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Thank you Sir, may I have another!

I have been thinking about writing this post for about six weeks now. We had an appointment with my midwife yesterday and we heard a heartbeat. That's right, the cat is out of the bag--I'm pregnant.

Announcing a prengancy is such a tricky thing. Who do you tell? When do you tell? How do you tell? That game is over. Now, you all are in the circle. I hope this might explain the lack of posts about recipes, food and coffee (oh coffee...) in general. By the way, those butter cookies I was so excited about? While my family and friends raved about them, they tasted awful to me and I couldn't eat them. So sad. This is also quite likely the true deep down reason for my crafting funk, as I usually do most of my work in the evenings and by the time Addie gets in bed, I barely have the energy to lift a pair of needles. C'est la vie.

As I've mentioned previously, we planned to get pregnant early this year. It took us several months to conceive Addie, so we thought maybe we should start a bit sooner and we could take our time. The first month, we hit the jackpot. Oops (sort of). In all honesty, we are very excited and we never take for granted that we have been able to conceive on our own. Truly, we feel we have been given life's greatest blessing.

Having said that, the last two months have been a challenge to say the least. With Addie, I was not a cute pregnant person. So far, this time around isn't looking much different. On a normal day, I have been completely nauseous from about 3 PM until I go to bed, which is usually around 9. Saying I'm exhausted would be an understatement. Yes, pregnancy with an almost two-year-old is quite another ball game.

Hopefully once Addie realizes what is happening, she can forgive me and remove my nomination for 2010's Lamest Mom of the Year. My fabulous midwife gave me several ideas to combat some of these lovely side effects and so far, they are helping. Yesterday afternoon I sucked on some magical ginger candy and felt better than I have since Christmas. I'm wearing Sea Bands and we'll see how they fare today. I'm trying to avoid the prescription on my counter at all costs, so I'm hoping the homeopathic stuff works.

I only have a few more weeks to go in this trimester--thank goodness! Our constant prayer is that I will begin to feel better and that our baby will continue to grow and be healthy. August 20th is the due date. The countdown is on!

6 comments:

Auntie Em said...

I love you so much. Horray!

sara said...

Thank you, honey! I can't wait to get a real live hug from you this weekend. I need some sister love!

Dennis said...

Waaaahhhhh. I don't get a hug this weekend...just licks from the dog and cats. :.(...

Maybe you should change the subtitle to "navigating life as SAHM.

I'm just sayin'.......

Tisha said...

Big congrats to you and yours! I'm so happy for you! I love the Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook and Jen Louden's Pregnant Woman's Comfort Book for ideas on pregnancy foods and tips for nausea. Good luck!

sara said...

Thank you for the book suggestions, Tisha! I will definitely check them out.

Dad, we missed you last weekend. Time to plan a trip, I think. ;)

Den Bräckliga said...

Congratulations from a snowy Sweden! Happy for you all, and I bet Addie will be a great big sis!
/Lotta