I would not characterize myself as extremely tolerant, or even sort of tolerant, of pain and discomfort. Which is why I'm not sad to say sayonara to the all day and night nausea, exhaustion and corresponding bitchiness (pardon me, I usually try not to swear on the old blog) that has been a huge part of my life these last six weeks. While hitting one of my lows I googled "horrible first trimester" and was able to lift my head off the couch and read some posts from a few favorite bloggers. This one from Girls Gone Child really resonated and I decided to pay homage by posting my own horrible-first-trimester selfie too. Why would one choose to share such an image you ask? It is to fully illustrate just how awesome I've felt - and a reminder of what my pregnant life is like in case I ever think I want to have another baby.
|what's worse? my bathroom organization or my I-puke-all-day look?|
I would love to provide some holistic tips on how to survive the morning sickness to anyone else out there who experiences it, but I couldn't drink hot tea, actually ice water was one of the only things that I could drink. Ginger products didn't stand a chance. Here was what I ended up nourishing a growing human with for 3 months, the only things I could eat:
For anyone out there hoping to get pregnant I'm sorry to make it sound so awful. I really do feel fortunate each day that we will be welcoming the next little nugget-o-love into the family. It's just been hard to get excited while feeling so blah. I think I may also be down-playing the role working graveyard shift has played in my sickness. Certainly staying up all night after feeling like crap all day hasn't been easy, although thankfully I work at home where no one sees me. I can go to work looking like that beauty queen up there.
|Christmas was kind of a fuzzy blur|
Anyway, I'm pretty sure a few women have survived morning sickness before me and they maybe didn't even have Bravo gems like Shahs of Sunset to distract them a little bit from how bad they feel. So I'm putting this chapter behind me. I'm going to start doing all the fun, cute pregnant lady stuff now, including Pinning maternity clothes I can't afford and getting tiny things ready for baby. We're keeping the gender of this one a secret, let's see if I can make it without asking my midwife to tell me!
|Here's hoping I can remember to take some more of these when I actually have a bump!|