Monday, August 30, 2010

Let the countdown begin...

When our house looks like this....


And the table is never cleared off...


And the mountains of laundry are taking over the house...


When Dad can usually be found doing dishes at 10pm...



And Mom can always be found at her post on the couch (with a bowl nearby!)...



It's our way of saying there's another baby on the way.
Baby #4 is due to arrive mid-March.
We hope to be able to tell you if it's a boy or a girl by halloween time.

(right now Hayley is voting for a boy,
Maya only wants a girl,
and Alice just wants the baby to wake up!
Dad & Mom are pretty resigned....we just do girls, right?!?!)

I get really horribly awful morning sickness until about 16-20 weeks so we're in the middle of the long-haul, wondering if we'll ever make it! We know from experience that without some awesome medication it would take daily IVs to keep me alive....so we're grateful for those little pills that at least keep me ticking--and the fact that they have finally got a generic version! I try to tell friends how bad it is (in a desperate plea for help!) but it's hard to get the reality across because I usually get dressed and put on make-up when I leave the house!

It's been a sad last half of the summer for the kids. They pretty much take care of themselves--eat lots of junk--and cereal--and pb&js. Some days there's lots of fighting since mom's too out of it to intervene. Other days we have some great sister moments as they all realize they only have each other! More movies than I'd like to admit especially when the fighting is too much because it's too dang hot to go outside. Ryan's doing amazing holding down his job and then arriving home to pick up the pieces of what's left of his not-so-adorable family and home!

But history shows that we pull through somehow with very cute results on the other end...so maybe we'll just try to focus on that and ignore the temporary chaos!

I'm counting down to the end of September when I hope to at least take control of parts of my life again! Fingers crossed we don't all go insane before then!

16 comments:

Jeni said...

Congratulations! And a big thanks to modern medication! This time around I did Zofran and Composine in the mornings and Unisom and B6 at night, which really helped me get out of bed in the mornings. And every pregnancy I swear I'll never do this again, but then the mom-nesia kicks in and I get the baby bug because they're just so darn cute!

melbel said...

YAY! Congrats to you! My turn around is usually week 14, and I just hit that this last week. I hope your weeks start ticking by because it's hard growing a baby! :) March babies are the best...just as the weather warms up and you can enjoy your summer. How fun!

Krista said...

Ohhh..I know you are miserable right now. I am so sorry! I know it seems never ending...but I really am so excited for you!! Can't wait to find out if this is a boy or a girl! Congratulations Messicks!

Melissa said...

Congratulations. I feel so bad for you and your morning sickness. Hopefully the medicine will help you get through. And by the way, my house looks like that all summer.

kimmy said...

Awww! Janae, I know you won't believe me, but you are so cute! I wish I was closer so Auntie Kim could come help. Can't wait to see what this one is! Love You!

Kraig n Melissa said...

JaNae! I sure love you! This post is so real-to-life that many can relate to - we don't all get as sick as you but I'm sure our houses have all been a mess and we've all felt like zombies at one time or another! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Motherhood is such a sacrifice, especially this part, for you. "This too shall pass"! I believe the Lord will bless you and your family in specific ways for this specific sacrifice you go through.

Miss Beevers said...

YAY!!! I am SOO EXCITED for you! Hope you feel better soon! Let me know if you are in need of photographic services!! ;) x

Eh said...

Go team BLUE! I hope you get a little fella this time, but your girls are so beautiful that another little Messick lady would be wonderful as well. I am really really sorry that you feel so darn bad. I will call you so we can comiserate together. Hugs darling JaNae.
~Jennt

Paul and Nancy said...

I love the pictures! I agree with Melissa, most of do not get as sick as you, but boy our houses sure have looked like that! I really wish I was closer!! How many times have I said that??? Well, sending you my love!!! xxx

Aim Aug said...

Congrats! I hope you get a boy! Actually...I just hope for a healthy baby and mama, but a boy would be fun for you! I feel your pain. I get really sick too. Hope you feel better soon! Love you!

Lexie said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you, but sorry you feel rotten. The good news is you've almost made it to September, now if the end would just hurry up so you could feel better!

Kayelynn said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you and your cute family! Hang in there...I feel for you...you can do it (you ARE doing it!) Love ya!

Anna said...

Fab news! really hope you are feeling better soon! I bet the kids are loving ruling the roost!

Rachel said...

JaNae!!! I'm so EXCITED for you!!! Congratulations! I hope you feel better soon. =)

Maren said...

How exciting! I hope you start feeling better soon. What a good husband and girls you have!

Shanna said...

How exciting! Congrats. Hope you're feeling better by now!