Sunday, April 27, 2008

Zofran, My Friend

My midwives gave me a prescription for an anti-nausea medication used for chemotherapy patients that has helped me to stop throwing up. Yay! Now I'm just tired and mildly sick, but I can eat and keep it all down where it belongs. It always amazes me the things I take for granted, like being able to eat food and drink water. My spirits are generally low, but I remember that this is how the first trimester always goes for is hard to feel mentally peppy when my body feels so yucky. As usual, I am telling Dan that this is our LAST baby. He says I always say that. But I really mean it this time!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Next Post: June or July

Hello dear Readers:

The completely inaccurately named "morning sickness" has set in and I am now laughing that I used to be worried about being tired. I'm totally sick and throwing up, and if I follow patterns from past pregnancies, this should last another 2 months at least. Also, if past pregnancies hold true, this baby is a boy, because Esther, bless her little heart, never caused me to throw up. Today I've thrown up three times. I can't believe I've gone and let this happen to myself AGAIN. Ha Ha, just kidding Baby #4, I love you!!!


Friday, April 18, 2008

Elder Scott's Conference Address

Elder Scott gave a bold talk on abuse at our most recent General Conference. Here is a link to his talk, "To Heal the Shattering Consequences of Abuse." Although abuse is not a problem that I have had to struggle with, I found many of the things he said about Satan's voice very helpful and applicable to depressed thinking.

Monday, April 7, 2008


I know that my friends don't have any extra energy to send, because we're all pretty swamped by life, but after I wrote my last post, I felt much better! I've been making dinner and doing dishes and laundry and stuff. I think that you sent me some energy, or maybe just some loving thoughts and sympathetic vibes, but it worked and I appreciate it.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Send Excess Energy Here

What have I been up to lately? Well, mostly napping and sitting around doing not much of anything. I am so tired. I've felt tired before, and I think I've forced myself to get over it, but since I'm pregnant I'm telling myself that my tiredness is legitimate and instead of working through it I'm just giving in. I'm not making dinner, I'm not doing dishes, I'm not folding laundry. I'm just taking deliciously long naps every afternoon when Esther goes down, and going to bed nice and early at night. Life is good when I'm asleep, but when I'm not it is kind of upsettingly messy and out of whack around here. I think soon I will need to figure out how to do slightly easier versions of my daily tasks so that we can survive as a family the next few months. I explained to the boys this afternoon that my body is using all of its strength to make a little baby brain and spine and organs and such. I told them that when the baby is all formed I won't be so tired anymore. I just made that up, I don't know if it is really true, but it comforts me to think it might be.