An Organic Pregnancy

Mar 12, 2011 | The Joys of Pregnancy | 20 comments

So, Wanna here the story behind this one?
I thought you’d never ask.
How many pitiful times did I allude to being “so sick lately” in the last months on this blog?  
I hate to think.  
And I told myself I would “be grateful” for being sick… see, very early on I thought I was going to loose this sweet baby.  I was frantic and heartbroken.  I lost my very first and leaving out the details… all the signs were there that I was going to loose this one too.  But, praise God for midwives, I had my Progesterone checked and it was dangerously low, she put me on Progesterone cream, told me to tone down the Turbo Jam for a few weeks and the “signs” stopped.  
Praise God.
I am now 13 weeks along.
An “Organic Pregnancy” it has NOT been.
Let’s just get it out of the way.  I get sick.  Really sick, all day and night from about weeks six to sixteen and then it tones down to a few times a week.  I mean so sick I see stars if you know what I mean… this time.. (TMI WARNING)… my esophagus actually started to bleed!  YIKES!  So now, I am on medication.  It’s actually helping.  Not every day but most of the time I feel slightly human, I can converse without running away mid sentence, I can run a load of laundry, even prepare meals.  It’s a bonified miracle.  
I am actually eating healthy again too!
For those horrible weeks I was without my beloved Turbo Jam… my thighs immediately turned to eewy, gooey, jiggly, raspberry jam!!!  I was eating restaurant food “like” every other day.  IT WAS HORRIBLE.  Panera, Chiptole, Tacos El Norte, more Chipotle, Pizza… oh my gosh…  carry out… it was the ONLY thing that sounded good.  The only thing I could stomach… even if it was only for an hour.  The was no way in H- I could make the 40 minute trek to my favorite grocery stores for food and with my appetite I ate us out of house and home within days leaving us all staring at carry out menus!  The spicier, the hotter, the better… even more than my normal “gringa” ways. 
 Gross.  I was out of control.  
It’s so weird for me to be on a prescription.  I haven’t taken medicine since 1997.  But there’s a line and that was the whole esophagus thing!!!   I am back on the mend… actually Turbo Jammed yesterday!  WHOOHOO!  I am sorry about the whole lag in the whole Potager series (though some blog booster website the other day said never to apologize to your readers – whatever!  I am sorry!)  There has been a definite lag on PF and I gonna be steppin’ it up here girlies!  Potager post in the works, I just have one more photo to take in the morning.
Thanks for stickin’ with me and P.R. le Quatrieme!


  1. Jeff.n.Tia

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!! 😀 I cannot imagine how hard it must be some days to feel that sick! I haven’t had any kids yet but I know that as you say, as hard as it is to be sick during pregnancy, it is always worth it when you end up with another sweet baby in the end. :o)

    I hope you continue to feel better, and I’ll be praying for the health of you and that sweet babe!


  2. Priscilla

    My poor dear girl. I’m so sympathetic. I had the urpies for the first few months too. I’d wake up in the middle of the night to throw up. I hate it for you.
    Be careful and take care of your self. Your health is more important than entertaining us. Those precious little ones and their dear father have to take precedence.

  3. kerrie of sea cottage

    First of all Congratulations. It is scary when you fear you could miscarry. I miscarried my last two babies. And I understand the meds thing…I don’t do meds either. I do think you need to be careful with exercise…walking is the safest way to get some cardio everyday. You can do the more intense stuff after the baby is born. I was an extreme athlete but for the 10 yrs. of being pregnant,having babies(four) and nursing I had to learn to slow down. I’ve been walking ever since. Wishing you happiness with a new wee one growing inside. It’s such a beautiful season. ox

  4. Adrienne

    Praying the good news continues…

  5. Bringing Pretty Back

    I am so happy for you! That is wonderful, a new baby!
    YOU POOR GIRL! I can not even imagine being that sick! I say bring on the meds!
    Please keep us posted!
    Have a pretty day!

  6. Bringing Pretty Back

    I am so happy for you! That is wonderful, a new baby!
    YOU POOR GIRL! I can not even imagine being that sick! I say bring on the meds!
    Please keep us posted!
    Have a pretty day!

  7. Blondie's Journal

    I am so happy for you! I don’t envy the sickness and the cravings but I think we have all been there. The bleeding of the esophagus is serious business. Take care and your meds!!

    After two healthy girls I had a mis. It was devastating and I think we all worry, every cramp, spot or LACK of the morning {noon and night} sickness sent a chill up my spine. But I think it was part of the plan. I am so confident that you are going to have a healthy and bouncing baby next fall!! I wish you all the best, Angela.


  8. claudia b

    I’ve lost a bebe, too, and I wish you nothing but the healthiest and happiest of the remaining months. We’ll still be here when all is said and done so take care of yourself and la petite, ok?
    Take care, mon amie!!!

  9. Shawna

    YAY – So glad to have you back and feeling better! Hope to hear more of your adventures! And congratulations!

  10. Beth - In My World...

    Congratulations to you! Take care of yourself; I am sending prayers for you to have a happy pregnancy with no more sickness!

  11. Jenny

    My dear woman…you look here….you, take care of you and all your sweet babies above all. I know you are doing this and I think your apology is so sweet but very unnecessary. Praise the Lord for a well baby and recovering mommy! I for one know that I stop by because I appreciate and care for some of the very same things you care for and appreciate. Whether I get a dose of your gems of truth, encouragment, and wisdom daily, monthly or as the wind blows I am sure we will be glad to hear from you. Praying for you, Joel and your chickens.

  12. Sherri

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!! I am really happy for you! I do hope your sickness calms down and goes away really soon. My youngest daughter is pregnant (due 7/17) and she had 3 miscarriages before she started carrying our dear little Owen. You take care of yourself and post when you can-you just make it all about you right now. Feel better!

  13. fionasmosaic

    So glad you have been able to keep this precious one….I have tears in my eyes.

    I know what it’s like to get that sick with being pregnant, still so worth it I would do it ten times over to have my darlings.

    Congratulations! I’m so thrilled for you! Can’t wait to see the new addition!

    I’ll be praying for you.

  14. A Cottage Muse


    Hope you feel better every day! I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! My Nana used to say if you are really sick in the beginning of your pregnancy you are going to have one independent and strong spirited little one! Yes, that would be my daughter!

  15. Faith

    So sorry to hear you’ve been so miserable 🙁 Love you!

  16. Theanne and Baron

    You and your baby are the most important things…nothing else matters until that wee babe is here safe and sound. Well maybe your husband and your other children…some! You certainly don’t need to apologize after what you’ve been going through! Continue taking care of yourself and and we’ll still be here waiting to read your words and look at your photos! Continuing prayers!

  17. Tamra

    Congratulations on your new addition to the family and I am wishing you a successful home birth! BTW what is Turbo Jam? I must have missed the post on that one.

  18. Angie

    My sincere congratulations on your pregnancy..however, I completely understand your illness. I was extremely sick with each of my 3 little girls..take care of yourself and have a blessed day!

  19. Musings From A French Cottage

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!! I’m so happy for you!!!

    I’m glad to hear that aside from the sickness, everything is going well. We had two miscarriages and I copletely understand that fear when you start to recognize “the signs.”

    Take care of yourself, baby and your beautiful family…no need to apologize for the blog.

    On another note, I ordered Romantic Prairie Style back in October and it arrived in my mailbox today. YIPPEE!!! It is gorgeous and your home is so lovely!!

    Feel better my friend. My thoughts and prayers for good health and happiness are with you.


    God Bless,

  20. Joy

    I am just now catching on that you are pregnant. congratulations! Hope you feel better soon and find some wonderfully pretty and stylish maternity clothes!


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