Saturday, August 22, 2009

One is the loneliest number...

Saturday Aug 22, 2009

One is the loneliest number...

that you'll ever do.
-Three Dog Night

Yes, you guessed it. Perhaps you noticed that I've given up my nightly glass of wine. (So sad.) Perhaps I've been so tired that I actually fell asleep while talking to you. (Even sadder.) More likely, you noticed that my butt has grown to the size of a small continent. (Really, really sad.) But since one is the loneliest number, we've decided to make it two. The latest addition to the Foster family will be arriving by March 5, 2010 - and not a day later, I might add!

Needless to say, we're super excited and more than a little scared. Why is it so much scarier the second time around? Is it because I know what to expect this time? (Those months of sleepless nights were definitely tougher than I planned for!) Or is it because I don't have a clue how I'm going to handle two little ankle-biters when one more than fills my time and my heart? We've just gotten to the point where I feel like we're getting the hang of this parenting thing. Now, I wonder if I will have to figure out how to do it all over again, but times two?

Contributing to my uneasiness is the fact that I feel HORRIBLE this time. With Jay, I was never sick. Not once. Sure, I was tired. But now, I have this constant feeling of "I'm gonna puke, and yet I'm hungry." No food really appeals to me, with the exception of cheese. I have wanted to eat nothing but cheese for the last six weeks. Seriously. I have always been a big fan of cheese. But now, it's all I want. Cheese toast. Cheesy scrambled eggs. Pimiento cheese. Bean & cheese burrito (extra cheese, please). Pizza with double cheese. Grilled cheese sandwich. Am I starting to sound like Bubba in Forrest Gump yet? Wait, now that I think about it, maybe the ginormous growth of my backside isn't entirely due to pregnancy...

So far baby #2 seems to be doing just fine. We've had a hard time coming up with a pet name for him/her. I mean, really, how are you gonna top "Torquil?" We tried "Annie" for a little while - Torquil & Annie were my great-great-great-grandparents who immigrated to NC from Scotland. But if "Annie" turns out to be a boy, that could have long-lasting repercussions on his mental health. Don't wanna start this kid out needing therapy before s/he's even born. So I'm leaving it to you, dear readers. What shall we call this little peanut?


Your butt may be a continent, but I think Australia is cute!

Posted by Derek on August 22, 2009 at 08:54 PM EDT #

I don't have any name suggestions...yet, but I do want to say I can't wait to meet this little Foster. Keep in mind that Riley's birthday is March 5!

Posted by Amy G on August 22, 2009 at 09:30 PM EDT #

Hey! A blog - I love it! Congratulations! My vote is for "Pat." ;-)

Posted by Ginger Nixon on August 23, 2009 at 09:08 PM EDT #

I think you just named him/er. Your last comment.."peanut". It was my mom's nickname for me. I think it was because I was not only the youngest but the smallest-or was it because I was her biggest baby (at 8 lbs). But as soon as I read it on your post, I thought it a great name.

Posted by Great Aunt Ali on August 23, 2009 at 09:17 PM EDT #

Wow, I stay away from my computer for a few weeks and I find out I've missed all the news! Yay another baby to keep you that sounds like something I might do!!!

Congrats to all and I'm going to fix a cheese tray right this minute!

Susie H

Posted by Susie Hoffman on August 24, 2009 at 02:18 AM EDT #

Congrats!! I think the nickname needs to be cheese related...goat? feta? colby jack? muenster? this could go on all day...

Posted by Katrine on August 24, 2009 at 08:11 AM EDT #

Congrats!! So excited for you guys!!

Posted by Bethany Watkins on August 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM EDT #

Congratulations! Not to scare you, but sadly my wife's morning sickness was worse with each of her three pregnancies. With out last one, she actually had 9 months of morning sickness. I think she even threw up the morning Evan was born! Good luck!

Posted by Steven Greene on August 24, 2009 at 02:24 PM EDT #

Oh wow...I think Katrine just found a perfect name for a boy - Colby Jack Foster.

Posted by Ginger Nixon on August 24, 2009 at 04:47 PM EDT #

Yay! Congrats! I like the Colby idea-- relatively gender neutral. Of course you could always go for guppy, which was Grace's nickname for the first few months inside...

Posted by Erin on September 17, 2009 at 09:25 AM EDT #

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