Monday, 29 January 2007

wall mounted doofuses

So, we're not the only people who had a family Dungeons Dragons weekend; a good time was had by all and I did very little except order people to do things. My kind of party.

I've been to the GP this morning, who's referred me for a scan at the early pregnancy unit tomorrow morning because of last week's spotting. However, I think things are okay, based on the fact that I seem to be retching constantly and feel completely knackered.

We've just come back from the smallholding up the road, who have very graciously killed our cockerels for us; they've got one of those wall-mounted doofuses. I just didn't feel able to do my broom handle trick - partly because of the retching and partly because of the actual physical exertion. So they were killed for us; and then B plucked them with the help of their steamer, which makes them much easier to do.

And now he's going to spend the evening dressing them out and we'll put them in the freezer, whilst I curl up on the sofa and gestate.

Job done.

He's off to Budapest without me on Wednesday - we've decided that five days each way in lorry across Europe and five days in the middle hanging round on street corners invigilating the show would not be great for me. So someone else is going with him and I am staying at home. I am half envious and half relieved.

In the meantime, I have plenty of visitors planned, the chicken population has been split up in to manageable colonies and I have pretty much got the internet connection working in the bedroom. Yay! for bedroom internet connections!

14 comments:

  1. Only two days until you are 'seven or eight weeks pregnant' instead of the 6 or 7 you announced last week - after that theres only 28 days to go until you end the first trimester and hopefully lose the nausea for at least three months.
    Tick tock.
    Fingers crossed.
    I am glad ginger is working but you could also try cream crackers - I was told a couple of dry bland crackers can really help, munched in your chair (or bed) 10 to 20 minutes before getting up.

    Glad to see you blog!

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  2. Only two days until you are 'seven or eight weeks pregnant' instead of the 6 or 7 you announced last week - after that theres only 28 days to go until you end the first trimester and hopefully lose the nausea for at least three months.
    Tick tock.
    Fingers crossed.
    I am glad ginger is working but you could also try cream crackers - I was told a couple of dry bland crackers can really help, munched in your chair (or bed) 10 to 20 minutes before getting up.

    Glad to see you blog!

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  3. Yes, do bear in mind that we are thinking of you and Really Need to know you are all right.

    Try to eat something (boring tasteless food is good), you won't feel better for not eating. I lost a lot of weight in the first three months of my first pregnancy because I didn't know that.

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  4. Yes, do bear in mind that we are thinking of you and Really Need to know you are all right.

    Try to eat something (boring tasteless food is good), you won't feel better for not eating. I lost a lot of weight in the first three months of my first pregnancy because I didn't know that.

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  5. You sound in good spirits.

    A strong Airport connection will do that to a person every time.

    ;-)

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  6. You sound in good spirits.

    A strong Airport connection will do that to a person every time.

    ;-)

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  7. I can only echo the words of the three lovely ladies above.

    You sound fairly sorted. I reserve the right to worry about you a little, though. If good wishes count for anything you'll be fine and the nausea will soon pass.

    *squeezes Ally's cyber-hand comfortingly*

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  8. I can only echo the words of the three lovely ladies above.

    You sound fairly sorted. I reserve the right to worry about you a little, though. If good wishes count for anything you'll be fine and the nausea will soon pass.

    *squeezes Ally's cyber-hand comfortingly*

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  9. 'Morning' sickness, as it is mysterioulsy referred to even when you feel sick from morning to night is said to be a sign of a healthy pregnancy.

    So many people you have never met are wishing you all the best.

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  10. 'Morning' sickness, as it is mysterioulsy referred to even when you feel sick from morning to night is said to be a sign of a healthy pregnancy.

    So many people you have never met are wishing you all the best.

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  11. @ Cheryl - So that's why pregnant people always say they're 'Cream Crackered'.

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  12. @ Cheryl - So that's why pregnant people always say they're 'Cream Crackered'.

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  13. Ally, I don't know a darned thing about pregnancy, only that I made my mom seriously nauseated and not very ergonomically sound when she was carrying me. ;-)

    But I am pulling for you every moment! And I'm really, really glad your friends helped out with the chickens.

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  14. Ally, I don't know a darned thing about pregnancy, only that I made my mom seriously nauseated and not very ergonomically sound when she was carrying me. ;-)

    But I am pulling for you every moment! And I'm really, really glad your friends helped out with the chickens.

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