Okay, okay. It has been a long time since I've been to bloggyland. But I have good excuses. See?
13- The Post Holiday Crash. After the rush of the holidays was over my whole family hit a wall. We all just kind of lied around staring off into space. A mix of exhaustion and depression. It all just went too fast. We all crashed. Big time.
12- The Post Holiday Vomit. Included in that crash was a lot of vomit. On the first day that Tommy did not vomit, Joey did. I was busy following my boys around with a big bucket held under their faces. That was fun.
11- Cuddly Family Time. For the past two weeks Todd had most of the days off of work. We spent much of the time doing fun family stuff and snuggling on the couch. The boys have been so snuggly with me that I couldn't bear to pull myself away from them.
10- Full-Swing Symptoms. Remember when I said I was feeling pretty good as far as this pregnancy goes? Yeah. Well. That is over. The nausea is fairly constant, although I haven't thrown up yet. I just feel really icky all the time. It is hard to think of foods that don't make me want to puke.
9- Unbelievable Exhaustion. When I'm not feeling nauseous I feel like I'm going to pass out. I am so tired all the time. Every spare moment I have I am lying on the couch trying to catch some zzz's.
8- Basement Aversion. Because I either have nausea or exhaustion every moment of the day it is really difficult to motivate myself to go down to the cold basement and sit on the computer for longer than 2 minutes. It is dark and cold and yucky down here. I don't like it.
7- Smelly Smells. The one thing that is different about this pregnancy than my other pregnancies is my sense of smell. I can smell EVERYTHING and it doesn't smell good. I can smell the cinnamon (which makes me sick) in a cookie that someone is eating in the next room. I can smell the sausage on Todd's breath from the sandwich he had two days ago. I open the fridge and I can smell the celery that may or may not be going bad. Ugh. My mom came over and I could smell her Vaseline Intensive Care lotion she had put on her hands hours ago even though she was wearing gloves. And the basement smells like dust. It kinda makes me sick. Another reason I am avoiding the basement. Where the computer is.
6- Schedule? What Schedule? After lolling around most mornings during the holidays and doing whatever we wanted during the day I have had a hard time getting back into the boys' school schedule. Getting them fed, dressed, and out the door in time for school has been nuts. Add to that the grocery shopping, visiting my dad, and then picking them both up on time and I am nuts. I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. How did I do this before? It is taking me a while to remember how it all works.
5- Twilight Obsession. The hubby bought me the Twilight Series for Christmas and I am reading in my spare time. Although I am reading Twilight again first (cuz Todd went with hardcover and all the New Moon hardcovers were gone so I am waiting for the bookstore to get that copy in for me) I can't believe how much I either missed or don't remember about reading it the first time. So when I do have an ounce of energy I'm reading cuz I can do that upstairs on the couch where it is warm and doesn't smell of dust.
4- Camera Lust. Todd also got me a Nikon D60 for Christmas. I loves it. It is so wonderful. I can take pictures without a flash and the pictures are not all blurry! I still have so much to learn about it so when I'm not nauseous, exhausted, sleeping, or reading, I am fiddling around with my camera.
3- Children. Man these kids suck up a lot of my time. Why did no one ever tell me how time consuming children were? Sheesh! ;)
2- Tired. Did I mention I'm always exhausted?
1- Nausea. Did I mention I'm always nauseous? Ugh.
So there you have it. The thirteen reasons for my absence. I know I have been an awful bloggy friend. Last I checked I have over 1000 posts to read. I'm so sorry. I will get around to reading your posts again (maybe not the thousand you already wrote, though). Really I will. I miss you all (and thank you for checking on me too!). I just feel so icky and any energy I can muster is being used to take care of my wild and crazy children. Ridiculous, isn't it?