January 10, 2011

My sad tale and the gender announcment!

I had originally written this nice long post going into detail about how my week had gone from good, to bad, to the worst ever!

Then I decided no one wants to read all that hullabaloo!

So I decided to just give you the highlights to explain my bloggy absence and to confess that I've known what this little baby is since Friday.

*gasp* I know, scandalous!

And yet, this STILL turned into a long hullabaloo of a post!

Allow me to explain.

Wednesday: Started getting a cold and feeling rather crabby.

Okay, okay, I was REALLY grouchy.

Thursday: Dawned with the cold hitting full force, complete with a killer headache, and when I wandered into the bathroom and saw myself in the mirror, I about screamed.

My hair was sticking up in ways that would put Alayna to shame and my eyes were red and bloodshot. I looked like I had just walked out of a Twilight movie.

Only with better make-up.

Friday: 2:30am I was in such intense pain (from something totally unrelated to the cold) that I woke my husband up when I started sobbing.

I shall withhold the what's and the where's of this intense pain as I am female and some things are just too awkward to talk about on a public blog where a guy or two will stop by and read on occasion.

The pain was so extreme that we went in to see the doctor who didn't seem to have much to say but went ahead and prescribed an anti-biotic.

Good thing too. Cause by Friday night the aches and chills that always seem to accompany an infection started coming on.

Saturday was full force misery. I could barely get out of bed and any movement of any kind only served to cause very intense pain. I would only venture to get out of bed on occasion when the Tylenol seems to create a lull in the extremely uncomfortable and sometimes painful aches and chills, as well as the stabbing and searing pain of the infection.

Sunday I was feeling better but the infected area almost seemed worse.

Today though I am feeling loads better, I am still in some pain and very tired, but definitely better.

And now I can safely say, this was WAY worse than my kidney infections.

Good times... good times....

And Luke was so, so great! Poor guy had to take care of me and the kids all weekend by himself, and he was fabulous! Truly he was!

He kept the house clean, even went to far as to do several loads of dishes, cooked from a recipe, *super gasp* and handled the kids in all their glory. He was magnificent!

And I just have to laugh about this.

I take comfort in knowing that this is hardly all the laundry that needs to be done.


But, let's face it. All that gibberish isn't the REAL reason you came by today. You want to know about the baby!

When we went in to see the doctor on Friday, he said that while we were there, we might as well do the ultrasound, so we did!

My husband was feeling pretty confident that it was one thing. And  most others whom I asked were in agreement with him.

Which made him, them, and the ten of you who voted so WRONG!!!

Bring on the incrimination photos, cause it's a....


I'm pretty sure you can't get much of a better picture than this one. Right between the legs!

Yes, now the girls have taken over. Watch out boys, better not mess with the estrogen now!

If you guessed a girl, congrats! You get to go out and buy yourself some chocolate!

If you guessed a boy, congrats! You get to go out and buy ME some chocolate!

Just kidding... maybe....

See the way her legs are over her head? That stands for... Girl Power!

Just so know.

31 super cool people speak:

Garden of Egan said...

Congrats on the pink!

Sorry you are feeling so awful. I should drive there and leave a casserole or two, except you are a way better cook than I am!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Oh YAY!!! CONGRATS on the girl!!!

Feel better soon! :)

The Martos Fudge said...

As if pregnancy isn't hard enough... I am sorry you are feeling so bad. CONGRATULATIONS on the little girl. I guess it's girl year, My husband is kind of freaking out about having girls rule our house. hahaha

Kristina P. said...

Yay for sweet little girls!

Scrappy Girl said...

Bring on the pink! Congrats! Hope you feel better soon.

Momza said...

congrats! love little girls!

Megan Jones said...

Yay for little girls!!! I hope you feel 100% soon!

iamwoman said...

WAHOOO! So sorry you felt so awful, but so glad to hear the exciting news;)

Saimi said...

Girls RULE!!! Yay, congratulations!!!

Glad you are feeling better!!

Neisha said...

YAY on the girl!! :)

Glad you are feeling better. Sounds like you were really down and out.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Girl Power is right! Oh, and I totally agree with you on the Twilight movie make-up...so bad.

Sue said...

Little girls are wonderful! And so is your news.

Except for being sick, of course.

Get well soon. That's an order!


nikib4kids said...

Congrats on having another little girl! Yeah! I'm glad that you are finally on the mend....If I remember right, you are not too far from me. I should bring you a treat or two, or at least let you be one of my taste testers for the chocolate cakes that I'm trying out!

Impulsive Addict said...

As you know, girls are awesome! Congrats!

I hope you can complete that massive amount of laundry. Do I need to come and help? I will. It will be my way of paying it forward! =) Wait...where do you live again? lol

Ben, Heather and kids said...

hats off to your hubby for helping out.. mine seems to take care of the kids, but forgets the house exists :) but when i'm down and out I could care less- beggars can't be choosers i guess :)

congrats on another girl!

T said...

oh Yay for girls - even though Boy Hair is SO much easier :)

Feel better soon!!!!

the Gardners said...

Too fun! Congrats on the Girl Power! And thanks for making me feel better about my laundry! =)

Patty Ann said...

Congrats on the Girl!!! My last three are all girls. My husband is so outnumbered, and I have to admit that most of the time it is totally fun!! Chocolate waffles for Sunday breakfast, How can you go wrong with that!!!!

Brenick said...

wow. i have no idea what it could have been if it was not a kidney infection..... kidney stone?? they are in the same area, so idk. sorry to be nosey. lol. sorry you were in so much pain :(

and congrats on the girl!! before i scrolled down, thats what i guessed, so i get some chocolate!! woo! and i could really use some girl super power vibes, since we are all boys here and i desperately want a girl. AND my husband thinks our next will be a boy. SIGH!!!

The Bagley Family said...

I hope you get better soon!! Being sick sucks, being sick and pregnant is so much worse!!!

I saw the laundry load and thought, 'That is it??'

Go team pink!!!!! Yippeee!!!!! The world needs more fabulous people like us girls:)

Jackie said...

Serene! We had the EXACT SAME WEEK.
Minus the horrible infection part.
Unless a toothache/cavity/potential root canal counts.
But truth be told, yours sounds much worse.
But the exact same part.
Surprise ultrasound on Friday.
Baby girl.

CONGRATS to you!
What a lucky baby! What a lucky family!
I'm so happy for you.

Now get better!

Lisa said...

FANTASTIC! And thank you for the little arrow~totally couldn't tell what I was looking at. I CAN tell she's a dainty little flower, though. :) Send me your address~I have a fun sumthin' sumthin' in celebration of GIRL POWER!

Sara Lyn said...

So sorry about the infection. Yuck, yuck, yuck!

Wonder Woman said...

When I was just a few weeks pregnant with little miss, I got an infection "down there" and it hurt like Hades. I used a lot of vaseline. I also used WebMD to self-diagnose and thought I had herpes. That I was going to pass on to my child unless I had a c-section.

Turns out it was just a yeast infection.

Anyway.........CONGRATS on the girl!!! Alayna's going to love being the big sister! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOL! Well, it's not "down there". But that sure does not sound fun!

And thanks!

M-Cat said...

I'm playing catch up around here and first off - CONGRATS on the girl! I can't remember what I guessed but I am going to let myself believe that I was right.

And it looks like you had a great Christmas!

Cherie said...

Girl power!!! Who Hooo and Congratulations!!!

Stef said...

Ugh...sorry about your infection. That just couldn't have been enjoyable. And your laundry room looks like mine...only cleaner. Hee hee.
Congrats on the Girlie!!

Rachel Sue said...

Hooray for girls!

I am sooo sorry about the infection. SOOO sorry. Glad it's getting better.

Amber said...

I think I know what your infection was. (UTI maybe?) I had those like every week with both the kids. Wonderful. SO if anyone knows how miserable it can be, I DO!! With that said, I send you a million (imaginary) chocolate bars!

Hooray for the girl!!!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Nope, it wasn't a UTI. But those are lousy too!

And thanks!

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