You know, I'm trying really hard to be a good sport about this morning sickness thing, but it just really really sucks. I could at least tolerate it if I could just feel better after I hurl. But of course not! The focus of much of my day is to not puke. And sometimes I lose it by the end of the day, and it's just bile. I try to keep something in my stomach all the time because it's worse when I'm hungry, but it doesn't seem to be working so well anymore. The dr's office offered me Zofran if it gets too unbearable, but I've read that it mostly just keeps you from throwing up, but you still feel sick. I don't know. Maybe I should try it. Sometimes my nausea is debilitating. If I move, I will puke. I know. Whine, whine, whine. Well, I guess I can because it's my blog. So there.
In preparation for Operation: Outnumber Mommy Overkill, we traded in my husband's truck for a minivan. I'm not really one of those people who gets hung up about what kind of car I drive, so I'm not worried about looking like a soccer mom or anything. Anyone who thinks that will see my slovenly butt get out of the car and perhaps change their mind. Or not. I don't care.
But now I'm obsessed with the possibility that I may somehow land in a body of water somewhere and not be able to get all of my children out of the car. I told this to my husband, and his response was, "Just don't drive into a lake or anything." But what if a semi rams into me on a bridge?! So I'm going to have to get one of these to be able to cut seat belts and break a window if I ever need to. But two infants and a toddler?! The idea of not being able to save one (or more) of them scares the pee pee out of me. I know I'm being a little ridiculous here, but it still seriously freaks me out. Luckily you don't cross quite as many long bridges over rivers in southern Idaho as you do in the northern part.
Although, just a few years ago, there were five kids going to school (this happened in my husband's home town), and they slid on an icy road into a pond. They all drowned. I didn't even know these children, but I couldn't even read that article just now without crying, I'm still sad about it. I also find it hard not to cry when I drive by that pond. I can't imagine what it must be like for their parents. So maybe that has something to do with why I'm so freaked out about my kids drowning in a car and me not being able to do anything about it. It's just so horrible and tragic.
Yes, I know. I'm crazy.
Man, now I feel like Debbie Downer.