven’t decided which).
5) I’m due August 13, 2013.
6) When talking about the baby, WonderGirl (2) keeps pulling up my shirt and looking at my belly and saying, “I can’t see it!” SuperGirl (3), very intelligently answers the question, “Where is the baby?” by saying, “It’s in Mommy’s uterus.” Because it’s important to be anatomically correct at any age. =)
7) When asked what she’s most excited about teaching the baby, SuperGirl said, “about Captain America.”
8) No morning sickness! Hallelujah! (Just very slight nausea sometimes.) In this case, it’s the easiest pregnancy I’ve had so far. However, the fatigue is kicking my butt up one hill and down the other. (Actually, it’s rolling me up one hill and down the other, as I’m too tired to even pretend to stand.)
9) I am already thinking about possible online nicknames for this new baby, boy or girl. So far we have SuperGirl and WonderGirl. I’m open to more superhero/heroine suggestions… You know you have ’em!
10) I am prepared to BEG all nurses, doctors, and anesthesiologists I see this time for an epidural. Because I have a genetic blood disorder, I’ve been unable to have one the last two deliveries, but I’m hoping that someone will have mercy on me this go-around and not make me become the woman who screams “I can’t do this! Help me!” again. =)
I promise I will try to write about other things beyond pregnancy for the next, oh, 7 months. However, prepare for my scintillating post sometime during the summer months about “it’s sooooo hot!”.
As you can see, the Rome family has started off the new year huge. What about you? What exciting new things are going on in your life, PBK family? Let’s celebrate! =)
I’m Elise Rome, AKA Midnight Mama because I’m usually burning the midnight oil. If SuperGirl (3, with a speech delay) and WonderGirl (2, still my very own hip attachment) aren’t getting up in the middle of the night, then I’m busy working on writing and writing-related business until morning…usually 2-5 am or so. Both my husband and I stay home with the girls (he’s a writer, too! www.lukasholmes.com), but usually I’m focused on them throughout the day and only get started working until after 8pm when they’re both in bed. I’m a former Texan now living in Colorado who desperately misses no-snow winters, and my parenting goal is to raise my daughters to be strong, intelligent, and independent women…much like the heroines I write, as a matter of fact. I’m a recovering perfectionist, recovering procrastinator, and perpetually aspire to keep the house clean (because it never actually is). When I’m not chasing around my daughters or adoring my cooking/cleaning/diaper-changing husband of 9 years, I write historical romances about women who fascinate me and men who somehow always remind me of Rhett Butler, the first literary hero who captured my heart. www.eliserome.com