The one thing I've heard that makes me nuts is, "I was sick my ENTIRE pregnancy." SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!!! PEOPLE DON'T TELL A PREGNANT WOMAN THAT!!! How in the world can anyone think that would make me feel better about being sick? Seriously!! Even my mother in-law said she was sick the entire time with my husband. Truthfully, it makes me feel a lot worse!
How can a pregnant woman be an active member of society if she is truly sick the entire time? I will be in a padded room with 24/7 surveillance if I am sick more the half of this pregnancy! I just refuse to think the sickness I felt in the first trimester is going to carry through my second and third trimesters. How in the hell do I survive bloating, cramps, heartburn, acid reflux, constipation, wicked gas, sleeplessness, back pain, raging hormones and then some while sticking my fat head in the toilet 5 + times a day? No Way!!!!
In all honesty since week 10 I have started to come out of the 24/7 nausea. I am still nauseous everyday (almost 13 wks) but not the entire day. I know what to avoid--getting hungry, smelling meat or rich foods cooking, ice cold drinks and of course anything on the prohibited list. Also, I still cannot go to the grocery store. I'm starting to think baby will be here before that happens.
I have learned pregnancy is a process taken one day at a time. If I think about being sick tomorrow--or God forbid the "entire" time-- I will freak myself out. This baby is here to stay and I am going to just try to survive today.