Monday, November 08, 2010

Things are good--all said in a lot of words

I think that I have something post worthy to write about today. Today marks day five of no Zofran. Of course, it's not even lunchtime but I don't intend to take any today so I think we can count today. Since I have averaged two pills a day for the last eight weeks or more, it's pretty wonderful that I am not taking medicine now. I am not free from nausea, but I'm getting there.

This pregnancy has been interesting to me so far. I'm not sure how to explain that but I feel different. I am usually super depressed during this morning sickness part. I had prayed for a year that I would not get sick this time around but I pretty much knew I would. And, while I haven't had that particular prayer answered, I have felt that I've been blessed with a large dose of peace and endurance. I'm not saying I haven't had the occasional breakdown of cussing, "I can't do this any longer!"

But let me tell you, along with the praying to not get sick, I have also prayed for the last year that this pregnancy would be different for me--more joyous, peaceful, and just better in general. And I think it will be that way. I'm hopeful at least.

I will confess, coming from a family of eleven children, the idea of only having three or four kids seemed so tiny to me. But now, I look at my three beautiful boys and think, "Perhaps four is enough." Who knows? Only time will tell. The idea of repeating this again isn't high on my list of desires. I do however, have a heart full of gratitude for the children I am able to have. I really, really love having these little guys in my home.

This post is getting long but I have a few more updates to write about.

The little guys: Will gave his first talk in church on Sunday and we both (the parentals) missed it. I was home with sick kids and Mike was too late. The first counselor tried to help Will with his talk but he told her, "I can do it" and then he gave his talk on his own. While helping him with his talk, I asked him what story he wanted to share and why. He chose the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead and his reason was because he liked creepy things like mummies and zombies and he liked that Lazarus came back from the dead. I added that it was a great example of how Jesus loved his friends and wanted to serve them. I guess he brought down the house with his mummies and zombies comment. I'm not sure if it was appropriate for Primary but I wanted him to have a part in writing his talk. That boy cracks me up.

The boys are taking Kung Fu and loving it. Isaac is the biggest surprise of all. He is just living it up and really excelling in my opinion. I'm very proud of him.

The boys are super excited about the baby and they get online every week and look at the pregnancy calendar so they can see what the baby looks like that week. Eli is a little confused though. He thinks that if I open my mouth he can see the baby. Ha, Ha. I love how their little minds work.

Mike is doing well. He was super stressed about his PT test but he did an awesome job and is so relieved not to have to repeat it for another year. He is writing a short story right now and hopes to get it published.

When I married Mike I really lucked out. He is such a good husband. He has been waking up early every day to shower and then he makes me toast and brings me a drink. Then he goes and makes breakfast and helps get us all ready for the day. He has been washing dishes, doing laundry, giving back massages, and just taking care of all of us. I am so thankful for him. This morning was the first morning in probably a month or longer that I made breakfast instead of him. He has been going into work an hour later than normal each morning and this morning he was able to go in at a more normal time. I know he is a little relieved to be getting back to normal and to have me pulling more of my weight around the house now. But that man, he never complains and I really, really love him.

So, things are good and that's our big 'ol long update.


Gillian Mohlman said...

I like this post. I'm glad you are feeling a little better. I wish I could be there with you! Mike is a great guy, he reminds me a lot of Kevin. Thats funny about Will giving a talk in church- sad that you both missed it! He is such a cutie! I bet they don't even remember me :( I used to hold will all the time as a baby, but now I havent seen him in ages! I hope they don't forget about me :(

The Woods said...

I'm glad things are getting better with the early pregnancy woes. Gold star for Mike doing extra to help you out. I love how interested the boys are in the baby. That is the best.

politicchic6 said...

I am 36 weeks along and I still take zofran daily. Sunday I decided I would skip a day because I haven't thrown up in a while (I throw up even with the zofran and not just in the morning, at all times) so I suspected I might be okay... wrong again. Woke up and proceeded to throw up for 2 hours straight. I will not be skipping again.

Mike and Adrianne said...

Michelle (politichic6), I had the same experience with Will. I threw up daily for seven months and then the last two months I did not throw up but I was nauseated for the rest of the time. I tried multiple kinds of medicine and none of them worked. I was very depressed and bitter towards others that were not sick. None of my pregnancies have been as bad as the first but they have all had varying amounts of displeasure. I really feel for you because I actually do understand what you are going through. I think my body was so unprepared for all the changes. Anyway, I hope it gets better for future babies for you. But, you are almost done! You can do it!

Frances said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better. That time really is so hard. I also remember how as soon as that sickness starts to fade away, all my outlook on life improves.

chelsey said...

So nice to start feeling better!! It won't be long and you'll be finding out what you're having. You are finding out, right?

Cali said...

Oh, Adrianne! I hope, hope, hope that your pregnancy continues to get better and better. It is so hard to function when you are not feeling well, and you have so much on your plate. I'm so glad that you have to care for you and your boys, and am hopeful that you will continue to improve. You deserve a break!

I wish I could come visit you. I'd love to be with your boys and hear the funny things they say. I'd love to be in your home you. I'd love to let my kids know yours. I'd love to bring you dinner so you wouldn't have to make it yourself, especially when you aren't feeling well.

Know that I think of you often and hope that you are well. I am probably the worst at keeping in touch of anybody you know, but it doesn't mean that I don't care. You are amazing, and I'm so grateful to know you. Keep getting better, my friend!

Cali said...

Ahhhh! I just read over my comment and realized I left Mike's name out--I meant to say that I am so glad that you have MIKE to care for you and your boys--not that you have to care for you and your boys! My apologies...

Team Clark said...

I'm glad you're doing well, Adrianne! That's great news. I've been meaning to call you, but I just haven't done it yet. One of these days.
And that's funny that the boys are in kung fu because Henry's been in karate and my brother's boy is in karate, too. I didn't realize it was so popular, but I guess it is! I love the idea of it, though.
Keep smiling!