Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Color Green

I think my new intimate friend has arrived, and does not look as if it is leaving anytime soon. Notice I didn't say "best" friend, as that denotes a positive relationship. Yes, I believe morning sickness is settling in for a long stay. Unfortunately, it also seems to be bringing along company of its own - hypoglycemia. It doesn't take much for me to get the major shakes. And it seems to be following in Lauryn's pregnancy pattern; it's not morning sickness, but all-day sickness.

Fortunately it didn't hit too badly until the last 2-3 days, and since Kelly is now home, I am very relieved at the Providential timing of it all. Of course, I'd rather not have it at all, but I am glad it pretty much held off until Kelly got home.

Eating habits have definitely changed around here. I am having the most problem with drinking enough. I can only take a sip or two at a time when I'm nauseous as any more just sloshes in my stomach. For those of you who know me, I can't even drink too much Dr. Pepper right now. I tried this afternoon and couldn't finish it! Not only that, I can't stand anything too sweet. I made peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips earlier in the week and didn't eat a single one!! And when I do feel like cooking, by the time it's done, the smell of it has made me lose my appetite!

In the next 2-3 weeks, we have several activities starting up: scouts, piano lessons, Wednesday Bible study, Sunday school. Don't know how much I am going to be able to do. I'm trying not to get too panicky, but you guys know how hard that is for me. ;-)

So if you see me in the next few weeks, try to overlook the green tint to my skin or any odd behavior. It's just what one of my pregnancy books calls "progesterone poisoning."


Stephanie said...

Oh, I'm SO sorry...I'm definitely not green with envy, even though it IS my last name! I'll be praying for you to cope.

Tiffany said...

Praying for a short-lived green stage.

walkmom said...

I never was that green, but I did have funny tastes with many pregnancies. I didn't like Dr. Pepper with several! What I did like was lemonade. If you haven't tried it, maybe that would help. If you get the fake kind, you can mix it to a tolerable level of sweetness. If you get the real stuff, then I found it helpful to let it dilute itself with melting ice or just add some water to it to cut the sweet. Hope this helps.