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Two Pink Lines

2010 June 30
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by Pamela

I haven’t written much of late, but I have the best excuse in the world. I’m PREGNANT! We are expecting our third little bundle of snuggles in February. The reason I haven’t been writing is because one of my more random pregnancy symptoms is getting nauseous from looking at the computer screen.

We were planning a third child, but thought God was leading us to foster parenting and adoption. But after attending a seminar on the topics, we knew the timing wasn’t right.

Then one day I was at my parent’s house. My mom is the Mother of All Hypocrites who now keeps twinkies in the fridge. This being the same mother who considered Honey Nut Cheerios a special treat and never allowed processed anything in the house. But now she keeps things like Cocoa Krispies and Twinkies for our two rugrats to scarf down whenever they are in the mood. Which is always. But I love a cold twinkie and since I’m now the Mother of All Hypocrites who doesn’t allow them in her own house but will happily eat them elsewhere, I went to her fridge, unwrapped that clear cellophane, took a bite, and got an instant headache.

Hmmm.

The following day I ate a cup of yogurt and got raging heartburn. And then I knew. I keep dollar store pregnancy tests in the basement by the handful and after using it, two pink lines popped up instantly.

And of course, Bob was working that day. Because he was working on the days that I found out I was pregnant with the girls and we can’t break tradition.

So Mary Claire and I headed to a girlfriend’s house that sells me her daughter’s hand-me-downs and then we stopped by the fire station. Mary Claire had some sort of premonition on the way and asked when I was going to have the twins she’s been asking for.

I shared our great news with Bob when Mary Claire was pre-occupied with something else and we had a little fist bump celebration.

This is the first pregnancy I haven’t been working outside the home for and let me tell you, it’s so much easier. I have been able to nap everyday and eat every 20 minutes which is what my body seems to require. I told our OB that I’m EXHAUSTED and he said it’s completely normal since building the placenta is the most physically draining aspect of childbearing.

Apparently my body is building the Taj Mahal of placentas.

But other than that, I feel good. I had an unfortunate run-in with the smell of Lysol that had me sick for an entire day, but other than that, very little nausea. This hunger thing is killing me though. My body goes from Not Hungry to Ravenously Hungry and If I Don’t Eat Something Right This Instant I’m Going to Rip Someone’s Head Off And Eat It.

Bob was a lifesaver today. I had a little emotional breakdown about the hunger and he suggested I drink a protein shake, one he uses for working out. I stayed full for 2 hours and 20 minutes. Yes, I counted every minute of this miraculous occurence. Protein shakes are my new best friend. But apparently this computer screen is not. More later when I can type with my eyes open.

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3 Responses leave one →
  1. Stacey Harper permalink
    August 17, 2010

    Congratulations! Yout posts are so funny :)

  2. Ellen permalink
    August 17, 2010

    Ah…even at my advanced age, I remember that feeling!

  3. Nicole Dzikowicz permalink
    August 17, 2010

    How exciting!! I hope you are feeling well;-)

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