Sep 5, 2011  •  In Personal

Puke, and Moms

How is everyone’s Labor Day weekend going? For me, it looks like this:

I’m not sure if it is food poisoning or just a bad case of pregnancy-induced nausea, but I have thrown up everything I’ve eaten for the past 48 hours. I feel so weak and — believe it or not — hungry, but nothing seems to be staying down. :-( It’s not bad enough to warrant a visit to the ER, but if I am not feeling better by tomorrow I will definitely be seeing a doctor.

J and I were planning on taking Claire and Comang to my parents’ today for some holiday BBQ, but we’ve canceled due to my condition and my mother has come here instead. She brought over various types of jook (rice porridge) in hopes that they will help settle my stomach, and is currently preparing a huge pot of samgyetang (chicken and ginseng soup) while Claire naps so that I will have something healthy and nutricious to eat tonight and tomorrow.

My mother has also brought with her tons of fish pancakes and even pre-marinated bulgogi so that J has some of his favorite Korean dishes to eat while his wife is sick. And while I lie in bed writing this post on my phone? She is looking over the simmering samgyetang while cleaning the entire condo.

I am by no means a slave driver…in fact, I keep telling my mom NOT to do these things, ESPECIALLY since she works so hard at her store and this is her vacation too. But she insists on it, saying that this is what makes her happy. And this is how she has always been — forever doing so much for her family yet still wanting to give more.

I hope that I can do half as much for my children as they get older.

6 Responses to “Puke, and Moms”

  1. Sorry to hear that you’re feeling sick and I hope you feel better soon. On a sidenote…now I have a craving for some jook!

  2. I’m so sorry to hear that you are sick. I remember some of those bad days when I was preggers with my little boy. I do have to say that the chicken and ginseng soup sounds wonderful! Any chance you’d be willing to share the recipe? I won’t mind if it’s an editted version in order to protect the family secrets!!

  3. Eek565:

    Ugh, that’s terrible! It sounds like you’re getting some yummy nourishing foods. Feel better soon!

  4. So sorry that you were sick – and what an incredibly nice mom you have!

  5. I’m glad you’re feeling a little better now (I’m catching up on posts) – there’s nothing quite like a mom’s care!

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