Monday, December 5, 2011

Morning Sickness. {Prayers please}

I half expected it. I've been sick with my last two pregnancies, so although I had dreams of skipping the awful beginning, I had a feeling my days of feeling like a spring chicken were limited. The day after Thanksgiving it hit me. Nice of the little peanut to at least give me Thanksgiving to enjoy food for one last time.

Since Black Friday, I've been really down for the count. Nothing sounds good. Actually the thought of most food almost sends me running for the bathroom. The nausea lasts all day long... with very little relief. I'm wondering if any one has any remedies out there that I haven't yet tried... I'm desperate. 

My sister texted me and said it best..

You are incredibly lucky to have had it happen so easily, unfortunately it just doesn't come free. But I'm sure the payoff is worth the price...

Absolutely the payoff of a precious miracle is worth the price. And thinking about all the people out there that would do anything to be in my shoes even on my sickest of days are what keep me going sometimes. 

I am thankful.

I'm just needing a little relief in the meantime and trying to stop the feelings of guilt that come when I can't be the same mom and wife I was a few weeks ago before the nausea started... 

So I thank you for your prayers. 

And if you have any tips/tricks or advice for battling the constant nausea, please post them in the comments. 

I will most definitely be reading each and every one of them.



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17 comments:

  1. yuck I can't even imagine what it must be like. I am such a nauseous person already and I've never been preggers! prayers!

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  2. Oh no.. I can only imagine how awful that feeling must be. Not a mommy yet so I don’t have any personal experience with this , but have you ever heard of the line called The Spoiled Mama? They have a couple of product for that..
    http://www.thespoiledmama.com/

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  3. How did I miss that you were pregnant? And a blog redesign? I must have been more unplugged the last few weeks than I thought I was. Off to catch up. Congratulations.
    Suggestions I've been told through the years, they will work some days, and others will work better on others: first thing in the morning eat some protein. Have it by your bed, peanut butter or something, so that as soon as you wake up you can nibble on it before the nausea sets in hard core. Sour candies, pop them in your mouth throughout the day. For some reason that's all my brain can muster up right now.

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  4. Oh Heather, you poor thing! I'm sorry you're feeling so run down...I can't imagine what nonstop morning sickness must be like. :( I don't have any advice to offer you, but know that I've said a prayer for you just now.

    Take care, hon. xoxo

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  5. oh Heather, I'm so sorry! That is the worst!! I wish I had some tips for you..but I never found any to do the trick for my morning sickness. The only piece of advice I can give is to remember that they say, the sicker you are, the healthier the baby. I know it's hard to remember that...but at least there's a great reason for being so sick. :(( I'll be praying for you <3 Hope it doesn't last long. ps...the only thing that helped - even though it wasn't much - was candies. preggie pops are good and so are sour jolly ranchers. xoxo thinkin of you!

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  6. The only thing that helps me is food.. I know that's hard when food seems gross but try rating something simple like crackers or plain bread. Hard candy helped me too. I hope you find relief mama!

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  7. I am praying for you Heather! Just remember that you can only do all that you are able to. Try not to get down about not being your best at taking care of everything...you are now taking care of a little one inside you! You are amazing. I hope the nausea eases up here real soon! :)

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  8. praying, my dear!! that is no fun...praying for strength, relief, patience (for you and your family)!! It won't last forever. That's the only other encouragement I can give, other than make sure you try (if you can) to have a saltine or two before you pick up your head from the pillow in the morning. I've heard that helps, but I wouldn't know from experience--yet!

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  9. I was feeling the exact same way last year at this time. Not fun, specially during the holidays :( . I will be praying for you, lady!

    Starburst helped me... Well... only for the short period there in your mouth for.

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  10. Oh Heather feel your pain 110xinfinity%!!! I was on my death bed with both Brayden and Luke until 18 wks. The thought of going to the store or the dishes in the sick made me vomit!! 24/7 horribleness!!! I said I wouldn't do it a 3rd time at that time but look a me already planning my 3rd! My cousins husband actually had the nerve to say I was just dramatic!!! Still makes my blood boil and I feel bad for my cousin if she gets sick with an insensitive husband! Honestly I don't have any "remedies" that worked for me. With Luke I ate sourdough bread with jelly like no other!! And watermelon! My doc did give me Zofran to help which did help the nauseousness a little. Tried to take it like 2-3x a week instead of everyday but honestly it did help. I feel your pain Mama!! I'll be there in the next 6mnths prob!! Hang in there!

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  11. New follower here. Congrats on the little blessing on the way :) The one thing that helped me the most was water with lemons (lots of slices). Prayers for you and your family as you prepare to welcome your precious bundle of joy!

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  12. Try sucking on something...like a candy. Maybe that will help. I even tried those sea bands. I was the exact same as you. Constantly nauseous. I know how awful it is girl! I feel for you and will say some prayers for you so you can still be the mommy and wife you need to be!

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  13. I am so sorry that you are so sick. I can't imagine :( I just found your blog & I just LOVE it. You are a beautiful person, inside and out.

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  14. Praying for sure!! I used those sea bands too...they helped. The only thing food-wise that helped me was ginger ale. So sorry you're feeling poorly, friend!

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  15. Oh sweetie, I'm SO sorry!! I totally remember that feeling. I was sick EVERY.DAY. with Ethan for the whole pregnancy!!! I think I tried everything. I ate A LOT of sonic ice!! On the plus side, I only gained 12 pounds the whole pregnancy because I threw up everything I ate...lol. Hopefully yours will get better soon!! I'll be praying for you!!

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  16. I just came across your gorgeous blog. LOVE! Hope your having a great weekend!

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