Monday, April 13, 2009

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

Will it ever end? Really?! A man must have created the phrase "morning sickness" because very few (if any) pregnant women only experience this yucky stage in the morning. This time around my sickness comes in waves. One week I was fine mid day and very ill morning and evening. A couple of weeks I was really sick early on in the day and then it would wear off as the day progressed. It is very unpredictable and life altering.

I am still convinced that it was worse when I was pregnant with Emma. This time I actually have "okay" moments every once in awhile. With Emma I never felt okay. I was horribly sick for the first trimester (and maybe a little longer). I keep thinking it will get better. I enter my second trimester in 1.5 wks so I have hope :) It has gotten a lot worse as the weeks have progressed. They say that sickness is a sign of a healthy baby, so that's really what keeps me going. I'm very thankful that I don't have a job outside of the home right now. I think that extra stress brings on more to of the yucky symptoms. Granted, I am falling way behind at my online job but thankfully my supervisor went to high school with me, is also pregnant and is very understanding :)

With Emma I lost 15 lbs (then I gained 40+). I have already lost about 10 lbs with this one. It's been a long while since I've seen the scale stop at 119 :) Some days I can't even keep water down and everything that goes in comes back out. I am 95% convinced that this is another girl, but who knows!

Dr. Wang prescribed phenegeran at my first prenatal appointment. It did absolutely nothing for the nasusea and made me totally exhausted. My next appointment is this Friday morning. I hope to discuss other options with her in detail.

I'm not sure that Emma understands what's going on. She knows that I am sick a lot and points to her belly button and says that there is a baby sleeping in there :)


  1. I am so sorry you don't feel good. I am sure if you talk to Wang she'll give you something else. Just stay relaxed, cause you don't want to tension to make it worse. Let me know how your appt goes.

  2. Rachel - I'm hoping to discuss it further with my dr on Fri. Since (up until recently) this hasn't been as bad as it was with Emma I was *trying* not to use it. But, now I might.....

  3. Girl, don't torture yourself! You'll feel so much better! :)