Thursday, January 04, 2007

Pregnancy the second time around

Wow. So much has happened since my last post. I'm sure it will take me a couple of posts to give any kind recap on what we've been up to this past month. Since I don't have access to posting the pics right now, I'll stick to my pregnancy woes.
This pregnancy started off different than my last....that is to say I haven't been hugging the toilet everyday from the very beginning. That is a defininite plus, let me tell you! I've still been struggling a lot with fatigue and all day nausea. And I have still thrown up....just not as frequently as before.
Ben has really been wonderful. He takes care of me and Lydia and does everything. He has been bringing me some breakfast in bed every morning before work as this seems to help me. Then he gets Lydia up and fed before he leaves. I am thankful that his job can be flexible like that when we need it. He can even work some days at home - or even an hour or two before Lydia wakes up so that he can get his work done.
Lydia has had some adjustments to make to this "new" Mommy as well. We have been staying at home when at all possible. I know she gets so bored playing on her own and entertaining herself all day. I have to say that Baby Einstein DVDs have been a wonderful way to allow me some rest time. (She gets the remote and walks to the TV saying, "DDD? DDD?".) As soon as i'm feeling better we're going to have to curb this trend! She is used to getting out and doing errands, going to the park, meeting Daddy for lunch...I had not even been to the grocery store in at least a month until earlier this week, and that was not an experience I' d like to repeat any time soon.
On Tuesday I decided I felt well enough to get out to the store for a quick trip. We were out of all our staples and didn't even have anything for lunch. On the way out the door I grabbed a pile of clothes that have needed to go to the dry cleaners for about 3 weeks! (Unfortunately when I dropped them off I realized I had grabbed the wrong pile of stuff -- oh well, I left them anyway!) Then as I was heading into the grocery store, Ben called to tell me our new washing machine was going to be delivered in the next 30 minutes. (Our old one stopped working Christmas week when all the family was here!) So I hurried in to make a much needed deposit at the bank and also to get a sub sandwhich for lunch. As I was leaving the deli counter I started to feel terrible. I started to get tunnel vision and then my hearing became very faint. I was getting weaker and dizzy and felt I was passing out. Thankfully Lydia was in the cart and I just had to sit down in the middle of the floor. I got up and struggled to the register to buy my lunch and the man at the check-out was quite concerned. He was very nice and helped me sit down and then got me some water. After a few minutes I felt somewhat better and I made it to the car. (I think the cold air and the water helped.) I felt that I could drive safely and I knew I needed to get home to meet the delivery guys! I was practically in tears upon arrival and they were already there waiting on me. I was so shaky I couldn't even unlock our front door! I took them upstairs to the laundry room to get the old washer and then they informed me that since it still had some water in it they weren't allowed to take it away. I couldn't believe it! Well, in the end they did take it away (without spilling any water on their way out) and they hooked up the new one. What a morning!
Right now Lydia is laying on Pup while the B.E. Dvd is going and still attempting to play with her doll house with one hand. She just spilled my ginger ale on the floor and has already had way too many pretzels. We're both still in p.j.s and it is 12:30!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That trip to the grocery store beats all. I had a similar experience when I was volunteering at the hospital and I didn't eat breakfast. My blood sugar got really low and as I was walking down the hall I started to feel really sick and faint. I could barely see anything. Somehow I made it to my destination (the ICU of all places) and when I got there the nurse took one look at me and made me sit down and drink some juice. It was amazing how quickly I felt better. I hope all future trips out of the house aren't as eventful - or at least eventful in a good way. Thanks for updating. I've missed hearing from you. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yuck! That does not sound like fun. I had a couple episodes where my blood sugar dropped and I thought I might pass out. Luckily, though, I was at home (or just getting home) every time and was able to get some food and sit down quickly. I hope you get to feeling better!! How far along are you now?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry poor Jen. You will be back in the land of the living so very soon. I am here to help out with whatever I can, and please take me up on it. Emma would love to have some new people to stare at =).

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that you aren't feeeling well but glad to hear from you. And there is nothing wrong with staying in your pjs all day. Hope you feel better soon.

Stephanie said...

Jen - I can identify with so much of what you wrote. Thankfully you should be past the 1st trimester at this point! You know now it should only get better! PJ's at 12:30 - I have been there with ya many days over the last few weeks. At some level, you have to enjoy it. This week I have been dressed each day - big accomplishment. Though, I have found that when I do dress and get ready to go out, I am usually tired from it all and need a nap. That is what happened today. We ALL slept 3 hours this afternoon. It was glorious. I will be praying that you might be feeling better! Think sweet little baby in arms ... You're over 1/4 of the way through the pregnancy!

Julie said...

Jen...I hope you are feeling better soon....it doesn't sound like fun.

Anonymous said...

Oh the joys of pregnancy! Glad it's a little easier than the first time around. :) Pjs at 12:30 anytime during a mom's life is never a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

How are you feeling?