So I have been pretty sick with this pregnancy so far. In the beginning of January, I started experiencing some pretty strong pregnancy symptoms, primarily, nausea and fatigue. I had both of these symptoms with Carson, however they were not this intense. With Carson I could function through the inconvenience of feeling nauseous and extra tired. I was nauseous but not that nauseous. I was tired, but I was still functioning. I was working full-time, after all, and I didn't have much of a choice but to continue with my normal routine.
With this pregnancy, my symptoms have been almost debilitating. I had intense nausea all day long from the minute I woke up until I went to sleep throughout January and most of February. On top of that, I had little to no energy. I literally laid on the couch unless I had to get up for some reason. When I say no energy, I mean I did not want to do anything. I didn't read, or blog, or surf the Internet, or anything. I would literally just lay on the couch for hours on end and just stare mindlessly at the TV. Sounds like fun huh? When I did get up to move around, on my worst days, I ended up just hugging the toilet bowl and crawling back to the couch. The smell of food made things worse, so for weeks on end I did not cook anything for my family, and I did not sit at the table while they ate dinner. It was awful.
|Insert me with my head inside.|
|My trusty and very old couch- my home inside my home.|
I do have some things going on in my life thought that I feel are post-worthy. Two major things come to mind: one good and one bad.
In good news: We are finally house hunting. I am beyond excited. I know this will probably be a long and drawn out process, thanks to my overly frugal husband, but I am just excited to even be looking and talking about moving in a serious way.
In bad news: We just found out that my Pastor and my primary spiritual leader has potentially fatal cancer. This news was devastating to me personally. I feel like I have grown so much spiritually under his guidance, and I am so scared at the possibility of losing him.
Both of these issues (along with others) deserve their own posts so I will save the most information for them. In the meantime, I am just praying for total relief from nausea so I can get back to my life as normal.