Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Morning Sickness is a misnomer.

It starts in the morning...when I open my eyes I get that carsick feeling. If I make the mistake of jumping out of bed (because of an alarm or full bladder or any other reason), it's definitely worse. When I get out slowly and eat a cup of granny-smith no sugar added applesauce, I'm usually okay for a little while. As the day progresses it's necessary for me to have something on my stomach. Usually, this is the applesauce. I've become a connesieur of the stuff.

For the first few weeks, I kept it down...nothing overt to show off my morning sickness. Then, just as it should have been subsiding, WHAM! Worship the porcelin goddess. Morning, afternoon, night...it can happen at any time. My favorite places to throw up so far have been on a plane, sitting in the middle seat with little airflow in the section containing my aisle between two men, one about 500 pounds (he truly was precious, though...telling me all about his grandkids as I stole his barf bag)...the Fuller library just before it closes after I tried to eat homemade chicken curry for lunch (used to be a favorite of mine, now it's just....tainted) with the lady who cleans up the bathroom coaching me through the process and waiting for me with a papertowel and some encouragement.

Anyway, I might mention that I cry EVERY time I throw up...it's involuntary and inevitable. So then you can add runny mascara and messed up makeup.

So, I just need to know WHO is the IDIOT that came up with the name MORNING sickness? It's like calling all jeans Levis. I don't like it, at all...not the name or the sickness.

What I do like is having a reason for why I'm feeling so bad....it's not just the stomach flu going around. I can imagine what my little one is doing...how he or she is developing, what it will feel like to hold the baby...Yep, it's all worth it. Hopefully the sickness will cease in a couple of weeks, but until then I'll keep my airsick bag and toothbrush handy, stay away from curry, and keep my fingers crossed that I'll be close to a toilet at all times.


Huckaby Fam said...

With Jaden, the car always did it to me! Picture Kelly with her head hanging out of a minivan, complete with a toddler in the back, trying to "get it all out" before the light turned green. Yummy. Hopefully, the 4 to 5 month mark will be the charm for you (as it was for me), or maybe even sooner! Do you have the official due date yet? I'm guessing you're about 12 weeks along?

The Berry Bunch said...

yep...the due date is Aug. 4. Summer in South Carolina with a big, fat belly...can't wait! :) Yes, hopefully it will subside soon.

Amy G-side said...

wow...wOW...WOW!!! I'm so excited for you guys!!! What an amazing thing...can't wait to see you!

kristy paulina prevatte said...

hi, this may be random but i was just looking at some of my friends blogs from Mosaic and found you guys blog linked from one of theirs. i was in crisis counseling with brandon this January and we talked about you being in school at Fuller and such. anyways, i just wanted to say hi. one day i may pick your brain about that school and your thoughts. i'm thinking about (wanting to go) get my phd from there. anyways, hope you are well, know from brandon and the blog that you are expecting so that is quite exciting. okay, so this was a long "just saying hi."

Shelly said...


Have you ever tried those wrist bands that they have at drug stores for seasickness? Sounds strange, I know, but it's probably an inexpensive thing to try, and if it works, then it'd be worth it. I got those for a cruise once, but I remember being told that they were good for morning sickness. I think it's 'cause they hit some pressure points, and that's supposed to help somehow. Anything to keep things down, right?
My heart goes out to you dear...

John Berry said...

When we had Brandon I wasn't sick until I saw the Doctors bill!!!!

Hang in there.

You looked great last night!!