Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Meet the Peanut

Well is the cute little peanut that is making me so sick. Got to meet him/her today...very fun since I've never had such an early ultrasound before. They wanted to be sure of my due date, and it's moved up a couple days to August 10, 2006. I was hoping that they could move it up some crazy amount of to July, but no luck.

Something about having 32 weeks still ahead of me really is discouraging. It's like that commercial where the girl is quitting smoking with the patch thing and talks about you have to take it one day at a time. Once you start looking at the whole entire picture it gets really overwhelming. Especially when I am so very sick...I just can't imagine having to deal with this for that much longer. So I am trying to focus on just one day at a time.

But even one day at a time is hard. I am afraid to wake up in the morning, because I know that as soon as I start coming out of my unconscious state I will be hit with a wave of nausea that is unbearable. I try to stay as still as possible, hoping that if I don't move I won't have to throw up...but it is usually a pointless process. I am afraid to eat, not knowing if I will see the food again later, but knowing I have to try to eat something. Eating is not enjoyable. Nothing sounds good to eat...nothing tastes good. Then, if I start feeling okay I start worrying that something happened to the baby, because I just can't comprehend feeling good and being pregnant at the same time, I guess. And the worst part is finding my girls crouching outside the bathroom when I come out, scared and worried for me. It just kills me.

I finally have some medication that's helping...unfortunately, it is so expensive that the insurance will only pay for 15 pills a month...which means I can take one every other day. So I took one yesterday morning and I felt decent until last night before bed. Today I had to make Joel stop the car 3 times so I could throw up on the way to and from the hospital for the ultrasound. So, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day because I can allow myself a pill, and hopefully this way it won't get so bad that I find myself in the ER again.

Don't get me wrong....I am very excited to be pregnant, and it was a really cool thing to see the tiny little thing today. Made it that much more real. I am perfectly willing to do this to get that little person here this August. But please, do not ask me how much I love being pregnant, because I don't. It is the worst condition my body can possibly be in...I do it because I love my kids and I wanted another one, not because I love being pregnant. So, one day at a time, like it or not, I'll get through this, and I'll be okay.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Oh my, what a peanut. Can't even tell which way is up? But I'm so glad you have such a good attitude dear. I absolutely hate being sick to my stomach, and being THAT nauseous for 9 months is incredible. No one can say pregnancy is wonderful then. Don't let anyone tell you how you should feel. BUT I can say how grateful I am for another grandchild that will bring joy to the family and to MAMAH! Thank you so much dear. I love you.

  2. K, seriously, how can SOMETHING THAT SMALL mess a person up SO MUCH? Ask God that for me when you die... ok?

  3. How WELL I remember being sick 4 months straight while carrying my 3 girls. Funny thing, I felt great while preggers with my boy! I remember running for the toilet several times a day and feeling totally wrung out. I hope you will feel MUCH better very soon! Bless you!! :o)

  4. I was terribly sick with my daughter (6 mos old) and ended up losing 17 lbs before I started gaining anything. Ugh, the 'joys' of pregnancy! :) Hang in there and at least your insurance company covers SOME of the pills - mine didn't.

  5. Lara,
    I am so sorry you are so sick!! But I know that you will be very blessed by this pregnancy! Not only by recieving a beautiful child, but bringing this child to earth to recieve a body. Heavenly Father will bless you eternally.
    I am happy for you and your family. I hope that this time passes by very fast for you!