The moment I found out I was pregnant with baby #3 I felt a mix of emotions. 3 kids?Man oh man we are really doing it. I remember back in high school we had a project in my nurse aid class about what our future looked like (kids, marriage, work, and so on). Guess what my answer was for the amount of kids I was planning to have when I got married? 3? Nope! 4 Nope! 20, yes, 20! So you see my love for kids has always been there but the 20 portion has definitely changed. 2 Weeks ago we found out that we were having another boy and boy oh boy were we excited. Don't get me wrong ,I have always wanted a little girl that I could dress up in little tutus and play baby dolls with but having another boy just adds to our crazy little home of cars and toy guns. I mean I am already a pro at raising boys so what's another one right?
This pregnancy has been by far the most difficult. I had extreme nausea my first 4 months and lost almost 20 pounds. I tried everything possible to get rid of the symptoms or to at least make me feel a little better, but nothing worked. I took every medication possible and googled every single home remedy but nothing would do the trick. Green mint gum did help at times but I still could not get out of bed to do a single thing. Having 2 kids and being sick just makes everything so much worse because all you want to do is take them out to play and cook meals without puking. I would cry myself to sleep most nights wishing 9 months would just pass as soon as possible so I could be my normal self again. I remember watching a cooking show and crying like a baby because I wanted every single thing on that TV but couldn't imagine it entering my mouth. Having bought a new home this past year and being out of work just added on to the stress.
I'm in my 6th month right now with only 3 months to go!!! I still get nauseous from time to time but definitely not like it was before. So there is hope for moms out there, after the first trimester I promise it gets a little better. Everyone's pregnancy is different and for those that felt better than ever during their pregnancy, I am completely jealous of you and believe that you should have the 20 kids I used to dream about.