06 October 2010

Blog Hiatus

It's been so long since I updated our blog that I probably don't have any faithful readers left. I understand, guys. My parents came to visit after my last post. They drove from Anchorage to Northern California, dropped off my sister and our dog at school, then drove to Utah to see us. After a couple weeks of Mom sleeping on our couch while Dad was at work, they drove to their new home in New Mexico. Pretty sweet road trip, right? So I didn't blog while they visited, and I didn't blog after they left because...
...I'm pregnant again!
And just like with Sam, I am really, really sick. It takes all of my energy just to be conscious and stand up. Instead of playing with Sam, I have a pillow on the floor of his room, and I lay down while he throws toys at me. Occasionally he dogpiles me, which is adorable except when he lands on my stomach. I don't really cook, unless baked potatoes count. I did make spaghetti last night, and it wiped me out. When I get exhausted, I vomit. I do manage to do laundry, but our apartment is a mess. I've lost weight, in my hips and thighs, which is pretty sweet. Last time I lost 12 pounds by this point in pregnancy. I have a prenatal visit on Friday, so I'll see then how much I've lost this time. Probably not as much. How did I get through my first semester of graduate school like this? I honestly have no idea.
But enough of the pity party. This time around, instead of keeping the pregnancy a secret (which was hard last time considering I threw up in public frequently) we told our Relief Society president right away. The wonderful women of our ward mobilized instantly. We have had dinner brought to us, our dishes washed, and our son babysat. Elisa has been amazing about making dinner at our house, then cleaning up. My mom sent me a Jamba Juice gift card so I could get my fruity cravings satisfied. And of course, I have the most amazing husband on the planet. If I die from hyperemesis gravida, you can fight over him, single ladies. Ryan just washed all our dishes and cleaned up after Hurricane Samuel's spaghetti tornado. He changes poopy diapers when I can't handle the smell. He brings the laundry in from the line when it's dark outside. He goes grocery shopping. He takes out the trash. He watches Sam while I take naps. And he does it all while going to school, working full-time, and preparing to be a Seminary teacher. I may not remember what it is like not to feel like death warmed over (it's been more than 6 weeks since I felt "normal"), but at least this time of trial makes it clear to me how blessed I truly am.
Sammy and I are flying to New Mexico on Friday to spend some time with Mom and Dad. Sam is quite the seasoned traveler. This will be his 6th airplane trip, and New Mexico will be the 9th state he has visited. New Mexico is a new one for me too, actually. As soon as I find my transfer cable, I'll put up some pictures of us.

10 comments:

Stacy Lynn said...

YEAH!!! CONGRATS!!!I am still a frequent Reynolds tribe checker!

mary elizabeth said...

Yay! Congrats, that's so exciting (about the pregnancy, not about being sick)!! Let us know if there is anything else you need!

Crystal Noelle said...

Congrats from Jaren and I!

Katie Boyack said...

I had a feeling you were pregnant when you came and visited me a few weeks ago...thanks for telling me! Geez. :) Congrats!

Care Bear said...

YAY KAWA!! Congrats!

Ty and Ber said...

Hope you start feeling beter soon. CONGRATS!

Andrew said...

I was too lazy to unsubscribe to your rss feed, so I guess I'm locked in by default...

Kidding!

Crazy stuff! How are Tara and I supposed to keep our ma/pa-ternal urges in check now that you'll have two kids? Congrats!

Celia said...

Congrats Kara!

Emily said...

Congrats Congrats, When are you due? When will you find out what you're having? Or will you :) Hip Hip Hooray!!! Hope you start feeling better soon, what a drag!!

Amanda Mae said...

Yeah! thats so fun! When are you due??