I hope I didn’t scare you away with my last post. Great news!!! I have the miracle drug Zofran and I feel better than I ever have pregnant. My two co-workers, Karen and Dawn are awesome and would not let me take no as an answer, bought me said miracle drug which was ridiculously expensive. I seriously felt really bad as they were doing it but they kept saying over and over that that’s what friends are for, and we want to help, etc. but still it’s a LOT of money. BUT IT WORKS! It was amazing, and instantaneous. I started taking the meds mid Thursday and Friday morning I was up at 5:00am taking a shower (which I used to not be able to do). I fixed my hair, put make-up on (which has been a rare occasion lately) and I even went by Chick-fil-a and had a chicken biscuit at 7:30am. It was amazing—seriously. I have not been the least bit nauseous since I started taking it, I have so much more energy, it’s awesome!
Friday after work I met up with my mom and sister and did a tiny bit of shopping. I got a couple maternity shirts, and a sweater. Then we went to Babies R Us and it was a lot less overwhelming this time. My sister helped me out a lot, giving me little tips that only a recent mother would know about certain products. I feel like I’m getting a better grip on the things that we will need and how to pick out which ones will work best for us. YAY! My sister’s awesome, and has been and will continue to be a really big life saver I think 🙂 She brought me a basket full of maternity clothes to see if they would fit me, and my coworker Melissa brought me like 5 pairs of maternity jeans as well to try. So exciting, until I tried them on 🙁 There are 2 pair of jeans that could be hopeful, but I’m not quite sure. They were all smalls from motherhood/old navy, places like that, but most were still so big, not even just in the waist, but everywhere. I am a size 0, have been for the longest time, and it’s hard enough for me to find adult clothes when I’m not pregnant, so I knew this was going to be a struggle.
Saturday Evan and I decided to venture out into the madness of tax-free weekend (Friday wasn’t bad at all) just for fun, not really looking for anything in particular. I had Kohl’s cash and I found a bra that I wanted but refused to stand in the line that wrapped around half of the store to purchase it. We went to Target where I bought the bella band! We looked at all the baby stuff again, of course, and then went to lunch. I decided I wanted to look at Motherhood at Crabtree and maybe try on some of the jeans just to see—bad thinking. It was so depressing, one of the ladies who worked there even got the smallest jeans for me, “these have the skinny legs so they’re bound to work” NOPE. Then another saleswoman told me to go to “A Pea in the Pod” they will definitely fit you! For those of you who don’t know, they carry designer jeans like Seven and freakin expensive clothes BUT just to see, we went there. I tried on some non-designer (still like $70) jeans, nope. I also tried on a few shirts that weren’t horribly priced, then Evan saw something hanging on the dressing room door, a whole outfit and was like try it on, it’s cute. So I did, I LOVED IT, looked at the price, oh my gosh. How in the world can anyone afford a $200 sweater, an $85 t-shirt, ridiculous! So, needless to say, I don’t know what I’m going to do about the lower half of me when I really do start showing, but I think I’ll stick with Target on most of my maternity clothes needs.
Today is Sunday and I was able to go to church, YAY! I even wore a dress (which I never do) to celebrate being at church for the first time in 3 weeks! It was amazing too, we had just a very chill worship day, which I needed. Now, after a 2 hour nap today which was wonderful, I’m here updating the blog while Evan makes lasagna for homegroup tonight. Speaking of that, I should probably go get ready and see if he needs any help. He is still being amazing of course, I couldn’t ask for a better husband and that’s the truth. He’s so good to me, so very excited about this child—just typing about it brings tears to my eyes. He’s going to be such an amazing father 🙂