I have been missing in action from my blog for awhile. If any of you followed my blog back in 2007 and 2008 you will notice similar disappearances. I am expecting Baby Gerold Number Three on October 23rd . . . so there will probably be another disappearance from me later this year!
While the new baby is good news, the bad news is that I have Hyperemesis gravidarum for the third time. From my friends at Wikipedia, “Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of morning sickness, with "unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids." Hyperemesis is considered a rare complication of pregnancy. Estimates of the percentage of pregnant women afflicted range from 0.3% to 2.0%.” I have lost 20 lbs so far and am feeling far from fine. Needless to say I haven’t been able to spend much time on my blog.
I have been reading a lot and have a couple giant stacks of books next to my computer that I need to complete reviews. In order to do this in a somewhat timely fashion my reviews are going to be in brief until I catch up. I also have winners to announce from the past three giveaways. I promise that it will happen sometime in the next couple of weeks. So bear with me and hopefully things will be back to normal soon!