Wednesday, January 9, 2008

pregnancy and politics

I still need to upload pictures in order to do a satisfactory recanting of our holidays. I have a feeling though that I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I could have because the pregnancy sickness finally hit while out in Utah during week 8. Lame. I didn't throw up, but I definitely had some bad days. And some good ones too I must add. I just never know. Since we've been back, I've actually felt the worst yet. And I did finally throw up for real yesterday. My entire eggs and toast breakfast. (I'm not counting the mouthful of water and stuff that I "burped" up on Saturday after walking off the plane.) Sorry, that is gross. I'll stop. Suffice it to say that I have felt rather lousy. But I know many of you have had it MUCH worse, so I'll stop complaining.

Monday we had a pseudo-doctor's appointment. We met with the OB nurse who went over medical history and the plan for the next 7 months of visits. I go back the 22nd for my first real visit with the OB. I'm excited to hear the baby's heartbeat!

On an entirely different note, what do you all think of all the presidential campaign stuff? I have been obsessed with watching CNN. There's only so much you can do when you feel nauseous every time you stand up. The presidential race is fascinating. I have my favorites on both sides, so it's fun to keep track of. I was really surprised Hillary pulled off a win yesterday in New Hampshire. She is definitely NOT my favorite. I really thought Obama was gonna beat her decidedly. McCain winning was not so surprising, but it was good to see that Romney wasn't that far behind. Oh the craziness that is politics! It's good entertainment.


  1. oh man, the election. suffice it to say that there is no single candidate that i love. I like both Hillary and Romney, but I'm not in love with either of them, and I think Obama's not too bad either. But there's no one single person who I think is just outstanding...I still need to do more research though!

  2. It sucks that the morning sickness hit. Mine hit around week 8 and steadily got worse until week 12. By week 14 it was over, thankfully.

    Oh and I don't see anything wrong with venting about morning sickness even though "some people have it worse". Who cares if someone had it worse, it still sucks! lol

    I've been like you with the presidential campaign stuff..I love watching it this year and have been surprised at things. It's interesting.
    I'm so ansy for the elections next year and to see who actually wins.

  3. New Hampshire actually sort of WAS a win for Obama, because Hilary was expected to do much, much better there. The fact that Obama had as good of a showing as he did probably has Hilary's camp in a full scale freak out.

    Hope you are feeling better... Morning sickness is no fun at all.

  4. I am so sorry you are sick! That is the pits! I was also way bummed that I missed seeing you over the holiday! Love you!

  5. Sorry you're feeling sick. Yuck.

    I'm a total political junkie. Obama's my number one (though I don't understand the what often seems like irrational hate for Hillary), and their platforms aren't so different, really. On the other side, it's hard to say...there is no one whose policies I really agree with, but I do like John McCain's bipartisanship and seeming honesty. I liked governor-of-MA Romney's platform a lot better (when he was more moderate), but I wouldn't vote for him now. Another Guantanamo? Though his running has generated interesting articles in the press about Mormonism, like the one in the New York Times Magazine this week. Anyway, I could go on and on, but I'll spare you.

  6. AHHH!! I too have been SO into these debates and dying to hear the outcomes of the primaries. Oh, so many thoughts but I'll try to limit them.

    I am glad for Mitt's gold and two silvers, though of course I'd like them all to be gold. I am not pro-Mitt because of his religion. That would just plain be ABSURD to want a president because we share a religion. As it would be absurd to want a president because I share a gender or race. I LOVE his stance on healthcare most especially. I'll end there.

    Rachael, I'd love to know what it is you like about Mitt and Hillary. They have such different platforms, I'm surprised you like them both. Please share! :)

    I hope you feel better soon. Can't wait to see pictures.

  7. There really are people out there that HATE Hillary, which is why I think Obama has a better chance in the national election. There are just way more independents who like him. And I'll be the first to admit it has more to do with HIM than his policies. As awesome as I think it would be to have a woman president, I don't want Hillary to be that woman. I just don't trust her. I think she's smart, but I don't see how being first lady allows her to play the "experience" card.