Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oh, so THIS is What Nausea Feels Like...

Over the last couple of days I haven't been feeling my best. The first real wave of nausea set in on the day of the UK game. There is no denying it, it was a packed day. I was running from the moment I got up for work at eight to the end of the game at eleven thirty. I was cold and I was starving and I started to feel...terrible. I fought the urge to ask them to stop the car on the way back to Ryan and Arielle's so I could puke, but once we got to our car I had Nick pull over at a gas station. I didn't actually get sick, but I think I would have felt better if I had. We then realized we sorta skipped dinner, so we picked up fast food and I felt a lot better.

I kinda thought it was a one shot deal. I had pushed myself a little to far and my body didn't like it one bit. The problem is that since then my body seems to have decided that is the best way to let me know how it feels! Small twinge of hunger...nausea. Eat some food, any food...nausea. God forbid eat too much food...GOD HELP HE HEART BURN WITH NAUSEA. (I know...I am such an attractive pregnant person. Add in the lovely acne and the fact that I seem to be a little more hairy, and people will not be able to stay away...also, I think I MIGHT tell my blog readers to much...)

Anyway, back to the nausea. The definition of too much food is now new. For instance, last night for our anniversary dinner I ate a couple pieces of a blooming onion, about 3/4 of a salad, 1/4 a steak and 1/2 a potato. I thought I might die. Yet again, I had Nick stop on the way home. And yet again I wasn't actually sick. Just overwhelmed with nausea. I guess I need to learn the difference between painfully nauseous and actually about to puke...I am just afraid if I don't air on the side of caution, then I might REALLY regret that decision later. As will anybody who is around me when I say, "Oh NO. I just thought it was a little nausea..."


  1. Even though I was only pregnant for 7 short weeks I was very sick lots of puking and even more of being sick to my stomache. Word of advise, if you feel sick it is better to pull over. TRUST ME!!!! It is better to be safe than sorry!
    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Didn't you ask for this, my friend?? Just kidding, sorry you aren't feeling well. Hopefully it will pass soon -- but at least now you have the proof you wanted :)

  3. LOL. TRUE, I DID ask for this, but that was pre heart beat on the ultrasound! After that I was completely happy with no nausea.

    I will not be wishing for it ever again...

  4. Yeah...bloomin' onion? Better not have any more of those. Stay away from anything greasy or spicy. Most fast foods. Pretty much anything that tastes good.

    Seriously, your body will tell you what you can no longer tolerate. Listen to it.

  5. I know you like coffee but I can't remember if you like hot tea or not. Peppermint tea really helps with nausea. And Fran swears she only ever feels sick if she does not eat. Try mini meals or snacks throughout the day. :)

  6. Oh, and you know studies show that the sicker you feel the more likely you are to have a girl, right? :D

  7. Oh sorry to hear the nausea has hit you! I've not done the pregnant nausea but I have been very sick due to hormones and found that fresh ginger grated into a mug of hot water really helps me. Other than that I have no advice as I say I have no experience of this but I am thinking of you!

  8. Oh I'm so sorry, I was really hoping you wouldn't have any nausea.
    Remember when I got sick on my way home from your house? I really thought I could make it home, I was so close. But, no cigar-barf all over my lap, dashboard and steering wheel.

    Lesson? Always immediately pull over.
    Somehow I think Nick would probably help you clean it up tho, unlike my scud of a husband:)

  9. I just reread this -- it does not sound whiney. It sounds accurate. :) Hang in there! It gets better!

  10. last week our group held a similar talk about this topic and you illustrate something we haven't covered yet, thanks.

    - Laura