Friday, August 28, 2009

All Day Sickness, Anyone?

I wasn't even expecting this absence, but it seems I've moved into the "Oh my God, I'm tired," and "Oh my God, I think I might throw up," phases of pregnancy. I was doing great up until the beginning of this week when suddenly food smells horrible (unless it's an Ice Pop or a Sprite) and I can sleep effortlessly for 13 hours at a time.

I went to Chuck's college with him yesterday to pick up a couple of textbooks and then go run some errands while he was in class. The moment the sliding doors opened, I stepped into the Student Union and encountered the most gawd-awful smell in existence. I grimaced, covered my face, and exclaimed: "What the HELL could that be?" Turns out it was the Subway sandwich shop upstairs. I don't think I'll have a cheesesteak from there any time soon, thankyouverymuch!

Luckily, the morning sickness has been rather fruitless. I feel like I'm going to hurl 24/7, but I have yet to actually succumb to the feeling. The sleeping makes Chuck happy because I can't complain at him for sleeping late when I'm snoring away right next to him.

Sprites drunk: 897
Naps taken: 4,000
Books read: 0

Hmmphf!

Back soon with an essay review of "How I Lost the Junior Miss Pageant."

13 comments:

  1. *hugs* I hope it ends soon!

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  2. I didn't feel like I was going to be sick all day, but I did off and on the first few months. I found that ginger ale and/or saltines settled my stomach most of the time. Good luck!

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  3. It looks like I haven't been here in a while! You're going to have a hardcover?! Congratulations. Remember: eat fresh! :-) Hope you're over the sickness soon.

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  4. I had morning sickness all day too. Whenever I went somewhere new, the first thing I did was scout out the bathroom. I remember barfing in the trash can at work and all over myself in the car. But, guess what, the doctor said it's a sign of a healthy baby. How can you complain after that?

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  5. Yikes. I hope this part passes quickly for you!!

    Lezlie

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  6. Some unsolicited advice. Rest as much as you can. Forget about getting anything productive done. Camp out on the couch and watch brainless tv. The extreme fatigue passes once you get in the 2nd trimester and you will have energy again, so do what your body wants.

    As for nausea, I found it help to always be eating something, but never to eat big meals. Think of a grazing cow (ha ha). Crackers work extremely well; always have them with you. I couldn't eat fresh veggies while I was pregnant, especially salads, and garlic just made me want to hurl.

    Hang in there!

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  7. I remember one moment where we got to the grocery store and just as we parked I realized there was just no way I was gonna make it through the store. I was just suddenly SO tired and I knew that walking in the doors would kill me. I waited in the car.

    More helpy: What Shannon said, it seems counter-intuitive, but try eating ALL THE TIME. I ate my weight in goldfish crackers. I would snack slowly on them for hours straight. Expect to fall asleep every time you try to read anything.

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  8. Thanks, Eva! Me too.

    LH, ginger ale is good. Very very good! Saltines are quickly becoming a staple, too, though I think they aggravate the heartburn. Oy!

    Dale, hey mannnn! Definitely having a little hardcover. Or maybe a mass market to start with?

    Bermudaonion, I read the morning sickness = healthy baby thing on a website yesterday, so that makes it all worthwhile. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to lie down. :)

    Thanks, Lezlie! Me too!

    Shannon, I'm finding it almost impossible NOT to rest. I flaked out on some errands with Chuck the other day because I felt so dreadful. I sat down on the couch to watch some HGTV and woke up 2 hours later, moved to the bedroom, and napped some more! Woohoo! Love the grazing cow analogy, by the way. I'm finding that helpful, too.

    Lisa, I've been doing quite a bit of waiting in the car, too. Chuck often likes my company for running errands, and I've been flaking out more and more lately in favor of an ice pop at home or a nap. And the goldfish crackers are a GREAT idea.

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  9. I had the all day sickness too. Thankfully it usually passes when you get into the second trimester and then you have energy and feel great again. You'll probably feel more like reading when you aren't so sick!

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  10. Hang in there, Andi. Morning sickness usually ends by the end of the first trimester. Mine ended on the first day of the second trimester, just like clockwork. I felt the same as you do. 24/7 of feeling sick, but never actually getting sick. It sucked and I was so glad it ended when it did! After that, I LOVED every minute of being pregnant. Never once minded getting up all those nights to pee or all the kicking or baby hiccups. Loved it all! Maybe try some peanut butter on toast. I found that the starchy carbs helped me feel full. Forget salads and meats. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh!

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  11. Amen, Kathleen! Amen to the reading-once-I-don't-feel-pukey that is. :)

    Les, I'm hoping that clockwork comes through for me, too! :) I'm feeling a little better the last two days than I was before, so we'll see if it holds out or kicks back up again. Chuck is a little distressed by all this. :)

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  12. I had to actually keep crackers on my nightstand and eat them before I sat up. It's just the baby being a little nuisance parasite, sucking away your nutrients. They're mean that way. Nibbling all day long helps.

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  13. LOL, Bookfool. I keep referring to this baby as a velociraptor--kind of a creepy idea, but Chuck does the cutest raptor impression (and that's hard to do).

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