I spent a large portion of these weeks either: feeling great or leaning over a toilet, throwing my guts out.
Wednesday morning I woke up as nauseated as I have been. I broke down after a round of vomiting and dry-heaving and just curled up in bed next to Nate and cried a few tears. Nate suggested eating a little something to calm my stomach. That immediately came up and sparked endless vomiting. *Sigh*
Nate called the clinic, asking to talk to the doctor on call.
Two options: some knock-you out anti-nausea pills or bring her into the ER for fluids and anti-nausea medication.
I opted for the at-home medication, and Nate insisted that I couldn't drive to pick it up. I put up a little resistance here, since it meant he would have to come into work late. Instead he gave me a bucket and told me to go upstairs. Lo-and-behold, I didn't even make it up 3 stairs before I conveniently got to use the bucket. Guess it wouldn't have been a good idea for me to drive, after all :).
It turned out great. The medication wiped me out, hard, for 5 hours. Nate went along to work. Ahhh. So nice to sleep and not feel so sick!
Since starting those meds, I can happily say I've only had a few rough patches! YES!!!
|Jumping the gun, but had to post the pictures from today - I'm 29 weeks!|
|And that is one definite bump! Notice my "Baby Got Track" shirt? :)|
My other kick lately has been chocolate milk.
If it's bad for me, greasy or fried, or cheesy, I'll take it. It's like I'm craving all of the things I ate as a child... maybe that means I'll have to get a Chuckwagon microwave sandwich at some point. Maybe in a few weeks when I'm home with my dad. We ate these together on any road trip and errand we could - when mom wasn't around :).
|My dad was cooler than your dad :)|
We've had an abundance of awesome, fresh vegetables from our garden and CSA share. It's been fun to experiment with different recipes! Here are a couple fun ones:
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam:
Very easy! It used up a ton of rhubarb from the garden, so the sugar and a pint of strawberries were the only cost.
Nate loves it on plain ice cream. I think I'll make another batch for the freezer this weekend.
Recipe found here.
|Strawberry Rhubarb Jam -|
Recipe here, but please sub the marinara sauce for this homemade pizza sauce (also is great to make and freeze!). It is SOO good!
Chicken oriental salad:
|Literally made from ALL CSA/garden fresh items! The dressing = not as healthy, but it's still homemade, so that counts, right?|
I think this is one of my all-time favorite salads. There's nothing fancy about it, just a lot of cabbage, some lettuce, green onions, carrots, and chicken if you desire.
The dressing is simple to put together as well:
3 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 cup mayo
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/8 tsp sesame oil
Top with chow mein noodles. Easy as that!!
Our CSA hosts two potlucks throughout the growing season. What a wonderful idea! Craig is also a member (see him standing, far right). Nate is in the chair just to the left of him.
|Another perk of the CSA: I can pick flowers from their fields every week. How fun!!|
|Brightens the counter every week :)|
|Nate's busy on a lot of house projects! He's staining our deck here, which desperately needed it.|
|The in-laws gifted bean bag boards to Nate and I as an early Xmas gift. How awesome!|
|I promptly ordered custom Gustavus athletic shield logos to put on them. Can't wait to see how they'll turn out!|
To sign off, I leave you with two things: