Howdy, all -
Yesterday was rough. So was last night. One more day down.
I am trying, though, to focus on gratitude. Because let's face it - right now is yucky, but as of the present it's the easiest time I've had. Not sure if it's the diet, the upped medication (I think I'm taking more Diclectin than I did last time), or a gender change for the baby, but this is the most functional I've ever been. And the yuckiness won't last forever. The present is not permanent. Praise the Lord for that.
My mom finds me completely puzzling. She only had one pregnancy, but it was one of those "glowing" pregnancies where she felt awesome almost the entire time. She told me that she had about two weeks when she felt slightly "off" in the mornings, and eating 2-3 crackers completely took care of it.
*Oozing with envy!*
So wherever I got this thing, it was from a lot further back in the gene pool.
My husband, on the other hand, does have severe morning sickness in his immediate family - his paternal grandmother was extremely sick during each of her three pregnancies, throwing up from the beginning all the way through the births (sometimes vomiting blood).
That we now have two genetic sources of severe NVP pouring into our offspring for their futures! Just lovely!
Hopefully they (or, in our sons' case, their daughters) won't pay the price.
There's a chance that my mom may be able to come back out in a week or two to stay for a little bit - I sure hope so.
Yesterday, after letting the kids sleep in as long as they would, I got them dressed and fed (which, even as badly as I did it, took over an hour) and then let our eldest watch TV while I recuperated from that. Then we sat on the couch and read for a while before naptime. And that was our day. I think we're going to have a lot of days like that.
So we're inching along.... at least week seven is halfway done now. Still waiting for my time machine!