Monday, November 17, 2008

Survival

Through all of this I try to focus on two things 1) sickness must mean a healthy pregnancy, 2) I can survive this. Surviving is the state I am in right now. I get up, go to work, come home, go to bed. All of the stuff in between (except for time with Luke) has gone to the wayside. There are days when I feel ok and then days when I can barely function. I think that the fact that I had very little morning sickness last time is making this seem worse than it really is. In the mean time, I have soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Not exactly brain food for the baby, but it stays down so it will have to do. The second ultrasound is one week from today and that is certainly something to look forward to. There is a still a big part of me that can't believe this is actually happening. Of course, it's easier to believe when I'm kneeling next to the the toilet and feeling like shit.

I want to bring to everyone's attention a project that I think is very worth while. As many of you know, Matt has been the recipient of much kindness from strangers friends who have sent their love, good wishes, and lots of toys to Madeline. He came up with a wonderful way to give back. Please go here for details or click on the icon to the right. Times are tough for a lot of people right now and it can be a charity overload during the holidays, but anything you can do will make a big difference to someone who really needs a little cheer.


A Bad Mommy tagged me for this meme:

1. Real Moms don’t flinch when they talk about boobs. They do make you laugh your brains out.

2. Real moms go on vacation. Real moms go on vacation and learn to play traffic cop.

3. Real moms brag about their kids

3. Real moms do not mince words when they present the truth.

4. Real moms juggle

5. Real moms “resist the guilt and embrace the journey”

6. Real moms don’t give a damn to media generated Mommy Wars

7. Real moms have kids with potty mouths.

8. Real moms need a break sometimes.


Thank you for all of the support and suggestions. It really helps to remember that I am a part of a larger community. Oh, and this smiling face helps, too.

Smile

29 comments:

Danielle said...

Hugs to you, Kate. Hang in there.

Aunt Becky said...

Surviving is a good word. That's precisely how I get through each and every day. Hang in there, dude. I got your back, EVEN THOUGH I'm incredibly jealous of your music major status.

becky said...

Luke is so deliciously cute. I can't wait to meet is little brother/sister (I'm thinking brother).

Hope you continue to survive, and hopefully soon you'll start to feel good. I must say I am comforted knowing there's someone else who lives on soup and grilled cheese. I'm pretty sure that's all my baby would get if I had one...

Sending love!

Stella said...

That picture is ADORBALE!

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time! You are doing a wonderful job surviving!!

Fertilized said...

Hoping that morning/all day sickness gets better. Survival is so exhausting. Hoping it all gets easier

lifelemons said...

Hope you start feeling better soon! Luke is such a cutie!

Teal Marie Chimblo said...

Hang in there Katie! You are doing great! Sorry you feel like hell:-(

Christa said...

You'll get thru it! In the meantime just pick up some Fish Oil for said babe's brain :)

Can't wait to see the u/s pic!!

Courtney said...

I'm sorry that you are feeling so lousy. Hang in there, and you just eat as many grilled cheese sandwiches as you need to in order to get through this part.

Can't wait to hear about the next u/s!

Kellie said...

Hang in there! Things will get easier soon hopefully! And Luke is adorable. That smile could make even the worst day better! :)

Somewhat Ordinary said...

I'm sure you'll be feeling better soon! Surviving is good and it isn't so bad when you get a baby out of the deal. I can imagine morning sickness and an active 8 month old probably don't mix well.

Kate said...

I feel bad that I still can't do #5... I think that's partly why I only had one. I have never really been able to embrace this journey; I'm like a bucking horse. He's 10 1/2, and I'm still bucking. Not sure why this is. Oh well! I'll just keep swimmin' and laughin' and I'll figure it out when I come out the other side. ::trots off merrily::

FattyPants said...

Ah that picture of luke makes me want to reach through the screen and hug him. He is so adorable. Hope the sickness eases soon

Amanda said...

Hey, just hang in there, it will get better. I know it seems like it lasts forever.

And whatever food you can keep down is good. Your baby will get what he/she needs from you. Just make sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin and all will be well (PS - PrimaCare One and Duet vitamins are the only ones that never made me puke!)

darcie said...

You are right...being sick is a GREAT sign that everything is moving along inside your little belly...ok, maybe not GREAT sign...but a sign...sooo sooo happy for you!!
And I'm tellin' ya...it is ALL worth it!

leigh in the sav said...

hang in there, indeed. hope you start feeling well soon!

Chris said...

late on the uptake here, but hoping you start feeling better soon. i lived on ginger ale and saltines with ryan and his brain seems to be just fine.

XO

alicia said...

ohhh morning sickness, I just finsihed surviving that! good word by the way! I hope you are over it quick!!!

here from ICLW

Amy said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hopefully it will pass soon.

ICLW

Cara said...

Each babe is such a different ride, from the very beginning, aren't they?

Congrats and good luck.

ILCW

Amber said...

I'm so sorry you're not feeling well (probably an understatement, huh?). I hear you on the grilled cheese and tomato soup - right there with you. Good luck with your ultrasound (and the rest of your pregnancy). I hope you're feeling better soon.

(Here from ICLW)

Andrea said...

Hope you feel better very soon!

ICLW

Beautiful Mess said...

Morning sickness was NOT limited to mornings for me! UHG, "surviving" is the PERFECT way to describe it. Hang in there. I can't promise it'll "get better", but I can say you WILL survive!
Hugs,
-D *ICLW*

IdleMindOfBeth said...

ICLW

That's a very handsome little man you have there!

I hope your nausea eases, and you have a safe and healthy pregnancy!

Dreams Come True said...

Hugs as you deal with horrible morning sickness. A good sign, but not a good thing.

Luke is adorable! Hard not to smile when you look at his beautiful face!

Stacie said...

One day at a time. That is all you focus on. SOmetimes, you focus on one hour or one minute. You will survive. Hugs to you and congrats on your pregnancy!

Here from ICLW

Celia said...

What a lovely baby! He is precious, what a darling smile.

Feel better soon.

Elana Kahn said...

I hope you start to feel better soon!!! At least you know it's for a very good cause. :-) Here from ICLW.

Kristin said...

Morning sickness is way to mild a term. I prefer to call it progesterone poisoning. Hope you feel better soon.

ICLW