Every Superhero Needs A Sidekick!

pregnancy announcmentIt’s true! We are expecting our second child. I am really early, about 8 weeks. We are due in May. We were a little surprised and not exactly trying. Heads up, ladies: antibiotics do effect birth control! It is not an old wives’ tale, it’s true. We were going to start trying next year anyway so it’s not a huge deal. But I must say, I took the pregnancy test at work and I was terrified to come home. I wasn’t sure how the hubs was going to take it. I walked inside and asked how his day was. He cautiously replied, “Good, why?”. The flood gates opened and I just started balling, for a few reasons….. For one, I didn’t know how he was going to take it. We were both so excited when we found out we were pregnant with Aiden and I didn’t want a bad experience with this one. Second, if I’m honest, I don’t feel “ready, emotionally speaking. I’m really nervous as to how Aiden will be and how a sibling will affect him. Lastly, I was a week away from having my tonsils taken out, finally (hence the antibiotics). At the time, my tonsils were flared up and very painful. I didn’t know how I was going to make it nine months. Luckily, they have calmed down and haven’t given any problems for the last month ::knock on wood::

Anyway, back to the story…. so I’m crying and somehow he just knew. Brian says, ” You’re pregnant, aren’t you?” I nodded. He hugged me and said, “It’s okay. We won’t be trading your car in or selling our house anytime soon but, it’s okay”. Then he looks at Aiden. “Did you hear mommy’s news? We’re going to have a baby. You’re going to be a big brother!” Aiden, with a very concerned look on his face asks, “Well, is it a boy or a girl? We have to choose.”

With Aiden, I felt better pregnant than I ever felt! I was never sick, I had heart burn later on in the pregnancy but nothing too bad, and I had a knotted muscle in my back. I just kept a tennis ball in my car and on my way home from work I would put it behind my back and rub it out. That’s it. No other issues. I was standing up in surgery for eleven hours the day before I had Aiden. This time is already different. I am nauseas ALL of the time. Twice I have made a big meal in the crockpot and as soon as I come home and smell it, I can’t eat it. Just tonight I made a huge pot of white chicken chili (I’ll post the recipe soon) and I’m here eating saltines and sipping on Ginger Ale. When I do feel like eating, the only thing I want are carbs! I usually try to stay away from them because I hate how sluggish and bloated they make me feel but I literally want nothing else. No salad, no veggie, no grilled chicken. Totally opposite of my first pregnancy. When I was about seven months pregnant with Aiden, Brian came home from work to find me sitting on the couch, big belly and all, and eating green beans out of a can. I’m hoping after the first trimester I might be able to get back to my normal eating habits, at least a little bit. And, I don’t know if it’s the bloat from how I’ve been eating lately, but I swear I have a belly! We went out with friends last night and I had to wear maternity jeans… already!

Today I asked Brian, “Can you please go to the store and get me more Ginger Ale, please? Thanks”. Then, Aiden, says, “Yeah, daddy, then can you go to Target and get me a new superhero Transformer, please? Thanks!” Yall, say an extra prayer for Brian. He may need it.