Ugh

I’ve been slacking, and not just in blogging. I’m spending a lot of time lolling about on my bed or the couch.
I’m sinking into the miry slough of morning sickness.
And by the way, whose idea was it to call it “morning” sickness? I am icky and queasy ’round the clock. The fridge is utterly creepy to me (all that food!), and thoughts of meal planning and preparation make my innards cringe.
Now, with all that said, let me add a few more thoughts:

  • At 9 weeks, I have only thrown up once (there’s that recurring topic of mine!)
  • I have a helpful husband and helpful children who can take care of both me and the younger children, so I am free to lie down whenever the nausea becomes overpowering – which is a lot.
  • I have intelligent and observant husband and children, who realize that I often feel better when somebody helpfully shoves a snack in my face even though I don’t really think I want it.
  • Morning sickness reminds me of the blessing that is growing inside me – I can’t ever forget I’m pregnant while my stomach is churning :)
  • Morning sickness encourages me that the hormones are going strong; I mentioned before that 2 of my 3 morning-sickness-free pregnancies ended in early miscarriages.
  • This morning sickness is nothing compared to what I experienced with my first pregnancy, or even the next 3 after that; I am so grateful that I only experienced sickness of that magnitude with my first! Being a little sick now reminds me of how very sick I’m not.

And now I’m off to find a snack. Yuck.

Comments

  1. Hopefully you will feel 100% in a few weeks! It is a huge blessing to have a helpful hubby and kids!

    Take a little extra time to kick up your feet and rest!

  2. My first pregnancy was the worst for being sick, too. Almost ended up in the hospital. Realllly bad.

    I found in later pregnancies that having some watermelon the minute I got up helped. Whatever works, right? :) Wintergreen mints helped, too.

    Congratulations from a new reader — Laura

  3. razorbackmama says:

    Protein and Coca-Cola Classic were my saving graces. I had the least sickness with #5, and I know it’s because I ate an egg every morning (even when it sounded nasty). If I ate my normal cereal breakfast I was calling for someone to bring me a Coke by 10 am.

    Which leads me to the Coke. Once the yuckies had already hit, Coke was the only thing that could sort of settle things down. Not the decaf stuff either – the real deal. ;-)

  4. I was just telling my husband that it’s not fair that you’re still having to go through this after so many children. I think God should’ve made it kinda like the law of diminishing marginal returns…with each child you’re willing to receive from His hands, you should have less and less “morning” sickness! Bummer that it doesn’t work that way, but you sure have a good attitude about it. And with all the yummy food you’re still making, I’d never guess you were feeling awful. (That was a wonderful casserole yesterday–when you’re feeling better, you’ll have to tell me what all you put in it.)

  5. The Daring One says:

    This makes me glad that my youngest is only 5 months old. I’m not ready to start that again. Feel better.

  6. Oh Kim, how I can empathize with you! As much as it is dreaded, I wish I had “that” morning sickness right now. :)

  7. mattswife1990 says:

    Oh, I don’t envy you that icky “morning” sickness feeling! I, too, wondered why they call it morning sickness because it happened any time of the day!

    My first pregnancy was the time it was worst for me, too. The second time ’round was worse for a few weeks and then cleared right up. It IS a blessing to have that comparison to remind you of how much worse it could be!

    I’m not sure if this will help you, but during my last three pregnancies, I tried something new that seemed to help me. I had read Dr. Robert Bradley’s book “Husband-Coached Childbirth”, and in it, he wrote about having a “protein night-cap”–eating something high in protein right before bed. Then, when you wake up in the night to use the bathroom, have another high protein snack.

    I tried it, and I really didn’t have any morning sickness to speak of during my last three pregnancies. I’m not sure if my “protein night-caps” were the reason why, but maybe they were! :)

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