Since it’s time to get real, I figured I’d mention that the thought has crossed my mind, “Now why am I torturing myself again?” [If you’re new here, I’ve been vomiting for a long time now.] I had a phone call this weekend from a blog commenter—who can identify herself if she wants—who lamented that [...]
Holly asked about a theory I alluded to about why some women are more nauseous than others during pregnancy. She asked about it in the comment section below, but I moved it up here in case anyone could add anything. In half the women who are hospitalized for hyperemesis, liver enzymes are elevated. I can’t [...]
This week I hit the 12 week mark and awoke, paused, and stared at the ceiling. I waited. For several weeks, I kept telling myself, “If you just can make it to 12 weeks…” Well, nothing magical happened. There was no mood music in the background, and I had to reach for the bucket and [...]
I see that Greg has been keeping you up-to-date on our progress/lack of progress over here. It’s been a solid month of exhaustion, weight loss, and nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy—or hyperemesis. For weeks now, I’ve stayed motionless in bed with a Glad 6-quart plastic container as my companion. Two people reminded me about [...]
I see that it’s been over a month since I’ve written anything here. There were several questions I left unanswered in the comment section of some old posts, and I’m going back to answer them today.
Well, this week has been one of those. The best of times, the worst of times. Two steps forward, two steps back. Sunshine and cloudy days. Accentuate the positive: Amy kept down two meals that I cooked. This is an accomplishment when she is NOT pregnant. The Reds exacted revenge on the Tigers, Little League [...]
Someone asked for an update earlier. There’s not a whole lot new to say. The kids are alive. The house still stands. The laundry is (mostly) up to speed. We’re on a first-name basis with every employee at the local fast food establishments. But, more importantly, Amy is doing about the same as she has [...]
I’ve really wanted to address the issue of God speaking today, what John Piper described as the “supremely-glorious communication of the living God which personally and powerfully and transformingly explodes in the receptive heart through the Bible.” (See this post) This is my kind of thing; it is a passion of mine. I should probably write this [...]