Jul 30, 2011

Please don't tell me you were sick your entire pregnancy!

Everywhere I go someone has a story about their pregnancy, and 9 times out of 10 it is not a good one. In my 13 short weeks I have heard more than I EVER wanted to.  I even had a server tell me the most awful story about her miscarriage that was TMI for a first timer (me) during my first few weeks.  In fact when she left the table my friend said, "Oh my God don't listen to her she's crazy to tell you that!"

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.

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  1. Well dont feel bad im 30 wks and never once threw up. No morning sickness at all and ive only gained 12 lbs. its a very smooth pregnancy but I am tired if being pregnant. Dont feel bad it does get better.

  2. Try zofran for nausea. Doctor can prescribe it for you. Its wonderful!