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Sunday, January 2, 2011

now accepting.....

I am now accepting any suggestions, advice, tips or snip-its I need to know about pregnancy. :) After all, this is my first go round at this thing we call child bearing and other than reading books, magazines and the internet, I am totally and completely lost and overwhelmed at the same time. So... for all you mama's or soon-to-be mama's out there, do you have any great advice you can share with me?

Here's what I am struggling with right now.....

MORNING SICKNESS. Although I haven't thrown up at all, the constant nagging of nauseau that lingers all day long is getting REALLY OLD. My Dr. gave me a prescription for Zofran and I can take it up to 3 times a day. But, I'm not sure if it's working. I still feel icky and sick to my stomach. I've also read that if you want to avoid the morning sickness, eat 5-6 meals a day, small ones. With that, I feel like I'm eating ALLLLLL the time! Then I feel bloaded and gasey ( hey it's my blog ok? haha). Which right now, I feel like I've put on 10 lbs because I've tried the little snacks to keep the nauseua away but all that is doing is making me feel like a blimp.But, I find myself hungry sooner that I would get when I wasn't pregnant. NO BUENO friends. any advice?????????? please??? :)

I'm also dealing with a sensitive sniffer, in other words, my nose can't handle smells. It's frustrating because we love to light candles in our house and now I told Brandon we can't light them anymore. The smell of my dogs shampoo makes me want to throw up and I can't even wear perfume anymore. The air freshener in my car had to be thrown out because that also, made me want to puke!

I'm extremely exhausted and I don't have any energy, which I knew was to be expected in my first tri-mester. Actually, all the symptoms I'm dealing with I was very well aware of, I was just hoping they wouldn't happen to me, haha. You know, maybe I would be the exception to the rule? I guess not. What do ya'll recommend for more energy? I'm not drinking my diet. dr. peppers which I MISS TERRIBLY. I'm going to start exercising this week so start getting some more energy and possibly get rid of my bloaded belly? UGH!

And that's all I can really think of right now. I start work tomorrow after having 18 days off. Really, this break couldn't have come at a better time but I keep wondering how I am going to keep 15 4 year olds entertained while I'm feeling like poo! Maybe my kids will give me some energy, one can only hope!

So again, feel free to send me some advice! You can comment on here or you can email me at


GabbyRM said...

I would say rest as much as you can during this first phase. When I was working I used to eat lunch at my desk and use my lunch break to nap. Gingerbread and lemonade are supposed to help with nausea. Vitamins made me feel gross. I would say, just avoid the things that make you feel bad, and give in to your body's needs like rest.

When it comes time to start buying stuff for the baby, don't buy newborn sizes or at least not too many. Cady skipped them altogether and a lot of babies do. Read the book Baby Bargains, and if you have time, read product reviews before registering for or buying something. Sometimes a lot of reviewers will repeat something specific like, "this breaks right away" or this isn't for small/tall/whatever babies.

That's all I can think of for now.

Jacci said...

ohh I remember the days. I wish I could say there was something to do for the lack of energy but I really don't think there is. I felt exhausted 24/7 and that's just the way it was. The good news is the first tri flies by and you really do get it all back during the second! I was never sensitive to smells or had morning sickness, but I can say that light exercise really made me feel better when I was feeling like a fatty! :) suuuch an interesting time pregnancy is! ha

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

I just found your blog from another blog and I am almost 20 weeks with my first and I pretty much felt queasy alll the time, didnt throw up much but justthat icky nausea/quesy feeling, and basically had no appetite up until last week (19 weeks). I took Zofran which helped but I hated taking it all the time, I found that sipping sprite and also sucking on hard candy like jolly ranchers really helped. Hope things can feel better for ya soon :)