Did that blog title get your attention? I feel better today and it's all thanks to the world of pharmaceuticals. Normally, I am the most anti-prescription and anti-doctor person you'll meet. I strongly believe in healthful living, homeopathic remedies, and vitamins as first choices in curing what ails you. BUT. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Yesterday when I went for my monthly checkup I mentioned that I am still nauseaous almost all day, every day. The doctor said at 13 and a half weeks I should be getting over it, but it has showed no signs of letting up these last few days. So he suggested a prescription. There are no side effects, yet I still turned him down at first. Then, just as I was about to leave (and started to feel like I needed to make a run to the bathroom to throw up) I decided to take him up on his offer. And today I feel good. If you are passing judgement right now I must ask you a question - have you ever felt like you were going to throw up (and had times when it happened) all day for 6 weeks straight? If so, and you still want to judge me, then continue judging. Otherwise, shut. it. down. Hopefully I won't need the medicine much longer but for those mornings when I can hardly function, I have a new friend. Drugs are bad, except when they're good :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
We took Addison to a pumpkin patch on Sunday and she loved it. She basically loves anywhere she can go and walk on her own these days. In fact, she prefers to walk all of the time and attempts to throw herself out of my arms wherever we go - parking lots, shopping, etc. It's quite challenging at times. We'll be venturing to the "good" pumpkin festival this weekend with the twins (and probably everyone else in this entire region) but Sunday we just wanted to get out and enjoy the day. I took our point & shoot because I didn't feel like taking my heavy camera and totally regretted it - Addison won't look at me for more than a second so I ended up with a bunch of pictures of the back of her head. There were a couple of cute ones (I used a "wild west" action in Photoshop on one of these because I couldn't stand the orange tint - my good camera is now coming with me everywhere)
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 11:16 AM
Monday, October 18, 2010
This month is officially more than halfway over -WHOOO HOOOO!!! To say I've been busy would be an understatement. To say I've been feeling sick, doesn't seem to accurately describe horribleness I've been feeling for the past several weeks. But the final countdown has begun and you can bet I am paying attention to every passing day. I had an ultrasound on Monday and they changed my due date back to the original date (April 29) which means I am more than 12 weeks. I could literally start feeling better any day!! (Do you hear me Lord? Today please?) Today is not my day so far but I am clinging to hope that it will be any moment. I have a new sympathy and admiration for people who deal with chronic illness, woah!
Last week was fun (although painful at times). I went to a baby shower where there were no less than 11 pregnant girls, along with about 50 other guests. We took a very cute pic! Saturday I attended the most fabulous birthday party ever. My bestie planned a Lilly Pulitzer themed party which began with a hilariously fun scavenger hunt (think amazing race with drinks involved - no drinks for me of course). Anyway, I know this is a quick update but I hate to be an absent blogger so I figured a short update was better than nothing at all. Hopefully I'll be back with good news (feeling better) soon!
Posted by Uncommon Blonde at 3:07 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I've read a few blog posts this week about getting organzied for Christmas. It seems early, but the Type A in me can't help but print a few of the checklists I've found and pray that I'll be ready to start being festive in a few weeks. While I have high hopes for some plans this season, I know better than to attempt such organization as years past. My new reality involves a very time-consuming little bundle of fun and activities such as Martha's (below) are probably not in my future.
I found Martha Stewart's to-do list this morning and thought it was definitely worth sharing - hilarious!
Martha Stewart's Christmas To-Do List
December 1: Blanch carcass from Thanksgiving turkey. Spray paint gold, turn upside down and use as sleigh to hold Christmas Cards.
December 2: Have Mormon Tabernacle Choir record outgoing Christmas message for answering machine.
December 3: Using candlewick and handgilded miniature pine cones, fashion cat-o-nine-tails. Flog Gardener.
December 4: Repaint Sistine Chapel ceiling in ecru, with mocha trim.
December 5: Get new eyeglasses. Grind lenses myself.
December 6: Fax family Christmas newsletter to Pulitzer committee for consideration.
December 7: Debug Windows '95
December 10: Align carpets to adjust for curvature of Earth.
December 11: Lay Faberge egg.
December 12: Take Dog apart. Disinfect. Reassemble.
December 13: Collect Dentures. They make excellent pastry cutters, particularly for decorative pie crusts.
December 14: Install plumbing in gingerbread house.
December 15: Replace air in mini-van tires with Glade "holiday scents" in case tires are shot out at mall.
December 17: Child proof the Christmas tree with garland of razor wire.
December 19: Adjust legs of chairs so each Christmas dinner guest will be same height when sitting at his or her assigned seat.
December 20: Dip sheep and cows in egg whites and roll in confectioner's sugar to add a festive sparkle to the pasture.
December 21: Drain city reservoir; refill with mulled cider, orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
December 22: Float votive candles in toilet tank.
December 23: Seed clouds for white Christmas.
December 24: Do my annual good deed. Go to several stores. Be seen engaged in last minute Christmas shopping, thus making many people feel less inadequate than they really are.
December 25: Bear son. Swaddle. Lay in color coordinated manger scented with homemade potpourri.
December 26: Organize spice racks by genus and phylum.
December 27: Build snowman in exact likeness of God.
December 31: New Year's Eve! Give staff their resolutions. Call a friend in each time zone of the world as the clock strikes midnight in that country.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
If I put a positive title on my blog post I am bound to start feeling better right? I am still trying to power through this first trimester and crazy month. I feel sick most of the time, although now it's improved to the feeling the day after you have the stomach bug (queasy and drained) instead of full on nauseated. I'll take what I can get. This weekend was jam packed with a photo shoot, a meeting for work, Junior League event, and a trip to Lakeland.
We went flying with some friends over to Lakeland for brunch on Sunday and thankfully I felt good most of the day and was able to enjoy it. Addison acted like it was just another day for her, she behaved like an angel both during the flight and at brunch. Apparently life as a jet setter suits her well. It's a good thing, because her daddy is now looking up flight lessons and pricing planes online ...
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
So you might have noticed that my blog has been extremely quiet lately. A few of you have even called to see if I am okay (thank you). Well, the answer is YES! and no. I am more than ok, I'm pregnant! While this news is super exciting to us because we wanted to have our children close together, you might remember from last time that me and the first trimester do not get along so well. I have been SO tired and extremely nauseated almost all of the time. Combine that with a 1 year old, full time job, and part time photography business, and you get no blogging, cooking or much of anything else. My poor husband has had to do everything lately and I am so grateful because I have truly been struggling. October is one of the busiest months of the year for me at work so I am counting the days until it is over. I will be 10 weeks on Friday so happy days are on the horizon again (I was sick until 12 weeks with Addison). Soooo, I'll be back soon with more baby talk, photos, Betty stories and general posts about life, but in the meantime I figured I owed you an explanation :)