3.28.2011

the secret life of the american, um, thirty year old

I have to tell you something.

I'm pregnant.

Yep.

15 weeks.

I couldn't bring myself to share it before now. I wanted to. I thought about it. But I couldn't.

Partly because it was a huge surprise and I'm SO not good with surprises (so, so not good). Partly because I've been violently ill (Okay, violently might be a bit strong but there has been a lot of vomit spewing at my house.) (You're welcome for the usage of the word SPEW!). Partly because I'm embarrassed to be starting this pregnancy 20 pounds heavier and FAR less in shape from where I started with Nate. Partly because I've been having trouble eating right and exercising because I'm nervous about being pregnant again and I just feel all around bad and only want things like, say, Sonic fried mozzarella sticks. Partly because I've already been having some blood pressure and heart rate issues and, well, I NEVER had to deal with that with Nate's pregnancy and it's scary (Cue: CUT THE MOZZARELLA STICKS!) and high bp would possibly prevent me from giving birth at home (which is currently the plan; but the plan is open and I've been seeing my midwife and my OB). Partly because I've been obsessively watching the Secret Life of the American Teenager (Don't do it. It's awful.) and other terrible, trashy and awful television in an effort to NOT THINK ABOUT IT.

But, seriously, none of these things are COMPLAINTS just worries and anxieties that I'm coping with. In fact, I want YOU to GET EXCITED because I'm (and Karl as well) really and truly ecstatic to be preparing for another little one. I can't WAIT for a new little personality to join our home (Please God more laid back like Karl this time, yes?). Yes, it was unexpected but we're rolling with it. I mean, some days I still wonder exactly how I accidentally got pregnant at 30 years old but I'm (mostly) over that now. (Karl has already given me the 'it only takes one time' speech several times.)

I guess, after my miscarriage in June, I just thought maybe we'd wait waaaaaaay longer or that I would be perfectly happy with Nate being an only child. My due date for the pregnancy I miscarried was January 23. I found out I was pregnant this time around January 15. Fitting, yes?

Honestly, I'm feeling like a Real Live Human again and I have some truly hilarious pregnancy stories and tidbits to share with you (#1 being how I realized I might be pregnant) but, for now, I just wanted to LET THE SECRET OUT.

14 weeks, 5 days


28 comments:

Christine said...

Congrats Kat! I am thrilled to hear you are pregnant again and I will continue to send you all sorts of good happy healthy pregnancy wishes your way! When the due date came about for my miscarried pregnancy, I was pregnant with Madison and I couldn't help but realize that if that pregnancy would have occurred I wouldn't have been carrying her and let me tell you she is best thing to have ever happened to me (Dylan is also the best for the record)! So yay, yay, yay - CONGRATS to your family!

care said...

Thank you for sharing!! And thank you for, per usual, being *real* about it.

I'm sending you warm fuzzies and no-more-vomiting thoughts. Excited for you and Karl and Nate!

m-m-m-melissa said...

PREGS. so excited for your fam! cheers to less puking! xoxoxoxo

Jax said...

Congrats congrats CONGRATS!!!! Sorry about the spewing of the vomit, but SO excited for the reason behind the spewage. (I just made up a word). Okay, I'm gonna need you to get on naming this baby like you did before Nate was born. I actually think a contest might be in order. I'm jsut saying... haha..

Seriously, Kat, I am so freaking thrilled for you and Karl (and Nate...and Roxy and Arlo). :) Your family is beautiful and a new addition will only make it more so.

Love you a lot! Gracie says WOOF (that's dog for Congrats!)

Jax said...

(I meant naming the baby something random for the blog world... What was Nate's name again? I cant even recall the story behind it. I just recall it was awesome).

sarah said...

Congrats, love! This is awesome. Glad you are feeling well.

mercurialmary said...

Hooray!!! Congratulations to you and your awesome family!

Ashley said...

Yay Kat! I'm so excited for y'all! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Kaitlin said...

Congratulations!! Hope you get to feeling better soon and can enjoy this pregnancy :)

Audreya said...

Yay! Congratulations!!

Kelcie said...

Congratulations Kat! That is so exciting!!!

nicole said...

CONGRATS! I'm soooo happy for you! Thanks for letting us in on the secret! Wooo hoooo! Sending you an email with some other stuffs. P.S. Sonic mozzarella sticks make the world a better place. (OK, maybe it's just my world? And yours?) WAY TO GO, TEAM HILLS!!! xo.

Angela said...

so so so so happy for you!!

Maria said...

awesome! congratulations!!! :)

irishgrudge said...

Yayayayay! I'm so happy for you! I have serious pregnancy envy these days...I need to get myself knocked up with a quickness. But that means that I love hearing about pregnancy and babies so you better share your Sonic fueled ass off cause I wanna hear all about it!

panamamama said...

So excited for you guys! Hey,and 30 is YOUNG, BTW. :)

{lauryl} said...

CONGRATS!!! So happy for you! Yay Bebe Hills #2! xoxo

Meredith Garrett said...

Hooray! I am so excited for your growing family!! I know that the being sick part (among a huge list of other things) is quite unbearable. But, you are such a good mommy and having two is going to be such a reward!!

Hugs!

Andrea said...

Squee! Simply wonderful news! :)

Meredith said...

Congratulations Kat!!! So thrilled for you guys! :)

Leslie Robus said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!

Jennifer said...

SO happy for you all. I can't wait to smell her sweet little head.

sdhorton said...

very excited for you in a better than you than me kind of way :) Just remember Nate can come to my house for play dates so you can have alone time with the baby when you need it. yeah, I'm here for you. :)

Rina said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! SO happy for you guys!

Kate said...

woohoo! welcome to the not so secret club! I'm so happy for you.

Nate as an only? Pssshaw. I have to say, I'm having trouble swallowing the characterization of this as accidental when one is married, with child, sexually active like ever?, and not specifically taking steps to prevent it. That's just called "not admitting to yourself that you're kinda trying" dontcha think?

But, I don't mean to be glib about it - I can only imagine how the pain of a miscarriage would alter your perspective on such things. Bottom line, I am so, so happy for you guys!

I really hope you can get the health stuff figured out so that you can have a smooth pregnancy and the delivery you want! I say this, of course, while trying to resist the urge to go downstairs and get myself some Dunkin Donuts....ugh. It's hard.

Kate said...

p.s. you little liar, with the green beer. don't think we don't notice these things, missy!

Amy B. said...

Yay for you!

Stacia said...

CONGRATS!!!! So happy for you!