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Gratitude Month – Day 18 – Strategically Placed Puke Buckets November 18, 2009

Filed under: 406 — mommyoffive @ 7:22 pm

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder

Tonight while I was waiting to pick up Emma from her drama class (yes, in fact I do see the irony of taking a pre-teen girl to a drama class) I saw a very pregnant, very miserable looking mom walk by, and I was immediately taken back to my own pregnancies.  I think I might have post traumatic stress disorder.

People have asked if I have always gotten that sick while pregnant.  The answer – no, each pregnancy has gotten worse.  Otherwise, I would NOT have had six children.  But I had other pregnancies where I didn’t get sick at all.  At first I would rejoice, thinking that I would finally get an easy pregnancy.  But soon I learned that if I don’t get sick, I don’t stay pregnant, and that is waaaaay worse than never ending nausea.

And so I am grateful for extreme morning sickness, because without it I wouldn’t have my six awesome kids.

They were worth every miserable minute.


One Response to “Gratitude Month – Day 18 – Strategically Placed Puke Buckets”

  1. Mindy Says:

    You can say that now, only because you are not in the middle of it. Jk. I agree, nine months of sickness is a very short time for the reward you get in the end.

    PS No picture for this one?

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