Saturday, January 10, 2009

q&a

I want to take a second to thank everyone for all of the emails and messages. I hope to be able to respond to everyone individually soon, but just thinking about looking at the computer screen causes a Pavlovian response in me, making run for the barf bag. So I will address some of the questions I have been getting, here, in the meantime.

1. Are you really having twins?
- Yes, yes we REALLY are. It isn't a joke, or a ploy to get people to give us presents. There really are 2 babies in my uterus right now.

2. When are you due?
- August, but they will come earlier. I never give exact dates, I don't like the pressure.

3. How did M react?
- Much better than I did, that's for sure. Deep down I think he knew. Probably because I was 2x as sick and about 12x as hormonal. But he was very very happy, excited and levelheaded right from the start. He is a much calmer person than I am.

4. When are you moving, and where?
- NO CLUE. That is our biggest source of stress right now, and as soon as we figure it out, I'll let you know.

5. Was I the last to know about this?
- No, you were not the last to know, I promise. Very few of my friends and family knew. I didn't want to say anything until I felt more comfortable with the pregnancy and had seen 2 healthy babies more than once. I was a complete loser and told everyone on my blog and facebook, all at once. Please forgive me for not emailing you personally, as I said, the computer makes me puke and I'm not really a big fan of puking, so I try not get on the computer too much.

6. How are you feeling?
- Um, lets just say I feel like I did the time my friend A and I ate bad clam chowder and got food poisoning, only I feel that way Every. Single. Day.

7. Do you need anything?
- Yes, the biggest bottle of anti nausea meds you can find, a fat energy bar, a nanny to entertain my kids when I can't (which is most of the time), and a haircut because I am NEVER going to have free time again.

8. Did you want a big family?
- Is 4 kids a lot? Well, too late now, right? I have never had the desire to go all Duggar on everyone, but 4 has always been a good number for me. I just never thought that all 4 would probably be in college at the same time...

9. Do you have names picked out yet?
- ha ha hahahahahahahahahah! No. Not even close. It took us 9 months and 3 days to come up with both W and CB's names and now we have to figure out 3 sets of names (boy/boy, boy/girl, and girl/girl). I don't think we will have them picked out for another 27 months, 9 days.

10. Are you going to find out what you are having?
- I don't know yet. I'd like to be surprised this time, as we knew with both W and CB but finding out would make the naming process a whole lot easier, wouldn't it?

11. Did you have a feeling you were having twins?
- No, I thought I had the flu. I was praying I had the flu at least, because if what I had was morning sickness, then I just needed to take a big fat sleeping pill and sleep for the next 8 weeks.

12. Is the morning sickness really worse with twins?
- Yeah, pretty much everything is intensified when you are pregnant with twins, at least for me. The morning sickness started to get bad the 3 days before we found out about the 2 babies. We were traveling through Salzburg and I felt like I was going to die. But dang it, I did not go all the way to Salzburg just to see the inside of a toilet at the Marriot, so I powered through and we went out exploring. Now it makes me laugh to think about how I was walking in the pouring rain, with a kid on my back, stopping to puke in any bathroom that was open... Yeah, those days are gone. These days, I can hardly pull myself off the couch and being upright makes me dizzy and nauseous. Food makes me sick, not eating makes me sick... It's a big party around here.

13. Have you had any "parking lot incidents" yet?
- Sadly, no. Confronting stupid people in parking lots is my favorite part about being pregnant. For me, pregnancy is like being drunk, although not nearly as fun. I have zero inhibitions and tend to tell people when they are being a moron without really thinking about it, or caring about the consequences and parking lots seem to be my place of choice to do that. This pregnancy though has zapped me of all of my energy and most of my whit. I'm not much fun. But I'll be sure to let you know if I have one! They are the best!

4 comments:

entertainingmom said...

Man you are funny!

Sorry you are having such bad morningdayandnightsickness... it will pass... eventually! :)

Wilma said...

Love the blog layout. And I sincerely hope that this twin pregnancy will get easier with less barfy feelings in the second trimester!

These are very lucky babies!

entertainingmom said...

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Sarah said...

Hope you feel better soon. Though I know in some sick way it is weirdly reassuring to feel like crap, b'c you know things are going as they should. Or maybe that is just what I told myself to try to make myself feel better about the never ending queasiness... Anyway, I hope you feel better soon!
And, as for the name thing- it took us until after both kids were born to come up with their names- I don't know what we would do with twins!
No worries if it does in fact take you 27 months-- I know an adult woman who still goes by the nickname 'B.G.' b'c she was "baby girl" for so long before her parents decided on a name! LOL
And, hope you find out where you are moving soon, so you can stop stressing. My vote is always for where-ever the closest post is to New England!