Monday, May 2, 2011

Pregnancy... So far. Help me!

I wish that this was going to be a happy-go-lucky blog post about how much I love being pregnant.
This is more like a post about how I am jealous of everyone out there who has had easy pregnancies... or who have "never been so happy in their lives."

That is just not the case for me right now... and explains the serious lack of posting here!

Let's get one thing clear first- and I mean crystal clear. I love this baby more that I ever thought was humanly possible- and I cannot even imagine when I get to meet him/her in person. We wanted to start a family early... I am so excited, feel so lucky and blessed to be able to be pregnant.


I have been so sick for the past 2 almost 3 months it is not even funny anymore. I laughed in the beginning of getting sick... Seriously I would be laughing because I know it is "all so worth it in the end". Well I am not laughing anymore- even though I know it is "all so worth it in the end".

I get sick an average of 5-6 times a day. Some days less... some more. Some days I cannot get out of bed. I can barely work a full day.

I have missed 9 days in the last pay period. And I have run out of all sick, vacation, and comp. days... So these are all unpaid days. (OK 5 of those were unpaid vacation to St. Lucia! but still the others were not)

I want to quit my job. I love everyone here and I like what I do (most days), but driving 30miles to work and 30 miles home while I am so weak and tired has me honestly concerned for my health.

It is not realistic for me to leave my job right now. It is nice to have the extra money right now.. so leaving is just not an option. Yet.

I have been eating whatever I think will stay down lately... BLT's worked for a while. Random right? Well they don't work anymore... So I am looking for a new thing to eat. Thoughts?

Last week I posted on "Facebook" asking people any suggestions as to what helps with "morning sickness"... the responses were overwhelming! and I was so thankful for them all... except that most said "Saltines".
I HATE, loathe, despise, all Saltines. I honestly think that they are one thing I will never be able to eat again.

Some people said to call the Dr to get prescription meds... The Dr. has given me Zofran and Phenagran. (BOTH are safe to take during pregnancy) However Zofran doesn't work anymore as I cannot keep it down. Phenegran does... but it will leave me passed out and unable to move- let alone drive a car.

So this sounds like a lot of complaining over here- but really... So many people go through this with every single pregnancy. I have heard of some people being sick up until their baby comes! I have also heard that people start to feel better when they are 16-18 weeks.
I am hoping that this ends in the next few weeks. I am not sure how much more JM can take from me right now. He is just happy that I am still working right now, I think. Because he knows if it were up to me I would be in bed or on the couch right now and that I would have most likely quit last week.

In other news... some positive news!
My parents are in Ireland and I am so excited for them to be having a great time!

I am excited to say that we (more like JM and a shovel) have fixed up the front yard! Pictures to come... It looks SO wonderful! and I am sure that our neighbors are much happier with us now!

I am MOST excited to have learned that Osama Bin Laden has been taken down! GO USA! Thank you to all of the men and women who have served, who are serving, and who will serve our Country. I hope that this means that we are closer to the end of a war. I still remember where I was on 9-11. I was in Art class in high school... It was one of the scariest days and one I will never forget. Do you remember where you were?

Now hopefully I will make it through today at work. I have lost the battle with breakfast...
Anyone else have any suggestions for morning sickness? Please keep in mind that I am lactose- intolerant, HATE SALTINES, and anything with ginger makes my tongue swell (Gingerale was not so bad, but I have lost that battle too many times and it is on the black list!).
Damn I am a mess.

One day I will do cute "bump pictures" with the size of fruit that the baby is and weekly updates... Sunday I started the second trimester and am 14 weeks. Baby is the size of a lemon in case you were wondering!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Monday!


  1. Hey Sweetie!!! I have missed you!! Have you tried peppermint tea? It's not something to eat mind you, but peppermint is supposed to soothe the stomach. I've never been pregnant, so I don't know but I feel for you. Hugs to you and LBM.

  2. Ugh!! I'm so sorry you have been so sick! I hate it for you! As far as suggestions: try to nibble ALL DAY. Sometimes it's when you don't have anything in your stomach that you will feel sick. Also, try a really cold compress around your neck. It's supposed to help with nausea. As far as certain foods go, just stick with whatever sounds good to you, and keep in mind that it may change throughout your pregnancy. I hope as you get further into your second trimester you'll start to get some relief! Hope you guys had a blast in St. Lucia!

  3. Katie - I'm so sorry too! It will get better! This too shall pass!!!! And I was very nauseous my 1st trimester - Zophran worked for me, but I drank ALOT of Sprite. That just seemed to settle my tummy. And I'm w/ Taylor - I got the sickest when I allowed myself to get hungry! I'll be thinking of you - and I promise - it will all be worth it and you WILL want to do this day!

  4. So sorry : / If you followed my blog while I was pregnant, then you now that I was sick me ENTIRE pregnancy and didn't get any relief until Ilah came out! Literally. Zofran didn't do much for me either {nor did ANYTHING else}...lots of rest did help because I didn't HAVE to be mobile. Had I been working, like you..I don't think I could have survived pregnancy! lol! But really...I totally get what you are saying. When you are THAT sick, all you want to do is be in bed and not HAVE to be anywhere that isn't comfortable for you. I hope that your sickness subsides. And if it doesn't....I promise you that your little one will be, and already is, worth it : )