No cause for alarm, I am not dying or very sick...we are having a baby! :) I have been sick for the first 4 1/2 months with all the little ones, and this one is no different. I am not out of the woods yet, so bear with me for a bit. I will be checking in periodically. I still have been checking everyone's blogs out, just not commenting as much. It's crazy, the strange things that happen to you as you undergo this miraculous change...like:
|Feeling neglected :(|
I used to love waking up to the smell of coffee in the morning (and enjoying a morning cup), and now my poor husband is banned from even looking at the coffee maker- unless he moves it to the garage! Even writing that sentence is making me gag! The smell of peanut butter is equally offensive- the littles know that if they eat a sandwich, they have to wash their hands and face and brush their teeth before they come see me. Even unexpected smells are making me sick. Last weekend, our local strawberry stand had Jam Berry Day, a wonderful event where they sell de-stemmed, ultra-ripe berries for $1 a pound- fabulous! So we got 35 pounds of berries to make jam. WHAT was I thinking?! A few hours later, the smell of those strawberries was making me run, and I still had to make jam! I am thankful that I have helpers who love to be in the kitchen, they really helped me get it done! I have also acquired strange urges...I devoured half of Rob's hamburger the other day, and if you know me at all, you know that is a super-crazy thing for me to do. I do not like red meat. At all. ( Hot dogs don't count! :) ) I think the last time I ordered a hamburger for myself at a restaurant was in the '90s....no joke.
It hasn't been all bad. The mister and the kids have been amazing, and everyone is doing extra to help me. Gabe says (with a smile!) that the work is all going to a new baby, so it's worth it. SO sweet. I am definitely blessed.