Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How I'm Doing

I'm surprised at how well I'm doing. This pregnancy was definitely worse than my first for the first long haul, but I'm over the worst now. I still have to take medicine, and I still throw up once a day, but apart from 30 min-1 hour a day, I feel fine. I was 16 weeks on Friday, so I'm better much faster than I was with Luke. I think with him I was sick for about 24 weeks. I'm sure there are many factors, but I think the biggest has been all the help I have received. My mom let me take it easy for a month, and then the Relief Society helped out so much too. I think being able to lie down and rest made it possible to get better much sooner than I expected. Whatever the reason is I AM GRATEFUL! Last week I was walking out to the dumpster just grinning. I was so happy to be in the sunshine and happy that I could take out the trash. I felt like shouting "Look at me world. I'm walking!"

I can do all my own cleaning and shopping, and I've been able to take Luke outside to CW almost every day. The downside is that since I've started feeling better I'm starving. I had lost over 10 pounds, but in the past 2 weeks have made it back to my starting weight. Um...I think I need to take it easy. The first time I went to the grocery store I came home with (among other things) pop tarts, donuts, oreos, and 3 kinds of cream cheese! I guess after eating pretty much nothing but dry bread for 2 1/2 months everything tastes so good that it's hard to resist. I don't think it's all my eating though. At least I hope not. The past two weeks have also seen a big pop of my tummy. I'm really showing already.

There is no way for me to thank everyone who helped me in a way that could adequately show my gratitude. But thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who kept me alive, Luke entertained, and my house in functioning order. I hope someday I can do something for you.


Spencer and Sara said...

Lets see a picture of that belly!! I would buy all those things too and chips- lots of chips. I love salt. I wish we were closer. :(

Olivia Jewell said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling better, I felt so sorry for you. :) Hope it continues to go well.

E said...

I am so glad you are feeling better!! PLease call ifyou ever have an off day, i am ready to emerge from my hibernation adn i know Isaac would love a chance to play with Luke!