Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Daily Note: February 24, 2009

Lately, I’ve been told by many new and expecting mothers that the all consuming nausea that has been holding me captive for the last 2+ months will fade soon. One such tale has the woman in question waking up one morning around week 14 and miraculously feeling all better. As a result I wake up every day and spend the first 5 minutes of my morning assessing whether I’ve been “cured” yet. I’ve passed the week 13 marker, but very little progress is being made in the way of shaking my new companion, Barfy. I had a pretty good day and a half over the weekend and was hopeful that it signified a turning point. But yesterday was rough and had me wondering if this weekend had been a mind-over-matter type of thing after all. Did I trick myself into feeling better? And if so, how do I do it again?

As I sit here nursing my saltines and water, I had a great idea: A First Trimester Mixed Tape. This tape would serve as inspiration to keep me going and remind me that relief is (hopefully) just around the corner. Here are the songs I’ve decided could make the mix:

Hold on for One More Day – Wilson Phillips
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don’t Give Up – Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Any other suggestions?


Anonymous said...

I love the mixed tape idea. Here are some additional songs you might consider:

Hold On - Sarah McLachlan
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush (SUCH a good song for wallowing in misery)
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan

Love you,

cranky rae said...

"You Make Me Sick," by Pink.

I'm disturbed that that's the first song that came to mind.

Kristin said...

I'm not usually much of a reggae fan, but I think you definitely need "One Love" by Bob Marley


Also "Mama Said (They'll Be Days Like This)" by the Shirelles


Mary Anne said...

Relief is near. Let's hope. Music will make it better.

"Here Comes the Sun"
Richie Havens or the Beatles, depending on your preference.

It's all gonna be worth it!

Anonymous said...

The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
Just The Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr. (or Will Smith)

And when it finally passes,
Eat It! - Weird Al Yankovitch