adventures of c & k, plus one
If you’re wondering, faithful reader, why I fell off the face of the blogosphere for several weeks, I will tell you: Karl and I are having a baby!! I’m eleven weeks pregnant and just haven’t had the energy to even think about blogging. Ok, that’s not entirely true. There have been many times when I’ve thought “Oh, that would make a great blog post!” or “I’d love to blog about that!”, but that’s about as far as it goes. Usually one of two things (or both) will happen: either I don’t have the energy to create a coherent sentence or I get distracted by never-ending waves of nausea.
Reader, you may be experiencing a reaction similar to the most common reaction we’ve had to our news: WOW! That was fast! Yes it was, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We knew we wanted our marriage to be blessed with children and were hoping we wouldn’t have to wait long. Karl’s excitement is much more apparent than mine, as mine is masked by fatigue and morning sickness that lasts ALL.DAY.LONG. But we are both over the moon about our little miracle of life – the first of many, we pray.
So far, the pregnancy has been rough. I was honestly not expecting that. My mom wasn’t this sick during her pregnancies. Tired – yes, and a little sick – but not this much. I figured I’d follow in her footsteps, but alas… I didn’t. That’s ok. I am just grateful that the nausea is not accompanied by vomiting*. I keep reminding myself and Karl that feeling sick is strangely comforting, because it means our little muffin-in-the-oven is growing. And I know this too shall pass. The first trimester will soon be behind us, and I pray that with it will go the fatigue and nausea. It’s not a guarantee – I realize that – but here’s hoping it will soon pass so I can have the energy to actually show my excitement (and return to blogging and to dancing)!
*I’ve tried a lot of the remedies recommended for nausea, but none of the typical ones work for me. I’ve learned to live with it.
End Note: I can’t believe I wrote a whole blog post! With more words than pictures! What a day! Usually I go to work, come home, and sleep on the couch until Karl makes me eat something and/or makes me go to bed. This blog post makes me feel incredibly accomplished. I also managed to do the dishes and sweep today! Whoa! I think I’ve met my quota for the week. Nothing but eat, sleep, and relaxing for me for the rest of the week!