Today marks the 5th week that I have been dealing with morning/all day sickness! It started with a few food aversions 5 weeks ago and has been here to stay. It has been pretty miserable and I remember that first week thinking that the days just crawled by and how was I going to endure weeks of this! That first week was the worst, I didn’t feel like doing anything so I just laid around on the couch or in my bed. I have since adapted to things and am able to get things done, I’ve found if I don’t just feel sorry for myself all the time I actually feel a little bit better!
Thankfully I have had days that I have felt pretty good and days when I can eat somewhat normally (although they are few and far between!) This week I have been blessed with 2 really good days, Sunday I was able to teach Sunday School at 9:30 and then my Frugal Lifestyle class at 6:00 and yesterday I was able to do some cleaning!
It’s been interesting, I haven’t felt much like blogging (which I am sure you noticed). However there really isn’t much for me to blog about since I’m not cooking (can’t share recipes & pictures), not going shopping, not crafting or doing any type of home improvement projects! I’m hoping that even if I continue feeling bad that I will work through it and begin getting some things done! (It’s funny I’m already nesting…in my mind & on paper! I’ve been making up to do lists for our home, the baby’s room, etc. already, I just don’t have the energy to put those plans into action…yet!!)
I must admit I’ve cooked dinner twice in the past 5 weeks (I made up chicken salad one night and a chili another night….and quite frankly both of those sound disgusting to me right now!) John David has been amazing! He has cooked many nights, been on kitchen clean up duty, and has had to deal with what he is eating for lunch! Since we are in somewhat of “survival mode” when it comes to eating we figured up at the beginning of the month that our grocery budget allows us $5 a day for food, so many days his goal is to eat lunch under $5! (We have a pretty well stocked freezer and pantry and since I’m eating like a bird we don’t need many groceries!) So far this month we are still under budget and our “daily allowance” is up to approximately $7…go us (really, go John David!) I know he is ready for me to get better and start cooking again because he is sick of going out!
Am I complaining or looking for sympathy? No. We know we are so blessed to be pregnant and I know there are many women who would gladly be sick for 9 months if they could have a baby! Every day I tell myself that it’s going to be so worth it in April! And those days when I feel really horrible and nothing gets done, I remind myself that I’m already doing a very important job, I’m growing a person…you can’t be much more productive than that!
This post is linked to: Your Life, Your Blog.