Friday, July 29, 2011

Checking in

Ah, morning sickness. So unpleasant, but it helped hearing the baby's heartbeat yesterday at the doctor's office. Just think, this little creature in me has only been forming for around 10 weeks (I'm 12 weeks along), and he or she already has a beating heart. That's enough to bring a smile to the face of this weary mom.

I had ambitions for this summer. We were going to spend so much time in parks, and I was going to get through the last half of Volume 1 of The Story of the World. Instead, we have only made it to parks about twice per week, and I've hardly touched history for the past six weeks. The only academics I've been consistent on throughout this stage of pregnancy is using a book of addition worksheets for dd6 (she does about 4 per week) and doing about 4 lessons per week out of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons with dd4. On the bright side, my fatigue and nausea have helped my girls become more independent: now dd6 can get her own breakfast and make her own PBJ sandwiches, and dd4 is trying to read library books to herself.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Still here

Morning sickness has hit. Tomorrow marks 9 completed weeks of pregnancy. I am frequently nauseated and throw up nearly every day. I don't have excess energy for non-essential things like blogging right now. However, I do have a tip that I can't believe is working for me right now: Banquet frozen entrees. I generally abhor "TV dinners", but my dad--a retired physician--recommended I try the Banquet frozen entrees. They're just the right size and mercifully soft and bland. Each entree provides me enough protein and carbohydrates to fuel me through a few hours but doesn't make me queasy or overfill my stomach. I told my husband that I'm eating "old people food"; seriously, the meat is so soft that I could chew it with just gums. Oh, well. I can swallow my pride and eat the mushy, starchy TV entree...the important thing is that I can swallow the food and keep it down!