Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Trying to Get Back to "Normal"

Since I found out I was prego I haven't blogged very much. Not because I didn't want to. More like I didn't want to seem whiny and complaining all the time. Most days seemed to be going the same: NO energy, ALWAYS feeling sick (who said morning sickness is suppose to be just in the morning), and to tell you the truth, I have been a crabby patty. The hormones are raging!

I have been feeling like my house is so out of sorts. Chris has been doing a great job trying to keep up with cooking, laundry and the kids. He has been great. He doesn't complain. In fact, just the opposite. Most nights he sends me up to our room to relax by 6:30. He WANTS me to put my feet up. I am having a hard time listening. I want to keep going like I use to and I am not excepting very well my current need to need the help so much. Instead, I look around and see all the things I want to do (like wash my floors) and get aggravated with myself that I haven't or can't do it.

At this point life is starting to very slowly get back to normal. I have been taking the Zofran for the morning sickness. It has been a life saver. It hasn't taken the ms away 100% but it has taken it away enough that I can eat enough through the day to stop losing weight. Unfortunately, my blood sugar level has been wacky. It has actually been dropping (which happened when I was pregnant with Zachary). A normal level is between 80-120. Friday I had been reading with the kids when I started feeling awful like I needed to eat something. I started eating an apple and got shaky. I have a brand new glucose monitoring machine from my Mom. Sure enough I checked my level and it was 56------and I had already eaten half the apple!!! I spoke with the NP at the doctor's office and she said she wants me eating every 2 hours, preferring it to be a protein and carb together (easier said than done).

My energy level is still pretty low. By 9 am I usually wishing I was back in bed. However, I have been able to get some laundry done, vacuuming and give Emily a bath (not usually all done in a row). I even made a menu and went grocery shopping for the first time since January 16th this weekend. It's a start : )

I am hoping to start blogging more. I have some thoughts I would like to share on kids, large families and current events.

If you think of me, pray that energy, morning sickness and hormones all level out soon. I feel so blessed to be pregnant again. I didn't think it could or would happen again. I want to enjoy it all.


The Happy Housewife said...

So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I felt really crummy at the beginning of this pregnancy too. Then I felt great, actually I still feel pretty good, but my blood pressure says differently, lol! Take it easy when you can.


Brandi said...


Six is a good number, by the way.