Friday, March 27, 2009

Hiccup!

Yesterday, Levi got the hiccups.

It was hilarious.

About an hour later, I got the hiccups.

It wasn't as funny.

Hiccups are a strange thing. I seem to get them at the most inopportune times, like when I'm on the phone at work, or when I'm in Church, or when I am supposed to be really quiet for whatever reason.

Sometimes I get hiccups that hurt. Do you know what I'm talking about? I hate that kind. Other times, I get them and I'll hiccup 3times and then it's over with. Those are my favorite kind. And then I get them were they go on and on and on and on.

There are 2 remedies that always work on me to get rid of the hiccups.

1. Someone says to me, "I bet you can't hiccup one more time." And there ya go, I can't hiccup again. Except I can't tell you to say it or it doesn't work. You just have to know to say it, and I have to not be expecting it.

2. Drinking a glass of water bending over and sipping from the opposite side of the cup. It's hard, but it fixes my problems immediately. If there is no one around to bet me that I can't hiccup, I always go with drinking the water.

I hate, loathe and despise when people try to scare the hiccups out of me. It makes me want to punch someone.

Most times, when I get the hiccups, Husby looks at me and starts yelling, "HICCUP! HICCUP! I SAID HICCUP! HICCUP WHITNEY! HICCUP!"

And then I hiccup.

He doesn't understand that method doesn't work.

I read about a guy that had the hiccups for 68 years straight. From 1922-1990. Talk about frustrating. I can't imagine. I think I might go bonkers and have to be put in the nut house. I don't like the hiccups.

But I do like when Levi gets them. His hiccups are precious.

Hiccup is a funny word.

41 comments:

  1. Hiccups are SO weird. I hate when I get them. I hiccup loudly and like you said, they often hurt.

    Did you tummy jump when Levi had them? haha

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  2. I don't get the hiccups very often but got them all the time while I was pregnant. So...annoying.

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  3. I can go like a year without having the hiccups and then I'll get them every day for a week! It's so weird. There's only 1 remedy for me--a spoon full of peanut butter. I'm not kidding! It's NEVER not worked for me! Plus it's yummy ;-)

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  4. Obviously I dan't been pregnant, but how do you know that Levi has them?

    Cowgirl

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  5. Oh my gosh! I get the hiccups ALL THE TIME. My husband says that he's never seen someone get hiccups as often as I do. He thinks it's hysterical...but I definitely don't! I hate it!

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  6. I miss the little rhythmic hiccups that Caleb would get when I was pregnant! Bump-bump ... bump-bump ... bump-bump ... Now his hiccups are hardcore! He has the loudest hiccups and it's hilarious!! And they are usually accompanied by spit-up. Awesome.

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  7. I've noticed I get them a lot more now than when I wasn't pregnant....they can be painful!

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  8. Hiccup is a funny word. Ever wonder WHO came up with that word? Is it a "medical" term? Just wondering.

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  9. hiccup is a a funny word, espeically when you say it over and over!!!

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  10. When I was pregnant Logan always had the hiccups...and if they have the hiccups in your womb they will also have it when they are born.

    I felt so bad for Logan because he kept hiccuping after he ate but the Dr. said it doesnt really bother the baby.

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  11. I don't know if I've told you enough lately - but you are quite possibly the most darling preggo lady ever. You crack me up - and your stories are so fun! I cannot believe there are only 12 more weeks til Levi breathes air! I'm so excited.

    He is very handsome. I love LOVE LOVE the pics...and the 24 min video ;)

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  12. I HATE getting the hiccups! Luckily, I don't think that I have them very often.

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  13. Once I had a wicked case of hiccups at work. My boss came in and told me that she was sorry but she was going to have to let me go. I sat at my desk in pure shock, just looking at her. A few seconds later she asked "Are your hiccups gone? Then you're hired again!"

    Evil I say!

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  14. I hate the hiccups!

    I always get them right before like a big meeting...or right before my wedding.

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  16. I just had the hiccups this morning!! And I was sooo frustrated. I feel like I always get them when I am in a hurry or really busy doing something - this morning I was runing around late to work and get the hiccups! I hate them!

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  17. hiccups are sooo annoying! but i bet it was so cute to feel levi with the hiccups :)

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  18. I despise the hiccups.

    Of course I always get them when I'm supposed to be quiet. Which just seems to make them louder... Little brats.

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  19. I hate the hiccups! But I bet its such a neat thing to feel Levi hiccup!

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  20. My Jacob had hiccups almost every day and rarely ever after he was born. It was always funny to watch my tummy though.

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  21. Amelia got the hiccups yesterday, too. Some women say that it's annoying when their babies get the hiccups but I can't imagine that happening yet. It's nice to know that baby hiccups don't hurt them because their tummy muscles aren't as mature as ours.

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  22. The water trick is the only thing that ever works for me. Mine last for a few hours when I get them if I don't do it. Everyone has always made fun of me when they see me do it, too. Glad I'm not the only ones that does it.

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  23. It is soo cute when they get the hiccups in your belly! =)

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  24. Drinking from the opposite side of a cup always does the trick for me! And, now that you mention it, hiccup is a very funny word.

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  25. Someone told me once to think of the color purple when I have the hiccups. Sometimes it works. Most of the time it doesn't.

    How cool to feel Levi's hiccups though!

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  26. Jonathan's grandpa once had a surgery that left him with the hiccups for a few weeks. The only time he wasn't hiccupping was when he was singing, so all down the hall of the hospital you could hear grandpa and grandma singing old hymns together! It was hilarious.

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  27. I used to LOVE when Bubba got hiccups! It was so cute. My doctor told me that they were a sign of a healthy baby - that's how they teach themselves to breathe!

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  28. i do the bend over and drink water upside down from a cup trick too and it works everytime:) I cant wait to feel my baby with the hiccups.. must be amazing:) I went to queenies yesterday and thought of you:)

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  29. Alex got the hiccups ALL THE TIME - It was so sweet & everything unless I was trying to fall asleep :-) But still, so sweet...

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  30. when my husband gets the hiccups he sounds like he's going to die....seriously like full body convulsions! Makes me so sad for him!

    You're little Levi is soooo precious!

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  31. it is a funny word! 68 years!!! what the crap!! GEEESH!!

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  32. My dad had the hiccups for 13 hours straight while in recovery after open heart surgery. I couldn't even sleep that night for thinking about him and praying for him. Poor daddy!!!!

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  33. One time Mellisa Tanner told me to look at the celing lights and say, "Pink elephants, pink elephants, pink elephants..."
    It didnt work for me..
    But maybe you and Levi could try..

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  34. peanut butter. honestly. because of it's consistency it changes your breathing pattern slightly while you're trying your hardest to stop it from sticking to the roof of your mouth. the ONLY thing that works for me. i LOATHE HICCUPS!!!!!!! so sorry you had them!

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  35. I just got them this morning, I always have to take a digestive vitamin to make them go away for the whole day. I don't mess around. I despise them.

    How does it feel when Levi gets them?

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  36. I don't much like hiccups either, especially if they last more than about 5 minutes. But I always thought it was sweet when the baby got hiccups while I was expecting. It's such a funny little feeling!

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  37. Jah I have had some that hurt. NO fun. Drinking from the opposite edge of teh glass DOES work! I did it last time I had hiccups. I wonder why it works.

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  38. Have you ever heard of this hicculp remedy...

    A spoonful of peanut butter?

    My 10 year old got the idea from an episode of Arthur on PBS.

    It works EVERY single time!

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