|Lucy and her eyelashes|
HG Updates: After several days without a problem, I'm back to square one. I have been unable to keep my food (and sometimes, even drink) down, and it is extremely unpleasant. My throat is raw. And my toilet? It's clogged. Apparently, it is possible to throw up so much that you break your toilet. I think I need to start alternating which one I use. Just a little PSA.
At 15 weeks pregnant, I really expected to be over this by now. However, it is very reassuring to see a new baby bump poking out and to know that my body is reacting to hormones that are keeping that baby healthy. I wish it were easier, but my life is still wonderful.
As for the business side of things, it has been very difficult lately. I can't keep up with my inbox. I really am completely and totally booked for the rest of 2011. And except for those with outstanding gift cards/promotional sessions to redeem, I am not scheduling anything else for 2012. I really feel defeated lately. I'm still trying to carry too much. If I can get through the next 12 weeks, I will be okay. I just need to get through the next 12 weeks... then I will be in my third trimester & I will "just" be a full-time mom and photography will go back to being a wonderful hobby.
Finally and most importantly, being on bedrest most of the time gives me hours to kill. I kill those hours with the TV or browsing the internet on my phone. I have been completely overwhelmed by the stories and images of the famine happening in East Africa right now. I can't imagine the suffering. As a mother, my heart naturally goes to the women who are trying to save their babies from starvation. We have so much. SO, so much. Please consider donating $10 to UNICEF. That will feed a starving child for 10 days. Text “FOOD” to 864233 and confirm your donation by texting "YES" to the automated reply. For those of us lucky enough to have the internet and phones, $10 is a very small amount. But if all 211 of my blog followers sent $10, it really would make a real difference. Thank you.