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The Second Time Around

Every once in awhile, The Hubs will ask me “What size fruit is Little Jizzy this week?” You see, during my first pregnancy, I proudly announced to anyone and everyone that The Parasite (aka Ellie) was “the size of a grape!” or “a banana!”

Now? I have no idea.

I am assuming it is the size of a 19 week old fetus.

During the first pregnancy, I had plenty of time to obsess over every little minute detail when it came to baby making. This was being formed this week, this was what would happen next time. At exactly 26 weeks, 3 days and 5 minutes, my child would learn to roll around and give people the finger.

Little Jizzy gets his “gender ultrasound” next week. Monday, to be exact. At this point in Ellie’s pregnancy, I was busy counting down the seconds until I could see my child on the little machine. I still feel excited about seeing Jizzy, but I’m not like “I must know if it is a boy or girl or I will die!!!!!”

Part of me wants to say “don’t find out!” but I would like to know. It’ll help us with all the matters of clothing babies and such. Grandmas need to know this type of thing because grandmas like to go to Target and buy baby clothing, which I’m all about.

We’re narrowing the real name for Little Jizzy down. Even though I’m quite fond of the name, we just can’t put LJ on his birth certificate. Therefore, we’re forced to come up with a good wholesome name.

Our friend the pilot is referring to him as “Rangor.” Perhaps it will stick.

In other news, I made a concious decision not to update Ellie’s newsletters after twelve months because when would I stop? Two years? Five years? When she is in junior high?

“Dear Ellie…you got your first period today. You seemed very mad about it.”

Ellie is doing just fine. She is now 14 months old and is CRAZY. I was at Bible Study this morning and the sub (yes, we had a sub for Bible Study) wanted us to tell a little about ourselves. The girl before me had a five hour long presentation, which was cool because I am interested in learning about people.

Then it came to me. “Hi, my name is SJ. I’m married, am pregnant and have a 14-month-old daughter. She bites.”

Really, I think that’s the most important thing one should know about her. She bites. Actually, she really only bites me, which is odd because I’m the one that is staunchly against the biting of the flesh. She also has a penchant for biting toes. I have to be careful not to wiggle my bare feet in front of her face. Please, lets all hope that it isn’t a fetish forming.

She climbs things: Has made her way to the top of our table, has climbed out of her high chair and pretty much scales our furniture like Everest.

But really? The only thing you need to know is that she bites. Trust me on this one.

21 Responses to “The Second Time Around”

  1. Eulallia
    September 14th, 2005 22:45
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    You must taste very yummy.

  2. Eulallia
    September 14th, 2005 22:46
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    I just realized that sounded very slimy and stalker-like. Sorry about that.

  3. Mir
    September 14th, 2005 22:49
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    Hi, I’m Mir. I’m no longer married, don’t have a uterus, and I have a daughter who reads and a son who… burps a lot. I have totally got to get myself into a bible study group.

  4. Sarcomical
    September 14th, 2005 22:53
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    hmmm…a foot fetish and table dancing? you’ve got a long and scary road ahead of you my friend.

  5. Jake
    September 14th, 2005 23:38
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    Hi. I enjoy reading your blog even though I’m a mid-30s single man. You write purty! My friend started a blog tonight he just mentioned. I hope he likes doing it. It probably won’t have relevance to pregnancies though, that’s for sure.

    www.crashlandonass-planet.blogspot.com

  6. Steph.
    September 14th, 2005 23:40
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    I like this intro thing…(and I also LOVE the new banner!)

    Hi, I used to be Seriously Steph but am now just a Crazy MomCat, which is much more accurate. My 17-month-old daughter scales surfaces with the Spiderman-like agility and yet still says “that” to everything instead of talking. My son likes to call people “Eyeball head” and say “Suck the blood.” In short, I’m messing my kids up totally. Next?

  7. Jack's Raging Mommy
    September 15th, 2005 00:04
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    My 19 month old neice has started announcing to people “I Bite”. Perhaps you could teach Ellie this trick? Would make for a fun conversation starter at any rate.

  8. nancy
    September 15th, 2005 07:46
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    When my son was biting around 18 months, he was biting. We taught him if he needed to bite, to bite himself. His arms has his own bite marks for a short while, but it stopped. Either he learned that (a) it hurt or (b) he tasted yucky.

  9. Nik
    September 15th, 2005 08:15
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    Okay, so if were doing intros, hi, I’m Twisted Cinderella and I am married to Prince Mostly Charming and I have one Little Princess. I have moved 33 times in my life and apparently I am moving again in 3 weeks. Contrary to all indications to the contrary, I don’t like moving and I hope that this is the last one. (Just don’t remind me that I have said that the last 4 moves and we will get along fine).

  10. sherry
    September 15th, 2005 08:52
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    The closest I’ve been able to get to knowing what’s going on in pregnancy this time around is by glancing at the pregnancy script in the sidebar of my weblog. With my daughter taking up all my time, I don’t have the time to sit and obssessively read everything pregnancy-related like I used to. I’m just hoping to be able to occasionally write something in Baby B’s baby book.

    If I was doing an intro I’d be able to say, “Hi. I’m Sherry. I’m married, I am currently waiting for November so I can give birth to the baby in my uterus and I have an almost-three-year-old daughter. She loves to fart.”

  11. clickmom
    September 15th, 2005 09:40
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    Hi, I’m clickmom, I think I know it all, but try to keep it to myself. I have three as close to perfect kids as there are, but the husband….well, we all need a source of stress in our lives. Right? He gives me a reason to take the meditation thing seriously. I’ll try anything once, though not being a fast learner I’ll do it all again before I realize that maybe it wasn’t the best idea.

  12. Elvira Black
    September 15th, 2005 10:45
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    I feel so out of place here–no baby bon mots, being without child–but I just had to say I love your photos, and your little one is one adorable, angelic little biter.

  13. Linda
    September 15th, 2005 12:01
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    You know what, I’m going out on a limb and say that it’s GOOD that she bites. Yep, because now you won’t have to walk around with your head in the clouds like these other people who think “Well, if the child bites, it is obviously inferior parenting! I will not allow my angel Sally to play with such a biting child! I’ve taught MY child so much better than that!”

    Those women are out there. And karma WILL bite them in the ass (ha! pun!). But see? You dodged that bullet by starting out with a biter. It’s all good.

  14. christina
    September 15th, 2005 13:01
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    I was the same way with pregnancy number 2. In fact, I’m like that with the baby. I can’t remember how old she is when asked, yet I can recall #1’s age in my sleep.

  15. cas
    September 15th, 2005 14:55
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    Small mercies: you stopped boob feeding prior to a bitey phase.

    Even if you aren’t coutning the seconds down to the scan, I am…..I WANT TO KNOW AND I WANT TO KNOW NOW!

  16. Angela
    September 15th, 2005 15:13
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    Haha, cas, I was totally on the same wavelength with you! SJ, your banner cracked me up–I particularly like the sweet little toy peeking out from behind the screaming banshee baby, good stuff.

  17. beth
    September 15th, 2005 16:35
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    lol owwiee!!! im excited to find out wat your having hehe
    ok well hugs
    belly rubs
    take care

  18. niamh
    September 15th, 2005 17:32
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    why do you need to know the sex for clothing a baby are you planning on using those charming tourniquets around it’s head if it’s a girl so it looks real sctoopid? maybe you’ll do like any self respecting second-time-around mom and put a boy in all your daughters old dresses, my son wore pink pajamas for months

  19. Sarcastic Journalist
    September 15th, 2005 17:37
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    “charming tourniquets?” do i have to draw blood from my childrens’ heads?

    no tourniquets here, we prefer to staple things to our daughter’s head.

  20. Ty
    September 16th, 2005 00:01
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    you should have an eBay auction, selling the chance to be the first one in internetland to find out if Jizzy is a boy or a girl. You either make a fortune or just enough for a can of Mello Yello… I’ll start the bidding at $0.02…

  21. Jenn
    September 19th, 2005 17:04
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    Oh, you are a such a tart-sweet oasis, like key lime pie in blog form. I initially stumbled your way through your excellent blog-insecurity post, and then over to Raising Liam (also a lovely blog-oasis). Thanks, lady. So much fun to read.

    P.S. I have a biter too.

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