An Interesting Few Weeks

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!

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7 Replies to “An Interesting Few Weeks”

  1. I’m glad that you’re feeling a little better, Rachel! Praying for you and your little blessing…
    I love it when my mom is pregnant…what special times!
    I look forward to having many children of my own if the Lord wills!


  2. Hopefully your morning sickness will get better really soon. I remember those days. I used to buy ginger candies at the Asian grocery store. They helped a little bit. Spearmint gum helped a little too.

    Once you get over the morning sickness, you’ll be busy, busy, busy. I remember washing all of my son’s clothes and bedding multiple times before he was even born just for something to do. Folding and re-folding. The first pregnancy is a very special and interesting time for sure! Best of luck!

  3. Those days for me are not too far in the past! I didn’t have bad morning/all day sickness, like I didn’t throw up, but I was queasy most of the first 10-12 weeks. I didn’t feel like doing anything, much less cooking, shopping, thinking about food! I also didn’t feel like blogging either. Try to keep your chin up and remember that this will pass and it will definitely be worth it in the end!

    Take care, and get plenty of rest! Praying for you!

  4. You’ll get through it. When I hit my second trimester with each of my boys it was like a magic switch was turned off and I wasn’t sick anymore. You’re almost there!

  5. Don’t worry dear. Thing will most likely perk up in the 2nd trimester. I stayed queasy most of the day during my 1st trinester. I had middle of the night sickness instead of morning. Sometimes I would campout all night on the floor in our biggest bathroom. Praise God it was carpeted!!! I also slept ALOT. I own a business and my poor hubby had to take over my part of it AND work at the Sheriff’s Dept full time(I am a blessed woman). My 2nd trimester was the best!!!! I was HUGE:-), but I felt great….and had that awesome pregnancy glow. While you have this down time, grab your laptop, and google some “natural mothering” stuff. You will sooo get hooked. It ties into the frugal and green lifestyle.

    P.S.-When you wake in the morning, try eating a banana while still laying in the bed. Leave it by you bedside the nght before. Don’t get out of bed to get it or it won’t work. Something about the potassium seen to help with the nausea.

  6. First of all Congratulations! I realized this week that your updates were no longer showing up on my blog feed and had to search you out. I missed your big announcement. I’m so happy for you and John David. What an exciting time in your lives. I’m so sorry your are so sick. I was sick like that throughout my pregnancies. I will pray the second trimester brings you some relief. Don’t feel bad for living in survival mode. It’s a temporary thing and you’ll get through it. Rest, rest, rest and eat what you can tolerate. It will absolutely all be worth it!

  7. Hope you feel better. The important thing is to take care of yourself and the baby. There is nothing wrong in feeling the way you do. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers. Just remember that it is always refreshing to read your blog. You inspire me! Thanks

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