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!