Computer time while pregnant

is at a premium. My eyes start to hurt and my stomach starts to do flip-flops if I stare at the screen for too long, so I'm trying my darnedest to get blogging, email, and Facebook stuff done quickly each day. I think I'm about five days behind on reading status updates on FB. Oh well. It can slide.

I felt like crying this morning when it was time for Jack to leave for work, because I was so very tired and had no idea how I was going to get through the day. I've surprised myself by being a lot more productive than I thought I'd be, which helps my general mood and distracts me from wanting to throw up. I realized that if I plan to do productive things right after I've eaten, I can do a lot more, and then I can sit and chill, languish, lie on the sofa and moan, etc., afterward until it's time to eat again. I'm seriously eating about every 2 hours. I have to, so that my stomach doesn't get completely tied in knots and so that I don't feel like I want to die.

This morning, after my second or third breakfast (I forget which), I did all the chopping and prep work I could do for tonight's red beans. It's a nice low-maintenance dish that just has to simmer for a long time once it gets started, and I'll be able to wait until Jack gets home to do the grits and okra, or guide him through it verbally while I lie on the sofa and moan. I also managed to make the salsa that I've been meaning to make since Saturday with CSA produce, despite Kent's protests of "No loud!" once he realized I was going to use the food processor. I framed a Rainbow Fish print for Kent that's also been on my to-do list for a while, and now I'm enjoying his nap and am about to go lie down.

I'm really excited for our midwife appointment on Thursday. Kent and I took Celia to the vet this past week for a UTI (which has finally passed, thank goodness), and when they used an ultrasound machine to look at her bladder, I got all eager to see my little Beta embryo on a similar ultrasound and for Kent to get his first glimpse of his little brother/sister. I know there's going to be a long conversation with the midwife about the pregnancy, past history, plans for the birth, etc., and I'm not sure how long Kent will hold out, but we'll try to bring activities for him to do so that he's not bouncing off the walls and trying to talk to us the whole time. Uh, who am I kidding here, really?

We're going up to Baltimore this weekend to meet Emerson and visit with Jack's family, and even though I'm looking forward to the trip, I'm also not sure how I'm going to get through all the plane riding with the Squirmy Worm on my lap. My lap is rather unforgiving of squirmage these days. It's going to be wonderful to see everyone and let Kent meet his newest cousin, though, and we're working in a visit with Morgan and Brian on Sunday as well. I just need to make sure I have snacks on me at all times. W00t.

Okay, rest time for Mommy. Just wanted to check in.

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I hope this passes soon! If you have some free time next time you come up to Baltimore, you'll have to let us know so we can meet you at some point. Have a safe trip!
Just wanted to let you know that we took a 23 month old John with us to my first midwife appt. It was a rather longish appt but they incorporated him as much as possible. They even had a few books and toys for him. I'm sure your midwife will be just as awesome and accommodating and it will be great for him/her to see your family dynamic. GL! Heather
I find that I am eating A LOT more this pregnancy. It made me feel less sick, plus I just seem to be hungrier!
My second pregnancy I made a new rule. "Milkshake Fridays". It helped me mark another week through. And it tasted so so yummy.
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I read this post before the one announcing your pregnancy (although I already knew of course). And interestingly, when I read "Beta embryo" I perceived it as "Bella embryo" and thought you already had a name picked out for your potential baby girl! :) So, in light of my inability to read correctly, let me be the first to suggest a name for your new (hopefully) daughter - Bella!! :)
Aww, I'm sorry the sickness set in. I vote that dinner should be on Jack! You're already busy cooking a baby. :-)
It appears that you really are getting less computer time. I hope all is well. I totally vote for cereal dinners. It's healthy, easy, and gentle on the tummy.
Hang in there!
So, my new church's name is Emerson. I forgot that cousin's name was Emerson too, and got really excited...ha ha ha

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