... for my complete and utter lack of blogging!
I have been so tired for the last two or three weeks that I haven't even opened my laptop most evenings after work. Usually, I do all my internet surfing or projects or hobby stuff after Katie Anne is in bed, but for the vast majority of the last few weeks, I've been getting in bed as soon as - or even a few times before - Katie Anne does. Don't feel like you, internet friends, are the only thing that's been neglected ... my house looks a little like a junk pile, we've eaten a whole lot of to-go food, I've got fabric that I bought over a week ago still sitting in the Hobby Lobby bag, my poor husband spends his post-8:00 evenings completely alone, KA and I haven't started our Valentine's projects, and the list goes on. It has just been all I can do to get up in the morning, work all day, and take care of Katie Anne until bedtime. By 7:30, I'm completely wasted.
This pregnancy has been very, very different than last time. I've been much more tired - although I think a big part of that is just that I can't nap after work as I could last time. Also, kindergarten is a much more energy-zapping day job than fourth grade was ... I am just on my feet much more with five-year-olds than I had to be when I taught nine and ten-year-olds. Plus, having a busy almost-three-year-old to take care of at night significantly reduces my relaxing abilities! :)
I've also had some serious "morning" sickness, which I never had with Katie Anne. Morning ... haha - what a joke! It is a twenty-four-hour feeling that I could just get sick at any time, and it gets worse when my stomach gets empty. That constant feeling of nauseousness makes me very worn out, and I do actually get sick - a lot of times in the middle of the night - about three or four days a week, so that's no fun. Plus, I've had a horrendous cold for the last week, and I have just felt miserable, miserable, miserable.
But, I'm hoping that I see a light at the end of the tunnel. I'll be 12 weeks tomorrow, and I am really hoping that- when this first trimester ends- they'll be some kind of bell that rings or light that shines from Heaven or something, and I'll feel so much better. I am already feeling a little better - some of those beginning symptoms are going away, and I'm recovering from my cold. So, hopefully a much better second trimester is on the way!