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:)
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!!!
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:)