November 30, 2010


Some of you may have noticed my absence from blogging. I wish I could say I was vacationing in Thailand, spending my days baking my albino white bod on the sandy white beaches of some exotic island whose name cannot be pronounced, while I sleep to the sound of the surf and the absence of demanding crying kids.

Ahhhhh………doesn’t that sound good? Yeah, it does sound good but…

Reality can be harder to swallow. Instead of sandy white beaches, my pathetic, larthargic bod and I have been camped on crinkled bed sheets, watching TV for 3 months. I am not a TV watcher so daytime TV has been punishment. However—I love, love, LOVE Ellen!

But, there are important things I have learned while forced into couch-potato-hood:

1- There are too many messed up people who are willing to take their legal problems to national TV and whine—thus the many, many judges who continue to get their own show and fill up every slot of daytime TV imaginable. Does America really care if your former best friend’s sister’s uncle’s cousin's aunt shot your beloved cat with mouth wash from a syringe and you want medical expenses paid in full for the $34 office visit??

2- Diarrhea is one of the many side effects of bladder control pills.

3- Daytime Soaps continue to get ratings?

4- If you’re going to buy a truck, it’s gotta be Ford tough.

5- Charmin’s toilet paper is so soft, it not only makes bears sing love songs while on the pot, it makes them want to snuggle on the couch with their mate and press toilet paper up against each other’s face. {That’s my idea of a romantic evening. Isn't it yours?}

6- If your husband offers to wash the deck—run very far away and hide before his “power wash” makes you hit the deck.

7- Pregnancy and I don’t mesh well.

Yep. I’m prego! And sick out of my mind. The meds I am taking take a slight edge off, so I haven’t had any IV’s—though I’ve come close. So for those tuning in, thanks for bearing with me. The last two months have been chaotic, making it hard to find something funny to blog about. The biggest challenge I face these days is trying to keep a few sips of liquid down and hope it stays there—all the while my kids have turned rabid and the house is now their domain.

*Family members need not fear. Tetanus shots will be given out before the family Christmas parties so that my kids don’t spread the disease.

All in all, we are excited to bring a new addition to this family. It’s wonderful to know it’s my final pregnancy. Even though this child-bearing chapter in my life will be over and I am happy about it, it doesn’t come without its bittersweet moments. I have a hard time dwelling on the fact that this will indeed be my last. My last baby. The last time I’m going to see a child get its first tooth, first foods, first step. The last time I get to snuggle my own little infant and know that the year will pass quickly and I’ll have a toddler on my hands.

Babies make me happy. Toddlers make me cry.

Again, the bittersweet. :)

While I may not be up to blogging some weeks, I still enjoy writing and chronicling the humorous aspects of life. I guarantee there will be many things to blog about in the near future! :)


Becky said...

Congratulations! I completely understand the last baby feelings! Our last baby is now a very active 18 month old and I am wondering where the time went! Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy- it is tough to be a mom and be pregnant (which sounds really silly!).

IASoupMama said...

Many congrats! I'm currently 17 weeks with my final pregnancy, too. And, for added fun, I'm pregnant with twins... Hope you're feeling better soon!

MommyMert said...

bahaha... waiting to here the news thats its twins from you! ;)

AnnieAd said...

Oh, cruel comments, mommymert! Camryn has two siblings with twins and is well aware of the [joy] that comes with that blessing.

Jess said...

Congratulations Camryn!

How wonderful & yes very bittersweet. My youngest is now 4 & everytime I see a newly pregnant or see a newly born baby my heart longs. So while my body may not be able to bear the hard work of growing another human my heart constantly yearns for another.

But, on the plus side, I am now completely diaper free, at least until I need my own diapers, of couse. :)

Good luck with the nausea & take care of yourself first. Can't wait to hear the incredibly funny post re: the birthing process, that I am sure will follow in a few short months. xD

Shan B. said...

Congrats!!! I am a little jealous that you have the opportunity to say that this is your last child....I've always wanted one more but have reached the place where I'm ok with having the 2 boys that I have. I never thought my 4 year old would be the last...sigh...oh well...that's what babysitting is for :) I hope you only get sick during the 1st part of your pregnancy & that you're able to get back on your feet soon. By the way...I love the font & will be looking to change mine soon....chin up :)

Anonymous said...

omg CONGRATULATIONS!!! I understand the 'being sick out of your mind' feeling and I wish you the best. I pretty much couldn't get out of bed for the first 7 months of this last pregnancy. I hope yours isn't that bad. And daytime tv, well... that's a whole other issue, now isn't it ;)
granted, I don't know what I would do without Nick Jr, PBS, and playhouse disney. they are great babysitters for those pukey times.

Angela said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you. Not the sick part, that is no fun, but the end part with snuggling with a baby again. I hope things go well for you. Take Care.

Heather said...

I have some zofran cam! I discovered that lovely drug when I was pregnant with my last baby. I was actually able to leave the proclain goddess and pretend to be normal! It was amazing! My last baby is 7 and I know the feeling of being grateful the every hour every second of being sick is over, and the sad part that you will not have any more babies. But I love baby sitting!! I get to give them back when they are being little devils!

Maggs said...

Congratulations! I don't check your blog often enough, but I hope you get feeling better soon. If you need anything, I'm just around the corner--give me a call, and I'm serious!