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This pregnancy happened a little (a lot!) sooner than I would've chosen myself. When the two lines on the test appeared I can't say I was ecstatic. I don't think I was even close to happy. I am coming around now and I'm glad because pregnancy is hard as it is, I don't need a negative attitude. It's not that I didn't want more children. I did. I was counting on it. I was just ready for a little break. I felt like I had just gotten to a more stable point in my life with regular sleeping, no nursing, children that play together... you know.

I love what three means for our family. I love the idea of three and I don't think I can ever be unhappy about another child. I'm just not happy what three means for me in terms of physical and mental exhaustion for the next two years approximately. At the same time this is how we have chosen to live our lives. Conscious that we are not masters of it and that living it right means not trying to have everything under perfect control at all times. On many days I want to throw these noble thoughts out of the window. Then again, I know I can't. I don't like what I would be left with.

That said, I am very glad about all the happy comments to the previous post. When you're not feeling so happy yourself reading the nice sentiments helps brighten the perspective. Allconsuming nausea is currently successfully distracting me from being completely absorbed by my fear of how I'm going to survive all of this. Nothing like a ton of nausea "helping" you out...

So. Three. Reassure me, mothers!

Posted at 12:12 PM on September 25, 2007

Once someone comes along and reassures you, can you reassure me about having two? ;-)

The nausea is awful, isn't it? I've had a little luck taking vitamin B6 supplements, but it's still bad enough to where I'm pretty much hibernating.

Posted by Maryanne at September 25, 2007 5:11 PM

Yuck, sorry about the nausea. Mine seems to be fading a bit, but I don't want to jinx it... Have you tried Sea Bands? They seem to help some. My sympathies are with you!

As for three, well, I'm not there yet, but I'm cautiously optimistic. It's hard having young ones so close together, but by the time this one is born Veronika will be old enough to help out in small ways. You'll be fine! Just take advantage of any help that is offered and try not to worry-- it will all come together somehow. (I know, I'm not great at giving advice, but I'll at least be able to commiserate come Spring!)

And what a gorgeous family-- just saw your photo on here. How sweet!

Posted by kate at September 26, 2007 3:43 AM

You can definitely do this. I know just what you mean though about feeling this: "I felt like I had just gotten to a more stable point in my life with regular sleeping, no nursing, children that play together... you know." That's how I feel when I think about a fourth. God provides. Just take it one day at a time. You are a great mom, Dinka!

Posted by Lindsey at September 26, 2007 10:30 AM

Oh I didn't see the previous post until just now ... congrats !!!!! I am sure everything will be ok although I can understand how daunting it may seem. I admire you for having 2 children as it is .. I don't know if I could do it or how I would handle it.

Posted by Hanna at September 27, 2007 12:30 AM