... is that we are expecting again! Predictable, huh?
We have actually known for several weeks (I am about 8 weeks along). For those of you who suspected something was up when I mentioned a triple stroller some time back - that was not a tip-off. I bought the stroller right before finding out the big news. In fact, I promptly turned around and sold it again (at a profit) because at over 50 lbs, it was too much of a behemoth to haul in and out of the van while pregnant. I will be looking into buying a trusted Graco double stroller as soon as I feel up to it.
Which brings up the dreaded subject of morning sickness: For those of you who have been reading here for a while, you may know that I have suffered from severe hyperemesis with all but one of my previous pregnancies. This time around, I tried various things I have researched since the last time I was pregnant, and was able to mostly keep the nausea in check for the last four weeks.
This last week, however, I was graciously passed along a lovely cold that has been making the rounds. First, Anna got it, and inevitably I ended up with it a couple of days later. Except that in me, due to the fact that pregnant women tend to get sinus infections easily as it is, it developed into a bad case. All the mucous buildup has made my nausea so much worse, to a degree where I can no longer control it. Whatever fragile peace I was enjoying has been completely thrown out of balance. I have little hope of the nausea and vomiting improving once I am over the sinus infections, since once I go down that road, there is usually no relief until I hit the 16-week mark (or thereabouts).
This bleak outlook notwithstanding, I would much appreciate your prayers for my swift and complete recovery. Me being out of commission is a huge burden on our family in every area imaginable. Not to mention that for me, it is literally harder to endure than labor- and who has ever been in labor for 8 weeks or more, nonstop?
Please, do not leave me any comments suggesting ***ginger*** or ***crackers*** or anything the like... it's like suggesting that someone who got shot in the chest put a band-aid on the wound and get on with it already. In fact, please do not suggest any foods, because if you mention anything besides what I happen to be craving this very second (slim chance), you will give me violent fits of nausea.
Thank you for listening, and thank you all in advance for praying. In spite of the challenges, we are always very happy and excited to be blessed with yet another child.