Thursday, December 3, 2009

The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good:
John and I are expecting! Yep, I am pregnant which is why my posts have been so sparse. We are really excited. They think I am about 11 weeks, and due the end of June.
FYI- I'm going to share how I'm really feeling, so if you don't care to know the icky details- stop reading here:)
The Bad:
I have been really sick!! The first week I knew I was pregnant was great- nothing out of the ordinary. The next 2-3 weeks were pretty hellish. I missed a bunch of school, puked at all times of the day, and layed around a lot. I also lost 10 lbs., had a hard time eating, and fainted in the doctors office after they poked me- but before they drew any blood. They said I was out for 5 min.! After that I got some pills (generic of Zofron) and they help me keep food down and be able to eat. Now I can go to school on the OK and good days because of the pills.
The last 2 weeks have been touch and go. Most days are OK and I still feel nauseous all the time but I can survive until I get home when I lay around and John takes care of me because the pills have worn off. Some days are still horrible, and some days- like today- are good days. On my good days I am decently upbeat and can have conversations with people. I also (mostly) don't feel like I could puke any second:) Pray for more good days!!!
The Ugly:
Puking, Puking, Puking. Yep. This week I realized that if I get up to go to the bathroom between 3-6am before taking my pill, I will puke 5 min. later. How fun is that!:( I have tried different strategies involving crackers in bed and other things, but right now my best bet is to take my pill with 2 crackers BEFORE I even get out of bed, and let them settle for 5-10 min. before moving. Then I might be ok.
Just in case you are interested, I have also tried the motion bracelet that didn't work. I am currently trying:
-Folic Acid pills and Flinstone vitamins instead of my prenatal vitamin for a bit.
-crackers before I get out of bed
-eating every 2 hours (this is really hard when food looks disgusting but I am trying)
-ginger ale, ginger cookies and ginger chews
-peanut butter, eggs, cheese and other foods that offer protein or filling
-hard candies and gum (these work great when driving and teaching)
-ice water (John is a pro at making sure I am set each night)
-drinking Powerade for electrolytes
That's all I can think of right now, but I might add more later.

We are really excited...I just want to feel better:)


Lori said...

yay! The news is leaked!! I can't wait to tell everyone that the boys are going to have a cousin!!!

Crista said...

Congratulations Ang! Hope the "morning" sickness passes soon, praying for a healthy little one (and mommy!)!

Alicia said...


Jill said...

Yay Angie! Congratulations! I hope your pregnancy experience gets much much better. We are expecting #2 on May 2. I'm 19 weeks. We'll have big bellies together!

Anonymous said...

SOOOO excited for you guys! With one of my guys someone suggested Brewers yeast (a b vitamin) and I think it helped. But I've been there.....and you'll never be able to ride carnival rides the same way again! Something about wanting to puke for months at a time takes the fun out of spinning and getting nauseous! hope things feel better in the next month!

Anonymous said...

Hey, late thought.....but I remember waking up at 3am and eating somthing and then going back to sleep.....waking up with food in my tummy helped a bit...good luck!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

congrats (a friend of Lori's :)

I ate peppermint (either the round candies or candy canes) at all times of the day...completel y took the edge off for me...and hey, they're in season!!

Leslie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you! I was really sick with Meghan too and I was taking summer classes which added to things. I totally understand how you feel. I know you said that hard candies worked best for you when you are teaching, and that is exactly what I did. I sucked on Gobstoppers constantly. It helped to have a little something in my stomach at all times. Maybe you can try something like that before you get out of bed!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are past this stage soon! It was great to see you at Thanksgiving! Congratulations again! Oh, if you like lemon drops, some one told me to try them when I was pregnant. Who knows! Judy

content2be said...

Oh, the biggest of congratulations! I wondered if that is why you stopped posting, and I don't even know you except through your money-saving blog! Too funny. One thing that I have seen suggested as an amazing help is to take 1/2 tablet (not the capsule) of Unisom and Vitamin B. If you check out, there are many fellow sufferers who might suggest something. Since you already on Zofran, I'm not sure you should take the Unisom with it!