Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Spring has sprung a little early this year. We don't usually get 80° weather in mid-March. Nor do I usually have a sunburn on March 20th. But both are true this year. The unseasonably warm weather has me in gardening mood this week and I have been busy prepping the soil in my garden. I have also been planting seeds in pots in anticipation of adding a container garden to my already full garden space. Josh is more than eager to be my helper this year, and though I have to set limits for him, I think I'll concede a small space of garden to him to tend. My only downer is that the bugs in my garden are already prolific, which was actually predicted already by the "experts". I think this is the year that we have to call the exterminator, especially for the box-elder beetle infestation that we have. Hopefully the bugs won't deter me from planting "cool weather" seeds in my raised beds by the end of this week. I'm assuming that we'll still have some cool weather before the end of May. I mean, we have had snow in April before. But peas, radishes and lettuce sure do sound tasty!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
It's been an exhausting 15 weeks, but baby is finally showing itself! Adam laughed this week, when he realized my tummy had suddenly (and I mean suddenly) grown. After two months straight of being sick, and then getting a nasty diarrhea bug that drained everything out of me, I had lost a considerable amount of weight and felt like I was wasting away. I visited Urgent Care one evening during my fight with the "bug", and they pumped me up with nearly two bags of fluid and sent me home with a prescription for Zofran, an anti-nausea medicine, so I could at least start eating food. Although I spent the next several days living off rice and applesauce, I was at least eating. And once the bug bit the dust, I still had a few days worth of Zofran to keep the morning sickness at bay. I couldn't believe how hungry I was. All day my stomach would be grumbling and all day I would be snacking. This weekend I have finally seen some weight put back on, and my baby is announcing his or her presence to the world. I'm hoping that I will start getting some of my energy back in the next couple of weeks, because as it currently stands, if I don't get a nap during the day, bedtime calls me between 7:30 and 8:00. Which isn't altogether bad, but I do kinda feel like an old lady when I am in bed by 8 pm.