It’s Monday, and the week is off to an inauspicious start with the hyperemesis gravidarum. Feeling slightly worse every day. I imagine after this week my doctor will write me out of work completely. For the time being, my office has said that my half-days will need to come out of sick time. Whatever. It’s only 5 days. I don’t really care at this point. I’m just looking forward to being out. The smells of people heating their lunch were brutal today. The smell of the microwaved air was pretty horrifying.
I managed to eat a really good lunch today, but I’m paying for it right now. It was some of my favorite cheese enchiladas from a local Mexican restaurant. I spent most of the morning getting ready to tie up loose ends at work. I made new customer sheets to give to whoever is backing me up. I don’t know what will happen to my customers, but at least I have a few days to figure it out.
The fridge smell is getting worse also. I’m going to get out my aromatherapy oil and see if that helps. I’ve got an old bandana of my dads, so I imagine myself walking around the house looking like I want to hold up a bank in the wild west. Also, the Grasshopper’s smell hit me weird for a few hours yesterday, which I found to be very upsetting. The HG is probably going to take a lot away from me for a while, but I do not want it to take my relationship with my daughter. We do quiet things together a lot like reading, cuddling and watching movies, and so far I’m still able to nurse. I really don’t want to give up any of that.
Tomorrow we’ll be diverging from our normal posting again. I finally got brave enough to write a submission for the Carnival of Natural Parenting, and it was accepted! I’m pretty excited about that. So be sure to stay tuned for that. There will be links to lots of other posts from other participants as well, so it should be pretty good. For a better idea of what Natural Parenting is all about, check out the button on the right side of the screen. It’s fun stuff. Like anything, take what you need and leave the rest!
Thanks as always for your support. I had a pretty blue weekend and I’m feeling pretty down again today, but it’s amazing the boost I get from you guys and from my family. Reading your comments really helps me. This is such an isolating illness, and maintaining the connected feeling is going to make a world of difference I think. My sister-in-law called Sunday just to check in and chat. She said she hadn’t seen me posting much on Facebook recently, so she was worried. She lives overseas, but just knowing she was thinking of me made me feel so good. I love you Carmen! You made my day!