I behaved very badly towards the two of you yesterday, and I'm very sorry. It has been a lifelong besetting sin that along with my red hair, I have a temper to go with it, and I unfairly unleashed it on you both. You were blameless, and I apologize. I also want you to know that when Smaug came to visit me later, I scolded him very properly for his post and the taunting that he subjected you to. Again, I am very, deeply sorry, and I beg your forgiveness.
I think that I am beginning to show. Dr. Gates told me that my little one is now about the size of a lemon! How wonderful to be able to have an idea of the size of one's baby while they're still baking.
I need to speak with the two of you. It's very important. And I threw a shoe this morning while looking for my other pair, and it's on top of my closet and I can't reach it, so I need one of you, too.
I'm returning, as I said above! And it will be good to be back; as wonderful as working with the children is, I've found that when I married, I truly did put that part of my life behind me. I miss joining you in the kitchen and creating food with you. I feel that we had a wonderful harvest this year -- I really like the word wonderful this evening! -- and I think that we also should celebrate that. I think that for many of us here in Mount Weather from different places and times, we all have a tradition of gathering around a table with family and friends once or twice a week. With that in mind, I would like to propose the idea of Sunday dinner.
Of course, we eat every Sunday, but Sunday dinner is different. We cook and eat foods that are reserved just for that day, or for special days, and they have a little extra cream, or an extra dessert, or just feature a meal that we don't eat often. What say you?
I don't mean to be a nuisance, but we have a situation in 505M. Martha Jones went in there to shower, I believe, and it's been an hour that the shower's been running and she hasn't come out. Either she's injured or she might have disappeared. She's not responding to my knocks.
I've been told by my midwives that until my morning sickness has passed, I would be better off working in a different area of Mount Weather. Currently, I work in the kitchens. Perhaps I can be placed with the teachers for the next few months? I do have extensive experience as a teacher, but I would very much like to return to the kitchen when I am able.
I don't suppose any of you would be able to find a set of knitting needles and some yarn, and bring it to me in medical. I'm allowed to have visitors, I'm told, and would dearly love the opportunity to keep my hands busy while doing so.
Otherwise, I hope everyone is feeling better?
Shepard, thank you. I don't know what would have happened to me if you hadn't taken me to Medical. That I didn't lose the baby is a miracle, and I can only think that part of the reason why is you moving so quickly to help me.
I've always wanted children. Pregnancy is supposed to be a lovely time in one's life. A miracle of nature, a time of joy.
It's not. It's horrible. I cry all the time, a few days ago I started getting nauseous before lunch and it doesn't end for hours. I spend more time in the ladies room than I do anywhere else, and anything I eat just comes back up.
And I miss Gilbert and this is not my home.
I feel terrible. Or I will.
A few days ago I started gettjng very, very nauseous in the afternoons. Is there anything you can give me to help?
I've been informed you're quite new here, Ms. Blythe.
I've already spoken to Tony today, Beth, but he and Beverly told me that the last time I was here, you had agreed to be my midwife. I'm hoping that you'll be willing to again, along with Tony.
Gilbert doesn't even know he's going to be a father.
I've still got 8 months or so before the baby comes, and we've got a lot of work to do this summer. Do any of you have experience preserving food -- canning and the like? That will start soon.
I'm so terribly sorry that for two days in a row I've had to leave work early. It looks like my morning sickness comes in the afternoon. Since I'm not sure I'll be able to teach the last few hours of each day, I would like to offer to take on any grading that any of you might need done. Of course, there are some subjects that I'll be unable to do, but grading for those can be discussed. I'll take what I am given and grade what I can in the evenings, and hopefully that will lighten your loads somewhat.
Have you any stories you would like to tell me?
Is it known what sort of effects that the flour from yesterday's pancakes would have on a person who is expecting? I did have a hallucination yesterday, while I was in the classroom with my students. I thought I was back in Avonlea, teaching in the schoolhouse there. It was a pleasant hallucination, but I still worry.
And, well. How bad is morning sickness supposed to be?