Cause for Celebration
February 14, 2016
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Make no mistake, I still feel a nonspecific yuckiness, and will continue to feel out of sorts until I get a handle on things and recover from the grief that my body decided this pregnancy would require a little more TLC than I’d like. But, I’m thankful I did not keep this news to myself, reminded of the wonderful support of new friendships I’ve formed since the birth of my son. But, the pivotal rebound can be credited to a very close friend of many years who has an uncanny natural ability to talk me down from a ledge.
Some days have passed; I can’t remember how many exactly, but it isn’t as many as it seems. Perhaps it’s best to say hours at this point. As I trudge through the beginning of an uncertain process, I’ve embraced all the necessary things that will help me grapple all the stuff that piled in a week’s time:
- Sugar free chocolate isn’t bad, and I’ll have the extra benefit of not encountering constipation for the remaining two months or so of my pregnancy. I realize, however, that I will need a contingency plan as to prevent adding artificial sweeteners as a superfluous food group. I plan to explore “no sugar added” products. Cookies are a solid second to chocolate…
- Not an ongoing habit, but it certainly helped me yesterday: bacon. Bacon makes everything better, and when you add avocado to your BLT on a wheat wrap, then, my friends, hope there is no remaining spring mix in your teeth as you present your coy smile to onlookers viewing an orgasmic reaction worthy of Meg Ryan.
- Considering further the commitment to consistent sugar level testing, I figured after spending a couple of months puncturing my skin seven times a day, I will be that much closer to building the courage to obtain that amazing tattoo I never thought I wanted.
So, it’s the beginning of a new week, and likely containing my first appointment in the abyss… I always enjoyed spelunking. Enjoy always will be an excessive term with this situation, but I will tolerate it by ensuring I maintain a steady supply of cookies with the occasional Russell Stover assortment.