Hello, everyone! It's been a while!
Things are going well here. NVP continues to recede ever-so-gradually in its typical two-steps-forward-one-step-back fashion (and occasionally one-step-forward-two-steps-back), and I am thankful for every bit of progress. I don't know about anyone else out there, but for me NVP never resolves quickly (though it certainly appears quickly!). It is week upon week and month upon month of infintessimal steps. But at least we're getting better and not worse! That is a huge praise.
One BIG change between my last pregnancy and this current pregnancy is that I haven't lost the 15 or so pounds that I lost last time. Instead, I've rather gone the other way! I won't say by how much for fear of shocking our gentle readership, but much more than I was expecting. (Ahem!) Probably the result of eating constantly to attempt to stave of nausea without throwing all of it back up, LOL! Well, I don't mind - horribly, that is. It was nice to lose the weight last time, but I can think of more pleasant ways to lose 15 pounds - like cutting off my arms and legs with a penknife, for example! A bit of extra pregnancy-weight is nothing to complain about in comparison.
Last weekend and the beginning of this week was a time of repeated disappointments. I had to miss the doula training (too tired/sick), we had to miss Phoenix's annual used book sale (too tired/sick), something I was hoping for didn't come, and an expected annual visit from a good friend didn't happen (couldn't come). Then our first midwife's appointment had to be canceled (hopefully to be rescheduled for this week), and DH had a big disappointment at work - a position that he had interviewed for with his company and been basically promised on Friday was rescinded on Monday (his prospective boss's boss pulled rank and decided that he wanted to be the one making the decision) and he had to start the interview process all over.
But things are looking up! We still have our appointment this week to look forward to, and DH still has a chance at the job - he should find out this coming week.
My parents showed up for a visit on Thursday, and my mom is going to stay a couple of weeks to help out. Hurray! My poor mother walked in the house, took one look around, and started frantically cleaning. To date, she hasn't stopped yet. Can't say that I blame her - any normal human female would have had the same reaction to our house! And our house is appreciating the attention - it is not quite the pit that it was a few days ago. Well, NVP plus a toddler plus a move will do that to the best laid plans! If I was feeling better I know I would have an unstoppable compulsion to rearrange everything she's doing, since it's definitely not "my style" of unpacking, but for the present, the term "whatever" comes to mind. I'll leave the compulsive rearranging for when I'm feeling better!
All the commotion is upsetting our scorpion population, which is once again on the move (3 or 4 in the past 48 hours). Our toddler found his first "very own" scorpion on Thursday and is immensely proud of himself, and we had a grand scorpion hunt this morning looking for one who scuttled between boxes (he got away). No one's been stung yet, but living in Arizona in scorpion territory - it's only a matter of time. Hopefully it will be an adult rather than DS! (Adults typically have no problem with the stings - kids can have some really scary reactions to them.)
I still cannot figure out how to get Blogger to direct blog responses to our new email (J, do you know?), so I'm still having to read them manually. And thus....
For Rachel! ..... My due date is September 5th, plus or minus a week or two. How about you? I just met a mum in my MOMS club who is due two days before me, so it'll be fun to see how we compare. Also, re: Zofran, I noticed with my insurance that they would pay for the same amount of 8 mg or 4 mg Zofran, at the same copay, so if you do end up needing more, that might be an option - you could get the higher dose and split them.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! I'll check in sometime next week.