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February 17, 2015

A Diary of How I've Been Feeling - Part 2

A Diary of How I've Been Feeling - Part 2

Previous Posts:
Our Pregnancy Announcement:
A Diary of How I've Been Feeling - Part 1

Week #8

Monday - Today is Groundhog Day...I'm living my own Groundhog Day...waking up with the same yucky feeling In the evenings, we have started binge-watching 48 Hours, Dateline, and American Greed...because these shows are so uplifting and encouraging.

Tuesday - Today was a Full Moon. I was a teacher. Now I am a mom. I have much experience with the fact that full moons are very, very scary.

Wednesday - This week, we are learning all about the letter "S". These days, "S" stands for sick.

Thursday - Today is a better day. I feel like I have a little more energy.

Friday - This has been the day of the week when I e-mail our church's children's director and tell her I know I'm not going to be able to teach on Sunday, but I think I'm actually going to try to do it this week!

Saturday - I rode along with David and the boys to do some errand-running. There is still Christmas music playing in our van...because the 1994 release of Amy Grant's Christmas cd is still in our vehicle...because I have not felt like getting caught up or organized in any way. As we drove toward the dry cleaners, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" began to play...and I began to cry...because no song moves me quite like that one. (Our Christmas tree is down...I promise.)

Sunday Morning - I did it! I didn't feel awesome, but I made it to church- It was so good to see the kids again!

Sunday Night - Help has arrived! My parents are in town! 

Week #9

Monday - My mom is cooking meals and folding my laundry. I have never loved her more...well, except for that time when Isaac was 36 hours old, and she rocked and held him in the wee hours of the David and I could get some sleep.

Tuesday - My dad and I ran a few errands together. I love spending time like that with him.
The second best thing about today was being introduced to Chick-fil-a's iced coffees.

Wednesday - My mom got me out of the house for a little bit - We went to Party City and Target. I didn't really feel like being off the couch, but I so desperately wanted to try. I decided that I could either feel crummy at home or crummy at Target. On this day, I chose Target. I also chose another iced coffee.

Oh yeah, while in Target, I headed over the baby section to coupon some baby wipes. A store employee stopped me, pointed, and said, "There are some maternity jeans on sale over there." I smiled sweetly and said "Thank You!" to which she responded, "I wish maternity clothes had been on sale when I was pregnant." I didn't have the heart to tell her that while yes, I am pregnant...I am only 9 weeks pregnant...and most of the baby bump she is seeing is left over from my last baby who was delivered in 2013.

Thursday - My parents left today. My oldest cried. I cried. I hate goodbyes. Especially goodbyes that mean I have to start cooking meals and folding my own laundry again.

Friday - Okay, lady at Target, I guess I am starting to show a little shirts feel snugger down belly feels firmer....(whatever that means) hahahahahahaha heeheeheeheehee hahahahaha...I think I'm going to need some of those clearance maternity jeans after all. 
Could it be the 25 grams of sugar packed in each Chick-fil-a iced coffee?

Saturday - When I started feeling crummy - over a month ago - I said, "Okay, if I can just feel better in time for Valentine's Day." Well, it's Valentine's Day, and I don't feel quite like myself again...I have a smidge more energy than I did a few weeks ago...I have been able to eat a little better here, now I'm shooting for St. Patrick's Day....if I can just feel better in time for St. Patrick's Day - not that we do anything special for St. Patty's Day...I would just like to think I would be back to myself by then. Iced coffees will carry me through...I am sure of it. I did have a sweet day with my valentines today - We roamed around town doing a little bit of this and that, and while I wasn't functioning at 100%, it was fun to be out spending time together...It was nice to be off the couch.

Sunday Morning - We made it to church again - so glad to be able to pour in to the lives of kiddos - then we ventured home...everyone except hubby took a 3-hour nap. It was glorious. 

Sunday Night - No iced coffee today...only because Chick-fil-a is closed on Sundays. Hubby and I wrapped up Valentine's Day weekend by guessed it...another episode of 48 hours. We're averaging three or four 48 Hours/Dateline episodes a week. We've been especially excited about the Dateline special: "Deadly Valentine". We are romantic like that.

Week #10

Monday - It's President's ice storm is on its way today! We headed to Chick-fil-a to grab one last free iced coffee before the icepocolypse hits. I'm not typically an iced coffee kind of gal, but lately, they've been speaking my name. 

Tuesday - Three signs that I know I'm pregnant: 
1. Coffee turns my stomach.
2. Mexican food turns my stomach.
3. The smell of garlic makes me want to curl up in the fetal position and die. 
Typically, I am all about coffee, Mexican food, and it's like living in opposite world...for 9 months.