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June 30, 2009

Being Green

but not in the good way.

I haven't written much lately, I know. I've just been feeling rather blah. This Friday, I'll be 14 weeks pregnant, and I'm really hoping that I'm going to start feeling more normal. Right now, I just have a very weak stomach. I can't eat much, or find the right things, or something. I don't know, it's not so much the nausea (although that does sneak up on me quite viciously at times), but it's more like you feel after you've gotten over a stomach virus. Sort of hungry, but you know nothing is going to settle right. Nothing really sounds good or tastes good. If I do manage to get something down, I almost immediately have heartburn.

So sad.

No, I'm not having a pity party, just reporting on my absence lately. A lot of the days, I'm just trying to make it through, and the other days, I'm too busy catching up! So, not much for blogging lately.

We've got plans to go out of town for July 4th-- but, the kids are all coming down with a fever virus. They feel pretty rotten, but no other symptoms, except the Duke complained that his tummy hurt. So, we definitely can't do anything until that's all cleared up. I can't bring any of them around the older folks in our family, or new baby Hazel! I'm hoping in a day or two we'll all be fit for company, and we can resume plans. Saturday, we're supposed to have a fish fry in Monroe, and I think I might cry if that falls through. But I cry about everything these days. I cried at Horton Hears a Who just today, when they stuffed poor Horton in the cage at the end. I couldn't stop myself! I cry, and then have to laugh at myself while I'm doing it.

I'm such a mess. This pregnancy has got me good. I don't know if it's because I'm 33, but I suspect that might have something to do with it. It's just not as easy on your body as you get older. You'd think, having done this a few times before would make it a breeze the FIFTH time around. But, I'm hanging on by a thread many a day. This is not me complaining!! Honestly, I'm just saying. It's all in perspective, I know it's temporary, it's worth it, all that. I wouldn't change it for anything. I'll just be glad to feel normal- to enjoy eating again.

Well, I'm out for the night. I've got to make rounds, check foreheads, kiss warm cheeks.

Goodnight, all. Hope you have a great week!

Fruitful , The Daily | By WonderGirl | 10:09 PM


I'm always plagued by heartburn while pregnant. I finally begged my midwife for an Rx with Adelaide that was AMAZING except for the $150 a month part that the insurance wouldn't cover.

So this time I am trying Zantac first and it's been great! (Midwife approved.) Okay, actually, I'm using the generic brand... but it was $4.

Hope you start getting your energy and appetite back. That's around when I got mine back...

Posted by: Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt at June 30, 2009 11:17 PM

oh, baby, I so wish I could make it better... but it will be... just keep on hanging in there... we're praying for you...

Posted by: aunt vickie at July 1, 2009 11:37 AM

We had a mystery fever here last week - AND I was feeling nauseous too (not pregnant :). I figured the grown-up version of the virus was the blehs.
Hope y'all feel better!

Posted by: emily at July 1, 2009 1:57 PM

oh, sweet girl, i am so sorry that you're still having stomach issues...what a lousy time of year for it too, with all the fresh veggies coming in! Can you eat tomatoes, because i've got bushels of them growing out front...seriously, my 5 plants are literally straining under the weight of so many tomatoes! I have them caged, and they're still starting to tilt over anyway (guess they're making up for last year when we didn't get but one or two out of the whole thing!)! Sorry...got sidetracked as usual...hope your stomach settles back down to normal magically quick, and hope all the kids get better jast as quickly! I miss all of you so much! I'm hoping and planning to go to V'burg probably Friday, but may have to wait til Sat. morning. I'm still having ac problems with my car....just paid 200. to have a short circuit fixed in it, so now i have cold air, but it doesn't blow out...just very very slowly seeps out, which might be okay if it was cloudy all the time and not 1000 degrees outside! So.... back to the shop it goes tomorrow (the earliest they could work me in), and the guy says it's most likely the blower motor so there goes another couple hundred...whoopee. Not much choice tho, i absolutely can't handle the heat. So, anyway...just as soon as the car is blowing cold, i'm out of here and heading south because i am badly in need of some family time! Love you, girl....let me know if there's anything i can do to help you while i can, okay? PS i went to dirt cheap yesterday and found a couple of cute maternity tops for you :D love you, sweetie, kiss the little folks for me, okay? see you soon!

Posted by: auntj at July 1, 2009 2:06 PM

I was 29 with my first and I am 32 this time around. This has definately been so much harder on me. My nausea lasted until week 20 and was just what you described. And the fatigue! Don't get me started. We will have more children, by the grace of God, but we have them closer together than originally planned since I ain't gettin' any younger!

Posted by: sarah at July 1, 2009 3:43 PM

Aunt Janet, sorry to hear about all your car trouble! I hope that's resolved quickly, and cheaply.

As for the tomatoes- please, please, please bring as many as you can stuff into your car. A tomato sandwich sounds incredible right now, and that' GOOD NEWS!! Anything that "sounds" good, is already winning points in my book. Can't wait to see you! (and the tomatoes. ha.)

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