When real life bites...17:45
Hello my darling friends,
Thank you for hanging around while I've been absent, I've been horribly ill.
As you all know, I'm pregnant (currently 22 weeks!) and up until about two weeks ago I was suffering with Hyperemesis Gravidarium. I think it's otherwise known as 'severe morning sickness' but let me tell you, it's so far removed from morning sickness and so much worse it almost needs a category of it's own!
For a long time I was so ill that I was unable to even move from bed as every movement would make me ill. Even speaking would make me throw up. Dus didn't mind the enforced silence lol!
During that horrendous time I managed to restrain myself from murder whenever someone texted me asking if I'd tried ginger ale/biscuits/peppermint tea/flat coke etc. Trust me friends, my hardcore anti-sickness drugs (yes, the ones they give cancer patients) were barely making an impact, the regular morning sickness remedies were even less effective than a chocolate tea pot in the world of Hyperemesis!
However, it's been nearly a week since I last threw up and some of my energy is starting to return. I'm still waiting for that magical enjoyment that's meant to come during pregnancy. So far it's all been far from magical!
Now I'm enjoying the visage of a teenager with awful acne....but it's an improvement on the sickness!
|Furry slippers obligatory, teenage acne face optional!|
My mother has of course gone crazy and despite my telling her not to go crazy buying things for the baby, she's already gone ahead and purchased an entire week's worth of clothing for the baby!
We found out at the 20 week scan that bazza (aka baybee's baby or Elvis) is a girl so hopefully it won't now come out a boy, my mother's stuck very firmly to the pink aisle of the baby clothes shops!!
I can't blame her too much, I'm very disappointed to find that baby clothes come in blue, pink or cream. It's almost as if every other colour, tone and hue have been surgically removed from the world when it comes to babies!
Obviously my sewing has been seriously curtailed, there's not much sewing you can be bothered to do when just laying in bed watching telly wears you out (or maybe that was the violent sickness....) but since I've been feeling a little better I've managed to make a toy bag for my sister's friend's son. I've got a Washi dress cut out ready to sew up for sizing and my 'to sew for baby' list is very long!
If you're one of my personal friends and were thinking of posting something for us/the baby please email me to check you've got the right address as we moved last year and some of our mail is still going to the old address and getting lost for all time.
I can't promise normal service is going to be resumed yet, but I just wanted to let you all know I'm still here!