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??????