I’m Not Really Back…

..But I thought I would check in.

Insomnia rears it’s ugly head and I lay in bed thinking of all the things I could say in a little blog post. Things like, “It’s been 48 hours since I last threw up!” or “Gee, I haven’t knit a stitch in 6 weeks!” You know, really fascinating things that will keep the reader riveted. I do miss blogging, though. So, interesting or not, here is a little peek into my life.

Pregnancy and I have never gotten along very well and it really is a shame. I want lots and lots of kids, but I don’t know if I am willing to ever repeat the last few weeks of my life. This is my sixth time down this long road, and I think it got harder. For a while, there, the Man was getting really worried and he started threatening to take me to the emergency room. (That was when I went for three days without peeing, but I lived.) Hyperemesis Gravidarum is the name for it. I call it hell on earth. (See why I haven’t blogged in a while. This is all I have to talk about.)

Bright side of things – I am surrounded by wonderful friends who bring dinners and take my kids for playdates. I have awesome family who also cooks, cleans and pitches in where needed. I am married to the most fabulous man on the planet who, after long hours working, comes home to piles of laundry and long grocery lists. My kids are the most amazing, though! The six year old gets the baby up every morning, feeds her, changes her diaper and gets her dressed. The ten year old cooks and cleans and changes dirty diapers. The boy carries in wood and cleans out the fire place and keeps the fire going so we don’t freeze. And everyone smiles while they do my work. Everyone is excited that we have Β a baby on the way, no matter how it inconveniences them. Wow. What a blessing.

So, my days have been filled with ceiling gazing and toilet hugging. Not very exciting, but there it is. It is slowly getting better. I am keeping more food down and pitching in a little with household things. I hope to be up and running by Christmas.

For today, I have the Boy to think about. Eight years ago today, I got my one and only son. There is a party planned for Saturday, for which I am heavily relying on my moms help to throw. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Until I get another burst of wordy energy -TTFN.

10 thoughts on “I’m Not Really Back…

  1. Happy Birthday Buddy!! Tell him we wish him a very happy birthday!!

    I can’t wait till you’re feeling cheery! I have a little gift for you πŸ™‚ Miss talking and seeing you Hon, let’s hope you’re days of toilet hugging are nearing an end πŸ™‚

  2. 3 Day’s without peeing!!! How on earth did you manage? I bet that 1st pee was heavenly.
    Happy Birthday to your little man in training. How the times just keeps on ticking.
    I will keep you in my thoughts that all this toilet hugging and ceiling gazing comes to an end real soon. Remember if you need ANYTHING, I am here for you. If you would like a homemade soup or stew for one of these cold evenings let me know a few days early and I would LOVE to make you one with some biscuits.

    • Well, that is what dehydration does…
      And, oh, Lalana! That sounds wonderful. I would love it. My grandma is bringing dinner tonight, but that is the only plans we have right now. I would also love a visit. Haven’t seen you in so long!

  3. Nice to “see” you! Sorry about all the toilet hugging. I know *exactly* how you feel. I also want lots of kiddos (or how ever many God sends our way) but that last pregnancy was awful! They are getting harder (especially in the beginning!) As I get older. I just keep praying for the graces to get through. And then I get my fat little baby and I forget all about it. πŸ˜‰ Must be God’s way of ensuring I do it again.

    Hang in there buddy! If I lived close by, we would totally help with playdates, and meals, and wood too!

    Love ya!

  4. A very happy birthday to your Boy! How wonderful!

    I’m glad you’re getting through and have lots of help.

    It always got worse for me, too. I also have hyperemesis. It was so bad the last time that I decided to medicate. What do you know?! No IV needed! I still didn’t feel great, but I could drink and eat a bit and keep a lot of things down. I normally won’t take a tylenol let alone phenergan, but I think that was a good decision for me last time. It was s.o. b.a.d.!

    Looking forward to seeing you again after Christmas! [Early] Merry Christmas to you and yours

  5. Wow, That’s a lot at once. I too hate being pregnant, but compared to that I feel like a wuss. I have Hypothyroidism, and whenever I get pregnant they drop my dose in half so it’s like I’m not on any medicine. My hair falls out in clumps, I wear coats in summer, and I forget just about everything important like cleaning and eating, Luckily the kids are old enough to demand food when they’re hungry.
    Do you improve in your second or third trimester?
    I hope you get better soon.

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