Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas is over :(

I feel like I missed Christmas this year. It started out great-my Christmas tree was up, I had Christmas cards ready to go, I woke up to Christmas music, and then BAM. I start feeling crummy all the day long. It's getting better. Yesterday I woke up with no nausea at all. I was too scared to eat anything though so a couple of hours later I felt crummy again. This morning I felt hungry and maybe a wee bit nauseous. Getting protein is a problem as all forms of meat sound absolutely gross right now and I've never been a vegetarian so I don't know how to get enough protein the non-meat way. But that too will pass I'm sure.

My parents came up for Christmas. Again. One of these years we'll make it down to their house :D It was fun-no spats, everyone seemed to get along fine. Plenty of presents for everyone too. I know that's not the most important thing, but I'm a gift person. Christmas without gifts would not be Christmas. That being said, I'm a firm believer in price does not matter but the thought behind the gift does. And that being said, I came out with quite a haul this year :D My mom decided that she was going to outfit me in maternity clothes and give me a pedicure. We got some really cute stuff that I actually can wear now (no, not showing yet). And my brother carried on our long standing tradition of taking me shopping the day after Christmas so I could pick something out that I wanted. This year it was a rug-Damm's parents have all hardwood floors and it drives me nuts. And my other brother was very happy to start gifting another series of dvd's (the Gilmore Girls). We had just finished up all the special editions of Lord of the Rings.

The Orclette, of course, was showered with stuff. She got into the unwrapping presents for a bit and then got tuckered out by the sheer amount of stuff. Mostly books that make noise. And more clothes. And another stuffed animal that she isn't interested in but that will join my collection of stuffed animals. Or get adopted by Bambi and then get shredded.

And, finally, the long month of December and all the events that necessitated relatives is over. School is about to begin. I'm terrified. Not of the classes. No, I'm scared that I'm going to get lost. It's a really big campus. And getting lost is kind of my thing. Maybe I'll take evening classes so Damm can escort me :D

I haven't been on WoW at all. These past few weeks all I could think of was making it through the day. But now that I'm starting to feel better maybe I'll log on again. Still have to get Wulfa to 80. OOOHOOOOOH. Damm has decided that when he gets back from basic we'll be moving into our own apartment. Without Moon. Just by ourselves. I can't tell you how excited that makes me. We've lived by ourselves a total of 3 months. The rest we've shared with various brothers and now his parents. And I thought of that because when we're on our own (well, with Moon back in MO) we seem to have more time for WoW. Although with a second kid I'm thinking daytime playing will not happen, unless their naptimes happen to coincide. And then I may be sleeping. Or going to school. Forget the Bachelor's-I want at least an Associates by the time Damm graduates (I don't anticipate being able to take as many classes as he does). Then I'll slowly but surely work towards the Bachelor's.

What is it those cartoon characters used to say? "That's all for now, folks!" hehe.


Nasirah said...

Well we miss you. Glad to hear that you're surviving.

Brierley said...

I too can not handle meats and milk products very well when pregnant.
Good protein sources if you can't handle milk, cheese or eggs as well as meat are:
Brown Rice, Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Peanuts, any sort of bean, porridge/oatmeal (not instant though)muesli, quinoa, avocados spinach.
There are other veggies and fruits that you can substitute. Thought this list could help get you started with some ideas.
If the morning sickess gets really bad I lived off of Ensure for a month or so.

Softi/Marylin said...

Aww I remember Christmas 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my first - I was taken into the ER on Christmas eve with dehydration I had such bad morning sickness! So... even if you can't eat much, make sure you drink plenty!! :P

I've not been on wow much recently either - with Zack being on his christmas holidays, I just don't have the time anymore, and I'm starting a distance-learning course next month too, so I don't see me being online that much, and it doesn't even bother me that much really! :)

It's SO nice having a place to yourselves finally - I can relate here too... hope you get a place soon!

Merry Christmas and hope you have a happy new year! :)