July 18, 2010
I got my maternity artwork from my friend Ellia. I was so inspired by how she wrapped it and all the cute little things she attached... a feather, a tiny fabric bouquet of flowers, a bingo card, and a lovely flower - you can see for yourself in the photo above. It is so nice getting pretty things in the mail.
My tiny masterpiece went on my wall of inspiration above my desk as soon as I got this photo snapped.
I haven't been able to blog much lately due to a pretty bad bout of pregnancy nausea. Well, the nausea has been around for weeks now, but over the past week it has been really bad. Thankfully, I haven't actually tossed my cookies... (sorry for the visual). The boys went camping with the boy scouts this past weekend and I spent most of the weekend lying on my couch, moaning, and eating saltines. It is really difficult blogging when you are flat on your back.
I hope I can manage to get back in to a normal routine tomorrow. From what the pregnancy timeline sites all say, I should be done with the yuckies in a week or two... but I'm hoping for tomorrow!
I was able to eat pretty well today for a change. It was the first time I have wanted to eat meat in a while. I had one slice of bacon with breakfast, a burger for lunch, and grilled chicken at dinner. Although my nausea was better today (more mild), I think I sprang all that food on my stomach a little fast... because after dinner I was ill... more from eating too much than 'morning' sickness.
This morning the scale told me I was one pound lighter than I was when I first got pregnant with Kohen 16 months ago. That means I've LOST about four or five pounds since I got pregnant, because I had gained a few pounds over the months previous to getting pregnant with this little one.
I guess you can't live on saltines alone. They sure come in handy, though. My best food and beverage friends lately have been saltines, Bing cherries, peaches, slightly watered down Simply Lemonade, and Boylan Ginger Ale.
Please keep me in your prayers to be rid of the nausea and have a little more energy. We have a lot of homeschooling and homemaking to get done next week... and I'll be helping with the Carnival of Homeschooling over at the Post Tuesday (which makes for a very late Monday night).
Busy week ahead... hopefully pregnant mama will be up for it!