Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Healthy and Growing

First off, thank you, thank you to the kind ladies who left words of encouragment for me on my last post. It was comforting to hear your stories of similar experiences and funny to me that I can now relate to all the symptoms of pregnancy.
The past week has been difficult. There is no "morning sickness" for me, oh that it would stay just in the morning, nope, I've got "day sickness" as in "all day."
I'm taking medicine for the nausea to help me keep down some food, but the feeling never really goes away. Some days are better than others and I can get the laundry done and the house clean and maybe even sit down to my jewelry table, but inevitably that wears off and by evenings I'm on the couch with blankets and a Sprite watching old t.v. series on Netflix.
It isn't so bad, my family has been a great help and a constant source of comfort.
photo by Richard Alois
It's also been raining here a little each day. That has been merciful. I know there are parts of the country that haven't seen rain all summer and we're grateful here for every drop. It has helped hold the late August heat at bay.
I had my first ultrasound yesterday and everything looks great, one baby, perfectly sized for how far along I am and the technician assured me that a lot of nauseau during pregnancy was a good sign as it meant a strong and healthy pregnancy.
I'm taking those words and carrying them to help fight off the anxiety that a first mom always feels.
I'm really beginning to understand what it means to say that something is out of my hands.
I feel very much out of control right now but I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing.
There won't be as much jewelry from me the next couple of weeks, though I do have some things I'm working on when I can, but right now there are just more important things to do.
I hope your Tuesday finds you happy and healthy.


  1. I am so sorry to hear that you've got that day long nausea. My DIL just went through similar with her pregnancy. It did gradually ease up for her. Take care.

  2. Huge congratulations to you and your husband! I also had "all day sickness" with my son. thankfully it only lasted into my 14t or 15th week....but one great help to me was Altoids, I popped them all day long! Hope yours eases up soon.

  3. Hi Marcie,
    This too shall pass. I am so glad to hear that you, inspite of having all day sickness, and the baby are doing well. Take care and stay hydrated. I ate soda crackers and drank herbal tea with honey to help with the nausea.

  4. As everyone else testifies, this passes. Thinking of you and hoping that your sick days end quickly. Take care.

  5. Ah, thinking of you. those days were so tough. My all day nausea and sickness lasted well past 19 weeks and I felt pretty awful the whole way. I only say this because I know i'm the exception to the rule so I'm sure you will be feeling better soon. If at the worst you aren't at least the reward is huge!