Well, I haven't written much this month again. I guess I am still battling with my body's reaction to this little being inside me. The nausea and vomiting has not subsided yet leaving me disappointed. I am now into my 15th week and I was quite hopeful by now I would be feeling more like the "old Kelly" that I have grown to miss. My MD told me at my last visit that it could last until 18 weeks, so I guess there is nothing to do but stick it out. I still haven't gained any weight. Even though I am starting to look rounder, especially in my eyes, the scales are not climbing. I am still down 8 pounds from the beginning of this journey. What is driving me really nuts is the way that people seem to judge me. It is almost like people think I am trying not to gain weight. People will tell me I need to eat more, or my favourite, that I am starving the baby. Do people really think that I am enjoying this feeling of nausea, the gagging feeling whenever I put something into my mouth. Believe me, I would love to be big - have gained a gazillion pounds by now. I expected it to be that way, not this way where I am still depending on pills and ginger ale daily. Anyone that has dealt with nausea, especially this hyperemesis state in which I can get into, understands what I am going through. But the majority of people think that it is just part of being pregnant and that to suck it up. I would love for those people to live a couple of days with my stomach. Then maybe they wouldn't be so judgemental.
Anyways, enough with that rant. November has come and gone quickly. We celebrated Ryan's 28th birthday on November 14th. This is the first time that we have gone out to eat at a restaurant since the day that we found out we were pregnant. We went to "Famous Dave's" and ate some BBQ. It was pretty good. I especially liked the baked beans and the potatoes. All in all, I think Ryan had a good day. His day at work sucked, he didn't even take a lunch break but once he got home he said his birthday was good.
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and in reflection I believe I started this blog about a year ago when I was getting ready for our Thanksgiving party. This year we decided to forgo the festivities as I have been so sick and really didn't feel like putting on a party for 24 people and having 17 sleep over. We did miss our families not being here. This is the first Thanksgiving that we haven't celebrated since we came here four years ago. However, I did work Thanksgiving day, which means more excitedly, I will be off for Christmas Day! I have been scheduled to work every Christmas day since I became a nurse. I am very excited about that.