Monday, September 22, 2008


Tomorrow is the last day of summer and the first day of fall. The Autumnal Equinox happens here in California at about 3:22 tomorrow afternoon. I am very excited about this as I have been ready for fall since about June. This was our last summer in California and it was not too too hot but I have just really been ready for cooler weather.

Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. I love making fall foods and I love anything harvest oriented. My favorite colors are fall colors, and I am so looking forward to some rain, any rain. I cannot even remember the last time we had any rain.

Tomorrow is also 10 weeks. I do not have any u/s scheduled until next week so I am trying to just keep breathing and staying positive and calm and get through. Tomorrow also marks another 2ww. I started one last week for the next u/s which is now a week away but tomorrow is the start of the 2ww until the end of the first trimester. I am focusing on getting to the u/s first though as that is all I really can deal with.

I am feeling appropriately crappy and good. I am going to post a picture of my best friend now, thanks to Mrs. Spock.

Lemons have saved my life. It is so sad too because at present in my local grocery store they are 89 cents a piece. But worth every penny. I am once again able to chug water so long as it has lemon in it. It has made me feel MUCH better for sure.

I am still having severe bloating problems starting in the afternoon. I am trying to really limit bread right now. I starting making bread this past two weeks for the first time ever, thanks again to inspiration from Mrs. Spock and Melissa, and quickly found it was adding immensely to the bloating so that is on hold until I can get off this damn Metformin.

I am in good spirits though and am taking Bliss to Bouncetown tomorrow, followed by a trip to the store to get Rice Krispy Treats ingredients as he asked if we could make them and I am more than happy to. I doubt I will have any but I am just loving cooking with him. I also made beef stew this past week. I just could not wait for cool weather and autumn to be here. It was sooo yummy. I am so ready to have rain and make the years first batch of Butternut Squash soup too.

So I am ok, just chugging along and trying not to think too much and trying to make it to a place where I feel some real hope and joy. I do think I am edging closer.

14 om's.:

battynurse said...

Glad the lemons helped with the water. Rice krispy treats sound yummy. I was actually thinking of them at the store a couple hours ago but know if I make them I will eat them all.

RM said...

10 weeks!!?! Double digits!!

So thrilled for you that all is going well. It is tremendously hard to quiet the dissenting voices in your head (I know), but you're doing a great job. I love fall too, and I think cool weather can have a transformative effect. After all, we are transforming every day, us pregnant gals!!

Big hugs.

MrsSpock said...

Hooray! Glad the advice worked for you.

I've never tried Butternut squash soup- maybe I'll do it this fall. Can you send me a recipe?

Cece said...

I love the fall too - the weather is what I'd like it to be year round!

Glad you discovered that lemons does the trick - I couldn't imagine not being able to drink! I'm always thirsty!

YEAH for 10 weeks!

Melody said...

You sound marvelous-- good to hear.

Yay for Autumn! It makes me so happy, too. I love the Midwest in Fall.

dakota said...

Nice post. Autumn is definitely my favorite time of year too, along with the fall fiesta and meditative rains. Butternut squash soup yum.
You sound pretty good Bleu and I am happy to hear you still feel appropriately crappy. So, deep breathing (and don't forget full exhaling) as we get to Monday also sounds right.
As always sending the three of you love and light(ness). xo

ohchicken said...

you sound so much like me in my first trimester. my best friend was fizzy water with fresh lemon. it was my salvation.

i hope fall finds you soon.
and me too, for it's my favorite as well...


Dora said...

Definitely, YAY YOU!!

You're getting there!

LJ said...

I totally agree, Autumn is my favorite season except for one glaring issue - days getting shorter. Seriously messes with me.

Mrs. Bluemont said...

Oh darling, you sound so well. I'm glad the lemons are helping with the water situation. You are always able to both feel and think mindfully about your circumstances and I adore that.

Happy fall and 10 weeks! Woo!!

Billy said...

It's good to focus on one thing at a time. Will be waiting with you for the U/s next week.

I, too, love the autumn with the cooler weather, and especially the rain. Oh, the first rain... can't wait..

Nice to hear how lemons help with the water! Funny but also here lemons are priced (is there some gobal crisis concerning lemons??)

Jen said...

Thanks for the fup love!

And I am glad that you are in good spirits!

Topcat said...

Oh, some real hope and joy! I SO hope they are both making their way to you, and fast!!

Now, I'm intrigued .. what is Bouncetown? And, you made me want to cook with Tiger.

And .... I can't believe your lemons are so expensive!! Do you want me to post you some seeds?


From Here To Maternity said...

I love fall and tree porn as Cali puts it. It's such a peaceful and colourful time of year. I'm glad your spotting has resolved itself. Take care.