Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's teeth, der. And the standard conversation.

So, last night Aaron and I were playing with Hulk - Aaron was holding him up in the air and he was smiling really big. I looked up and what do I see? 2 more teeth! One is already through. I feel like such a bad mom that I didn't notice sooner - but relieved that the whiny buttness of my son has a reason. When he woke up this morning, I gave him Motrin and we had a large decrease in crying.

So - now that I look like I should be ready to give birth any day, I have been having this exact conversation at least once a day. Note that I have to have Hulk with me for it to go this way:

Random Person: "Is that your son?"
Me: "Yes'
RP: "How old is he?"
Me: "Almost ten months"
RP: Staring at my belly "Are you pregnant?"
Me: "Yes"
RP: "When are you due"
Me " December 2" (did I mention to you all - we scheduled the c-section for Dec 2nd. I'll be 38w2d)
RP: "Is it twins?"
Me: "Yes! Twin girls"

Then they usually just kind of shake their head, or comment that 'my hands will be full' or say "Oh my god'! One of the best things about going to that Mother's of Multiples tag sale was that I didn't feel like a freak of nature! I was with 'my people'. If Hulk isn't with me, it's more of 'normal' conversation - with people excited for me that I'm having twins.

Thanks for all the nice comments on the nursery. I'm really excited to have a plan - I'm very hopeful that we'll make progress this weekend.


mo*reezy said...

I hope you meant you'd be 38wk2d on your section date, not 28 weeks! And seriously, I don't ask someone if they're pregnant unless I see their water break in front of me. I can't believe how people are.

Cece said...

Duh! I totally meant 38 weeks. Maybe I just didn't want to type it because I'll be impossibly BIG by then? I fixed it.

Carrie27 said...

I feel your annoyance with those comments. We got them all the time, and unfortunately they don't go away after you have the babies, they just get worse.

HereWeGoAJen said...

We need to come up with a really good response for you to use in that conversation. One that will make people realize how rude and stupid they are being. The only thing that I can think of so far is to answer that hands full comment with "well, that is so much better than them being empty." I will keep thinking about it.

Wishing 4 One said...

Ah so thats hulk's fussiness, teething, poor little guy. So exciting that you scheduled the date already for the girls, it'll be here faster than you know it Cece, how exciting!!!!!

emily said...

Hey Cece, Dec 2 sounds like a wonderful birthday! I kinda wish I could know when ours will be...
How did your "no water after 7" thing go? Hope ok... I tried that and I just got crampy. So I gave up and I haven't slept for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time for a loooong time now. Decided I'd rather wake up to pee than to leg cramps or other lovely troubles.

No matter your size, it is SO aggravating to have people comment!! First time I gained about 50 pounds... this time I'm smaller, which I thought would be better, but it's not! And I didn't DO anything to make it that way, it's just the way it is. There is certainly something about being pregnant that makes people "open up" to you! And not always in a good way.

Oh, and I love your rug!! Love the colors. :) Lucky girls. ;)