First of all, thank you so much for the outpouring of love and congrats about our new pregnancy. Your comments and emails meant so much! Especially because of the week I had last week… Remember that stomach flu I told you I caught? Yeah, not the stomach flu. Just morning sickness going craaaaaaazy. I always get terrible morning sickness but not being able to keep water down even after trying every morning sickness remedy I know? That was a new low for me.
My week consisted of:
Oh my. So much puking.
Losing 4 lbs. (not good for a pregnant lady!)
Not being able to get out of bed.
Letting the kids watch Bob the Builder all day with a cereal box in hand for sustenance. (CEREAL EVERYWHERE)
Calling my mom to come over and babysit because I was stuck laying down on the kitchen floor (couldn’t quite make it to the toaster to make myself a waffle) and couldn’t get up to get Lucy out of her high chair.
Super great parenting week, right?
Anyhow, my midwife called to confirm that I had a UTI (will I EVER get through the first trimester without a UTI?) and would need some antibiotics. “Yeah, right!” I chortled. “I can’t even keep water down. I’ve lost 4 lbs. There’s no way I can stomach antibiotics that make me puke when I’m NOT pregnant.”
“Um…..let me put you on Zofran, honey.”
And this let-me-fix-it-myself-with-natural-remedies-I-don’t-want-your-drugs mama said “YES! By George, YES! GIMME GIMME GIMME, I’M DYING!”
Now I’m doing cool things like:
Leaving my house occasionally
Getting dressed in the morning
Mothering without Netflix
(9.5 weeks pregnant, after Zofran entered my life. I know I’m already showing an absurd amount but I am a shorty. Yes, our front porch area is always messy.)
I now have one foot in the land of the living. Coming up at Carrots in the near future: Lucy’s little low-key birthday, the Catholic preschool curriculum we LOVE, toddlerwearing, and an awesome giveaway for you!
I know that I’m sooooo behind on responding to comments. Mea culpa! Reading your wonderful comments in bed from my phone during the week of misery was such an encouragement and someday I will catch up!