Friday, January 28, 2011

We are here. My morning sickness is kicking my tail. I'm not fully puking yet, but can't wait to get there. These weeks of 24 hour nausea is my worst part. I just can't stand no breaks to ever feel good. Once I start puking, things get better. I at least get a little relief for a short while after I puke. I'll be 8 weeks next week, and that is usually when I start actually puking, although I got really really close this morning. Through the years, I've read about every stratetgy known to man to help with morning sickness. All of it helps, kind of, sort of, on certain hours and days of the week. In the end, it is a normal and healthy response to pregnancy. Maybe God gives us morning sickness so we don't notice that we bloat up like a wart hog in the space of a few weeks....that all of that self control we showed over the holidays to stay looking and feeling good are all for naught because we've already bloated up a size and are quickly passing thru it.

Honestly, I don't do pregnancy well, at any stage, really. The third trimester is easiest for me. I finally get the energy boost that most women get from the second trimester, I'm usually still puking in the second trimester. Up until about 36ish weeks, I'm good. That is until I hit the final frontier. You know, the part where you can't do dishes anymore because you have to stand sideways at the sink and your arms can't reach the bottom of the sink any more. Up until that point, I'm good.

So, I'm due in September. I have a 4th and 13th baby already. My anniversary is the 15th. Just by looking at the calendar, it seems I should carry this baby late so I can space things out. But, that would be insanity, or a male OB that would suggest such a thing. Every female, even those who have never had babies but have only been tramautized by their pregnant friends, knows that you never Ever EVER wish for someone to go late with a pregnancy. So, I'll shoot for the end of August instead. My Dad still isn't really a Grandpa anyway!

back to your regularly scheduled lives, this pregnant womens random stream of conscience is over for the moment


Donna said...

Dear Christi, You poor girl..I SOooo remember those days. I was sick most of the first two trimesters every single time! I sometimes cried when I got pregnant just because I dreaded the non-stop nausea. And worse, I never threw up, no matter what. I just stayed miserable day and night--except when I was asleep.

Makes me feel kind of wimpy fussing about a little stomach flu! Ha!

I wish there was some way to ease the misery..but I never found anything that worked either. Well, just know that you have my complete sympathy!

Thanks for the get well wishes..:o)


Karen Deborah said...

Morning sickness!!! wow a new baby won't that be wonderful. The sick part is a bummer, been there and done that. I puked basically round the clock for the whole pregnancy and quit when I was in labor. I never did get the "feeling good" thing. But I lived on plain baked potatoes, no butter no nothing just plain. Sometimes I tried other things but usually barfed em up sometimes before I even finished eating them. You have my sympathy. I only had ONE kid too.