11.04.2009

I Miss It

Okay this may sound nuts so soon, but I miss being pregnant. I want to be pregnant again so very badly. Do I want another baby already? NO! But I want to be pregnant!

I loved being pregnant, and while I HATED bedrest, I loved my belly and feeling the boys move and minus the bedrest and my cervix, I had a super easy pregnancy. What does this mean? Why do I want to be pregnant so badly again? Maybe it's because I feel like I missed out on a lot of the fun stuff in my pregnancy, or maybe it's because for so many years it is ALL I ever wanted, and now I feel like that is just what I am supposed to want all the time.

I am even having a hard time putting my maternity clothes in our storage shed, and while I KNOW that we are not ready for another baby financially for another four years or so, I just can't stop thinking about it. Am I nuts? The answer is yes, but still I can't wait to be pregnant again and I can't stop thinking about our little frozen babies. Or maybe I am just dreading getting back in shape. Hehehe.

On another note, does anyone have any tips on how to get under my child's neck to stop smelling like sour milk? Seriously babies are supposed to smell all cute and sweet, not mine... he stinks! I give him a bath every other day and wipe him down after every meal and still he stinks a few hours after bath time. I am leaning towards baths every day for my messy eater, but I know that isn't good for his skin. Any thoughts?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Be sure and keep a burp cloth way under their chin which helps some. Also, mine always smelled and I thought it was under the chin but it was behind the ears - the milk would run down their chin/neck and get behind there.

Mama Tina said...

It might be heredity thing. I bathe your husband everyday and he still had that sour milk smell. Jaime's cousin Samantha got a really bad infection under her neck, her chin literally touched her chest and because (being her Mom's first baby) she didn't wash under her neck very well. Unscented baby powder that has cornstarch in it will keep it dry. Or even a light dusting of regular cornstarch. Ask your Grammy I bet she will know about that home remedy :)

xoxoxoxoxo

Angelwingsbaby said...

Sometimes babies can get a yeast infection under their neck so no amount of cleaning will help, if that is the case you will have to see their doctor.I had a foster baby come in that had that smell from the first time I met him and I bathed him and it was still there. It is protocol to have them looked at by a doctor when they first come in and when I was at the appointment I mentioned it to the doctor, sure enough it was a yeast infection under his neck it comes from formula,milk, drool,spit up, and sweat getting trapped under there.On the other hand some babies will just have a certain smell and will out grow it.Hope that helps hun,I am so glad that the boys are doing so well.They are just adorable!

Christina said...

Abby had that smell. She was a chunky monkey. We couldn't get it to go away, until her neck grew out a bit, lol.

Dave and Elaine said...

Little Bug gets a bath every night simply because she LOVES bathtime and it is part of her bedtime routine. We just don't use soap on her every night, only every other night. Then we lotion her up real good after every bath. Her skin is fine. So I think it would be okay to give him a bath every day.

Your boys are SO CUTE!!

agk11808 said...

i am in your boat. I had my baby 10/30/09 at 34 weeks. i was not preparred at all and wish i would have known i was going to have her, i keep thinking i didn't know it would happen this soon this fast, i miss not sitting down one day and soaking in all the last kicks, b/c i didn't know they were going to be her last kicks inside me.
She is doing wonderful hopefully only a 2 week stay in the NICU and then i can enjoy my bean at home!

Meant to be a mom said...

As far as the stinky neck and chin, I had to start putting bibs on my son to stop all the gross spit up from making its home in his little neck creases. I don't know if you use one but maybe it will stop some of the drips if you don't.

about the pregnancy and missing being pregnant. I'm so glad you posted your feelings about this because I am having the same exact feelings myself. Like you, I don't want another baby right now. Just the pregnancy. I miss all of it. Even the uncomfortable parts of it. I loved being pregnant. Just like you I had a VERY hard time parting with my maternity clothes. I gave them to a friend who's pg and I nearly cried when I put them in the bags to take them to her.
I know exactly how you feel. I hope we are normal.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

Oh boy. I imagine I will be posting something similar shortly after little mans birth. I thought about a second pregnancy during the entire first one. Were just greedy, right? ;)

Ryan said...

Being pregnant is such a miracle, isn't it? I cried when I packed up my maternity clothes. Feeling those kicks is so wonderful and I really enjoyed watching my body change and grow. Hopefully we'll all be there again . . . someday!

I am so glad to see how well you're doing. You're such a natural!

Kat the Great said...

Lol, how about you do the pregnancy and I keep the baby? I want another baby SO BAD, but I really don't want to be pregnant again for at least another 5 years. Well, I guess there is no way around it since Mike is not happy about adopting.... I just didn't enjoy it that much. Maybe because I did get to do the work full time and then some experience.

Dawn said...

Hi my daughter had smelly neck too. All those creases and folds! I just basically kept a bib on her all the time. Which I hated because it covered up all her cute clothes she had. But I figured smelly cheese neck was worse! good luck.