Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Well, today marks 14 weeks of this pregnancy and I'm still sick. However, I've been feeling far less sick this week than I was for the past 7, so I'm VERY thankful for that.

To be totally honest, I did absolutely nothing around the house for most of those 7 weeks. I basically just sat on the couch, pushed movies into the VCR for my kids, and got up to feed them (and me!) when it became absolutely necessary. I think I did a total of maybe 4 loads of laundry in that time period and cooked one dinner. So I was excited to feel a little bit better this week. Here is a list of things I have managed to do in the past few days:

  • rearrange my son's bedroom
  • go grocery shopping (with my hubby)
  • take my kids to the St. Patrick's Day parade
  • drive to pick up dinner :)
  • completely clean out and vacuum the van
  • go to my doctor's appointment
  • take my kids on a picnic at the park
  • go to Bible study (although we left early for the parade!)
  • help my husband clean the kitchen
  • sort through papers (mainly junk mail)
  • take a shower IN THE MORNING
  • go on a date w/ my hubby
  • play outside with my kids
I realize this list looks extremely short for someone who is functioning at full capacity, but for me this list is a sign of hope! I know I'm at that point where most people start to feel better, but I fully believe that the spring weather has really helped me! On days when I'm able to be outside or at least have the windows open, I feel MUCH better than days when I'm stuck indoors. I think this is probably due to the fact that I'm extremely sensitive to smells right now and even the slightest scent will sometimes induce vomiting.

The second thing I'm SUPER thankful for is that tomorrow at noon I am leaving for a WOMEN'S RETREAT!!!!!! I am so in need of this right now, especially since my husband has been working a lot of overtime lately, so it's been some really long days with the kids for the past few weeks. I've been counting down the days for what seems like forever and I am SO excited that tomorrow is the day! (If you don't have children, that won't make a lick of sense to you.) Yes, I love my kids! But I also love a BREAK from my kids! :) I'm looking forward to swimming, hiking, and relaxing this weekend.

It's been a pretty great week for me. What are you thankful for this week?


gerolami19 said...

Actually, I think that is a very impressive list of accomplishments! I have just gotten over the morning sickness stage myself, and it is amazing to realize that you don't feel gross forever. :)

Katy said...

I think your list looks GREAT, too. In fact, you sound downright productive/busy.
See you at the retreat!

Anonymous said...

So Glad to hear that you had a GREAT week....I on the other hand had a terrible week (I went backwards). I am quite impressed with your list of accomplishments, because the only list I have is...I went to work. We will overcome this!!!