Good evening! It’s 9:30 and way, way, way past my bedtime, but I actually got a shower in, prayed a little, and (most importantly) stopped caring for a couple of minutes about the laundry that needs to be put away.
And to be honest my tiny hobby corner of the Internet starts weighing on me when I go this long without posting something.
So here’s something. A little letter from the Wimpy Girl Trenches. Not that I’m trying to go overboard with self-deprecation. The Wimpy Girl Trenches are more of a temporary thing, a state of being inhabited by little mommas who are temporarily feeling “whooped” by something: morning sickness, teething babies, a newborn, family troubles, money troubles, housework backup overload, you name it
You might have fallen into a Wimpy Girl trench if you are suddenly prone to crying at the drop of a hat (especially at night), or if your husband is walking on eggshells around you, or if you realize you haven’t blogged in more than a week, or if you ask that same husband if he remembers if you took a shower yesterday and he laughs a little and then looks terrified for a moment.
I guess the letter starts here. 🙂
I’m officially out of my first trimester with precious baby #3! I was really thrown for a loop with intense morning sickness with this little soul. I didn’t go to my new doctor for several weeks, so I didn’t get nausea medicine for a while. Once I did get it, though, the side effects were so intense that I felt just as sick as before until I figured out the best time and way to take the medicine for my body. I started to feel the morning sickness ease up a bit a couple of weeks ago, just in time for Gabriel and Michael to get very sick with a painful respiratory infection, and then for me to get sick with a cough that’s been kicking me around and keeping me in the Wimpy Girl Trenches for about a week now. Ick.
I am so thrilled about my new OB/Gyn. Her name is Dr. Karges and she just opened her practice, Caritas Complete Women’s Care, here in Houston in September. I’m one of her first patients. 🙂 She is a Catholic doctor who practices firmly in line with the teachings of the Church on birth control and fertility. Her special expertise in Creighton NaPro technology is a true gift to Houston and the surrounding areas, especially to couples who have had difficulty conceiving. She is one of only twelve medically and surgically trained NaPro doctors in the country. Already she is helping several friends of mine. I want to write an entire post about her soon, but for now, here’s a great article that will tell you a little more about her for now.
Let’s see, what else? Oh, I’m a radio show co-host now.:) (Remember how I always say God never lets me get bored?) A family friend from Baton Rouge, Staci Gulino, asked me to join her and Mary Wallace for a women’s show Staci created, Faith and Good Counsel. I will join Staci and Mary once a month to start with, although it is a weekly show. Since I live in Houston, I Skype in for the show. We are working out a few kinks, but it looks like things will work out very well to have me be a remote co-host.
You can listen live in Baton Rouge at 1380AM, or online at brcatholicradio.com.Right now, the show is from 4-5pm on Tuesday afternoons. We just did our first show this week! l will really work to make sure I promote on Facebook and Humble Handmaid when my next show will be and what the topics are. The show topics are really “up my alley”–things I love to write about.
In other news, it’s 10:07pm, and I can only keep one eye open right now… I’m so so so tired. (And I took a hard 1.5-hour nap today too, plus a nap in the morning. What a gift, but also an indicator of my energy level right now:). I’m finally on Day 2 of an antibiotic to help me beat this cold. I pray the antibiotic does it’s job well and gets me up and running soon!
God bless you and keep you!