8.02.2006

I'm Still Alive ... Barely

I hope you all haven't abandoned me yet. It sucks checking my e-mail and not seeing comments from my cyber friends. I want to get back into the swing of things but it's been so hard. Most days I want to snuggle in my bed and sleep for hours.

On the days that I have to work, it takes nothing short of a miracle to get my queasy butt in the shower. I'm fine when I have to teach classes but it zaps me of whatever energy I have left. For the past two weeks, every day that I get home from work I lay down on the couch and stay there for at least two hours. My poor, wonderful, understanding daughter has been awesome. She sits with me on the couch and watches a video or goes into her playroom and plays by herself. I can't believe how accomodating she has been. She even asks if she can rub my tummy to make me feel better. I just want to eat her up.

My husband, surprisingly, has been just as awesome. He comes home and does whatever I ask. Laundry, dinner, taking J out somewhere so I can get some rest, food shopping ~ you name it, he's done it. And he hasn't complained once about not getting laid in over a week. Every time I think about sex I want to throw up. Not because of him, but because I feel so lousy.

My only saving grace in the last few days has been something called Morning Sickness Magic. Ever heard of it? You put a tablespoon in whatever you're drinking and it takes away the nausea. It's got a bunch of herbs like ginger and vitamins, too. It has worked wonders for me. The only trouble is I hate the way it tastes and you're supposed to take it 4 times a day. Still, it works so I just hold my nose and chug it.

I go back to the doctor next Wednesday and hopefully we'll be able to hear a strong heartbeat and he'll tell me that I'm NOT having twins.

I hope you're all doing well!!

33 comments:

bubandpie said...

Ugh. I remember how hard that first trimester was, the second time around. During my first pregnancy, all those symptoms were exciting and new, but by the second time the novelty had worn off. At least the nausea is a good sign, though - a constant (unpleasant!) reassurance that those hormones are still going gangbusters.

mamatulip said...

Oh, girl, do I ever feel for you. I think I've already mentioned this before, but when I was pregnant with Oliver I could barely get my head off of the pillow for the first four months. I was so, so sick. But once I got around the corner, I had a fantastic pregnancy -- so much better than the first one! Hang in there!!

Nicole said...

I was going to say what bubandpie said. The nausea is a good sign. When I got pregnant the second time, I was convinced I was pregnant with twins (some psychic thing from my younger years). I was so relieved to hear that no, it was one. Hang in there!

Damselfly said...

Aw ... here's hoping the nausea and fatigue go away soon and that you have a good doctor appointment.

chelle said...

aww so glad that your husband is helping out!! That is so sweet! So rooting for a strong heartbeat!

Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...

Sending you big hugs and love (and strength)

Karla said...

MS is the worst. I am so sorry you have to go through it. Take good care of yourself. Props to your husband for being so awesome!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Yuck, that sounds like my entire pregnancy, but without the scrumptuous, tummy-patting little girl. Glad to hear your husband is pitching in. If he evens hints about sex just turn around and puke on his shoes.

Ali said...

i remember those days...so exhausted....

here's hoping the queasiness doesn't last long!

Meg said...

Isn't that Morning Sickness Magic a wonderful thing? My father-in-law bought it for me and it worked pretty well. Also try Preggie Pops and Sea Bands. Trust me, I was the queen of morning sickness. Mine lasted the whole 9 months. I wound up having to take medicine for it, but I hope that yours goes away very soon! Yay for J being such a wonderful little girl. She will be a great big sister!

SugarMama said...

aww man I know how you feel! That tiredness makes it even worse. Aren't we lucky for having such wonderful husbands that can help us thru all this?! Take it easy hon, and I hope to exchange many happy baby stories later. :-)

Mama of 2 said...

Aw the wonders of prenancy...morning sickness and just the general lousy feeling that overtakes you well it just sucks. I so feel for you. Sounds like both your little one and hubby are gems right now. That's wonderful. My Little Man was great when I was pregnant with Girlie Girlie. Very helpful and always hugging me. It was really very sweet. I think I need to remember those times when he's driving me crazy.

Can't wait to hear about your doctor's appointment. And I will keep my fingers crossed for just one baby okay?

Take good care of yourself okay.

Sandra said...

Ugh I remember the morning sickness, unfortunately for me with both my pregnancies I had morning sickness from morning to night all the way through my 7th month of pregnancy, talk about horrible LOL

I'm glad you're doing good though, and I know that it sucks feeling yucky all the time, but hey if it means a healthy baby or babies (wink wink on the twins LOL), it's worth it right?

Been keeping you in my prayers, and don't worry about not blogging as much, as long as you and baby are doing fine, that's all that matters :)

Hugs,
Sandra

cmhl said...

hang in there girlie!

Jana said...

Take care of yourself, and here's hoping for just one baby!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

So sorry about the yuckiness! I have you on my bloglines, so you don't have to worry about me leaving you! when you post, I know about it and I'm here to comment!! Hang in there, it'll get better!

Mommy off the Record said...

I totally feel your pain and I am SO sorry you are sick. I had terrible morning sickness for the first four months of my pregnancy and it was a living hell!

Don't feel that you need to post all the time if you're feeling sick. Like flip flop mama, I have you on the bloglines so I'll be reading whenever you feel like posting. I'm sure many others are the same.

Feel better!

Christina_the_wench said...

Here's hoping it doesn't last much longer. But the old wives tale is usually right about bad morning sickness = very healthy pregnancy/baby.

Hang in there, hun!

Christina said...

Ugh, I remember those days. And your description brought it all back to me. It's the one thing I don't look forward to about having another. The thought of going through that fatigue and morning sickness again just makes me queasy!

Hope you start to feel better soon. Don't worry, we won't leave you!

Nancy said...

And here I felt like I'd been deserting YOU since I haven't been visiting many blogs lately! No worries, we will be around whenever you are, and thinking of you in the meantime. Hang in there and get all of the sleep you need.

Pattie said...

Oh No! Morning sickness is just the worst! At least you'll have a baby at the end of it all... :)
You know, when I was pregnant with my third, the nausea was AWFUL. Someone told me to nibble on ginger snap cookies, and believe it or not, IT WORKED! maybe you should try it. At least those taste pretty good.

Kristen said...

I wish they had that magic elixer when i was pregnant- if they did, I didn't know about it! I sure could've used it.

Hope you're feeling less queasy soon!

Petite Mom Blogger said...

I sure hope you feel better soon. I HATE morning sickness.

MrsFortune said...

Yeah, the only thing that helped me was ginger. It rocks. Have you tried just sucking on some ginger root? It may work. That's so nice that your hubz and daughter are being so supportive. The first trimester doesn't last forever!

Liesl said...

Sounds absolutely miserable. I hope you're past the morning sickness soon. Take care of yourself :)

Meg said...

Hey it's me again! There is a challenge going around to spread some warm and fuzzy feelings. I just posted about it, to catch you up some more, but here is what I love about you:

I love to read your posts. You always talk about sweet little J and I can tell you truly love her. This new little one is going to have a great family when it gets here! I also love the Lollipop site. You share great tips and products, as well as make me realize I'm not alone when my child is making me CRAZY!

So when you aren't fighting off the nausea, go around and spread some fuzzies!

sunshine scribe said...

Yuck yuck yuck to morning sickness. I went to a naturopath to help me through mine but didn't feel alive again until month 4.

Hang in there and take good care of yourself.

Tracie said...

MS is the worst....I had it all 9 months, but I am not wishing it on you!

Have you heard of Baby's Bliss? They make a thing for baby's that is similar to gas drops, but all natural. They also have a morning sickness thing that tastes similar to licorice--worth trying if the other is too gross for you.

Have a happy day!

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

I'm so glad to read this (though I'm sorry you're not feeling so hot.)

I too have been insanely busy and haven't been checking in on my favorite blogs like I used to. I actually begin to miss people and wonder about them.

Feel good.

I remember my dr. told me that in her experience morning sickness is a sign of a healthy pregnancy. This made me feel much better about it.

Juliabohemian said...

for morning sickness I used salt free pretzels. I kept them by my bed and chewed a few before getting up.

carrie said...

You are lucky that your family is taking such good care of you, you totally deserve it!!! I remember when I was pregnant w/ our 2nd and our 1st was only 14 months old, he loved helping mommy and watching videos curled up around my belly while I lay there trying not to puke! Thanks for reminding me! Best of luck at the doc's!

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