Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pregnancy Dream Analysis

Pretty soon I will be taking the girls with me on a trip across the globe ALONE. Im sure to have great stories at that time. For now, we are all sick and stuck indoors due to a blast of random snow. How I hate snow. Im a sunshine kid! Born and raised in Arizona. 

As you may have heard (from me) I am three months pregnant. As before, I have the worst morning sickness. Blah... I wish it was just in the morning. Unfortunately, it last all day. I have had some of the strangest dreams. This is my attempt at dream analysis. 

Dream 1: Aliens Vs Babies

Im stuck in an abandoned building. There are huge evil aliens attacking the building. Normally, I'm an ass kicking ninja in my dreams. I'm thin and sexy (like in real life lol) and I never get injured or frightened. Well, not this time. This time I have a screaming baby with me that wont shut up. It keeps giving away our hiding spots. The aliens are chasing me while some random people are fighting them off. I'm running down stairwells and hiding in attics and the whole time this baby wont shut up!

Analysis: Aliens are deaf to a baby's cry. Why else didn't they ever catch us? 

Dream 2: Fatty Bacon

In this dream I'm talking to my sister. She is upset about the package of beef bacon (yes, this exists) she purchased. She starts to pull out the raw bacon and show me how much fat is on each piece. She is clearly disgusted. As she lays each piece out I nod in agreement and say, "Yea, that's gross." All I can think about in my mind is how delicious it all looks. 

Analysis: Beef bacon is delicious. I should eat some when I wake up. 

Dream 3: Elisha's Anatomy 

Here I am living the dream. I'm a doctor on Grey's Anatomy. I am Callie. Maybe my mind chose her because she is the only one that actually gave birth to a baby. Or maybe I secretly envy her luscious black hair. I'm going into the bathroom and I have shooting pain in my side. I can't walk and I'm screaming for the other people to help me. They drag me in and ask what to do. Someone suggests calling the new team in to treat me, but the cast from Grey's isn't having it. Instead, they do everything they can to not allow the new team at the hospital help me. Now, Im thirsty and bleeding. Then a random doctor pulls out my chart. The only thing on it is my weight and blood pressure. She keeps harping on the fact that I hadn't lost enough weight before this pregnancy. I walk to the sink to get some water and it comes out brown. End dream. 

Analysis: Grey's Anatomy needs to air another episode. 

Ok, so maybe my analysis is a little off. Did you really expect more? Time to nap while these babies nap- but we all know that wont happen. 


Sunday, January 22, 2012

There are worse things than getting pregnant

Recently, I was attending a social event for moms and their kids and one of my friends said this to her teenage daughter. Her eyes were focused and her mouth stern, "There are worse things than getting pregnant." Now that's the way to scare the crap out of a kid! I plan on using that one in a few (long) years. Of course, who would I be if I didn't chime in and say, "AND you could end up with two!" Insert me pointing at both of my kids sitting on either side of me in high chairs.

That brings me to another point. When we went in for the ultrasound I met with one of the many doctors that helped deliver the twins. I ran into my specialist and a few other nurses as well. All were shocked to see me back "so soon" as if I had fallen off the wagon. So, I hopped up on the table and waited for the cold jelly. Before she could even tell us my husband and I both stated together, "It's just one." After about 30 scans, you learn what to look for.

There is only one baby in this oven! I think there were quite a few people who were let down by that news, but not these parents. The idea of two sets of twins is cute, but the reality is outlandish. Can you imagine 4 kids all under the age of two? The truth of the matter is when we go home from visiting and return to our normal lives it's just me and these kiddos. My husband works and I stay home. There's only so much super power left in me at the end of the day. I just checked the S on my chest and it's glowing again. Maybe I am regaining some power!

You know what I stress about each morning and evening? NOTHING! I'm going to enjoy this singleton pregnancy. No instant weight gain. No throwing up (although my nausea was a bit harsh in the beginning it has begun to taper off). No punching matches with 4 fists and 4 feet constantly waking me up. I don't have to worry about pushing out another two babies or being on bedrest or delivering too early and having to wait for my child to leave the NICU. Im no idiot, I know these issues can also arise in singleton pregnancies just like I know some twin pregnancies that went without a hitch. But, I dont have that constant worry on my mind. My chances of all those things occurring were increased with the twins.

Now I can focus on the more important things in life... what to eat for breakfast. :)


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fertile Myrtle

Ever wonder what it would be like to have two sets of twins all under two years of age? Hmm... this has become my reality. Let's start from the beginning.

We all know I gave birth to two beautiful twin daughters in February of 2011. It was quite an adventure. We just relocated to Germany and I was a newly wed on top of it all. As the year progressed, things got easier. The babies are walking and learning more about their independence each day. My husband and I are growing stronger in our marriage and making plans for our future as a family.

----EERRR stop right there.

Yes, I am pregnant AGAIN. Yes, I know my babies are not even one yet. Yes, I am crazy. No, I do not know if I'm having twins again. Yes, I know my chances are higher of having twins. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, anxious, scared, excited and happy at the same time all day everyday. What are the odds I'd have another awesome baby? These babies slept through the night since 4 weeks old and rarely give me any trouble. Was God preparing me for this next whirlwind adventure? I try to just take this one day at a time. Between caring for twins, trying to finish my own book (yes still) and attempting to NOT puke on two babies I rarely have time to worry about it. It's those moments before I fall asleep or when the girls are napping that they creep into my thoughts. WHAT IF YOU HAVE TWINS AGAIN?! I know God will only give me as much as I can handle, but maybe He means only as much as I can handle with a live-in nanny/maid. Wouldn't that be a nice gift. A girl can dream can't she.

So, that's what has been happening in my neck of the woods. I find out next Friday how many sacs are in this belly.

On a side note... the awesome novel I edited has been published on Amazon. I'm really proud. I hope this gives me the motivation to complete my own and become independently wealthy. Even when I'm rich, I'll continue this blog! Check out the novel if you get a chance; A Fallen Breed by Brandy Moore.