Reality Moment ...  

SweetDarlinAngel 39F
2088 posts
6/12/2006 1:48 pm

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6/13/2006 3:25 pm

Reality Moment ...

So, here I am 5 and a half months pregnant and unable to eat a single bite of meat. Perhaps it is for the best, but it makes me insane. I can smell the sweet aromas of neighbors BBQ grills and my mouth waters. I wish that the baby weren't so picky sometimes. I toss and turn all night long, my body is growing and rounding out completely. I feel and look "pregnant" there is no hiding that little pooch of a belly any more. I had to go out and purchase maternity clothes just to be comfortable, and that sure does make it obvious. I am excited about the baby. We have rearranged the house to prepare for the little bumkin. My youngest son and the new baby will share a room now, and my middle son and oldest son will bunk together. The only one left with their own domain is the girl. Though she'd rather share with a new baby.

I found out that it is a boy. Yup that's right another boy. So chalk it up to fate, I am destined to have nothing but boys (the girl was Alice's). Four boys and one girl makes for a pretty big family and according to Alice, she wants one more. YIKES!! Thank goodness I am good at understanding my little growing men. They are all rough and tumble, messy, loud, fighting champions but they make sense to me. The girls makes me think, she confuses me at times. Crying incessantly for no reason, needing to have someone hold her hand to fall asleep, wanting a kiss 7 times before she can take a bath; these are all things I am not used to. I am very feminine, but still have trouble understanding the high maintenance rituals of this little tyke. I really was hoping for a girl, just for a change of pace, but perhaps, I am better off with my boys. I understand them. They make sense to me.

I sleep very little, I worry about the future of family and I wonder what life will be like with an additional little in the house. Meanwhile, Alice brings home two new German Shepard pups. That's right, not one but two. So here we are. A Family of five; soon to be six, with two German Shepards nad now an additional two Shepard pups; 5 hamsters, an Iguana, a turtle and all living in a four bedroom house. I swear, Alice had better either strike it rich and move us to a bigger place, or curb or tendency to enlarge this family. There will come a point that I will have to move out! There's only so much cleaning one woman/mother/wife can do!

I think I need a nap.


norprin5 55M

6/12/2006 2:26 pm

you're on the short end of it now, luv...hang in there!


King Nor XVIII

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:01 am:
It may be the "short end" but it sure feels like the big end! LOL

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
6/12/2006 2:30 pm

my little growing, thats so cute!!! I know it must be overwhelming, but dont forget you have all those blasting hormones right now. You will be okay and YES, take a nap or two

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:02 am:
hormones, shmormones! I just wanna eat a burger! Yawns ... two naps sounds great ... maybe I will do that.

digdug41 49M

6/12/2006 2:35 pm

hey I'll get at you tomorrow so answer the p[hone but for now lianna's right go take a nap

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:03 am:
First you tell me to sleep, now you tell me to answer the phone ... well which is it? *giggles*


6/12/2006 3:10 pm

Wow YOU do NEED rest! Take care {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:04 am:
Thanks and right back at you {=}

rm_Rico0825 54M
483 posts
6/12/2006 4:07 pm

Hang in there kiddo. Some days it seems out of control, but things will come around. My advise from living in a home with five children, and me being the only boy, is make sure your children have responsibility in the home. That being chores. The earlier you get them understanding there is responsibility the easier it will be as there chores increase.

If they do good they get shit, if they don't they have things taken away. A way of life they will come to understand very quickly.

Like my Momma used to say, I will not be slave and servant in my own home!!!

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:08 am:
I wonder if that line would work in my house ... I could see it now now. "Momma what's a slave?" says the 4 year old. "Well, son it is someone who is forced to do things against their will." I reply. "Momma, what's will?" he asks. "Aw hell, kiddo ... just forget it." I sigh. "C'mere and kiss me instead."

Yup, that would be the end of that line in my house. By the time they were old enough to understand it, I would have forgotten how to use it. Chores on the other hand ... now there is an idea ... *giggles*

gypsy1629 41F

6/12/2006 8:04 pm

Yes SDA get some rest...and hopefully the hormone thig will burb down a bit so things seem bit more bareible...take care


SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:08 am:
Thanks sweetie

HBowt2 58F

6/13/2006 1:20 am

i've 2 boys....and all i can say is ...heaven help you....take care of yourself and remember to have fun with them all..

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:09 am:
Fun? Oh right that thing between Power Rangers, Hot Wheels and Ninja Turtles. I remember that. I think I usually find time for at least a for moments of fun every day.

boydcounty 67M

6/13/2006 4:46 am

I grew up with four brothers and two sisters. We always had two or three dogs and/or cats plus fish, hampsters, lizards, turtles, pet ducks and chickens. Looking back, I don't know how Mom did it. Not only did she take care of all of us, she worked six days a week, 8-12 hours per day. She is one incredible woman. And so are you. I admire you for being ths super-mom of your extended family. Things may seem overwhelming but know that you are surrounded by people who love you. Know that, while they may not show it sometimes, you are appreciated. Keep your head high. You are special!!!


SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 9:09 am:
God bless your mother! and thanks

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
6/13/2006 1:07 pm

I'm with you in spirit although far away. Do get plenty of rest, sweetie, although I know it's hard. You are phenomenal, generous and special.

warm xx

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 1:29 pm:
...sighs... thanks

rm_Rico0825 54M
483 posts
6/13/2006 3:05 pm

See that is what i am talking about. You are not these childrens friennds. You are thirer parent. Thier disciplinarian. Your job is not to make them fel happy. It is to teach them responsibility.

They must fear you. My Mom was my sactuary, but I still had the feeling of fear from her when I swayed off course.

And no, my parents weren't beaters. I took two good ass whoopings fron my dad in all my life.

Once for head butting my sister, and the other for throwing a Big Wheel at my Mom. My dad saved the ass whoopings up for the real things.

But the fear was always there. And that is what kept us all in check. The bottom line is fear is a major part of discipline. Guidelines, structure, rule and expectations.

The bottom line without fear of reprisal kids will go crazy on on.

Might not want to hear that but it is the facts.

SweetDarlinAngel replies on 6/13/2006 3:29 pm:
I'll be honest ... my kids are my weakness. Thankfully, my kids are also good kids, full of love and respect for their mother. I don't have to beat them or yell too often, just love them and hug them, kiss them and hold them and for some reason they fall over themselves to do what I need them too. But, they are definately boys. It's their fathers I have trouble with. But, hey ... that is a whole other issue.

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