Tuesday, September 22, 2009

An old married lady

Hi peeps:-) One awfully tired bloggirl here! So much to get you caught up on, and so little energy to do so...

First of all, I had an absolute blast all weekend! The weather was beautiful, everyone was in a good mood and I got to see just about everybody in the world that I really care about that. What could possibly be better than that? OK...just a touch warmer would have been ideal, but that is really nit-picking. It is just a super neat feeling to have everyone who matters to you in one place at the same time:-)

I cried...kind of a lot. I could try to blame it on being hormonally unbalanced, but we should all recognize by now that I am just basically a cryer, and that is all there is to it. I had to make a point to not look at Munchkin much during the ceremony, because every time I would get a glimpse of her, the waterworks would start. I cried when I walked down the aisle, and when we said our vows, and when BFFg told us we were married. And during our first dance...so you get it, I was a crying fool.

There were, however, two complications that showed up at maybe not the best time for me. First, the exhaustion...ugh! I was doing OK until about Thursday, and have just been totally and completely wiped since then. It was an awfully packed weekend for someone struggling to muster a whole lot of energy...lol. I actually managed to sneak in several naps with no one really knowing, which was helpful:-). On Friday, most everyone who was there already went golfing, and I had "some stuff to do". That stuff? Sleeping...

Even Saturday, I was up early with the excitement, but still managed to sleep for like an hour and a half while people were getting ready and dressed and whatnot. You wouldn't think that the bride could just disappear for that long, but I managed with a little bit of a cover story from Smoking Hot Roommate and Big Sis. Thanks guys:-). I actually skipped most of the after-party because I was just completely zonked...although I am guessing that most everyone was probably assuming that I was rushing back to go to bed for other reasons...lol.

The other problem is that I seem to have acquired an annoying case of morning (er...all day) sickness as well. It sort of comes and goes, but it has gotten worse in the last week or so, and I didn't really feel great all weekend. I am trying to figure out what I can eat (and when) to manage it, but I will talk to the doctor today when I go for my first visit to see if there is anything else I can do. I would describe that as kind of an annoyance all weekend, as it was sort of hard to be around people and eating the whole time when some of the foods kinda made my stomach turn.

One final note on the wedding...in the form of a piece of advice to any of my unmarried readers that may find themselves planning a wedding any time soon. My laissez-faire attitude to planning has been pretty well documented, and aside from saving me huge amounts of time and aggravation, I think I enjoyed the day more because of it. Why? Well, because it was all sort of a surprise to me...and that made it all the better. The flowers were gorgeous, and the first time I saw the whole thing set-up was like a great big Christmas present:-) The food was all fantastic, and the cake (which came from a woman who appears on those Food Network challenges sometimes:-)) was awesome.

So, I know it is hard because everyone tells you that you need to fret over every detail of the day, but try and delegate. Tell the caterer to make whatever people like most, let the florist pick out the prettiest, most seasonal flowers, let the baker make whatever cake people like most, and then just enjoy what they bring.

Next up on my ridiculously busy agenda? Back in school today, and struggling to keep my eyes open. My section-mates brought me celebratory wedding cupcakes, which was awfully nice of them:-). Do you suppose that they will notice when I sneak out for my 2:30 doctor's appointment?

And after that, I want to go home and sleep until October!!!

18 comments:

Windy City Kelley's said...

Girl, I feel ya on this one about being tired :)

Congrats on a successful wedding! I too was a very laid back bride and it was so fun on the actual day to see it all come together. Great advice.

Girl Friday said...

Ginger for the tummy sickness. Works a treat. I mixed fresh ginger, hot water, honey and lemon. The sick feeling goes away in the second trimester, but comes back in the third for most, so it bears remembering the ginger. Ginger Ale is nice too with the bubbles, although I found it too sweet causing more sickness. Good luck!

Our Happy Married Life... said...

glad to hear the wedding weekend was a success! Hopefully the doc has some good ideas for you.

Laura said...

Congratulations! Did people notice you weren't drinking and comment on it? How did you handle the champagne toasts? Just curious if any of your wedding guests noticed your usual social self not drinking and decided to play detective.... :)

Rachel H. said...

Congrats on the wedding!! Sounds like it was great! And so sorry about the sickness and exhaustion...I'm sure that you are so exhausted this week. Hope you can rest some and take some naps! :)

DSS said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so glad you truly enjoyed your special day...even if you were a little tired :)

Anonymous said...

So glad everything went so well for you. I know you don't do pictures...but I hope you will reconsider and post a picture or two of your cake, flowers...even your wedding dress (hang it on a door or lie it across your bed for the shot). As for the morning nausea--people have told me that they keep a package of Saltines on their nightstand and nibble on them when they wake up, and that it helps a lot. Will there be a honeymoon trip in the future? :)

Hänni said...

Congratulations on becoming a missus! Hope the sickness subsides quickly and that you get some rest soon.

straw76berry said...

Congrats honey.
I have three daughters and had very bad sickness with all right up to 20 weeks!! I found eating very little every couple hrs helped. plane dry stuff like crackers and sipping ice water helped. With my first it was so bad I got dehidrated and the doctor gave me pills but i couldn't keep them down..!! but it's not so bad for everyone. Try and rest when you can and delegate chores to others !! much love x

Lori S-C said...

keep plain saltines in the purse...ginger also worked well for me, herb tea too.

laurwilk said...

So happy for you and so sad you were feeling sick. And so NOT surprised that you cried. :)

Looking forward to catching up here in the near future. When's the honeymoon?

HappyascanB said...

Well Congrats!!!! I'm so sorry you were so exhausted through what had to have been an extremely busy weekend! Hope you're able to relax and refresh in coming days!!!

Kari said...

Congrats! Glad the weather behaved and everything turned out.
One of the research projects I work on is on perinatal health and the OB on the project is always saying that the key to morning sickness is eat lots of protein and eat often. He tells women to keep food in the bedside table (preferable something with protein, like granola bars)and eat in the middle of the night when you get up to pee etc. Also he says that if you are feeling hungry it is too late to eat... He suggests milk before bed.

Hope you are feeling more energetic soon!

Kari

steffi2282 said...

Ah, I am so happy for you the wedding was great!!!
And yes, please show us at least some pictures from the cake, the flowers and your dress!

Not nice that you felt sick. I hope it goes away quickly and you find something that helps!

Lisa said...

I'm so happy for you that everthing went well!
Is there any chance that one could get a glimpse of your wedding, f.e. your dress or ring or cake?
I know you're not that good with posting pics on your blog, but maybe you're good with sending them to loyal readers? ;)

Ys said...

I'm so glad the day was such a success :) I think it's wonderful that everything went so well. My own wedding is going to be teeny-tiny small but still super pretty and fun - and I wouldn't have it any other way. I just can't stand all that wedding fuss ;)

I'm really not surprised your so tired out. Regardless of the baby news, I think you'd have been exhausted. Three big things happening all at once - back to school, getting pregnant, getting married - is bound to wipe you out. Even though you've probably felt really calm your body knows the truth. I'm confident you'll feel better once it's all calm again :)

nifer said...

Congratulations on your marriage! I'm sorry that you weren't feeling your best, but I'm glad you enjoyed the special day!

~ Jen

Lpeg said...

Congratulations! It seems like the day came so fast! And congratulations on your soon-to-be addition! :)