State of the Uterus — June 2013

I thought I should explain my several-month absence…

State of the Uterus Address — June 2013

There have been some new developments. It has come to our attention that there is a foreign inhabitant occupying our homeland. While we had hoped their presence would have minimal effect on daily life, there has unfortunately been a significant impact in the form of relentless days of nausea and exhaustion while we have worked hard to forge a peace agreement as their one-person army continues to grow and strengthen. It has been a VERY challenging 3 months, to say the least.

While it is unfortunate to report any amount of damage has taken place, we are also supremely grateful that the situation hasn’t been worse. There are no signs of a Third World War and it appears the conflict is beginning to ease, though we have also noticed some very rapid expansion from this inhabitant that is likely to cause additional discomfort in the coming months.

A peace treaty has been made by both parties agreeing to a continued, peaceful occupation for the next six months. However, if a withdrawal has not been made by December 15th,  we’re going to need to take some more drastic measures.

Note: This photo was taken nearly two weeks ago and changes seem to be happening rather quickly now.

13 weeks

SOOOOOO… as you can see, I’ve just not been myself lately and spending any amount of time in the kitchen has been pure torture as the smell of  cooking makes me want to vomit. Also, my lack of energy and motivation has left me glued to the couch one too many evenings and the mere thought of writing leaves me feeling exhausted. However, I think things are FINALLY on the upswing so I hope to be back with some new posts soon 🙂

14 Responses to State of the Uterus — June 2013

  1. Dana says:

    Congratulations, Christina! I was wondering what you’d been up to lately, so it’s nice to know you’re doing well… and EXPECTING! Hopefully the nausea subsides quickly and the rest of your pregnancy isn’t so disorienting. 🙂

    • Christina says:

      Awww…thanks so much, Dana! It’s always nice hearing words of encouragement from others and, admittedly, it’s been difficult being so visibly sick, yet not being able to explain this to others who are wondering “what’s wrong with her?”. I hope all is well with you! Now that I’m starting to feel a little better, I have some major blog reading catch-up to do!

  2. &amanda says:

    Congrats! Wonderful news, minus the nausea, of course.

  3. Kathy says:

    Christina this is SO bizarre! You wouldn’t believe it. Yesterday I was thinking, “Wonder if Christina and Alex will have a baby soon?” And LOOK AT WHAT YOU POSTED! Congratulations a hundred times and more. This is such exciting news! By the way, your mom stopped by Saturday night and the three of us talked for almost two hours. Really nice time.

    • Christina says:

      Thank you so much, Kathy! And what a coincidence that you were wondering about it just the other day! Your thoughts must have traveled all the way to SF so that I decided to answer that question the very next day 🙂
      Also, my mom had mentioned her visit with you and Barry and how much she enjoyed it. She was reflecting on how long she has known you two and the history you’ve all built together over the years. Also, she mentioned to me how you and Barry had dinner (and maybe this was the first time she met you?) at our house the very day she had found out she was pregnant with me. It’s funny…these experiences we have and the connections we create in our head that remind us of those specific times.
      Lastly, when Chris was staying with us a few months ago he had asked us the same question you were wondering and I was maybe 8 weeks along already…not far enough along to let him know, even though, I wanted to.

  4. Elisa says:

    congrats, uhm sort of…
    I barfed and was sick for 4 months too, became lactose intolerant and one of the only foods that I could get down was vanilla ice cream and milk, which didn’t work out well, oh and cold collards, right from the can out of the fridge

    I know a few vegan’s whose occupants were only happy when fed meat…sigh

    I found that it was nice to learn that occupation IS NOT the romantical dreamy ideal in commercials–well ok for a few it might seem to be.

    • Christina says:

      Thanks, Elisa. It definitely is a challenging experience. Unfortunately, sugar is one of the foods that I’ve been eating like crazy. I don’t normally crave sugar this much so it’s certainly an unusual experience. Also, it’s sad when some of my favorites no longer taste good, like hummus 😦 I’m just taking it day-by-day, though, and hoping that the next will feel better.

  5. Judith Lynch-Sauer says:

    Christina, so happy to read your news! What a new life adventure for you and Alex. As I always said during each of my similar to your pregnancy, this too shall pass. Funny thing, you soon forget how bad you felt when you start to feel better. And what a gift comes at the end of the 9 month transition. Carl and Kristine now have baby #2 in the oven – due date November 1st. Little Carl wants a baby sister – only time will tell. Glad you are feeling better.
    Judy Sauer

    • Christina says:

      Thanks so much for your comment, Judy!! Yes, it will pass eventually…and while it’s incredibly uncomfortable to experience it right now, I know that years from now it all will feel like a small blip in my overall life.
      How exciting to hear about Carl and Kristine expecting baby #2 in November!! Congrats to your entire family! That’s so cute how little Carl wants a baby sister, but either way I’m sure he will enjoy having a sibling. 🙂

  6. Robin says:

    Congratulations, Christina!! 🙂

  7. Elisa says:

    I have been worrying over you for the last two weeks. I hope that all is well.

    • Christina says:

      So sweet of you to check-in Elisa! I’m doing well, on the whole. Just very busy as we bought a house recently and are moving in two weeks. Plus I’ve been preparing for my maternity leave at work as well prepping for having a baby in 7 weeks. It’s a bit overwhelming. But, overall, I’m doing well. I hope the same is true for you!!

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