Sunday, May 11, 2008

yackity yack

Oh, the joys of pregnancy! Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled that we are expecting again but this nausea thing is just killer. It seems like this pregnancy has been so different than my pregnancy with Avery. Memory of pain and sickness is a funny thing... You never seem to remember it being quite as intense as it really was.

I know that I was sick with Avery --- I remember feeling really crummy until week 14, but I was still able to function without using drugs. The only thing that seems to help keep the nausea at bay is a good dose of Fenegren. After I take the Fenegren, I enter a coma for a good 4 hours at a time. I never threw up when I was pregnant with Avery, but with this little guy I have already logged quite a few hours hanging out with the porcelain throne. By the way, you are never reminded more clearly that you need to quit neglecting your bathroom cleaning duties until you spend a few hours staring into your toilet bowl.

As I was writing my mom's mother's day card this year, I started thinking about all of the sacrifices that mothers make for their children. I've learned in my 19+ months of motherhood that evidently, Motherhood means never going to the bathroom alone again. It means every drink is "our" drink. It means knowing all of the words to the songs on Yo! Gabba! Gabba! It's eating cold meals so that your child can eat a hot one, and that the backseat of your car will never been clean again. It means having a monster-pile of laundry that never seems to go away. And currently, as in my case, it means feeling like you want to puke your guts out for a good 3 months at a time.

But the beauty of motherhood far outweighs the bad. Because motherhood also means getting lots of sweet, slobbery kisses. It means not caring that you have jelly in your hair because your sweet girl likes to twirl it between her fingers when she's sleepy. It's those tender moments of magic as you rock your angel before bedtime. It's hearing the "moo-moo" song sung in a sweet baby voice from the backseat of your car. It's bubble baths, visits to the park, and afternoon walks. It's seeing the excitement in your baby's face when you pick her up from nursery. It's a million and one beautiful moments that make a few months of sickness totally worth it.


Kress Smith said...

Have you tried Zofran ODT (Orally Disintegrating Tables)? They disolve in your mouth (so you can't yack it up) and you don't have the side effects of sleepiness.

Faith said...

I was just going to post the same thing Kress did! Zofran was the BEST!! And there is no side effects!!!! If you haven't I would call your doctor ASAP and ask about it! I promise you won't be disappointed!
I will be praying the nausea passes quickly! If you ever want someone to take Avery off your hands for a while! I would love to have her over to play! Her and Macie would have so much fun!

dave and jen said...

I've done the zoforan. It works Ok. Nothing seems to knock it out though. My dr. just prescribed a motion sickness patch in addition to a million other things. hopefully something will work soon.

Health Blog said...

It means not caring that you have jelly in your hair because your sweet girl likes to twirl it between her fingers when she's sleepy.

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