Why I've Been Absent
Sorry about my recent absence from blogging, but I think it's what's to be expected for while. There's just not much motivation and inspiration oozing from this 11 week pregnant mother of a toddler, dealing with all day morning sickness. I experienced the same issue when I was pregnant with Adeline and was diagnosed with hypermesis gravidarum (constant nausea for 9 months), but this time around the medicine used to help the problem isn't nearly as effective. I'm hoping it starts working better once we pass the 12 week mark. Prayers appreciated =)!
Since I've been feeling so lousy, our days are less adventurous and notable. I feel terrible about not being able to provide Addie the attention and exploration I usually do, but it's just the place we're at right now. She seems to be fine with our movie afternoons, and sometimes mornings too, instead of our usual field trips around town. However, it makes me feel lazy and unproductive. Plus, I miss holding her for fun, twirling her around, and our regular "choo-choo rides," but on doctor's orders that's not a possibility until this hemorrhage dissolves.
Amidst our ho-hum week, Tim worked the night shift so we barely saw him for seven days. I was exhaaaaausted by the time his night shift schedule ended. Thank God that is over! He was pooped too, but kicked it into overdrive so I couple rest over the weekend. He cooked, cleaned, did laundry, changed diapers, gave baths, fed the dogs, and took Addie out on a few dates--all while I slept in, napped, ran to the toilet constantly, and lay on the couch. I hate feeling so out of commission, but I'm blessed to have an understanding family. Addie even ran after me to the bathroom and held her hand on my back while I threw up, so sweet.
While I spent the weekend doing this...
Tim took Addie to a balloon festival,
to the library, to movies to see Rio 2, to the arcade, and to the ariel tramway.
Although I'm feeling a little blue, God is using this time to remind me of how blessed I am to have such a supportive husband and kind daughter. Here's to hoping for a much better second trimester, though!
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