Monday, June 22, 2009

5 minutes at a time....

I am taking it 5 minutes at a time. I find it very hard to get things done lately. I'm so sick all day long and SOOOOOO tired. I have huge dark circles under my eyes, they look like black eyes. Yuck! But it is all worth it!
I haven't had the desire or the stomach to cook anything. Before the all day sickness I would cook a nice fresh healthy meal 4 times a week. Now... maybe once. I went to the store today and bought a lot of frozen meals. I wanted to make sure I had something to give Marvin when I'm having a tough time.
I try to eat at least one huge salad everyday. With like 5 serving of veggies... huge! It totally turns my stomach, but I eat it for my health and the baby's. I wash all the veggies when I first get them, that way all I have to do is quickly throw everything in a bowl and eat it before I can gag.
I sleep like 10 hours a night. A lot of nights I've been tossing and turning, so it's not a sound sleep. Marvin said I've recently started to talk in my sleep. It might have to do with the extremely strange things I've been dreaming about. My dreams are so bizarre. They aren't scary or related to babies in any way... just very peculiar. I should try to write them down when I first wake up. I always forget. I'll try tomorrow morning.
I'm so grateful Marvin works so hard so I can stay home. I know I would be fine if I had to work while I was pregnant, but I'm glad I can rest. Many women have told me, rest all you can, because the next pregnancy you won't be able to rest at all.
My Mom gave me great advice. She told me to take situations 5 minutes at a time. Like unloading the dishwasher or getting some laundry done. It works.
Speaking of laundry, I better get the whites out of the dryer. 5 minutes....... I can do it! =)

1 comment:

Tim, Rachel & Lacey said...

Wow! You are better than me Brenda! During my first trimester it's all I can do to make it to the bathroom before I throw up (Sorry that's so graphic). Seriously, if the 5 minute thing works for you that is wonderful, but if it doesn't... it's okay. You need to rest and take care of yourself and that sweet baby! I just can't tell you how excited Tim and I are for you and your husband! Congrats again!