Monday, December 01, 2008

Brrr!

I am in a bit of a blah mood. Life is chugging along with it's little twists and turns. I am over the majority of the whole morning sickness although there are certain things that send my stomach into flip flops, often rather suddenly. Mostly it is exhaustion that I am fighting. I wish I had the energy to do more with the kids, but mostly I want to sleep. It is not like I can take them to the park or anything with out freezing (not that they mind).

Speaking of the cold, it is kicking my bum in a huge way. We made a half hearted attempt to keep our lovely winter gear that we owned when we lived in Utah, but with all the moves we ended up getting rid of a lot of it. I still have my warm coat, but the icy wind of Kansas cuts through it like I was not wearing much of anything at all. I think the boys are decently outfitted but they don't really complain about the cold, so it is hard to tell. I know about cold, but I have really grown soft after six years of not having much of a real winter.

I am trying to save energy by keeping the house at 68 degrees. I did it fine in California. I could even wear short sleeved shirts in the house at that temprature. Here in Kansas my thrifty ways are not working out so well. I am freezing my bum off. I have to pile on the clothing to even feel a tiny bit thawed out. I don't get it, it is the same temprature but some how it feels so much colder.

I also am rather low on maternity long sleeved shirts which is only adding to my frustrations with the cold. When I was pregnant with Evan a nice friend of mine lent me her collection of maternity clothing, so coming into this pregnancy I had a grand total of one long sleeved shirt and one sweater that I found last summer at a thrift store (it is horribly frumpy but very warm). I am also lacking the shopping resources I had when it came to maternity wear, so I have resorted to wearing large men's shirts. They may not be shapely or trendy but they cover my body and keep me warmish.

Sometimes I really wish I was a bear so that I could snuggle up in my cave and sleep the winter away. When I woke up the baby would be out of the tiring newborn stage and into the toddler age.

13 comments:

Anne/kq said...

Poor Mama. Last winter I went to the thrift store and got some non-maternity, oversized warm sweaters and sweatshirts. Not the most flattering, but as you said, they covered me and kept me warm!

dropstitchknitter said...

So sorry you can't get the chill off - and I hope some warm, long sleeve tops come your way soon - in the meantime - layer, layer, layer!

Aunt Kathy said...

I so hear you on the cold. In the summer 68 is sweltering but in the winter it's freezing. What is up with that anyway?

As for the tiring newborn stage vs toddler stage... I am so opposite of you. Newborns sleep a lot, toddlers never stop. LOL

maw said...

Take heart: You will get warmer as you get more preggy

PS one of E's rats had 11 babies!

Heather said...

I ordered some maternity stuff from Old Navy last year, otherwise I just bought regular clothes in bigger sizes. Worked okay. And yes, you need at least one nice cardigan to throw on in the house or whenever the chill gets you.

Amber said...

Ugh. The winter blahs are already settling in and it's only December! We have a winter storm watch tonight and I expect to be stuck indoors for a few days. As far as being pregnant, it could be worse. You could be roasting in 100-degree temperatures (for me, that is the ultimate in suffering when pregnant).

Stay warm.

Elizabeth-W said...

I am so sorry! I think it's a damper cold?
I've been trying to keep my heat at 65--we used to be 68. Nobody in the house minds but me. Every now and then I'll turn it up to 67 for an hour or two.

Anonymous said...

Think your blood is still adjusting to the Kansas climate. And being pregnant doesn't help. Took us several months to adjust to the dampness of the coast. Our first August other people were going around wearing short sleeves while we all wore sweat clothes and often stocking caps outside. And I'm sure that thermal socks saved my life!
Hang in there. It's tough being pregnant---that's why women were chosen for the job.
diana

Sheila @ Dr Cason.org said...

Awww. You're beautiful whatever your wearing. You're carrying a little person inside of you!

Just think that it will only be short time until you have the baby and then you'd have to give all the clothes away! Might as well save the money!

Midlife Midwife said...

Sending you a warm hug to fight off that chill. Hang in there "momma bear". :-)

fidget said...

is the humidity higher in Kansas? cold and wet is hard o shake off

and

mail order old navy. I live in Old navy long sleeve maternity tops whenever I'm preggo in the winter!

Sarah said...

When I was preggy with #3 I was extremely sensitive to the cold; turns my thyroid med needed to be adjusted. After I had the baby, I was SOOO hot, again it was my thyroid. Might be worth asking the doctor if you are really uncomfortable.

Awesome Mom said...

One of the tests that was done on me during my initial OB appointments was a check of my thyroid levels. They were within normal ranges.