Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bee-ing Inspired





Some women experience wholly blissful pregnancies, relatively free from nausea, with goddess-like looks, supple skin, lustrous hair, and contented growth. I have no idea what that might possibly be like. Me and Nugget have had a, well-let's just say it hasn't been the easiest mountain to climb so far. I've been more tired, nauseous, heartburn-y, and otherwise then I ever thought possible. The self I've always known myself to be no longer exists. This new woman, this new body, is still quite new to me, physically and psychologically.

In short, much of my usual, seemingly unstoppable fount of energy has been wholly absent. As in, totally gone. Resultantly, some things I've been intending to get to have fallen to the wayside. I can't begin to tell you, then, how glorious it felt to begin to feel better yesterday. Hubs and I attended the bee club field day, went and brought props for the photo shoots we're doing out here next Tuesday and Thursday for "Keeping Bees", the fourth book in the "Homemade Living" series, came home, took a nap (that activity belonged to me), and then assaulted the garden, long, long overdue for some weeding and planting and general attention.

It. felt. so. good. It was such a relief to get things done. This morning, before work, I'm going to fire up the smoker and say howdy to the bees, giving both hives an additional super. I'm finding my inspiration, and my stamina, again. I can't tell you how happy I am to welcome it back!

Have a lovely Sunday everyone!

13 comments:

bawkbawk said...

Yay beekeeping! its something ive been thinking about more and more lately but have no idea where to start. Its fair to say I am now officially excited about your book.

Amory said...

I can totally relate! My first pregnancy was a breeze. Easiest 40 weeks I could have imagined! This one... whew! It's like night and day. Hopefully your "feel good" will stick around a while!

Emily said...

I hope the uptick in stamina continues! Can't wait for the beekeeping book!

Kristin Marsh said...

Acupuncture helped me tremendously with nausea & fatigue during my 1st trimester. Natalie Allard at the Women's Wellness Center is experienced w/pregnant mamas, in case you might be interested.

I've followed your blog for a year or so--ever since I saw a post from Jodi @ Short Street Cakes, and I've been amazed by how much you do, let alone find time to write about. When you announced your pregnancy, I couldn't help but wonder how that may change once you have a baby in arms. So many days in the first months I spent doing nothing but nursing my little one (which should qualify as work for the 500+ calories burned!). It was a challenge to let go of the need to accomplish even small tasks, but those long moments lost in love-filled exchanges with my babe were true gifts in many ways, as were the dreamy, fuzzy-headed "mama brain" that lasted well-beyond pregnancy and everything else which forced me to slow down and be present in the moment. Motherhood is a profound & deeply spiritual transformation. I wish you all the best!

Jill Benbow said...

Just thinking about my first trimester makes me feel sick to my stomach and tired. The second and third are much less woozy. Hang in there and enjoy your last few months of silent peace :) Seriously.

MamaAngel said...

So glad you are feeling better! I had a rough go of it with both pregnancies in the nausea department. The physical and emotional transformation during pregnancy prepares you for motherhood in a magical way, I am still mystified by it.

Annemarie said...

Oh, I totally know about the hard pregnancy thing! I was so scared I'd never be human again - after Lucy was born, I was a whole new person. It's lovely. Don't freak out. :)

Leigh said...

I am at 21 weeks in my first pregnancy. I haven't thrown up, but the night nausea was horrible until about 17 weeks and the fatigue was debilitating. I've "listened" to my body the whole time and done whatever it told me- slept for three hours maybe or ate only french fries for dinner. I have felt like my body has been speaking for the baby I am carrying. Take it as preparation for that whole letting-go thing they say you have to do when you are a parent. It may or may not get easier as you get farther along in the pregnancy, but it's easier to let the baby and body be in charge.

annie said...

Hang in there! When I was pregnant with my daughter I was pretty much entirely miserable, including throwing up something like 9 times a day until well into my fifth month. But the kid? She is a miracle of creation, even on her worst days. It's all worth it and then some. Wishing you all the best!

************* said...

Agreed with everyone- hope the remainder of the pregnancy goes easily and congrats on your regained energy for the bees :)

jennifer said...

would love it if you shared more about your pregnancy along the way (the parts you're willing to make public, of course) i've been doing a lot of research on home birth, natural pregnancy/childbirth etc. and would love to have some firsthand insight from a blog i already love and trust!

Meredith said...

Welcome back! I don't comment much but I really enjoy reading.
I have one 16 month-old future farmer boy here who loves the dirt and i love that he loves it.
Those first few months can be an energy-zapping, sick-to-the-stomach, all day miserable-fest.
Enjoy the middle months though, because by month 8 you will be thinking that it is a permanent condition!

Beegirl said...

Wishing you the best with your nugget..and the bees! Hope they both keep buzzing along smoothly!
: )