Friday, March 26, 2010

lucy, you have some splaaiinnnin' to do...

i admit it, i love "i love lucy."
in fact, there may not be an episode i haven't seen.
and i tend to quote it a lot.
like, when Lucy does something crazy, and Ricky finds her out and he wants to know what the heck is going on, he always says to her, "Luuuucccy, you have some splaiinin' to do!" in his lil' Cuban accent. and then i laugh.
well, i've vanished. multiple times now. and yes, i know, it is time for me to do some splainin.
maybe this will help:


yes, we're having another baby!! baby #2.
wow, it feels so good to finally get this out there. but lets talk about my feelings later. here's the much wanted details:
i'm only a little over 10 weeks...feels like i'm like 20. but whatev. due the middle of October. already showing. hoping for a boy (maybe i shouldn't confess such a thing)...but will be equally thrilled with another girl.

now for our feelings:

mine:
i'm so excited to see our family grow. and i'm so excited for Ellie to have a sibling. wow, she desperately needs one. but i'm not going to lie, i'm freaked out of my mind. the reality of Ellie's monsterdom in her first few months of life have not left my nightmares. and the thought of many hundreds of sleepless nights...accompanied by that shrill of a cry...makes me want to cry all over again. long-story-short: infants scare me. (what a thing for a mother-to-be, and a mother-who-has-already-been to admit, huh? but it's the truth). to add to those emotions, i can't help but feel a little bit like i am cheating on Ellie. it's a weird feeling. but, having said all of that, i'm as ready as i'll ever be. and knowing that i will love another human as much as i love our little Ellie makes every exhausted, scared, insecure moment worth it.

M's:
he is pumped. he is excited (and right now he is carrying the bulk of the excitement for the both of us). he really is thrilled. so thrilled that he has gladly made several dinners for himself while i am nauseously laying on the couch, while i concoct the most disgusting of food combinations (including but not limited to: doritos grapes and licorice for dinner, rice for breakfast, cinnamon toast crunch with string cheese on the side for lunch, and eating an entire loaf of banana bread by myself...only to puke it up later). bless him for being so supportive and loving even though i have been somewhat (and more than somewhat) exhaustively defeated as this alien has abducted my poor lil body the last 10 weeks.


Ellie's:
she's confused. she sees my belly and says "baby, all gone!" about 20 times a day. but she looooves babies right now...kisses her little baby that she calls "Roxy" over and over- she also bundles her up in blankets and rocks her to sleep and repeatedly says "awwee, cute lil Roxy." she gives her other baby (the one that she calls "Babes") baths, and scrubs behind her ears (after drowning her for like 10 minutes). she's going to be an adorable big sister (even though i know after 10 minutes, she's probably going to want to send it back...what an interesting scenario that will be).

so, that's where i've been...in pregnancy land.
creating a human.
again.

love to you all.
much more to catch you up on and "splaain" to you soon.
xoxo

p.s. northern california is starting to wear off on our little Ellie. check out our little tree hugger:

 

37 comments:

jaci said...

soo soo happy for you guys! you sure make beautiful humans - so i hope you make LOTS!

{amy k.} said...

i could feel this comin! so happy for you and your sweet little family! you will be an amazing mama to this little babe just like you have been to E. wish i were closer so i could come take ellie for a stroll while you napped... i think i need another trip! :) congrats friend! xo

The Fredy Family said...

I figured it was about time! Congrats!

Travis said...

Duuuuude! Congrats! That's awesome!! Hope you guys are good. We miss you like crazy... and mention that exact thing every couple of days...

Hilary said...

I love, love, love it! Congrats!!! you are a darling momma and your babies are so lucky to have you (and Mike too)!! Congrats again. xoxo

Jana and Christopher said...

Congrats on baby #2. It's a crazy feeling and quite the transition with two. Gratefully, you have a while for it all to settle in and get a little prepared, if that's possible. Hope you get feeling better soon.
Jana

Clay and Jenna said...

I am so freaking excited for you guys!! Congratulations, Marce!!! Hope you start to feel better soon!!!

Joni and Rico Adams said...

Yay!! This is great. Can't wait to see the little one you're cookin :)

Adrienne said...

congrats! my second was a bit of a surprise and I was SO worried about my first and how he would handle it all. so I totally relate to the "cheating" feeling. I cried a lot but thankfully had a SUPER excited husband to get me through the rough days. (I cried the night I found out thinking I would never sleep again- our 1st wasn't even 1 yet). 2 years later and they're the best of friends and bullies but we couldn't have asked for better timing looking back. good luck!

Lali Johnson said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are only a couple of weeks behind me so this should be fun!! Too bad we don't live closer together, then it would be REALLY fun!!

Jeff and Whitney said...

Congrats darling! I am so excited for you. Its so funny that you mention feeling a litle scared about the whole thing because that has been on my mind so much lately. I can't even imagine spreading myself among more kids and I totally get the cheating feeling. Its weird huh? But people have told me that you just continue to love more than you ever thought you could :)

We will have to chat! Congrats again beautiful Mama.

Linda said...

I am loving being your MOM, Gammy, and friend! Mike, thanks for not treating me like the mother in law.... but the little pad outside would be great too!
Marci.... you are NOT showing that much.... you just look like you had a little too much apple juice.

Becca said...

Holler!!! :) So I think I have been having some sort of sympathy "eating" thing because I just ate a whole loaf of banana bread too, except I'm not pregnant. Al least if I was I would have an excuse for my tummy sticking out. BLAST. ha. I can't wait to see this little person. Girl or Boy? I pretty dang excited to find out :) Love you!!

Dari said...

Congratulations! I can't say that I don't have some of those same feelings when thinking about trying for another little one. I think it must be normal :)

Kristy said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! And thanks for validating my crazy feelings about #2--I know exactly how you're feeling right now. Hang in there!

Amy W said...

so so happy for you! you are so so brave!

Kristi said...

Congrats!! That is very exciting. Can't wait to hear what you're having.

Ashley said...

Congratulations, Marci!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! You two really do make beautiful humans. Can't wait to see this little one. Love ya.

Amber said...

So happy for you!!! Yay yay yay! It's amazing to me how much love just grows to fit the new child; you think you could never love another baby as much as you love your first. But then you end up loving them both more than you ever imagined.

And I SO get the baby anxiety. My second was the collicky one and I was terrified we'd have to go through that again. It's possible. But with Ellie, it came to an end, right? Even if this one turns out to be tough, you and M will get through it.

Here's hoping you are sent the most content and peaceful little boy ever!

Mat and Brooke said...

congratulations...and let the REAL fun begin! ;) I am so happy for you!

Megs said...

SO excited for you! :)

Jarom and Amber said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Sorry that you are so sick.. I hope it passes quickly!

Shaylynn said...

how much fun for you! A fall California baby will be bliss:) I'm so excited for you and can't wait to catch a glimpse of a another beautiful little baby you will make with the husband..

P.S... I hear a rumor they're making a movie about your Lucy..

Ashley Myntti said...

I am so excited for you!!!!!!! You are an amazing mother! And Ellie is the cutest, so I have not doubt #2 will be perfect. Love ya!

Blair and Lyndsay said...

That is so exciting! You do make beautiful children like jaci said!

Michelle said...

Congrats Chapman party of 4.

Mel said...

Congratulations! That's great news even if the first trimester has you down. Hopefully you'll be feeling alive again in a few weeks!

The Peterson's said...

CONGRATS!!!!!

Tiffany Johnson said...

YAY!! Congrats!!! Becca filled me in today!

Shaylee said...

Wahoo! Congratulations!

Heather said...

Congratulations! Two scared me at first, but I loved it when they could start playing with each other.

Dave, Cadance and Family said...

Congratz!! That is so exciting!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!

John and SJ said...

K...so that's so funny and I'm embarassed to say this, but I am actually watching I Love Lucy as I type this. :) I am slightly obsessed. Oh well.

oh yeah and I congrats again! I am so excited for you!

Montgomery Family said...

Congrats!! That's so exciting! Hope you feel better soon.

Erika said...

Your house looks AMAZING!! You guys did such an overhaul and it looks great! And congrats on the baby!! How exciting!

KO said...

Yea!! I'm sure I'll be the same way with #2... not looking forward to the sleepless nights. They're KILLING me! They're worth it though, right?

Marci Joy said...

Congratulations!