Friday, December 10, 2010


forgive the bullet points? At least I'm writing more than numbers this time!

* my sister. She was put on hospital bedrest this week and spent a scary morning trying to stop contractions (which they did thank goodness - she's only 26 weeks along!)

* baby bear. Growing like he/she is suppose to do. We heard the heartbeat on Monday - a day before I turned 10 weeks. There is no belly picture to share because there is no belly. See next point....

* me. I'm still sick. Still weak and unable to get out of bed except for a few minutes here and there. It takes me a week to do what I can normally accomplish in 10 minutes. No, I'm not kidding. I'm still losing weight (12pounds to date) even though I don't expend hardly any energy and my day revolves around medicine and food. Speaking of food....

* food. I hate food. Hate that I have to figure out at every mealtime what my body won't reject. Hate that it gets mad when I eat and gets even more mad when I don't eat. I'm surviving on shredded wheat and other processed foods that are quick and easy like ravioli, cherrioes, yogurt.....I hate that our family missed all that yummy Thanksgiving food! After FOUR years of not eating McDonald's french fries I ate a few the other day. Also after 2 years of not a sip of pop, that's something that I'm drinking in small doses too. I don't care for cola anymore, but having anything else with flavor is really nice! I am so sick of water!

* sam and julia. They are in school a lot of the time which helps cut down on PapaBears huge load right now, but he still does all the shuttling. I haven't driven in almost a month and have only left the house 4 times in 4 weeks. They take turns bringing me my cereal in the morning. It's pretty sweet how proud they are to carry the bowl upstairs to me every day.

Christmas. It's coming and I'm not ready. BUT thanks to my mom I'm way more ready than I would have been if it weren't for her! She spent two days doing my sewing projects for me so we would have gifts to give this year. I've had the kids' gifts done for a while, but a little ordering and a little mad dash before Christmas Eve and we just might make it. Does it feel like Christmas? Not a bit. I'm getting a full dose of Christmas stress, but none of the magic because I'm too sick to get out with the fam. Trying not to dwell on it....there are other things that are lacking my attention and that's enough distraction by itself!

So there you have it....a rather downer update, but it's all my foggy brain and thumbs can come up with this morning.

Stay warm!



  1. I know how you feel! Take care of yourself and precious babe. Praying for you!

  2. Oh no! :( I'm so sorry you are having such a tough time. Know that all of the sickness you are feeling now will be worth it some time soon in the future. And that your sickness means that baby is safe and snug and growing well. Prayers going out to you and your little one.

  3. Sorry, you're having a rough go of this one. :( Thank goodness you have a good support system over there.

  4. Oh Carrie you are definately have a rough pregnancy but I am praying that things start getting a little bit easier for you and that you and the baby are healthy. I've been wondering where you have been and I hope you start feeling better. Thinking of you and sending lots of prayers and positive vibes your way. Melissa.

  5. I can't even imagine what you are going through! I hope you feel better soon! were all your pregnancies like this? nice to hear from you! :)

  6. I am so sorry you are so ill. I was very ill for the first bit with our last little. I ate molassis cookies every meal for nearly a month. Then I moved onto perpermint capsules (they have ginger in them) and that helped keep my tummy calm. I pray you start to feel better very soon.

  7. I missed that you were pregnant, congratulations--I'm so sad that you're having such a rough time! I hope you start to feel better soon... and I hope your sister's baby keeps on cooking!


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