Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday, a.m. (6w5d)

Hi, guys!

Baby and I are on our own for a few hours while the family is at church.

So... how am I doing?

Well, it's a balancing act. I feel awful, but at the same time, I feel the best that I've ever felt at this point in a pregnancy. I don't know if that's coincidence, an indication that the diet works, or something else completely. However, I can say that it looks a lot like the diet is helping, especially as I took a nose-dive into some serious sickness relatively soon after I started cheating on the diet and adding carbs. I've been back on the diet strictly for almost a whole week now, and I'm definitely doing better than I was then. I haven't worked back up to that "I don't even feel pregnant" level of feeling-goodness, but I don't know if that's possible or not.

So, while feeling crummy, I am trying to focus on gratitude that I am where I am. I am doing okay. I am not in HG. I am so thankful for that. One day at a time. Trying to pray through the fear of "what might be around the corner". Just focusing on making it through the day.

I will be one thankful woman when this first trimester is past! Not that I feel better at that point, but I usually have stabilized and don't get any worse past that point.

Yesterday went fine. I was an absolutely rotten hostess - either back lying down in the bedroom, or sitting on the couch staring blearily at everyone - but I think everyone had fun, especially our son. I had forgotten how excited kids get over presents! :)

Okay, baby is calling my name! I would really appreciate your continued prayers for stability and feeling better, my friends!


  1. You are doing so well. I've been off the diet (on and off for a week) and I can tell the difference- even when not pregnant. I have less energy and feel more cloudy and sluggish. So I don't think there's any way to tell if your good feelings are attributed to the diet, but I don't think it hurts for sure. For now we still have no plans to get pregnant for a while, so I think thats why I've been allowing myself the carbs, but I am going to go back on for health. Anyway, I'm glad to hear you are doing well. Its not fair that us HG women have to deal with this and the fear especially, but take it one day at a time, you are really doing great

  2. Juliana, thank you so much for the encouragement! It means a lot. Getting through this is HARD, and I'm not even really sick! I'm doing my best to stay on the diet, and I'm glad you're going to be doing that too. I can't wait to get through the first trimester!! :)


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