Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pregnancy and the holidays

This weekend will mark four weeks of me being sick, and that fact alone is helping my spirits improve. Because no matter what remedies I try, time is really the only thing that helps me get past this horrible sick phase. I probably have another month or so to go, if other pregnancies are any indication, but even knowing that I may be entering the second half gives me hope. The days are still very hard, and sometimes time drags ever so slowly, but each passing day is one less that I have to be sick.

And I'm also hopeful that when I emerge from this vomitous fog, the holidays will be upon us, and perhaps I can enjoy them! Thanksgiving will be cutting it close, but I'm hopeful that I'll at least be less sick than I am now.

My oldest had a great line the other night. We were in our van heading home, and she started getting excited about Christmas. She said, "Oh, I can't wait! It's almost time for baking cookies, and then we get to have eggnog and decorate our tree and listen to Christmas music." And then, after a pause, as if dragging out something that's vaguely in her memory bank, she added, "And do we sometimes get presents at Christmas, too?"

It was very sweet to know that our attempts to downplay the commercialism at Christmas are working so far. It's all about the memories of things we do as a family to the little ones, isn't it?


the mccann clan said...

That's so sweet! I do hope your sickness ebbs by the holidays, so that you might enjoy them more comfortably! :)

Thanks for stopping by our blog, too. I have been sick, but fortunately the zofran has kept me from the actual vomiting - I'm just constantly queasy. :P It was much worse with Moira, so I'm thankful for that, but it usually lasts until 25 weeks or so. :( Here's to hoping for a good, sick-free Christmas for both of us!!

<3 Janelle

Jenny said...

I am so sorry you feel so bad, Stephanie. It must be quite copious vomit to create a fog. ;)

Krista said...

I, too, am sorry about your sickness...

but oh my goodness! I'm so excited for you!!! That is awesome!!!

By the way, thank you for your sweet birthday message! I miss you!! I hope you start feeling better very, very soon!!

zaf_fam_tx said...

Hey Stephanie -- this is Shelley and Sarah's friend, Judy, from Baylor. I found your blog on their blog link list. Congrats on #4! I am SO sorry you have had such a horrible puking time being pregnant! Your write-ups give such great humor and I have enjoyed reading all you have to say! Not that it is any consulation to find laughter in your misery, but you have definately made me appreciate my pregnancy with my son! And you could totally write a book. You are very witty and have a great writing style! Feel better and may the sickness cease soon, especially before Thanksgiving! --judy