First off, thank you, thank you to the kind ladies who left words of encouragment for me on my last post. It was comforting to hear your stories of similar experiences and funny to me that I can now relate to all the symptoms of pregnancy.
The past week has been difficult. There is no "morning sickness" for me, oh that it would stay just in the morning, nope, I've got "day sickness" as in "all day."
I'm taking medicine for the nausea to help me keep down some food, but the feeling never really goes away. Some days are better than others and I can get the laundry done and the house clean and maybe even sit down to my jewelry table, but inevitably that wears off and by evenings I'm on the couch with blankets and a Sprite watching old t.v. series on Netflix.
It isn't so bad, my family has been a great help and a constant source of comfort.
photo by Richard Alois
It's also been raining here a little each day. That has been merciful. I know there are parts of the country that haven't seen rain all summer and we're grateful here for every drop. It has helped hold the late August heat at bay.
I had my first ultrasound yesterday and everything looks great, one baby, perfectly sized for how far along I am and the technician assured me that a lot of nauseau during pregnancy was a good sign as it meant a strong and healthy pregnancy.
I'm taking those words and carrying them to help fight off the anxiety that a first mom always feels.
I'm really beginning to understand what it means to say that something is out of my hands.
I feel very much out of control right now but I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing.
There won't be as much jewelry from me the next couple of weeks, though I do have some things I'm working on when I can, but right now there are just more important things to do.
I hope your Tuesday finds you happy and healthy.