Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just Reminding Myself...

I recently saw a quote somewhere that said,
"The days pass slowly but the years fly by"
Or something like that. I remember thinking to myself, how stinkin' true.

This pregnancy is kicking my butt. Big time. Each pregnancy of mine was different, but they all had one thing in common...the nausea was not this bad and it certainly did not last this long.

Now, I know it's for a good cause. I keep reminding myself of that hourly. But even in the reminder, I still feel like I'm missing life on a daily basis...or in the very least surviving it rather than enjoying it.

In the past few months...

  • I've barely taken any pictures of anything going on. Many times I've missed out on what was going on, because who really wants a barfing lady sitting next to them? Frankly, I'd like her to go away.
  • I've sent kids to school without reminding them to return books, homework, etc. because just getting them up and fed and out the door was all I could muster.
  • I am so tired of laying on the couch that I've resorted to laying on the hard floor. I think I may have worn the couch out.
  • I have had to cancel 2 hair cuts because I didn't think I could make it through the hour-long appointment. My hair is outta control and my next hair cut...November 3rd. It'll take her 2 hours to cut all this hair.
  • All vanity diminishes in the face of nausea. I have worn sweatpants and t-shirts 90% of the time. Even picking my children up from school wearing the same shirt 2 days in a row. Good times.
  • My husband has had to pick up the slack...big time. He's done a great job, and so have the kids...but I miss doing what I do...which is take care of them.
In the mean time, I've learned a lot about myself. Including the fact that I don't like to be slowed down. And even more so, I hate barfing or the feeling that I'm going to barf more than pretty much anything.

I've also learned that my family is incredibly gracious with me. Nobody has made a comment about the messiness of the house, or my excessive laying around,moaning and groaning. It's as if they instinctively know something that I keep losing sight of...there will be and end to it...and even more importantly, there's a purpose behind it. A little life.

Soon, (please God let it be very, very soon) I will stop feeling like I want to barf all day every day. I will have get the energy back. I will take pictures of them once again. I will be me again...eventually ;)


  1. Oh you poor sweet thing!

    I know exactly how you are feeling. I get SO very sick when I am pregnant! My white desk and walls have marker mark-ups all over them because of it.

    For about 14 weeks my two toddler pretty much roamed the house. I like you was constantly throwing up.

    No one can understand it unless they've been there. I am so jealous of my friends who get no morning sickness!

    Hang in there-it will pass!

  2. That is one of my biggest *cross my fingers* fears about ever having another baby...{as if I should be talking about that yet}....being sick. Because you're right every pregnancy is different....
    Praying it passes soon for you!!

  3. We're going to think ahead to the time when we will get to see lots of pictures of this new little one.
    Hang in there. Surely, this is about to end.

    And I've been wondering... what does Julie think of all this? What a year to be your exchange student! So much excitement!

  4. Congrats on the pregnancy! I'm sorry your feeling so sick! I hope the nausea lets up very, very soon!

  5. oh Sarah, so sorry. I don't handle nausea well at all either! HATE IT!!! h.a.t.e. I can't imagine it day after day! To me it might be worse that the back pain I had! that is how much I hate nausea!
    I will pray for you my friend.
    love you.

  6. Sarah,
    Here's a link to what another expectant mom is doing to alleviate her morning sickness. It seems to be working for her. Thankfully, I'm in my 2nd trimester and am done with being sick. I hope you are feeling well soon!!

  7. hang in there!! Prayers going up for you!! Nausea is terrible. . .I don't do well w/ that. . . but, this shall pass. . . and the house will be ok if it is a little messier than normal.

  8. Okay, that was a shock! Somehow I missed the post where you announced your pregnancy (it was marked as read in my reader, strange). congrats!!! I'm curious to know if this was a surprise or planned. We have three boys and would like to try for one more baby. And I can relate, I get asked if I will try for a girl all the time!

  9. Hoping and praying you feel better SOON! And congrats on the baby!

  10. Oh sweet girl! How I do not miss those days...but oh how I can soooo relate with you (it happened with my 3rd as well). Hang in there. There will be an end. And it IS all for a good cause. ;)

    I am thankful that your family has been gracious to you during this rough time. That was always the hardest part for me...just not being physically able to take care of them. I think you are doing the most important listening to your body and taking it easy.

    Wishing you the best!!!

  11. Poor Sarah!! Hope you'll be feeling much better & really enjoying your pregnancy very soon!

  12. I am so sorry you are feeling so bad. I was that way with my first child. I don't know if you have tried it or not but ginger really helped settle my stomach some ginger snap cookies...and the plus is it's a cookie!!!

    praying you'll be over the barfing soon and into enjoying your pregnancy!!

  13. So sorry for you!! I was able to keep going if I constantly put dill pickle potato chips in my mouth and drank lemonade!! I can't really eat/drink them now, but at the time, it helped the nausea! Whatever works!!

    This too shall pass!!!

  14. I'm really sorry. I feel your pain on this one. I HATE barfing with a passion. It's like one of the worst sicknesses out there. Maybe it means that you're having a girl since your pregnancy is different. I hope you feel back to yourself soon.


  15. Wow, I hadn't been on in a while & was shocked to hear your wonderful news! Yay for you & the family!
    So sorry about the awful sickness though! Sure it won't last the whole time, probably almost over, yep almost over!

  16. Been there done that! I feel for you sweetie. Take it easy and rest your body. All the house mess will still be there and shortly you will be back to normal and then some.

    Hugs coming at you!

  17. I remember that all too well...lotsa stories about THAT. :)

    And yes, it's a good cause...and I was reminded by older, wiser, more experienced (like, 8 kids experienced) ladies at church, that is a sign that everything is going well in there... :) And lemme tell ya, once it was gone (at about 18 weeks) it was heaven! I didn't even realize I didn't feel pukey. So, this too shall pass, dear! Hope you'll get over this stage soon...and get to that glowing stage every pregnant woman loves! ;) Hehe...blessings!

  18. Oh my friend. You know I feel your pain on this one. I'm not as sick as you, but this nausea is so debilitating. I'm so anxious for time to pass, I'm living just to watch the clock tick and get to November (when I'll hopefully be feeling better). But that's no way to live. I regret that I'm completely wishing time away.


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