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Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's Good to Be Back

I took a rather long break from blogging. Most friends figured out why when they read my last post. It was because the only things that were really on my mind were things like my complete and utter nausea, how everything smells bad to me, and how I'm pretty sure I'm already getting fat. Now that the proverbial beans are spilled, there's a sort of freedom to share my thoughts again. In case anyone cared about my thoughts.

Thanks for all the well wishes. I appreciate them, truly. It's fun news to share, especially when you think your husband might still be in denial. :) Bless his sweet heart. He's actually been a gem-- home since Tuesday and cleaning like a pro.

I feel horrible. The kind of daily, overwhelming nausea that makes you wish you could throw up, because in a twisted sort of way, you think it might make you feel better. And, truth be told, the only reason I'm blogging right now is because I'm waiting for it to be a respectable time so I can go to sleep. There's something...wrong about going to bed before, say, 8:30 p.m. Or maybe I'm just scared of waking for the day at 4:00 a.m. Speaking of that, I've been waking up early. Way. Too. Early. Thank you, my kumquat-sized baby. Like, 5 a.m. Yes, I know many of you do that on a regular basis to punish yourselves with running or working out. That's not my problem.

Grocery stores are gross places for me right now. Do you even KNOW all the bad smells that live in grocery stores? The ice beds of fresh Seattle seafood, the dairy case, the butcher block--I have to twist my face up so my nose is completely cut off. Otherwise, since I don't actually throw up, I would totally be dry heaving right there in the aisle. My shopping trips have become weird little expeditions where I run in with a general idea of what I need. Then I almost-literally run through the aisles, just hucking food into my cart. I get way more than what moderation would politely suggest (17 boxes of jello? Seriously?) in the hopes that it will be a very long time before I come back again. I come out with a lot of weird food (because I needed those Sour Patch Kids) and a very long receipt.

Anyway. My apologies to anyone that may have been a victim of my pregnancy weirdness these last 10 weeks. Just in case I looked like I was going to vomit at something you said or I accidentally rammed you with my shopping cart.

I'm going to bed now.

10 love notes:

Jessica said...

Well, you sound like you are off to a great start ;) Call me anytime you want me to pick you up a few needed items at the grocery store (seriously). I would be happy to! After all, now that my kid is out of my body...I enjoy all the smells ;)

Aubrey said...

I hope you start feeling better soon. Were you this sick with your other pregnancies? Have you considered online grocery shopping? Or, J might benefit from some shopping practice :) Good luck!

Allison said...

I understand the nausea feeling and is one reason why there will only be 3 little Rasmussen's! I hope it passes soon. There are no better smells around then the smell of Christmas!!!! I'm glad you are feeling good enough to blog. I love starting my day with a Melynie post!!!!

Happy Mom said...

It's truly amazing what we'll put ourselves through so that we can have another little person join our families. It's a testament to the joys of parenthood and selective memory loss!

I certainly hope that the yuckies are about at their end!

Can't tell you how happy \I was to see a post from you in my reader!!!

JustusFam said...

Oh man! Sounds like fun! I hope it passes soon. When I was pregnant with Ethan we were doing the walk-throughs and junk with the house and it was all I could do to get out of bed and get there! He was the only one I got sick with. Its stunk!

Megs said...

This made me laugh and explains so much :) Just kidding. I really really hope you feel bette soon. It is such a poo feeling the first few months.

I am dying to hear about Thanksgiving and hear how it was having your sister here.

Karen said...

Congrats and pity all wrapped up in one and being sent your way my dear! Trust me, I feel your pain (and your nausea!--but I only have 2 weeks left to endure!)) It's all going to be worth it in the end. The world will be a better place with more Elvidge's in it!

I can't believe I never thanked you for the bat clip! So adorable, and a perfect addition to Elizabeth's witch ensemble. THANK YOU!!

Wright said...

Oh, the yummy smells! Hope the sickness passes soon and that you are able to "sleep in." (: You are such a cute pregnant girl!

rachael and dan in real life. said...

you're so funny melynie! i'm so excited for you! you're so cute. i loved your last post too!

ashley said...

Congrats! That is so exciting. Zoe was our surprise and it was a shock! (Ty was only 9 months!) Yeah, definitely not the plan but now their best friends and I love it! Hope you get feeling better.