First off, thanks to all who have given me ideas to deal with my nausea. I am systematically trying each one. I have gotten sick with each of my pregnancies, but never quite this bad. I don't know if it's that I'm older, or trying to deal with it at 10,600 Ft, or what, but it hasn't been fun for me, or for Guapo, or my kids. Hopefully things will be improving as I have read "morning" sickness peaks for most woman at 9 weeks and I have just past that marker.
Anyway, I loved Elder Bednar's talk in the April 2005 General Conference entitled, "The Tender Mercies of the Lord." He talked about the little experiences that we have that offer us support and love from the Lord during difficult times. Speaking of an experience he had he said,
"Some may count this experience as simply a nice coincidence, but I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord's timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them."So, yesterday in church, after having had to excuse myself twice during Sunday School to throw up, I was sitting in Relief Society. I was feeling, well, still sick and a little depressed and I am sure looking not so attractive. Sitting two seats away from me was a new mom with her very little baby girl who couldn't have been more than 3 weeks old. It was exactly what I needed to see at that moment: the reason I am going through all of this. I couldn't help but feel excited about the future and grateful for the "tender mercy" I was receiving at that moment.
We are so excited about our new little addition; it has just been kind-of a rough road so far, but I have a feeling things will improve soon (I haven't gotten sick today and it's almost 6:00 pm).
Thanks so much for all of your kind words and support!