Tuesday, April 29, 2008
So, I finished that and laid back down. For the life of me, I could not pull myself out of bed, so Simon called in to work to let them know he would be late since his wife was having such a rough morning. Then, he brought me the phone and I called the doctor. The nurse called in a prescription for Zofran and iron pills. So, to make the long story shorter, I took the Zofran (thank goodness there's a generic now!!!) and an iron pill. I have not thrown up today (though my stomach still hurts--it seems like that was a constant for the whole 9 months in my last pregnancies) and after laying around all day (other than going to have my blood taken for blood tests) I am finally feeling a little bit better.
So, maybe once I've been taking the iron pills for a few days, I'll regain enough energy to at least function. . .I'm even going to cook dinner tonight (granted, it's going to consist of boiliing frozen ravioli for 5 minutes, but hey, it's a start :-)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Well, then the exhaustion sets in, along with constant headaches (I'm trying to drink as much water as I can possibly stomach in case that's what's causing the headaches. . .I normally drink lots of water, so it's not too hard.) and, unfortunately, the nausea. But, it's not constant nausea like my previous pregnancies, even though it continues throughout the day. My stomach is always hurting, but not always full-blown nauseated.
My poor kids, this last week I spent most of my days sitting (or laying) on the couch while they played, watched too much t.v., etc. I have a feeling we'll be doing that a lot over the next few months. . .I had forgotten how completely worn out pregnancy is in the beginning. So, now, my hope is that all this will come to an end after the first trimester (babysteps of hopefullness to keep going!).
So, I love my kids and think they are totally worth it, but my goodness, pregnancy is almost a self-inflicted form of torture (because, yes, all three of my pregnancies have been planned--can't blame surprises). I know I am very blessed with the kids I have (and will have), but man, why does the process have to be so bad. . .? (rhetorical question)
But, if anyone out there has any suggestions on how to feel better, please share. I've probably heard most of them, but if there is the chance that there's something out there I haven't read about or thought of that would help, I'm all for it!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
She is totally enthralled by all 9 months of fetus pictures! She took it to bed with her tonight (there was still enough light in her room to be able to see it). After our night-time routine I tucked her in and she was reading the magazine in bed. I came out to the computer and started this blog entry when I heard a very loud, "Mommy! I need you to come here." She was a bit distraught because she did not see teeth in any of the pictures. I explained to her that babies are born without teeth and get them later. It took a few minutes of repititous explaining (it's amazing how many times a 4-year-old will ask the SAME question--a frequent occurance!) and then she was finally okay with it.
Earlier in the evening she was trying to show the pictures to Aaron and explain them, but he was a bit uninterested. I guess a 2-year-old isn't quite as enthralled :-)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Aaron has developed a camera shyness. . .well, it depends and it is totally random when he smiles for a picture or when he hides his face.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
She LOVES to dress up and she got this particular cinderella dress as a hand-me-down from her cousin Beth. The first time she saw it, she said "wow." And then when she put it on, she said "I look way beautiful!" Funny kid. She's been wearing it almost every day for the last couple of weeks. I pretty much let her wear it all the time when we're at home. She just has to change when we go out (of course, at first, she couldn't understand why I wouldn't let her wear it to the park. . .sure that dress would be great for swinging, monkey bars, and slides!)
She and Aaron have been playing a LOT of pretend games together lately. She's even got Aaron calling her "Cinderella" when he calls for her. She calls him, "Prince Charming." This afternoon she and Aaron were in their little indoor popup play tent having a picnic and camping--and, yes, she was dressed as a princess--but this time it was a Belle outfit because she had gotten some food on her Cinderella dress at dinner and changed.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
On Sunday, we had all of Simon's siblings over for lunch in-between the conferences sessions. His mom and two of his siblings and families were here for the morning session, one came just for lunch (with her fiance), and three siblings and families were here for the afternoon session. It was fun, but a bit chaotic during the morning session. My sister-in-law Sandra was trying to teach me how to make hair bows for Chloe and I realized (yet again) that I'm not good at multi-tasking (Sandra, of course, knew what she was doing so could both listen and sew a bow together). I either needed to concentrate on making bows or concentrate on conference. So, I have an unfinished pink bow for Chloe :-)
I really enjoyed President Ballards talk and President Monson's last talk in the last session (by then things had quieted down ;-) While I do miss President Hinckley, I love President Monson. He was always my favorite speaker as a child because I loved his stories! I remember as a kid (before President Hinckley was prophet) thinking that it would be way cool if President Monson lived long enough to eventually become the Prophet. So, it's kind of fun to see that come to pass.
So, we had a day of great talks, conversations, food, and fun. Of course, Chloe and Aaron always love it when other kids are around and the house is in chaos! I think everyone had an enjoyable day!
Okay, back to the pregnancy thing. Chloe was so excited when I showed her the pregnancy test and explained what it meant. She broke into a huge grin! I emphasized that the baby won't be here until after her birthday, my birthday, daddy's birthday, Aaron's birthday, and then right after Christmas (just a guess on that one--but might as well keep it sounding like it's forever away!). Being Chloe, she then asked, "what about Grandma's birthday?" And I said, yes, also after Grandma's birthday).
So, she asked me if she could show Aaron the test. I let her take it to him and I heard her explaining it and going over how it would be a long time and going through all the birthdays and "right after Christmas" talk. She assured me, in no uncertain terms, that she would be getting a baby sister because she already has a baby brother. And Aaron, the little repeater, when I asked if he also wanted a baby sister (fully expecting him to say yes or just simply repeat exactly what Chloe had said--as he normally does). He said, "no. I want a baby brother." I think that's the first time I've heard him say the word "brother." It was cute!
On Saturday in between the afternoon session and the priesthood session of conference we were at a ward Elder's Quorum potluck dinner and I heard Chloe telling someone that she was getting a baby sister and Aaron was getting a baby brother. I told her that I was not going to have twins. So, I guess one of them will be disappointed. . .