Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Coming Clean

It has been way too long, I know. Some of you may have even given up on me. I wouldn't blame you one bit...

In one of my last posts, I mentioned that we had some family stuff going on and that I started working on a project that takes me out of the office 3 days per week. That has only been part of the story...the rest is that I'M PREGNANT! Our due date is July 4th (fun, huh?). We are incredibly excited, but it's taken a lot out of me - some days, I haven't been able to get off the couch. Whoever called it morning sickness was lying I've decided. The nausea has been incredible and it usually lasts all day long. I have found that sea sickness bands help stop the gagging so that I can actually get food down. I can't remember the last time I was hungry.

I haven't cooked anything since early November and have only done the grocery shopping a couple of times. (My poor husband!). I have lost all interest in food. As you can imagine, this makes many parts of my work difficult - blogging, meal planning... Oye. I was able to do about a month of the rotation diet before the symptoms set in. It's been impossible ever since due to a million food aversions that I'm coming across and my inability to do any food prep. I spoke with the Queen of Rotation herself, Nicolette Dumke, and she advised that I just rotate grains. Easy enough, because I don't want any grains anyway. It's fascinating me, actually.

I find that the nausea increases rapidly if I wait too long to eat, but when I do eat, I don't feel well afterwards. They say that your digestive track goes through a multitude of changes. I know that I cannot digest lactose at all, and there have got to be other things...but it feels like it's everything - just like it did before I figured out that I have celiac disease (I became afraid to eat for fear of feeling sick and lost 20+ pounds overnight). It's back to a food diary and symptom tracking for me!

There have been some signs that I will start to come around to my old self - after losing 8 pounds, I haven't lost any weight this week, which means I must be eating more. I also don't need to nap as much as I had been. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things - blogging and publishing away! Thanks for hanging in there with me! I'll be in touch soon!


  1. Oh Congrats Kim! That's so exciting! Your pregnancy sickness resembles so much of what I went through with all of my pregnancies, but especially my last one ~ twins! One of the only foods I could eat for about 17 weeks was homemade chicken noodle soup (with brown rice noodles of course)! Waiting too long too eat definitely proved in losing it. Small high protein snacks, like nut butter on celery or turkey slices helped. Anything with too much fat would cause me to get sick also. Once I hit 18 weeks everything seemed okay and I got back into the swing of cooking and grocery shopping. Hang in there!

    Happy New Year! -Ali :)

  2. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, Ali! Plain, homemade chicken soup has been one of my usual requests, too. It's nice to hear from someone who has been in the same boat! Happy New Year to you, too!

  3. Congrats! If you are going to feel icky it might as well be for a good reason. I had many food aversions the first trimester, but after that they were gone, and then everything sounded good. I remember living on string cheese the first couple of months, it was the only thing that didn't make me queasy. After that though, the spicier the food was the better. What's weird is that even at one year of age my son has loved spices. Warning, the first few month of motherhood is exhausting but then it just gets fun. Each stage your child is in you think they just can't get any cuter. Your going to have so much fun!

  4. Congratulations!!!!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Thank you for the well-wishes, Mrs. Ed and GF Gidget! Happy New Year to you both!

  6. Wow this is really lovely, you are so sweet to share such a sweet recipe for apple pudding with us, loved this post, thanks a lot.

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  7. Oh, Kim, I am so very, very happy for you! I'm so sorry about the digestive woes though and hope they will pass soon. I was fortunate mine did. I do remember how incredibly exhausted I got early on (I had to be in bed by like 8:00 each night), but as time went on, I felt wonderful. Fingers crossed that you will, too, dear. Many, many congratulations to you and your husband! I'm a July baby myself and they are the best. ;-)

    Hugs and Happy New Year!


  8. What wonderful news. I am sorry about your not feeling well. My daughter-in-law sounds like you but when that baby comes, she wouldn't trade a moment of it. She has four children now.

    You should be blessed with a child that brings you joy and fulfillment.