In other news, I’m pregnant.

20 Feb

Not a joke.

I knew it when Seabass was still nursing and my nipples were on fire.  I knew it when I awoke in the middle of the night in a pool of my own sweat.  And I even knew it when two different pregnancy tests came up negative.

On the third one, however, all suspicions were confirmed.  I am, indubitably – yet unexpectedly – preggers.


The evidence.


Enjoy the attention now, little bugger.

How am I feeling about having another child?  Such a tough question.  It really depends on the day – sometimes the hour.  So here is a brief (but accurate) diary of my emotional and physical roller coaster since the day I found out.

  • January 20: Took test.  Told Jake.  Overwhelmed.
  • January 21: Overwhelmed and excited.  Perhaps a girl?
  • January 22: Oooh, I’m a bit queasy.
  • January 23: Make that REAL queasy.
  • January 24: Can smell leftovers through the refrigerator door.
  • January 25: Can smell the dog’s breath from another room.
  • January 26: I can’t imagine having another person to care for.  Seabass is quite enough.  Perhaps I should have thought this through.
  • January 27: The minivan discussion rears its ugly head.
  • January 28: Trying not to sleep all day, every day.
  • January 29: So glad to have Seabass weaned.  Boobies are mine for another few months.
  • January 30: Had a breakdown.  Crying, sobbing, moaning, writhing.  WHAT ARE WE THINKING?!?!?!
  • January 31: Better day today.  Less sick and tired.
  • February 1: Saw cute baby clothes in a shop window and allowed myself to dream a little.
  • February 2: OMG, I’m unbuttoning my pants already.
  • February 3: It’s all about gummy candy right now.  Love it.
  • February 4: I hate gummy candy.
  • February 5: Begged Jake to bring home burgers, fries, and…gummy candy.
  • February 6: Held a screaming baby today.  Amazing how it doesn’t bother you as much once you’ve already had one.
  • February 7: Who knew the “taste” of water would make me want to ralph?
  • February 8: First doctor’s appointment.  Saw baby on ultrasound.  Swoon.  Due date: September 19.
  • February 9: I asked Jake if he could see my baby bump and he said, “Is that the baby or the cheeseburgers?”
  • February 10: Can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t think. Am clearly dying.
  • February 11: Seabass has discovered my weakness and is trying to destroy me.  Had another crying fit today.
  • February 12: Jake patted my tummy today and said “Thanks for growing my baby.”  Made me blush.
  • February 13: Fell asleep thinking about baby names.
  • February 14: Spent Valentine’s Day evening sprawled on the couch in flannel, eating a frozen pot pie.  Poor Jake.
  • February 15: The house smells stale.
  • February 16: We need more money before baby comes!
  • February 17: We need to renovate the kitchen before baby comes!!
  • February 18: I have to get Seabass out of diapers before baby comes!!!
  • February 19: Babies are cute.  Can’t wait to smell him/her.

11 Responses to “In other news, I’m pregnant.”

  1. Steph D. February 20, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Ye-haw! Congrats! Much love to your growing family! Once, again as your blog is so appropriately called… or wait, maybe you should call it, Even Higher Highs and Even Lower Lows. 🙂 It is awesome having siblings close together in age. *Hugs*

  2. Oma February 20, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Excited for you. Excited for Seabass. Excited for ME!!!! Btw…this post was hysterical.

  3. Mommy adventures February 20, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Hahaha, the daily emotions made me laugh. But oh so true…. Congrats! And don’t worry, after a little while the 2 cheeky little monkeys will start to entertain each other and you can put for feet up for 10 minutes.

  4. 9Months2Go February 20, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Our four kids are all going to be exactly the same distance apart, aren’t they? I’ll be sure to warn you 3 months in advance, if we decide to get accidentally pregnant with a third.

    • Jaime February 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

      No chance of a third, I’m afraid. Jake is planning major snippage.

  5. Grandma L February 20, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I remember those thoughts, though fortunately not the sickness. I knew the announcement would make me laugh and yet make me feel bad you are sick. My love to all of you.

  6. Jenn Avila February 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Jamie-i have to tell you, now that you’be COME OUT….I’ve been praying for you for a long time. Not that you would have a baby and not that you wouldn’t. But that you would know, feel peace, and be blessed either way. Of course you know my journey and you know I was NEVER EVER going to have another child. No thank you.
    There has never been a more amazing blessing I my life than Stella.
    So thanks for sharing. And now I switch my prayers to a more specific…praise Jesus and bring in the miracle. A sleeping miracle to be exact;)
    Love you girl. Let’s chat!!

  7. Rebekah from Simply Rebekah February 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    What a cute, honest, and funny way to tell your blog world that you are pregnant. Just last night I had one of those, “Why are we having another one moments!??!?!?” and I only have 9 weeks left before baby #2 comes. I hope the excitement builds and the anxiety lessens for you and for me!

  8. Cole Allshouse February 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    SO excited for you Jaime! I felt alot of those same things the first 2 weeks i found out I was pregnant with Bo. I think you are right on track to having your heart be totally full of love for your baby by Sept. 19th. Glad we will see each other through this journey!

  9. Anne @ Always Half Full February 21, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Congrats. I’m with you on the mixed emotions. 32 weeks here – and we planned to get pregnant. I still have moments of “what are we doing, isn’t 1 enough work?”. Have had those moments before during and will probably after.

  10. Marta February 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Congrats! So excited for you! (and a wee bit jealous… by wee bit I mean more than wee bit).

    I hope you feel better. I had the worst morning sickness with my first. And again soooo many congrats to you, jake, and seabass!

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