Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Happy and Scared, but More Happy


vomiting and nausea...and, uh, did I say vomiting?

horse pills prenatal vitamins

fuddy duddy maternity clothes


swollen ankles

no sushi, Brie, or margaritas

tender boobies


the awful "I-have-to-pee-right-now-get-the-hell-outta-my-way" feeling every 15 minutes


weight gain

vaginal exams... every. month.

contractions. on Pitocin. with a failed epidural.

vaginal stitches

sitz baths


stretch marks

cracked nipples

sleep deprivation

That new baby smell

A brother or sister for Little Guy

Clearly, the pros outweigh the cons, so it's official. We're trying for #2.


Blogger monica said...

LMAO! We just did the same. I now have a beautiful baby girl! And my son LOVES her to pieces. :) Good luck. I HATE being pregnant, I'm one of the non glowing type so I'll commense with you.

I've been a lurker but "coming out" LOL!


2:52 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Congratulations and good luck!

Man, it seems like everyone is trying for another one right now...or is already pregnant.

I feel so behind.

3:33 AM  
Anonymous Moobs said...

Woot! Good Luck!

4:02 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...

Another pro--all the fun you can have trying.

Congrats and good luck!

4:14 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Now that's some exciting news ... and a pretty compelling pros and cons list.


Happy baby making. Have fun :)

4:19 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Yay for Little Guy!! And yay for you and hubby!! Nothing in the world beats new baby smell. Best of luck, Sweetie.

4:41 AM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

Congratulations!!! (and I guess this means a little LESS computer time for you - so you can have more snuggling time - ha ha)

Good pros and cons list...that is sweet.

4:56 AM  
Anonymous mamatulip said...


Sending you lots of *~*baby dust*~*

5:16 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Happy baby making!

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Petite Mommy said...

That's wonderful news and have lots of fun in the process.

A good list too...I never liked being pregnant...

5:24 AM  
Blogger me said...

yeah!!!! good luck. as a mommy of 3 i always thought the pros (all 2 of them) outweighed.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...


6:12 AM  
Blogger Alli's Mom said...

Good luck honey!

I hated being preggers, but the end result is so worth everything you have to go through to get there. Maybe your epidural will work this time, cause that totally SUCKS!

6:26 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Yay! Here's one to add to your "pro" list. Pregnancy makes for good blog material.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Marcia said...

Did someone slip something in the water at Blogher for there are MANY of you who went who are now with child!! Congrats!!

7:19 AM  
Anonymous misha said...

oh - sigh - that made my heart flip-flop. the smell, the smell. fingers crossed!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Good luck and have fun ;-)

Just think about how good that first new-mommy margarita will taste after 9 months without!!! I got wasted on half a midori sour after my first--I don't think I've been out since though...

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you! It's so ironic that even though I'm done having babies and I didn't enjoy being pregnant I miss being pregnant and feel a twinge of envy when I hear about others. I think I just miss that time of my life so I will live vicariously through you. Happy baby making!

I'm signing anon because blogger won't let me comment on non beta blogs. Totally sucks!


7:43 AM  
Anonymous something blue said...

Have lots of Fun off the Record! Best of luck in creating a perfect little '07 baby.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Thanks everyone!! Do you think it's a good omen or a bad omen that the day I mention this on my blog is the same day that TomKat finally unveils Suri to the world?

8:26 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Yay! Good luck! Look at it this way. If Little Guy gets the toilet paper going again, you'll have a cushion for your knees when the urge to see your lunch again comes upon you.

I'll have to live vicariously through you this year since we've postponed our #2 to next year.

8:29 AM  
Blogger beth said...

Awesome. Good luck to you. It's been on my mind lately too.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Waya said...

I'm happy for you and good luck on your journey! We've been trying for #4 but sadly "his boys" didn't cooperate the past month, monthly friend is here. Needless to say, on to the next time.

I know, blame on the hubbie right!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Tasha said...

Good luck! We have been thinking about trying again too.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Nikkie said...

wooohooo! Good luck!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hooray! I went through that mental list about a month ago, when we decided we were ready to try for #2. May we both have good luck!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Great Day said...

congratulations! We have been talking about #2 also, but I just don't think I'm ready yet for that long list!

Good luck!

1:36 PM  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Now if only I could convince my hubby that we need another one!! Well, I should probably wait until he actually finds another job, and we have health insurance huh?

Is it totally sick that one of the reasons I want a baby right now is so I can be pregnant with my blogger friends? You're like the 4th one!!

Oh, and lets not forget that I'd get to put one of those cute pregnancy counters on my blog!!!LOL>

2:54 PM  
Blogger Ruth Dynamite said...

Very exciting!!! I wish you all the best.

2:56 PM  
Blogger green3 said...

WOOOO HOOOO!!!! Good Luck!

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

That's so exciting! I'm very happy for you. And a tinge jealous.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Hurray! I am still relishing I am over the having-to-pee-every-15 minutes. That was almost worse than everything else.

3:39 PM  
Blogger h&b said...

LOL - what Jenny said.
I obviously read too many 'mommy blogs', but it seems everyone is either knocked up or trying ;)

Good Luck ! :)

4:46 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Ah. I envy you. I would LOVE to have another, but it was an extreme stroke of luck to have the one. She is seven now, but if there was any way I could afford it, wrangle it, I would get a sibling for her.

I sometimes still dream about her as an infant and wake up and can still smell her head. head. Nothing like it.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Waya & Christina: may you both also have good luck trying! And, of course, fun...may you also have lots of FUN trying.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Babaloo said...

Good luck!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom said...

Good for you! Siblings are a great thing (once they get past the ages of 3 and 5...not a good period for my kids). But we are beyond that now and they adore each other. The belly laughs I hear from the backyard about the goofiest things are music to my ears. Best of luck to you!

6:56 PM  
Blogger Random Musings Of My Life said...

Ok call me sensitive but ready that post made me cry.
Maybe because I can not have children, maybe cause I feel left out of the loop with so many beautiful comments.
Happy baby making and PLEASE document everything so I can live vicariously throught you
I will send good baby wishes your way

7:11 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...


A new baby!


7:33 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Congrats on the decision!!! Pregnancy is not all bad .... sorta!

8:24 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

As soon as the Pro arrives you forget all about the cons!!!! God blessyou and good luck!!!!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Queso said...

Congrats and good luck! Start drinking double fisted to prepare yourself for the abstinent months ahead. Or somewhat abstinent anyway.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Congrats!!!!!! You are braver than I sister! I hated being preggo too!

But, FYI- motherhood really does have some cuter stuff now- and also- Mimi Maternity- a little on the more expensive side- but hit the sale rack at the back. Very cute.

And old navy has some cute and comfy (and cheap) maternity clothes!!

10:36 PM  
Blogger Brony said...

Best of luck. Enjoy the trying!!!

And you're right the pros by far out weight the cons...Although, I do miss the larger boobies.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

We are still thinking on that...but you are right about the pros outweighing the cons (but don't tell my husband I said so quite yet!)

I'm excited for you!

11:46 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Girl con Queso & Kristen: Thanks for the tips, girls. I'm off to get drunk and hit up Mimi Maternity for their end of season sale! LOL

11:54 PM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

are you sure you want sleep deprivation again? It's hard..but good luck with the egg and sperm meet up!

2:51 AM  
Blogger Mega Mom said...

You forgot the nagging pain in the lower back that shoots venom into you should you dare get up or change your position.

Also, don't be so dramatic, I've only had one vaginal exam in 28 weeks :)

5:00 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Best of Luck...trying is the "fun" part!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

mega mom: you're right! I was remembering wrong. The vaginal exams really aren't done that often...ok, phew, I less thing to worry about.

7:16 AM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

Hooray! Good luck! Babies are the best thing ever!

7:34 AM  
Blogger SaraS-P said...

Good luck with this new adventure!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Congrats and have fun!

9:57 AM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

I squealed out loud! YAY for you guys - enjoy the hula-dancing, and I promise not to ask repeatedly whether you're PG yet.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

YAY!!!!! New Baby smell is the best. Next comes puppy breath.

How exciting, trying for #2. My cousin is trying for her first so I rubbed bellies with her to give her good baby mojo. I'd rub you with my belly but I'm not allowed to fly anywere anymore.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

No way! Maternity clothes are cool now.

It's a good time to be pregnant.

12:11 PM  
Blogger virtualsprite said...

Yay! Good luck! Wishing you all the best... and lots of fun trying!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Zephra said...

After reading that list I wonder why we do it?!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Kel said...


I love that OMG-WE-ARE-TRYING-FOR-#2 feeling.

Good Luck!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

My husband and I were too chicken to actually start trying for a second. We thought about it for about a month and then decided to wait. Seven years later I told a friend that when the doctor asked me at my next well woman exam if I were ready to make a permanent decision regarding birth control I was going to say yes. You guessed it, two weeks later I found out I was pregnant. Go figure.

Congratulations on the decision to start for the sibling. Because mine are eight years apart, I can tell you it would be nice sometimes if there were closer in age.

I look forward to hearing all about it here at MotR!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Worth every second. And you know it too. It is so fun to see your kids grow up and love each other.
BTW you CAN have Brie. As long as it is pasteurized which most are that are sold in the US. I found that out with my last pregnancy. WOo hoo!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

I can eat BRIE?? No shit! How about gorgonzola? Feta? Do they come pasteurized?

(You made my day.)

9:59 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Yeah! Have fun trying and best of luck--you are right, that new baby smell and a sibling far outweigh all the cons (which, thank god, only last 40 weeks)!


12:59 AM  
Anonymous krista said...

Ahhh, nice! Good luck!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Good luck! I hope you get knocked up good and proper soon!

5:38 PM  
Blogger macboudica said...

Good luck and (hopefully) congratulations!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

You can check with your doctor but from what I understand you can eat any soft cheese as long as it is pasteurized. One doc told me just don't eat the rind on the brie. Eat up girl!

11:03 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

oooh! Brave. I may be there next summer. May be. Still thinking.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

Ahhhhh Congratulations! That's so wonderful. Have fun!

8:36 PM  
Blogger molly said...

ohhhh, not just new baby smell, but new baby toes, and new baby fingers, and new baby belly to blow raspberries on, and new baby nose, and new baby eyelashes, and new baby....everything. I hated being pregnant and so would've opted for a test tube pregnancy, sorry if I've offended, but after giving birth I was ready to do it all again. It's a big decision. Good luck to you.

11:28 AM  
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