Thursday, December 27, 2007

What has been keeping me away

Some of you might be wondering why I haven't been blogging very much lately.

The reason is that I'm pregnant, and so far, my pregnancy has been somewhat difficult.

I didn't want to announce it earlier before my extended family had been informed.

I've been bleeding and the doctor told me to take it easy. I had nausea and a lack of energy, which in turn lowered my morale. Anything that could get me excited could make me sick. My body couldn't take the stress of reacting to news stories and blogging about it. It made me tired and nauseous. I know that doesn't sound like a lot of strain, but that's just shows how little resistance I had.

I've been feeling a bit better since yesterday. Christmas Eve was really intense, and I was physically wiped out by quarter to seven and had a nap until about quarter to ten. Then Christmas Day morning I woke up with intense cramps that, thank God, were digestive-- not obstetric-- in nature. They were so bad, I thought I was going to have to end up in the hospital. After a trip to the bathroom, I slept until 3:30 pm, a total of fifteen hours. And oh yeah, my husband and I both had the flu right before Christmas Eve.

Yesterday, it was like the spell broke. I went shopping for at least two hours. And I was happy. The melting snow lifted my spirits. I had two quick naps, but I wasn't the typical layabout that I'd been for the past month or so.

I feel pretty good today, but I'm afraid of overdoing it. I actually did some housework this morning-- I packed away some of my daughter's old clothes.

And I'm not even that tired.

I'm trying to get my "blogging legs" back. When you get out of the habit of blogging, it's amazing how new it feels again. Before, every morning, after I returned from driving my daughter to school, I sit at my computer and see what there was to blog about.

I don't have that routine any more. I don't know if I can go back to that routine yet (especially since my daughter is on holiday!). I'm trying to tread lightly. I'm so afraid of going to back to having no energy and nauseous.

I wanted you, my faithful readers, to be forewarned: blogging may still be light. I'm not sure yet. I'm going on into my second month of gestation, and I'm due in July.

But I suspect that once the baby is born, everything will be closer to normal. When you're up in the middle of the night, nursing a baby, blogging seems like the natural things to do. Sure, you have to type one-handed, but so what? You have an hour or so.

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