October 5, 2010

Morning sickness isn't just for mornings!

Yesterday, I was able to experience the joy of morning sickness for the first time.

I've been waking up about twice during the night to pee, and when I woke up at 3 yesterday morning, I ended up dry heaving with the worst nausea I could imagine, and I was so dizzy I had to lie on the bathroom floor (you know that feeling when you're sick that the most comfy place in your whole house has to be your bathroom floor?) with hot and cold flashes, plus the sweating and chills that come with those flashes. I woke Mr. Magnolia Bud up, and he was nice enough to put my towel under my head. Those were possibly the longest 10 minutes of my life. The entire time, I was so worried that it meant something was wrong with the baby. Once I felt better, I realized that it was probably just morning sickness.

All day yesterday, my stomach felt a little 'off'--nothing too crazy, but I was being really conservative with my diet--fruit, crackers, nuts for protein, and lots of water. I had a meeting yesterday afternoon, and as soon as it was over, I started dry heaving and having terrible nausea again. But thankfully again, it only lasted for about 5 minutes. Definitely long enough for me to consider telling HR what's up, but short enough that I didn't have to.

The thing that surprised me the most was that as horrible as I was feeling, there was a voice in the back of my head saying "I wouldn't trade this for anything." We are so happy and grateful to be pregnant, especially because we know many people who struggle to have children--I can't complain about anything right now.

Today, I'm going to head out and buy some Sea Bands. I've been continuing my B6 (100mg a.m., 100mg p.m.), and we bought some fresh ginger this weekend on the expectation that morning sickness would hit around six weeks. I've also started carrying graham crackers with me everywhere. Hope those things are enough to save me from actually throwing up in public. The next few weeks will be a test, as I'm traveling a lot for work, including a lot of driving.

Lots of love and baby dust!
-Magnolia Bud


Sara said...

Sea bands were a waste of money for me. They did absolutely nothing. I ended up sick the entire pregnancy with my daughter, from 6 weeks until literally birth. The only thing that really helped was lots of sleep, eating exactly what I craved and sipping Gatorade.

As for complaining, YOU ARE PUKING. It's no picnic. Complain all the heck you want. You can be grateful for being pregnant and still unhappy about spending your days over the toilet.

I'm going on 2 years of TTC and I'm sure as heck going to complain if I'm throwing up. :)

June Bud said...

ugggggh, I am sorry you are ill! I hope you start feeling better soon!


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