Yay, Crafty, that's awesome!! I just found out a friend is doing something similar for me. I am just floored!
I wish I had some idea of whether this was going to get better or worse. I guess I figure it's going to get worse, because I'm not actually throwing up every morning, yet. I'm nauseous a huge chunk of the day and have smell and food aversions, etc., but I've actually thrown up more in the middle of the night than any other time. I'm just a couple days from 8 weeks and I never do see a recession even by 12, maaaaybe a little better around 15, but I can be sick the entire pregnancy, off and on. I remember being so excited that I could tell my MW I had not actually thrown up since I last saw her, and then realized it was because we were already down to weekly visits. And that didn't last. Sigh.
Not even including the first trimester issues, life has been hell (and I don't use that term lightly) for the last 2+ weeks. I'm praying we get through Christmas and are able to enjoy it all. I'm doing everything I can to protect my kids from the hell and give them a joyful Christmas. But it is really, really tough.
Hugs, HeatherB! I hope everything goes okay for Christmas for all your family and I'll be optimistic that sickness will wane quickly. I will be cheer leading for you all the way- the least I can do for my sister in sickness.
Ah, poutine. My husband is from Buffalo, NY, which might as well be Canada sometimes. *haha*. I heard there's actually a restaurant opening here in Milwaukee that's going to have some Canadian specialties such as that. Not sure about Kraft dinner.
Speaking of dietary habits, I have the opposite problem as some. I am only 6 weeks and I can't stop eating, it keeps the nausea away. I've always had trouble gaining weight, I have a feeling the tides have turned! We went to a mom and pop diner tonight after looking at holiday lights, it was so, so good. And bad. But really good. if you know what I mean...
Hang in there ladies, I feel so awful for those that aren't feeling well, especially at this time of year!
When you say Kraft dinner, do you mean Macaroni and cheese? The only other allusion to this I know of is from The Barenaked Ladies song If I Had A Million Dollars. I was a big fan in college and I remember people would bring and throw Mac and Cheese at their concerts. I know they are Canadian, but I have never heard a Texas person say this.
Also, I know just what you mean about the insatiable hunger. Before and even sometimes during while I was sick during pregnancy with DS, I could eat ungodly amounts of food. I ordered things on the menu based on what was the BIGGEST. No kidding. I do have fierce hunger pangs this time around, but they are overshadowed by the insane nausea. I used to call DS the Maw in Utero after this video game my husband had of a cute little alien that started out tiny but became huge after eating everything in sight. Not sure what to call this baby...the grim reaper? :-/
We're leaving in a few minutes to take DS on the Polar Express. I booked the tickets as unknowing October person. But he's so looking forward to it! Stomach, self: hold on.