Saturday, October 07, 2006

Lies, All Lies

Dear Readers,

The day will come when I am actually a consistent and contemplative writer again. I will pause thoughtfully before typing the first thought that comes in my head. I will write enlightening stories about the human spirit and the ways in which the divine and profane intersect in poignant exchanges. I will try to be worthy of my ordination. I will actually meditate.

But in the meantime...

That brief nausea reprieve mentioned in the last entry was just that. A brief reprieve. Damn you, morning sickness. Damn you.

All the pregnancy books say (and I quote from this morning's peppy advice in my daily pregnancy book), "Right around this week, your pregnancy sumptoms might have spontaneously disappeared. This typically--and thankfully for mothers who have experienced extreme morning sickness--happens at the end of the first trimester. For approximately the next three months, you should be feeling wonderful!" The operative word in the previous passage was the word might. And that jaunty exclamation point simply mocks me, me the woman who can now simultaneously vomit in a bag and drive.

So, now you all know why I'm not typing. And there's so much to say...the tale of the missing diamond ring, the madcap adventures of R. and I in Ann Arbor (a.k.a Nerds in Paradise), what it means to sleep with the enemy (and I don't mean R.), the three hour visit to the OB-GYN, the outcome of the Nutcracker auditions, choosing God-parents, new family traditions. Sigh. So much to say, but now I have to go throw up again. So, you'll just have to wait in breathless anticipation.

I'll be back soon.

Love,
The Contemplative Chaplain

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Glad to know you are "ok" - I feel your pain... I really do.
It WILL get better, but in the meantime.... praying for you.

Being Made said...

I was worried that that was why you weren't posting....

If it helps--My first time around my nausea was "late" in leaving too. But eventally (like... by a month into 2nd tri.) I did feel better most of the time--I still had queasy moments. So maybe there is still hope.

In the meantime... While I'm not tossing my cookies, I'm right there with you in the nausea boat praying for 2nd. trimester too. :)

Amy said...

Hmmm... I remember my first pregnancy. I believe I had a full week free of morning-sickness... for the entire pregnancy. Except even the phrase 'morning sickness' mocked me. How about every-breathing-moment-sickness?

Get a ReliefBand.

Amy said...

My sympathies on morning sickness... but congratulations! If there is anything worth being sick for, this is it!