July 18, 2010

Quick Pregnancy Update

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!


Gwen T said...

I'll be praying for you - may the Lord give you the strength you need to accomplish what needs to be done. After several difficult pregnancies, I've learned that it's a good thing to wake up in the morning knowing you can't get through the day without the Lord's help...right?

Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms said...

Boy I was very nauseated with both my pregnancies... I hope your's doesn't last too long either ;) hang in there!! *hugs*

Sprittibee said...

Thanks for the prayers and thoughts. ;) I'm drinking my ginger ale right now - hoping that the nausea will go away. ;)

4 Lettre Words said...

Praying you are feeling much better soon! (I'm 37, too, but I can only imagine.) So exciting!!

And, I agree. It's so much fun to get pretty things in the mail. I think that's why I love the Etsy sellers so much. They always seem to go that extra mile!

Tracy said...

Hope you are feeling better...SOON!

Beth and I got to meet in person today! So much fun!

Mama Teaching 3 said...

Bless your heart! I was so happy to get away without the sickies this time. I was so ill with my first two.

You will get through this.

Kara said...

Congrats, I didn't realize you were pregnant! Hang in there, I was sick, sick, sick with all three of my girls for a long time. But the good news is they do have safe meds you can take for it if it doesn't subside. But for now take it easy and enjoy.

Melissa N. said...

Heather - I just found your blog and am enjoying it so much. best wishes on your pregnancy and hang in there...I spread the honey around and put your button on my blog! Be well.

Melissa (means sweet as the honey bee!)

April Cogburn said...

I had no idea you were pregnant! That's what I get for not reading blogs for awhile. Congrats! Of course I am praying for you and this pregnancy. Hope the nausea goes away very soon. I drank ginger ale like crazy in the beginning. How far along are you? I am about 29 weeks. Looks like you will need your sling back. I should be done with it by the time you would need it (if you want it).


Sprittibee said...

Thanks Dina, and yes, I love Etsy sellers! So creative a bunch!

Tracy - :) I'm so jealous. Who went where?

Mama Teaching 2 - Thanks! I felt somewhat better yesterday. Hope today stays the same. It's payday so I can replenish my Ginger Ale stash.

Kara - :) Thanks. I'm trying to take it easy. Hard with homeschooling continuing on and so much to get done around here ... and a 1 year old!!! I can't imagine the level of chaos that will be coming next February.

Melismama - :) Thanks so much for spreading the honey. :) Glad you left a note.

April - :) You can keep the sling. I will most likely just use the Ergo and Beco carriers that I have as the baby gets a little bigger. I adored the fabric on that thing. I want a dress made out of it. I tried to go to your 'blog' and comment and ended up leaving a comment on some dude in Brazil's blog. LOL I deleted it, but I'm sure he's going to scratch his head when he gets it in his email box. LOL I'm about 11 weeks. The baby on my sidebar is the exact date. I love watching the little thing grow and the countdown of days. :)



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