Well that was a doozy. I'm well into my second trimester and am just now starting to regain some energy as the nausea is passing. I'm feeling much more myself, although rounder and heavier in the middle. I'm still not past the mandatory afternoon nap stage, but I'm A-Ok with that. It gives me time to snuggle Burl just a little bit more each day.
I'm looking forward to January, February and most of March being a far distant memory. My mind and body have never been at greater odds than they have these past few months, with strange food aversions and cravings. Vienna Sausages? Really body? You think you want to eat those? And normal foods that I enjoy eating just did not sit well with me. It was such strange sensations being nauseous constantly for 3 months, and yet still feeling so hungry and ravenous at times. I tried so many remedies, but soldering through it seemed to be the only answer.
During my months of sickness and exhaustion, I had to take a little break from my shop. Everything having to do with my little shop seemed to worsen my symptoms; smells of essential oils, getting headaches while looking at my computer screen, feeling dizzy while looking through a camera. It was a much needed break. But I've missed my little Etsy shop and I'm back now. I've reopened, with most of my inventory in stock. A few products I'm waiting on supplies before I can restock, which will hopefully be in the next couple weeks.
Three years ago today, I was in the middle of a 36 hour labor with my little Spring Chicken. Tonight marks the beginning of Burl's fourth year around the Sun. We are headed to the beach- at his request- for cake, a bon fire and a celebration of his life with friends and family.
Happy Spring to you, my friends!