Friday, January 15, 2010

Morning, noon, and night sickness

That sums up the few short weeks of pregnancy that have passed. I don't recall feeling this sick, this often, this early!

I'm also incredibly tired.

Now this is all "normal", but it seems to me I wasn't weighted down by these things in the past until I was like 8-10 weeks along!

Nonetheless, I'm pushing through each day and doing what I can. Homeschooling is going well, and I've started Gwen doing some early reading prep as well. I hope to have both of them reading at about the same level by late spring.

Both the kids had to go in for fillings and did just great. Our dentist is wonderful. Unfortunately, Gwen has to go in 3 more times and Ethan 1 more time to get them all finished up. I cannot believe my little Gwen had 5 cavities! Both of them will have their teeth sealed when they're old enough as they inherited grooves in their teeth from me.

Elsa has had a cold for a few days now and its a constant struggle to keep that nose clean! She's started freaking out any time it starts to drip, so I have to always have something on hand to get her cleaned up or she starts losing her marbles a bit. Something about a runny nose really gets her worked up!

Jason is liking Costco and the people he works for. The drive, as you might assume, has gotten VERY old. He's spent a lot of time re-working our finances and budget to see if we could move earlier than planned, or maybe even rent, but it looks like we're still here for a few more years (unless we win the lottery... which we don't play). There just isn't any way you can make a grueling 1.5 hour commute home not miserable. Luckily the drive in isn't bad (because he leaves so early), but the drive home just wears him out. I remember those days of commuting and how grateful I am that I no longer have to do it! I can't wait until J either finds a job close to home or our home moves closer to his job and he doesn't have to end his work day drained and frustrated at how little time he gets with the family and leisure before having to go to bed to get up early and fight the drive again.


Joyful_Momma said...

It's been my experience that the morning sickness gets worse, and earlier, each pregnancy. Seems like your body just gets better at making you miserable! LOL

I hope it passes soon! And Congrats! :D

singin_mama (from

Squaw Creek Ranch said...

O.k., I was going to leave a big happy congratulations here, but I think this deserves a private email. I will start it and hopefully finish and email tonight yet. ;) BUT if I fall asleep half way through "CONGRATULATIONS!!"

Carrie said...

I had no idea. Congratulations!!!