I’m still here! Although I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a few months, I’ve been present in the physical world (aka “offline”) all along; no alien abduction stories here folks! Well…there is kind of an alien in this story, but this one’s more like one of those symbionts in that book/movie “The Host”*.
It’s not a real alien….
|homemade pregnancy announcement, thanks to this lady (and Pinterest) for inspiration|
We’re very happy, but I personally would be a lot happier if I hadn’t spent the last four months with my head in very close proximity to the toilet! I’m well into the second trimester and thankfully the puking is wearing off. Note, I said “wearing off”, not “gone completely”. Is it possible to be allergic to your own baby? This is definitely worse than the other two**.
I now have complete sympathy for Princess Kate (love her!). Not that I didn’t before, but now we’re sisters in sickness! I wasn’t hospitalized, but there were days there when I hadn’t kept anything solid down in a week and I was too sick to get out of bed to feed the munchkins (don't worry, they know where we keep the snacks, they were not in any danger of starvation! Scurvy maybe, but not starvation!). On those days, the thought of being in hospital actually sounded good, but we have really high deductibles on our health insurance and the nearest hospital is a death trap (not literally, it just a small regional medical center and doesn’t come highly recommended), so I sucked it up and got the hubs to stock up on Ensure for me and lots of microwaveable food for him and the munchkins and we hunkered down.
We all survived and I eventually at my first doctor appointment at 8 weeks I asked for medication. Usually I don’t even like to take Tylenol or paint my toenails when I’m preggers and there I was begging for evil pharmaceuticals! Yep, I was pretty desperate. Please don’t judge (or if you do, please keep it to yourself)!
So here I am back online and feeling (sorta) fine and mostly back to my usual “saving green by going green” self. This isn’t my first rodeo, but I do want to try to be more greenie with this new munchkin (didn't have much time for that with the first two when they were tiny), so I’ll share those new things and anything relevant to the bogogreenio lifestyle.
*haven’t seen it yet, but the book was surprisingly good
**which reinforces my husband’s theory that this one’s a boy – I was sick with each of the girls, but most days I could function normally except for occasionally dashing off to go hurl in the nearest bathroom/ trash can/random parking lot and on one memorable occasion reaching over to a plastic bag on the frontseat while driving at 55 mph on the Expressway...fun times!