Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Grind

7:00am Wake up feeling sick. Rue the morning. Call out to Husband. Need food –quick.

7:05am Roll over in bed to eat the breakfast he offers me. Eat lying
down. Feel temporary relief. Sit up.

7:20am Drag myself into the bathroom to pee. Accidentally
breathe through my nose while washing my hands. Feel like I’m going to puke from the smell of the soap. Resume composure after a few dry heaves.

7:30am Walk into the kitchen. Thank Husband for preparing Little Guy’s breakfast. Lay down on the couch to rest.

7:45am Husband leaves for work. Leaving me alone with Little Guy. Don’t want him to leave. He has to leave.

8:00am Run to the bathroom to puke. Throw up for a couple minutes.

9:00am Try to parent Little Guy while lying on coach moaning. Wish I could play with him. Feel like a bad parent.

10:00am Go into kitchen to get Little Guy a snack. Dread opening the refrigerator. Dread cleaning the highchair. Dread feeding him. Feel like I’m going to puke. Still feeling like a bad parent.

11:00am Continue parenting from the couch. Try to understand how people do this. This is hard.

12:00pm Still feeling nauseous. Have to eat. Have to make lunch. Ew. Hate the kitchen.

1:00pm Still feeling nauseous. Ugh. Realize this is only my 8th week of pregnancy, but my 4th week of morning sickness. Feel like I’m going to cry. Start crying. Feel ungrateful, but cry anyway.

2:00pm Little Guys goes down for nap. I go down for nap. Sweet relief.

4:00pm I wake up to hear Little Guy making small little cries from his crib. I ignore them for a while. I feel bad, but I am so tired. He will go back to sleep. And so will I…

4:10pm I get up to eat some crackers. And to pee.

Tiptoe back to bed. No more cries from Little Guy’s room. (bad, bad

5:15pm Little Guy wakes up again. I go pick him up. Still sick. Still.

5:30pm Give Little Guy a snack. Realize I should be making dinner, but can’t. The kitchen is too disgusting. Food is disgusting. Preparing food, smelling food is disgusting.

6:00pm Husband gets home and takes over. I stumble over to the couch to lie down. He makes dinner. He plays with Little Guy. I lay on the couch. Worthless.

8:00pm Sick, sick, sick. I am tired of feeling sick.

8:30pm Briefly consider reading some blogs. Haven’t read blogs in forever. Realize I am too tired to read blogs. There is no way.

9:00pm Go to bed and start reading my new book on Morning Sickness. Find out that women have died from morning sickness. Died. Realize I don’t have it that bad. Realize it could be worse. Realize I am lucky. I am pregnant. I am happy. Try to focus on the positive.

10:30pm Get up to puke.


Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

Oh. Sorry you're so pukey. I hope, for your entire family's sake, that it's gone soon!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Poor thing! I hope that book has some good tips for making it through. If I lived close to you, I'd come over and help take care of the little guy for you.

Many virtual hugs and sympathetic noises are being sent your way!

4:11 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Ah sweetie. The second time around is harder. It's hard to chase a toddler and find the energy to live and be pregnant at the same time. You are doing a great job. Hang in there!! YOU ARE NOT A BAD PARENT. Turn on the TV and ignore everyone who says its bad. It is survival time. Hugs!!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm soo sorry you've got it soo bad!! Now I feel horrible for acting how I am! I'm just nauseas, and not even everyday. I'm 7 weeks and it just started a couple days ago. I am tired tired that I fell asleep with my 13 month old just wandering around playing!! My husband came in and found me asleep and her playing, so he woke me briefly to let me know he was taking her to the church with him. Oh, and the refrigerated is disgusting!!LOL

5:33 PM  
Blogger Reese said...

Oh you poor thing. Congrats on the pregnancy!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

I am so sorry. You just brought back some really bad memories, so I know the bad place you're in right now. It'll get better! Hang in there, hon.

5:51 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

poor sweet bigirl watched The Little mermaid 7000 times when I was pregnant with my littler one.
Hope you feel better. hope he feels better.
(I could not even walk into a supermarket....).

6:43 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

Yikes. I hope you feel better soon.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

What? Women have DIED from morning sickness? Holy shit!
I'm so sorry you feel bad. I hope it will pass soon.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

That is the worst. Morning sickness that lasts all day, every day is beyond bearable. Hope you feel better soon!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Karly said...

Sorry your feelin' all pukey. Hope you start feeling better soon!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Mary-lue: you are so sweet. thank you!

Flip Flop Mama: We are due around the same time! Congrats to you!

Crazymuma: I hear you on the supermarket thing. I can't even venture into a Trader Joes - and that's my favorite store.

'Night to all and thank you for commenting. I hope to find time here and there to return visit.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Memories!! Oh, I just had horrible horrible horrible flashbacks reading this. I'm so sorry for you!

Platitudes: This too shall pass. This too shall pass.

Swallow. Rinse. Repeat.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous mamatulip said...

Oh, honey. I sympathize with every fibre of my being. This was me for the first four months of my pregnancy with Oliver. Hang in there...thinking of you.

5:49 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I never had morning sickness with Madison....but with Miller had it only in the mornings in the beginning...I remember going to work one morning and someone had left out some broccoli and was horrible...I walked right out the back dorr and puked in the parking lot...later my boss hosed it off....what a great guy.....that was in the first trimester but I never puked everyday or even all day..I got over it by 9am...and it was done by around the 16th week....I hope you feel better soon...try ginger someone says it helps with it....good luck...this too shall pass.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

maybe its not morning sickness? What do I know im a guy

6:05 AM  
Blogger Twyla said...

Oh, I remember those days. Hope you're feeling better soon.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

You just described my pregnancy with KayTar. This is the exact reason we aren't having anymore kids for a while, if at all. KayTar needs me too much for me to be busy with all the miserable puking and inability to be in an upright position. *lol* Between therapy and doctors, I'm afraid it just wouldn't work out well.

Thank you for reminding me of this...when I see those sweet pink cheeked newborns, I get all swoony with the baby lust...but I do indeed the pregnancy with KayTar...boy, do I. *lol*

Hang in'll be over in 9 months or so. ;) Do you have Noggin? I hear its a great assistant during times like these.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Oh Honey....
Hope it goes away soon...
Wish I was there to help...

7:47 AM  
Blogger NtycnBoricua said...

Wow, I'm sorry you feel so yucky. I do hope you get to feeling better soon. Let's all give a big hug to the husband for being such a sweet guy, being understanding and helping out. ;)

7:49 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I am SO sorry that you are not feeling well. I hope you get over ot to have a healthy pregnancy. I don't even have any advice. During all 4 of mine I was not sick.

8:51 AM  
Blogger jo! said...

One of my very dearest friends is expecting her first, and called me in tears when she realized that morning sickness is not limited to the morning. and look at you, still making time to blog! hang in there!

9:02 AM  
Blogger beth said...

Oh goodness. You have it much worse than me but I can totally relate to your feelings here.Hopefully for both of us this will be limited to the first trimester.

I think we're even closer than I thought - I'm 8 weeks too, due around the 17th.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous jenn said...

yuck, I hated that part, but it's all worth it. Why do they call it morning sickness? I think we should call it all day sickness, because it never seems to go away.

If it keeps up all day like that, ask your doctor about a B-12 shot. They work wonders!!

Congratulations BTW, I'm just catching up with everyone after the holidays. Feel better soon.
Oh, just thought of something else, I know this sounds gross, but it really helped me. Eat saltine crackers and then suck on a lemon. Does wonders for your stomach.

10:37 AM  
Blogger dodo said...

hope things were better today. i can still vividly remember heaving every day for around six months - just from looking at my toothbrush!
Sorry - acn offer no real comfort, just distraction!

10:46 AM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

Hang in there, MOTR. You're NOT a bad mommy, just a puking one. I wish I could send you a damp washcloth for your head and another cracker. :(

12:12 PM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Hey, parenting from the couch is my specialty at the moment, and I'm not even pregnant.

Honey, you do what you have to do to make it through the day. Keep yourself and bubs rested and healthy.

And congrats!!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Awww hun, I don't look forward to it AT ALL!

One question....were you sick with little guy too?

Cause I want to think (naively) that since I wasn't sick the first time, that I wont be sick the second time. That makes sence, right? RIGHT?

12:59 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I'm 9 weeks along and so far you describe my day too...ugh. I CAN'T stand the kitchen/fridge anything. My poor son he never used to ask to watch tv and he does now. It'll get better, it has too!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh, that phase is still so fresh in my mind that I had a wave of nausea just reading what you're going through.

I had a little luck with those motion sickness wristbands. They actually do work - while they don't take all of the nausea away, they make it a lot better than before.

And I still feel like a bad parent, because at least once or twice a week, I will put the TV on for Cordy and fall asleep for a half hour while she watches Dora. Pregnancy is tough.

3:47 PM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

You poor, poor thing. Don't feel guilty need rest and sleep and some alone time to be sick...not sure how your gonna get it, but you deserve and need it! I feel for you. Hang in there :)

5:35 PM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Oh, hon. This part really is the hardest - actually having the baby? A piece of cake in comparison.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Bless you! My wife was miserably sick for a full nine months with each kid. She was even hospitalized with one...for dehydration. Best of luck!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the lemon advice. I'm scared of getting pregnant again since all I did the first time was sleep for 30 weeks.
Please don't flame me: it's lie, not lay, as in "reclining." It's my mission to keep this distinction from disappearing.

Grammar Ghost

10:12 PM  
Blogger Domestic Slackstress said...

You are so NOT bad for being sick. But no one can take away that sticky mom guilt we all impose upon our mama selves. Feel better. Do those strange wrist bands really work for morning sickness anyway? Have you tried those? Just curious.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

So the baby growing inside you is healthy! At least that's what I've heard and read, the more sick you are, the healthier the fetus.

I tried to take Ian to swim classes while pregnant. The smell of chlorine did me in. Twice I tried taking him to the public pool, almost lost it both times. Poor guy, we didn't finish out the classes. To this day, I smell chlorine, even think about it, I feel nauseous.

Hang in there, that second trimester is around the corner. Feel better soon!

5:23 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

It WILL get better! I promise.


12:11 PM  
Blogger Flawed & Disorderly said...

Oh my gosh! You POOR woman! I remember all that! I had four month old twins when I found out I was pregnant AGAIN! I was soooooo tired and puking all the time! This may sound crazy, but it has helped me before....lay down and pour ground ginger in your navel. Put a cotton ball or something over and secure it with hospital tape to keep it in. I couldn't believe it took away my nausea! I almost puked while lying down to do it, but I managed not to. I felt soo much better! Also ginger tea is supposed to help, but I don't do tea.

Also, my doc had to give me a prescription for nausea with the twins (didn't know of the ginger at the time). It made me sleep a lot at first, but my body got used to it...Promethezine (sp?) aka Phenergan.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Oblivious Maven said...

I don't understand how people have 5 children. Two and I'm spent! And I've never had morning sickness.

I just hate mornings. Anything before 11 a.m. is morning. Kids should still be in bed, period.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

You are NOT A BAD PARENT! I promise you did not damage Little Guy's psyche by letting him cry a little in his crib, especially since he fell back asleep anyway. You are MAKING A PERSON with your body, and it's HARD!

I second what someone said about checking with your OB about B12 shots or some other kind of medication. There has to be something they can give you so you can function a little better. Hang in there!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

Oh you poor thing....I remember that feeling where everything just makes you want to throw up. I cant imagine being so sick and having to take care of a little one...mine were all at least 6 years apart. When I was pregnant I tried to stay in bed till the afternoon when hopefully the morning sickness would let up a bit. Take care Sweety, if I lived closer Id help you out!

2:27 AM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

Gaaah! I only just caught up with your blog and the Big News. I so know what you're going through, and hopefilly soon it will begin to taper off a bit--you POOOOOOR thing:(

Congrats on the news, and may the sickiness abate SOON!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

Sorry you are having nasty morning sickness sweetie. It gets better, remember that part? It does get better.

That is precisely why I told my husband to go to Hell when he suggested we have our children back to back.

{{hugs gently}}

8:01 AM  
Blogger Moobs said...

Sorry about the boaking but a hundred million congratulations on the bun in the oven.

May I suggest "Moobs" as a name if it is a boy?

12:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Eeekkk! Hope you start feeling better soon.

(I have a friend who's a pharmacist who said Unisom is good for morning sickness. Course you'll be too tired to keep yourself awake... But maybe your gyno can help?

1:17 PM  
Blogger Janean said...

Only 4 more weeks! Usually goes away by 12 weeks.
OK, there is that exception...but you won't be it! You'll be fine in just a few weeks.
I'm trying to be positive here! :D
You're in my prayers.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Heeyyyy!! That sounds like my day, too. I'm due August 27th. Wanna be preggo buddies with FlipFlopMamma and I? I read occasionally and just updated with you, today. My blog is, my e-mail (if you are interested)

7:20 PM  
Blogger Red Rollerskate said...

Oh, I am so sorry for you! This sounds horrible. I wish that I could at least run to your house and make LG's lunch for him. Maybe hubby could make lunches in advance?

remember, the sicker you are, the cooler and sweeter the baby will be.


8:56 PM  
Blogger radioactive girl said...

I felt sick with my twins and with my last preganancy, but never to the extent you are! What helped me was to make sure I got some sugar in my system. I could eat popsicles because they were cold and they seemed to settle my stomach. I hope my comment isn't going to make you even more queasy when you read it. Sorry! I'm just trying to help if it's something you haven't tried. I hope you feel better soon!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Waya said...

Oh, I feel for you! I hope it'll be over very very soon. HUGS!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Oh dear...the last time I was here it was all happy hapy congratulations. And now so pukey ... I have been away too long from the blogosphere. Hoping you feel better soon. Sending virtual hugs your way!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Missi said...

Aw, you poor thing! I had the same thing too with my pg's. It is the hardest thing to survive! I had a lifesaver... Zofran .... didn't make me tired like phenegran and it WORKED.

Hang in there, it should be over soon!

2:56 PM  
Anonymous sweatpantsmom said...

Hope you feel better. Have you tried Ginger Tea? Yeah, didn't work for me either.

Just remember it doesn't last forever. Hang in there!

4:30 PM  
Anonymous KRISTA said...

hey! You're pregnant? COngratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Hope the morning sickness vanishes from your life asap)

4:45 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

You poor thing! I was fortunate enough not to have it too bad with either of my pregnancies, but boy, did I have some serious food aversions.

To this day, I am still not wholly reconciled to chicken.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

Wow. You poor thing. That's all I got. Sympathy and support for ya, hun. And a hug.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I'm sorry it's so bad for you! For some reason I never actually got sick when I was pregnant- I just felt like crap all day for the first trimester. If I couldn't force something down, I'd get dizzy and pass out. No fun. Keep your head up (or rather- sideways on the couch)- it'll get better in a few weeks!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Fidget said...

there is hope!

my morning sickness was so bad i could not drag myself off the bathroom floor. After several weeks it progressed to the point where i couldnt even keep down water. My doc prescribed ZOFRAN

it is pricey as heck BUT after staying on it for a week I slowly weened off and started carb loading like crazy. I still was occasionally nausious but was functioning and even occasionally cooking dinner.

I hope you get to feeling better soon

9:37 PM  
Blogger kfk said...

Blech!!!! Hope it comes to an end soon.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Kyla: what is Noggin? I think we may stop at two kids too. I don’t know if I want to do this again.

Beth: Wow. We are due just one day apart! I am due August 18th.

Jenn: I was also sick with Little Guy. I have come to realize that there’s no real way to predict how each pregnancy will go. I kept telling myself I wouldn’t be sick with #2, but here I am again!

Heidi: congratulations and I hope your m/s goes away. This is the pits!

Christina/Domestic Slackstress: I’m wearing the seasickness bands right now. I wore them through pregnancy #1. Not sure if they really do much for me since I’m still sick regardless, but I wear them anyway.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Em: your wife is a saint. Please go remind her of that tonight!

Girl in Her Underwear: Did you say you had four month old twins when you found out you were pregnant again?!! All of a sudden, I feel like a wimp for complaining about ANYTHING. Wow. I’m going to try that ginger in the navel thing. Thanks for the tip.

Radioactive Girl: I’ve found popsicles work now and then too.

Missi: I’ve heard great things about Zofran too. And it’s a fairly safe drug I’ve heard. Pregnancy Category B I think. If it gets worse, I’ll keep this in mind. Thanks.

Sweatpantsmom: haven’t tried ginger tea yet b/c I hate the taste of ginger. I tried ginger candies. Bleh.

Fidget: that sounds horrible. I am sorry you had it so bad!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Lotta said...

Oh baby. I'm so sorry. Do you know if you are having a boy or a girl? I'll send you a free tee from I'm pimp'n the goods. Email me and include your address and I promise to only send the tee and not leave a bunny in a pot on your stove.

10:11 AM  

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