I had every intention of posting 7 Quick Takes this weekend buuuuut that didn't happen. So here are just a couple of random things going on in my brain...
I wrote down this quote years ago:
"If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive." -Elbert HubbardAnd if I had to rewrite it just a little bit for my current state I would change it to this:
"If you throw up, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are pregnant." -JenOn a more serious note, though, the whole morning sickness is really the worst. I hate throwing up, I hate not feeling like eating anything, and I hate the fact that I can't eat what my baby needs right now.
But, I know this won't last (assuming it goes like my last 2 pregnancies), so sorry if I complain for the next 2-3 months. I'll try not to, because hello! I have a baby inside me! :)
One of my favorite blogs is House Unseen. A Catholic momma, Dwija, with 5 living children who is pretty darn entertaining. Seriously, she's one of those people I would love to meet in person. Well, this summer she lost a baby boy at 21 weeks along in her pregnancy. They found out at 15 weeks that there was no fluid around the baby, but he survived for several more weeks. I can't imagine how she felt during that time, not knowing how much longer her baby would be with her.
Dwija wrote this post last week about discerning pregnancy after losing a baby (she's pregnant again!). And I just loved it. You should read it. I remember not being sure if I wanted to get pregnant again after Levi, because the thought of experiencing that pain again was unbearable.
It still is scary to think we could experience another loss, and I wish I could explain why I don't worry about it as much as I did, but I can't. Because I don't know why. Guess God is helping me out in that department.