This Baby is Trying to Kill Me

It’s been just over a week since I learned that I was pregnant and my fears that my body has forgotten how to be pregnant are proving accurate.

I’m just at 5 weeks on the pregnancy calendars and I’ve had terrible nausea most days and occasional bouts of vomiting. Plus, I’m still recovering from the cold I got a week ago. I’m coughing up mucus and get short of breath if I exert myself at all.

In other news, I’m pushing hard on the work, because I need the money situation to resolve itself before this baby comes. I’m trying to get the first part of this project consistent, and that’s completing the amount of work I schedule for myself each week. That’s the simple work for cash stuff, which doesn’t pay much but is guaranteed income.

Once I get that settled and am consistently doing that–which I hope to be by the end of the month–I’ll start working on the other project, which is small ebooks on various topics that will go up in the Kindle store. I don’t need much from these books, just enough to replace the other income when the baby comes so I don’t have to work each day without the money going to hell.

The husband has the capacity to add nearly a thousand dollars to the income every month through his job, but it requires evening classes and work as well as some exams. I’m encouraging him to get working on that as hard as I can but of course, that’s mostly on him. I can’t make him do what he doesn’t want to do.

I’m so sick and tired all the time. When I’m not feeling like I’m going to vomit I’m starving. I’m still gaining too much and I’ve stopped weighing myself because I don’t want to to know what’s happening there. It’s not a great situation over here.


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