Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Time for a Quickie

I just spent a crazy 48 hours in my hometown, celebrating my mother's 60th birthday. While I was there, one of my nephews ended up being hospitalized for blood poisoning. It killed me to not get to visit with him and my sister more while I was there, but I have a minor hospital phobia which is multiplied a hundred fold while pregnant. (Every time I have to go to the hospital when I'm pregnant - for my GTT and WinRho - I end up getting crazy sick within 24-48 hours. Every. single. time.) Happily, my sweet little nephew is now at home recovering with his family, who I'm sure are as relieved as he is that the IV is a thing of the past!

I have a cold. I woke up with almost no voice this morning, and I've been coughing quite a bit. Since I'm sick anyway, I should have just gone to the hospital. *sigh*

I'm 10 weeks pregnant as of today. 29 weeks (or less) to go!

We're taking Princess, Music Man and Baby Belle to meet Santa at the mall once Francis gets home from work. That, in itself, would be crazy enough, but to add to the excitement we'll be meeting up with my in-laws, Francis' two siblings, their spouses, three nephews and one niece. Fingers crossed we can actually get a picture with all seven children!

It's way harder to stay Paleo in the midst of morning sickness, cravings and aversions than I ever thought it would be. I had a nice, healthy bowl of coconut curry cabbage (a long-time favourite) for lunch, then immediately fell face-first into some chocolate ice cream... which was swirled with peanut butter... and studded with teeny little peanut butter cups... *sigh* I'm seriously considering tackling a Whole30 once I hit my second trimester, and (hopefully) am feeling a little better. (No, I'm not hoping to lose weight while pregnant. I have no intention of limiting my carbs, and actually intend to eat quite a bit of fruit, sweet potato and butternut squash to make sure I'm getting everything I need for a happy, healthy baby!)

I'm still nowhere close to being ready for Christmas, and I'm starting to freak out. I have zero energy for anything once the kids are in bed. Honestly, they're tucked in between 7 and 7:30pm, and I'm usually under my own covers by about 8pm. I'm an old lady.

I won a blogger give-away! I'm so excited! Check out the beautiful headband/ear warmer I won! While you're at Rebekah's blog, be sure to click the link to her Etsy shop. It might be too late to order Christmas gifts, but it's always a good idea to treat yourself to a little post-Christmas pat-on-the-back-for-getting-it-all-done gift. :)

I opted not to enter Carly's give-away, just on the off chance I'd win - I didn't think it would be fair of me to win two great prizes in a week. However, YOU should go over to her blog and enter to win one of three different toys from Sears.

That's about all I've got for now. I have to go convince Music Man to get out of his pajamas in time to go pick up Princess from school. It's been that kind of day!


  1. So good to hear your voice. That first trimester is a killer. I was unable to stay gluten-free for Sarah because the overwhelming craving was bread (and not rice bread). Oh well. This too shall pass. Wonderful that you got out east for your mom - what a family. Thanks for the post-Christmas gift for self idea! I think I might just do it.

  2. I still need to make that coconut curry cabbage!! Nice to hear from you again. I don't know what I will do if you do a Whole30 while pregnant... probably feel like a big blob for not doing it while NOT pregnant!?! I say, just call it what it is and go 'primal' while pregnant- full fat dairy right!? I am honestly kinda over labeling my eating.... I just eat real food is what I have decided! Sometimes that involves grains, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes I use almond flour, sometimes spelt, sometimes dairy, sometimes almond or coconut milk! We aren't GF but we really do limit it all and feel better. All I know is my clothes are smaller and we are eating out of boxes waaaaaaaaaaaay less and that is winning in my book!

    You are so inspiring and I love to hear how much better you feel during this pregnancy- amazing what food can do!

    Keep resting and going to bed at 8pm mama! I love that! :)

  3. Jaclyn, do you have a capable teenager who is off school soon who you could enlist to play with / mind the kids while you catch up on Christmas prep? Don't pay them, apply pressure by saying it's a ministry. Just a thought.

    Don't worry about not coming to the hospital; they freak me out too! It was especially sad walking the halls with Isaiah and seeing kids who had Christmas trees in their rooms, and knowing that that's where they'll spend their Christmas morning. So much to pray for.


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