Sorry I have not posted in a while. I have actually been keeping some secrets from you. As you know I have one beautiful little girl. But after 7 months of trying I wanted to share the news with you. I am pregnant again!
Many people have asked “Are you feeling sick?”. They knew I did not do so great with my first pregnancy. Well I was hoping it would not happen again, but I am nauseous again. I am currently in bed feeling nauseous and writing this blog post to pass the time. During my last pregnancy I worked 40 hours a week and commuted 8 hours a week. This time I am a stay at home Mom who it teaching a toddler to sleep in a toddler bed and to go the bathroom on the potty. I do enjoy my job now, as I can on most days get a one hour nap during the day which was difficult at lunch time under my desk at my last job.
I get upset at the fact that I don’t want my husband to cook because the smell in the kitchen. I am sad because I think my body should be better than this. I know all this will be worth the trouble after the baby is born. I have been through this before and I can do it again. I need to remember that this is not my fault.
I wish I was a good pregnant woman. My definition of that is someone who gets pregnant the month that they choose, does not having morning sickness, eats healthy, does not have caffeine, and exercises throughout pregnant. Then gives birth in a couple hours and finds breastfeeding easy. Well that is not how my first pregnancy went. Maybe the second will be closer? Not so much. My experience has only allowed me to understand what is next in my journey.
Here are some things that I have been told cure pregnancy nausea. I will keep you updated on facebook as I try out the different things. What cures pregnancy nausea for you? Please share your comments below.
Again I am not a doctor so if you are pregnant you may want to check with your doctor before trying any of these.
10 Anti Nausea During Pregnancy Tips
I have been told ginger works so ginger candy is a great way to get ginger in your body when you don’t want to eat anything.
I ate boxes of these my first pregnancy. They are easy to pack and munch on during work, in the car, or at home. Hopefully you can have more than just saltine crackers at a meal.
I did have some ginger tea my last pregnancy and while drinking the tea I did feel better.
I don’t believe in these bands. But if they work for you great! I wish they worked for me. I had two on my wrists and got sick in a cruise ship bathroom while wearing them. Not for me.
I would like to try this. If you only had to sniff something and have relief I think that would be a good option.
At one point in my last pregnancy I drank one of these in the shower. I tried everything.
Maybe a hot or cold shower will make you feel better.
Going for a walk in the fresh air may change your mood.
If you don’t like ginger this list is not for you. Mythbusters did prove that Seasickness can be cured by taking a ginger pill. Both Adam and Grant made it through their spin-chair sessions without feeling ill.
Nap or Be Still and Pray
When I finally get to sleep I don’t feel nauseous. Praying is another great way to remember how grateful you are and forget how you are hurting. Here are some Pregnancy Bible Versus to keep you on track while praying.
I need to vent to the world of my pregnancies. Sometimes I get the energy to go out. To get dressed, get makeup on, and leave the house. If someone asks me how I am I say “Good”. I mean I should be happy that I am pregnant. I really am happy. But these special occurrences only happen a couple times a week. The rest of the week is a different story.
Most of my day is spent in bed. Smells, light, and food are issues for me. I do take care of a toddler as much as I can. But my husband is very helpful when he comes home from work at 4. He even makes dinner and gives her a bath. But he has to make something that does not smell. I have been getting migraines more often at night. All I can do is sit in a dark room, without sound, and wait to fall asleep and hope it goes away by morning. This is difficult sometimes with a toddler at bed time.
I want to eat healthy but my body just feels tired and ready to throw up at any moment. Also, I am a belly sleeper which is getting increasingly more difficult. This means that I am not sleeping as well.
Things that I want to do are difficult or impossible for me. After carrying laundry up the stairs my heart beats fast and I need to take a rest. I wish I could do what I could before I was pregnant. Or that I could take medicine for the hurts that I am having.
The difficult part it the length of time I feel like this. This is not a cold that will go away in a day or two. I am not experiencing something that will be a long week. I feel like this for months. All while I am not accomplishing things and others have to do some of the work I normally do.
Even when I get out of the house I have to use the bathroom every 45 minutes. I need to drink water all day and eat every half hour. This is much easier to accomplish at home. I admit the cruise was also easy for this but only while on the cruise. Not the travel days and the days off the ship. Or long car rides.
So while you may see me out of the house, smiling in a picture on facebook, or being positive this is not the norm for me over the past 4 months. Yes, I have been on a 2 cruises and out for Christmas. But these have been special occasions. My husband has been for me in different ways to help me be as comfortable as I can be in the situation. I have needed help from many people. I have had odd requests just to feel “comfortable”. I feel very very blessed to be creating life. Thank you for reading and understanding.