October 28, 2007


I promised myself that this blog wouldn't turn into Trying to Grok Morning Sickness, but I will make a comment or two. First of all, I have no idea how any woman musters up the strength to continue a full-time job feeling like this. I could barely manage four hours at the Michaels yesterday; while copious amounts of Christmas potpourri and candles is enough to make anyone want to barf, it made me spend a lot of the day dry heaving over the public toilet. In the bathroom that also smelled like air freshener. Ugh. I also have lost all interest in eating. I don't usually get sick, but nothing sounds good either. I feel hungry but then have to force myself to ingest whatever it is we're having. Oh, and salmon was not a good choice the other day; the fish smell lingering in the house the rest of the evening and next morning was about unbearable.

So that's that. The girl who loves cooking and knitting can barely bring herself to enter the kitchen or muster the strength to lift the needles. It's a sad state of affairs in this house.

But it's exactly what I wanted, right? At least I keep reminding myself of that as I run to the bathroom.

Posted by: Sarah at 01:22 PM | Comments (20) | Add Comment
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1 Congrats! It does get better. Eventually you won't even remember the morning sickness (basically because you'll be eating everything in sight!)

Posted by: Jill at October 28, 2007 01:28 PM (LV89i)

2 I am so happy to hear things are progressing. But sorry that you have to feel ill. Take care. Sounds like a good time to indulge in strawberry milkshakes or something super yummy like that.

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at October 28, 2007 01:40 PM (U2fet)

3 Look at it this way - when your kids are teenagers, they'll make you nauseous again... Seriously, morning sickness is a good thing! My doctor always said he was concerned that I didn't have it with either of my pregnancies (which turned out fine, thank God), because it means your hormone levels are doing exactly what they're supposed to do to prepare for the coming months. So although it's rough right now, keep in mind that your body's doing what it needs to right now. I am so happy for you and your husband - I don't comment often, but I love reading your blog. Your child is very lucky to have such great parents!

Posted by: Toni at October 28, 2007 05:58 PM (OoGre)

4 I had terrible terrible morning sickness from week 6 to week 13. It was non-stop, day and night. What I really found to help the most was ginger ale and ginger snaps with peanut butter on them. And also Sour Skittles made me feel a little better as well. Congrats on your pregnancy again. Like the ladies above mentioned, morning sickness is a good sign!

Posted by: Kasey at October 29, 2007 03:30 AM (tttDj)

5 I've been wondering, if ''it'' had started, yet. I remember eatting lots of crackers,....and when I was pregnant with Gunnar, no mayo or miracle whip could touch my lips......yet, fom about the age of 6, Gunnar could consume it(Miracle Whip) by the gallon. There's thousands of ''home remedies'' to help, get thru this stage....usually, by the time you figgure out which one works, the sickness stage is over.......... I'm looking forward to the future post(in a few months) about cravings! love ya!, thank you, for sharing your life with us!

Posted by: debey at October 29, 2007 04:11 AM (7kywJ)

6 My first pregnancy was like that, too. I was working, spent lots of quick trips to the bathroom. The ONLY thing I could face for lunch was an egg salad sandwich and a Tastykake cherry pie, NEITHER of which I ever ate before or since. But those two things seemed appetizing and stayed down (most of the time) so I stuck with them. I also have always wondered why they call it 'morning sickness' when you have it ALL DAY! But it will pass and you will feel wonderful. Have you heard the old saying about the three trimesters - "3 months bleary, 3 months cheery and 3 months weary"? Well you're in the bleary part now, but the cheery part is something to look forward to. And your last 3 months won't be in the hot weather so you won't be too 'weary.' Good luck!

Posted by: AMy at October 29, 2007 04:38 AM (I9LMv)

7 I had all day sickness.... it was horrid. My Aunt lost 24 pounds while pregnant...

Posted by: awtm at October 29, 2007 04:41 AM (BwtOk)

8 try ginger tea....

Posted by: awtm at October 29, 2007 04:42 AM (BwtOk)

9 Best of luck with the morning sickness. Different things work for different people, so I won't recommend anything... heh. If it gets to the point where you can't keep anything down at all, call the doctor! (Blackfive's wife had this problem when she was pregnant) However, if you have "normal" morning sickness, it does pass... just not as fast as you'd like. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at October 29, 2007 07:31 AM (rVIv9)

10 is it wrong that when I read this post I felt bad, but then I smiled because you're pregnant? Umm, saltines and ginger ale. Stay away from FISH!!! You'll never want to eat it again from what I understand.

Posted by: Mare at October 29, 2007 08:03 AM (3UyGi)

11 Sarah - as AWTM & a few others suggested, I have heard Ginger is supposed to help. It never did for me, but I used to eat alot of saltines. Kept a sleeve by my bed so I could eat some before I even got out of bed. I ate alot of greasy burgers/take outfood in the beginning, for some reason that sounded good!

Posted by: Keri at October 29, 2007 08:08 AM (HXpRG)

12 Congratulations on the expected bundle. I hope the MS gets better for you. I kept a couple of small baggies of dry cheerios and saltine crackers lying around in the house, the car, near the bed and at work. I never allowed my tummy to get too empty because then it got worse. I hope you find a trick that helps, but usually it's just rest and time that gets you through.

Posted by: Claire at October 29, 2007 08:11 AM (TcK83)

13 oh and I was working at a nursing home while pregnant....odorific to be certain.... I have no idea how I gained so much weight none....

Posted by: awtm at October 29, 2007 10:07 AM (BwtOk)

14 I never had much morning sickness, only a little with my first one. I recommend pretzels on hand, they do the same as crackers except better. I still, to years later, cannot stand the smell of butter cream frosting because I made some for my mother's birthday cake early in my pregnancy. Ugh! With my second my husband had to quit smoking because I gagged everytime he tried to kiss me. He still doesn't smoke, a good thing! And the baby is still great, too.

Posted by: Ruth H at October 29, 2007 10:17 AM (b/Q5J)

15 I should have previewed that comment. It is 50 years later, not as I wrote, to. Guess age is really getting to me, if it were two, it's still wrong! Heh

Posted by: Ruth H at October 29, 2007 10:19 AM (b/Q5J)

16 Activated Charcoal tablets or gelcaps. Get them at GNC. and saltines.. LAW

Posted by: liberal army wife at October 29, 2007 01:41 PM (Ocu2J)

17 Vitamin B6 helped me w/the sickness in both my pregnancies. I also had an abiding love for Jolly Rancher candies during both--you would have thought that would have not gone over well with my stomach, but they were a Godsend. Hang in there!

Posted by: Guard Wife at October 29, 2007 05:26 PM (BslEQ)

18 My wife could never stand beer - until she was pregnant for the first time. Suddenly she loved it - but of course could only have a few sips. The babies came and grew up, but beer still tastes good.

Posted by: Glenmore at October 29, 2007 06:06 PM (ZmEMn)

19 I'm one of those girls that get sick sick sick and need medical intervention. Being sick is no fun. And nothing really helps, but here are a couple things that worked for me: lay on the couch as still as possible. Watch your favorite movies. Do not watch A Baby Story. On second thought, watching your favorite movies may make you hate them for a while as you will associate them with that sick feeling. But lay on the couch. Without moving. Cooking and laundry can be someone else's job for a while. coke. something about the caffeine helps. That's all. eating crackers early in the morning didn't help. eating constantly helped sometimes, but mostly because it's easier to throw up if there's actually food in your tummy. sorry you're sick. But Congratulations!

Posted by: wendy at October 30, 2007 09:51 AM (56tHP)

20 Sarah, for what it's worth, both of my pregnancies have been similar and different. With Ronin, I was a little bit nauseous at first but then ate like a pig and I craved hamburgers. This time around, the slightly nauseous thing has been the same but I feel like you do, nothing sounds good to me and I have to ingest food like substances just because I have to. The only things I could say that I crave now are scrambled eggs and those honeycrisp apples...how did you like the one I gave you?

Posted by: Kate at October 31, 2007 05:55 AM (tB/4l)

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