I Don’t Have a Catchy Title. Just Gas and Nausea.

January 16, 2013

I haven’t posted in a while because there isn’t anything to post about. Not really. And while I am thankful for this (last time I was pregnant and wrote that we found out the next week we were having twins) it’s also really hard to write about anything on here.

Mostly because I don’t want to complain. But I do want to be realistic.

Pregnancy isn’t all fun and sparkles. Right now at 8 weeks and 4 days I crave sleep more than anything. I have bloating, gas, burp all the time, heartburn, horrible headaches, nausea, and want to cry over just about anything. So basically I’m a bundle of darling cuteness.

I’m so thankful I’m here and so wishing that I felt better. It’s hard to balance the “This is how pregnancy is and it’s ok!” with “OMG YOU’RE A HORRIBLE PERSON FOR NOT BEING HAPPY ABOUT IT 24-7.”


On top of feeling like crap is us still not finding a sitter, and Sam leaving this weekend till March. MARCH.

I honestly, sometimes I want to cry (more) when I wonder about how I’m going to manage the next 6 weeks. Then I just remember that little saying, “If the Lord brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it.”

Hopefully Jesus is up for cooking dinner because I don’t really know how that one is going to get done at this point. Mana from heaven.

All of that aside, I’m not nearly as sick or tired as I was with the twins, and I am SO thankful for that. Every day.

Be in prayer for me. It’s hard to conquer the negative feelings that come from being sick – physical and emotional feelings. Even though I know this is short term. I know God has a plan for us in this next month and a half but you know me – I like to know it ahead of time and I also like to worry about it before it all happens.

When will I learn this never happens and yet everything works out anyway?


  • Julie B

    January 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I have a saying on my wall in the living room that says “Worry ends where faith in God begins”. I hope you think that saying when worries take over. I pray God gives you the strength to endure:)

  • Stacy

    January 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Um, you ARE a bundle of cuteness. Pregnancy is tough on a woman, even without the issues you’re having. But you can do it, even with Sam away until March. /love&hugs

  • Gretchen

    January 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    “So basically I’m a bundle of darling cuteness” I love this! 🙂 No words of wisdom, my dd was 6 when I was pg with my second, so that made it a whole heck of a lot easier! I just wish y’all luck and will be saying extra prayers for y’all!

  • Tonya

    January 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I was pregnant with a 3 year old last year (now I have a 12 week old and a 4 year old.) I also own a business with 35 employees. My savior was this: I took the bottom shelf of the pantry and filled it with small bags of pirate booty, squeeze apple sauce, etc. everything that my 3 year old likes and can get herself. Then I took the lowest level in the fridge and put string cheese, cut fruit, turkey slices… whatever… juice boxes, water bottles. Then I made a bin of fun new things (nothing expensive) – take a zip lock and put a couple pages from a coloring book and a couple crayons, take another and put a bunch of stickers and a small cardboard box… When I wanted to lay on the couch and take a nap – I would lock the doors, set the house alarm, and tell Jocelyn to play with her new activities from the bin, help herself to food, and take a nap. OR – I would do the same thing and remote into my office from my laptop and work. PS: I’m not a genius… I saw another mom post about doing this on another blog and I thought SHE was a genius. I used all her ideas and it really helped me get through 9 months of exhaustion and the first 3 months (so far) of having a newborn.

    1. Natalie Smith

      January 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      I child proofed our bedroom and locked us in the bedroom. We followed all the above solutions and I managed to sleep a great deal. Chrissy did not suffer any long term consequences and it only took 40 weeks to pass. She also learned to work the dvd player really well. Little people are amazing. Don’t feel guilty. It is not worth it.

  • Lenette

    January 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Thinking of you. After the 6 weeks are over, Sam will be home, it will be SPRING!, and hopefully you will be feeling much better!

  • Nicole Reuter

    January 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

    When I was pregnant and my husband was out of town for a few weeks, my kids ate more than their fair share of ice pops (Gasp – not even the homemade kind!) because I could cut them open without wanting to puke. Cereal and frozen waffles were also a staple. Apples and bananas, peanut butter and jelly. I did very, very little cooking. And while I felt terribly guilty at the time, I did what I needed to do – the kids ate (mostly) nutritious food, grew and were happy. And they are all just fine. I know it’s hard when you want to be the best mom to the one that’s here and also to the one you’re carrying AND be good to yourself. It’s only a season, she might even think it’s fun, getting all these treats. Oh, and there was a lot of tv watching. Even in the summer. It’s just a season. You will do great! And I do wish you luck finding just the right sitter 🙂

  • sarah

    January 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I second the easy meals, less cooking. Rotisserie chicken, frozen things you can pop in the microwave – or even in and out of the oven, mac n’ Cheese, soup, sandwiches, ramen. Hang in there!

  • Kim

    January 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Gas. Good times. Blame it on Charlie – he can’t deny it 🙂 Remember that Bella doesn’t care about a gourmet dinner, or the kind of dinners you are known for cooking. Feed her what sounds good TO YOU. And I’m keeping you all in my prayers!

  • Anne-Marie

    January 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Pizza? Other food delivery? Won’t make you a bad mom. Won’t hurt Bella.

    1. Diana

      January 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

      It’s not really about the food. It’s the entire situation combined with a 3 year old that makes me more than nervous. And overwhelmed. It’s really hard to be tired all the time and have her needing attention and care.

      1. Anne-Marie

        January 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm

        I thought constantly in my first trimester about pregnant women with toddlers, and I have so much admiration for all of you. I can’t even imagine how overwhelming it must seem. One day at a time?

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