I have had the same kinda morning sickness that I had with Henry- nausea throughout the day with fatigue woven in for good measure. When I was pregnant with Henry, I had a 30-minute lunch break at work and I would go upstairs to these study rooms and take naps on the examining tables.
Luckily, I'm at home now and so I take naps when Henry does. Our house may be a tad messy (a tad, ha!) but Mama needs the rest!
Friday, we all went to the grocery store. Beforehand, I felt a little less nauseous, a little hungry almost and so I thought that maybe we could grab a bite in the prepared food section. As soon as we walked into the door, though, the smells of thousands of foods from curry to eggplant assaulted my nose and I almost lost it right into my reusable shopping bags.
However, people have it much worse during their 1st trimester and beyond and I am thankful that I can function and get through everyday life and still enjoy Henry while incubating baby #2.
Aside from the physical, the worries & cares of baby #2 and all those timing issues were weighing heavily on our hearts and the Lord has reminded us that:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
So, we're just banking on that peace of God to guard our hearts and minds and thankful that He is faithful to keep his promises.
Last night, our family was over at Brooke & Freeland's home watching Baylor play in the elite eight (heartbreaking game, by the way) and Henry took his first step! It was kind of a step then a hop then a fall on your bottom!
Yesterday was Powers' annual vet checkup/vaccinations. If you'll recall, our first year here, we had quite a scare after he received his first Leptospirosis vaccine (he hadn't had that in Texas). Well, last year they gave him Benadryl beforehand and it worked to stop the unpleasant reaction. However, this year the Benadryl did not work and Adam ended up taking Powers back to the vet to get some more medicine after he puked four times and pitifully lay on the floor. He's fine now and I actually think he might've planned it in order to get some attention- life's sure been different for a dog here the past 11 months.
Adam bought Henry some crayons so that he can begin becoming the next great master...Leonardo Who? However, before Henry feels comfortable using the crayons to draw, he needs to deduct their chemical structure by taste, hence eating crayons. The kid had orange all over his chin yesterday- I may end up using these crayon bits to make candles or something.
What is it? Well, to answer your question (from the Mayo Clinic website):
A molar pregnancy — also known as hydatidiform mole — is a noncancerous (benign) tumor that develops in the uterus. A molar pregnancy occurs when the placenta develops into an abnormal mass of cysts rather than becoming a viable pregnancy.
Molar pregnancy is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). In a complete molar pregnancy, there's no embryo or normal placental tissue. In a partial molar pregnancy, there's an abnormal embryo and possibly some normal placental tissue. The embryo begins to develop but is malformed and can't survive.
A molar pregnancy can have serious complications — including a rare form of cancer — and requires early treatment. Careful monitoring after a molar pregnancy can help preserve the chance for future healthy pregnancies.
Just kidding (sorta). My mom really is such a good role model for working out well into your twilight years- you're never too old to run (kidding again). But seriously folks...is this thing on?
Truly, she is committed to working out and her group of running buddies are pretty special- they are a tight knit group of young broads and they have enjoyed many a mile gabbing away on the open road.
So, way to go Mom! Now, I'm going to go eat a twinkie.
Amongst the completed bedtime books of 2010 are: