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Friday, April 3, 2009

Advise Please?

So, I am almost 8 weeks pregnant now. About the time the nausea kicks in. When I was pregnant with Mary, I threw up about 8-10 times a day for three months, I was nauseated for four months. When I wasn't throwing up, I was wishing I could. It was HORRIBLE. It was the first pregnancy, so I figured it was normal. Looking back, I should have been taking something pretty strong or had an IV or something. The thing that finally kind of worked was 1/2 of a Unisom and a B6. I basically slept through the first trimester aside from working and eating Mac and Cheese. Easy to do without kids.
When I was pregnant with Sam, I didn't ever really get sick. It was wonderful. Although, I did have the diabetes crud that made me pass out in the middle of my nursing class. That was fun. I scared everyone to death. No problem with that though, just eat the right things, and you are good to go. It ended once I had Sam and all was well. His pregnancy was wonderful, it really was. Nothing to complain about.
This time around I am not sure what to think. I am tired, but I was with the other two as well. I can deal with that. It is the nausea that is killing me. I haven't thrown up at all, and I am grateful for that. The nausea isn't horrible, but it is enough to make me want to do nothing. With two very active and very un-self-sufficient children, it makes for really hard and really long days.
I don't feel like I'm going to die, but I don't feel well either. I kind of feel like a zombie. Naps are out of the question, so no Unisom and B6. I am not really sure what to do. I am also wondering if Ben being sick for almost 3 weeks now, and me just getting over Strep throat has anything to do with the extra fatigue and nausea. Our family has truly been slammed this month with one thing after the next. It has been soooooo trying physically as well as mentally. At times I have just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry.
What do you mothers or mothers-to-be do for the nausea? Any advice? What works for you? Has anyone tried those wrist things or the preg pops? I am interested in those. What about ginger? I don't need a prescription or anything, but something to get the edge off would be nice. Any advice on what to do with the kids to keep them entertained and not so high maintenance?
Basically, I want my life back, ...can anyone help me??????


runningfan said...

Don't try to be a hero. Get a prescription for Zofran. You will get your life back!

shaina said...

You mentioned Ginger. That works. You can take it many times a day too. Good luck. I think nausea and fatigue are very normal, especially in the early part of pregnancy. Hope you start to get your strength back soon.

John and Chantalle Bishop said...

Good luck! I didn't do anything with Zach and was sick sooo much. This time (I am 19 weeks- yay the worst is finally over!) I did a prescription...can't remember what it was called, but it was so nice. It made me very very then when I was done being sick they told me I could have taken half the pill and it wouldn't have made me as tired but still made me feel better. Mostly, I just hope it goes by quickly...even though the days drag. I have no idea how to do it with one kid (Zach just ran around crazy while John tried to study for the bar) much less two- so good luck :)

The Maughan-sters said...

I ate a zillion saltine crackers..and ginger ale...I had just the nausea, and I taught while I was prego so I couldn't really nap either. I just tried to eat something as often as I could, even though nothing ever sounded good. Hopefully things will turn around soon good luck! Oh and don't be afraid to let your kids watch a movie or tv (if they will...) Or when you have a good 1/2 day or something think of some activities they could do while you supervise from the couch :-) Sorry I'm not much help, I just have the one!

Melanie said...

Hey Becky,
I'm experiencing the same thing this time around. I was never had much nausea w/ the first 2. But this one is killing you, i haven't thrown up, but feel like i need to half the day...and then feel like doing nothing! I usually eat, but usually it doesn't help a ton. Apples have been one thing that have helped distract me a bit..eating a whole apple because it takes a while and sometimes sounds good to me. But i'll be checking in for advise too. I just hope it doesn't get worse.

Nancy said...

I've heard something about taking motion sickness pills. I'd ask your doctor though. Don't be afraid of a perscription, really. It might be just what you need to get your life back. I've been thinking of you because I need to call you... so I'll probably call you today... in the morning your time. Loves!

Harris said...

Seriously.. Zofran is the best thing ever invented. I get SUPER sick when I am pregnant. I have to take it for the whole 9 months! It doesn't make you tired and you can take even a 1/2 dose that will get you through the day. They even have a generic for it that is super cheap. I would 100% say get it.... it is sooo worth it. Hope you feel better soon!

Sue said...

That's why I was so lazy for a few months! The kids watched way too much tv and made too many messes that I didn't clean up, but it can't be helped. Sorry you feel so crappy!

kendra said...

This is what I did when I was pregnant with Isaac - before I went to bed I put bowls of cereal and the remote on the table. Landon knew how to work the remote so when the kids got up they went straight downstairs and watched TV and ate there cereal (no milk, obviously!!). They didn't even come in my room so I didn't have to wake up - as soon as I heard them I ate a few saltines before I got out of bed. Most days that worked pretty well. On the bad days I just counted down the hours until Cameron got home from work, "I only have to make it three more hours..." yeah being pregnant isn't fun. It was worse when Landon started Kindergarten because I HAD to get him to the bus stop by 7:45 - that was a killer. But anyway, you only have to make it 6 more weeks - that's not too long, right?! Good luck

kendra said...

oh and diet pepsi or coke - I don't know why but it really did soothe my stomach. I only allowed myself one can a day because of the caffiene but I sipped it through the worst part of my day and I think it helped.

Jenni said...

Oh I wish I had great advice but I don't! So listen to all the other wonderful advice given above! I hope it ends for you soon and that you don't have to be sick the whole time!!

tiff snedaker said...

Hi Becky,
I come look at your blog occasionally and wanted to say Congrats!
I tried the seabands (the wrist things) and I didn't feel like they really worked all that well. A few things that did work for me: I made sure not to get going to fast in the morning and also kept saltines by the bed. Ginger helped as well. Chandler also watched a TON of TV when I was pg with Rowan.
Take it easy, I hope it is short lived!