Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our New Normal

I know I promised y'all another blog post as soon as things settled down, but I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon. I also meant to post some pictures from our recent escapades, but I haven't uploaded pictures from my camera in several weeks, so that'll have to wait.

Mostly all we've been doing lately is getting settled into our new "normal." I'm about 8ish weeks pregnant, and morning sickness is in full swing. My medication (zofran) is keeping it controlled, but I still feel awful from the moment I wake up in the morning to when I go to bed at night. In addition to the zofran, I also have to eat every few hours, which, as a person that doesn't enjoy food all that much, is rather annoying. Whatever I eat also has to have a high protein content, so I'm rapidly getting tired of eating the same foods over and over again.

Since mornings are hardest for me, I'm very grateful for my husband's 2:30 to 10:30 pm work schedule. It's hard putting the kids to bed by myself at night, but much better than having to get them up, dressed, and fed in the mornings when I feel my worst. Plus, the kids both nap until 3:30 or 4 in the afternoon, so I really only have them by myself for four hours every night, which isn't bad at all.

I'm mostly just taking things one day at a time and looking forward to the day when the sickness eases enough to allow me to handle the kids AND the house.

Well, I'd better go, my 8-month-old has wriggled his way under my computer chair and is fussing at me to pick him up.


  1. oh man, I'm sorry. I hope it passes quickly for you!

  2. Congratulations on the new member of your family on the way. Hope you will get the sickness under control soon!

  3. Wow, very intense. Since Jackson was our first, I did a lot of napping during the worst of the morning sickness. I'm sure the next one will be much harder. Glad your schedule works so well, prayers that things get easier!