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February 3, 2015

A Diary of How I've Been Feeling

In January, the boys and I traveled out of town to attend a baby shower, visit family, etc. On our way up the interstate, I drove thru Starbucks and picked up a blonde roast with cream - I usually order a venti, but in my attempt to be responsible with my prenatal care, I ordered a grande instead. We had a great time visiting family, but the last couple days of our trip were a little rough - At five weeks pregnant, I had already started feeling a little icky.

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Week #5
Saturday Evening - I am home, and I am tired....not feeling so great. Hubby helped me unload the minivan, and I have hit the couch. 

Sunday - We taught the second-graders at church...and then attended the service. In an attempt to keep my stomach calm, I snacked on granola bars...all morning. 

(This snacking kept me going throughout the next few days...until the weekend hit...)

Thursday - I ate an entire box of macaroni and cheese...This type of behavior has accompanied the onset of all three of my pregnancies.  

Friday - I feel like death. We ordered pizza...deep dish extra-cheesy pizza from our favorite place. It feels good on my stomach. Hubby exclaims, "I love when you're pregnant! We get to eat all kinds of junk!" Carbs keep this mama from feeling sick...so bring on the carbs...and the pounds.


Week #6
Saturday - On the couch...all day. I ate leftover pizza for lunch. It tasted so good. I know I am in no condition to teach at church tomorrow, but I do not want to be one of those people who cancel. I want to be dependable. No matter what. 

Sunday - On the couch...all day - except for when I tried to go teach the second-graders at church this morning. What was I thinking? Hubby did all the work. I could barely stand up and talk. I realize that I am simply not going to be able to be counted on for awhile...so I have sent a text to everyone who might miss me in the coming weeks...and I told them that I have a little secret that has me flat on my back...and I have cleared my calendar...as much as possible.  

Monday - Hubby is off work...and I am on the couch. Hubby is cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, taking care of everything, and I am absolutely miserable. 

Tuesday - Couch. Snacking is the only thing keeping me from hurling. I ate some Lay's potato chips...then cried...because "Who eats Lay's potato chips?!" Pregnant girls who don't want to vomit - that's who!

Wednesday - Couch. Browsing Pinterest is no longer fun - All of those recipe pins that used to make my mouth water...they now make me gag. 

Thursday - I had an Egg McMuffin from McDonald's today. It was amazing. I ordered hashbrowns on the side. I sat in the parking of a nearby bank and indulged in what I would typically describe as a disgusting greasefest. When I finished eating, I rolled back through the drive-thru and ordered more hash browns...and then drove back over to the bank parking lot...How do I begin to describe how gross I think McDonalds is? Except for today...today, I love McDonalds and McDonalds loves me.

Friday - I realize I can.not teach on Sunday. I regretfully e-mail my cancellation.

Week #7
Saturday - I happened upon a television special about the life of Whitney Houston. It always makes me feel sad when I think about the way her life ended. However, today, it really got to me - Hearing "Didn't We Almost Have It All?" lead to me sobbing my eyes out...right there on my couch, I have absolutely lost my mind.

Sunday - Couch. I'm not sure I've ever been more thankful for my hubby. He is holding everything together around here. 

Monday - Today, I had to wear a pair of hubby's socks...because I haven't done laundry in three weeks. Hubby has done laundry, but I have no idea where my socks are right now.

Tuesday - I took two naps today. Who am I kidding? I've been taking two naps every day. I started craving crushed ice. I actually did a little laundry today. I have never been so glad to feel like doing laundry in my whole life. Goodness, in the day-to-day I sure to do take "feeling good" for granted! Just in case the crushed ice craving is a sign of anemia, I am eating pot roast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Wednesday - Headed back to McDonald's today...I decided to skip the hash browns this time.

Thursday - Today, the thought of McDonald's turned my stomach.. So we went to Chick-fil-a ....otherwise known as 'The Happiest Place on Earth'.

Friday - Finally. Our doctor's appointment - Today, we met our little Pookie and witnessed that tiny little heartbeat on the ultrasound screen.

This month has been pretty rough - but every night, we walk in to our little guys' bedrooms and watch them sleep...This is one of the sweetest parts of our day...and as I watch them, I think about how much I love them...and how that this new addition is going to be worth every second of what it takes to get them here...even if I have felt like I've been hit by a semi.