And it is helping a bit. But I could use some other tips – how do you survive “all day – it never stops for a second” sickness? (I do make some smoothies – and those work a bit. But if you have any great smoothie recipes – I would love to hear them.)
Please understand that I don’t mean to complain – every day I am sick means that this baby is still in me and so I “want” to be sick. My last pregnancy, I woke up one morning at around 9 and 1/2 weeks and felt significantly less nauseated. I was thrilled – I thought I had gotten over the worst of it.
I went in that afternoon for an ultrasound to determine how far along I was, and found out my baby had just died a couple days before. Yes – totally stunned. Much tears.
So you can imagine how grateful I am that I am still sick. If I do suddenly improve, it will not be a good sign.
But that still leaves me to endure this cruel nausea. And no matter how grateful I am for this little baby growing in me, it is still no fun at all.
And girls – let me tell you – I know nausea. For the last nineteen years, nausea has been a regular part of my life. (For those of you who don’t know – I have a long term illness. Nausea is one of my daily struggles.) Before I got pregnant with Jackson, I thought, “No problem – I can deal with morning sickness – I am nausea pro!”
Yeah – I didn’t know what I was talking about. Pregnancy nausea is its own breed of torture. This is unbearable. If I had years of uninterrupted nausea like this – I honestly don’t know if I could have survived it.
I am having a very difficult time getting food in or swallowing my prenatal vitamins. I am on a full dose of Diclectin which is keeping me from vomiting, but every second I am so nauseated I want to cry. The thought of eating makes me cringe, but not having anything in my stomach makes it worse. So send over any tips you have – or just a little bit of shared misery helps too!
On a completely different topic:
Helping out non-profits while we are shopping is always a great idea, so we thought we would spread the news about FreePledge.
One of the co-founders of FreePledge emailed us asking if we would let you all know about their non-profit work. Freepledge allows you to support non-profit organizations when you shop online.
It works like this: instead of going directly to usual shopping sites, you go to FreePledge. First you select a nonprofit, and then click on a link to one of the 160 supported sites (Amazon, Babies’R’us, Target, eToys…). You then do your shopping as usual and a percentage of all the purchases are automatically donated to the nonprofit of your choice (at no cost to you or the nonprofit).
FreePledge even has a special Valentine’s Day Store so shoppers can “Send Love Twice” combining Valentine’s shopping with giving back. Several women related nonprofits are partnered with us including La Leche League International, Americans for UNFPA and The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.