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Remember how I wasn’t really feeling pregnant?

Ha, wasn’t that nice.

Well I’m feeling it now. I’m beyond tired and achy but the worst part is the morning sickness. Psh, morning. I wish! It’s all day, every day unless I’m sleeping. Thankfully the tiredness means I sleep a lot.

Now, it could definitely be worse. I almost feel guilty talking about it considering my sister has been severely ill, as in can hardly keep anything down, for 15 weeks and counting. I, on the other hand, just feel nauseous but so far (knock on wood) haven’t puked yet.

I hope I didn’t just jinx myself typing that.

The nausea started about a week ago and at first I was almost glad. Yay, I really am pregnant! I mean, you’d think two positive pregnancy tests and a doctor visit would convince me but no, it took the turning of my stomach to convince me.

Now I’m pretty freaking sure.

I miss food.

I also feel horribly guilty for not eating enough every day. I know I’m not nourishing my body properly and as a result I’m not nourishing my baby properly. I can barely choke down the little food I eat every day and the food I do choke down is usually only with the help of ginger ale. I almost never used to drink pop and now I drink at least one can a day. I’m sure that’s not the ideal way to get extra calories every day.

My only consolation is that what I eat has stayed down so far so I am getting some nutrients every day. The food I eat I try to make healthy but when it’s a choice between popcorn chicken or nothing at all I pick the chicken of course. Today I ate an entire can of black olives and they were delicious and actually made it so I didn’t feel sick at all for an hour or so. I take what I can get.

I keep telling myself I only have about 6 weeks of this left. Even that seems like an infinite amount of time but I know it will go fast. I also keep telling myself it could be so much worse and so I can’t complain. I hope this post doesn’t come off as whining because I’m really not. This is pregnancy and I expected it.

If I end up with a healthy baby at the end of everything it will be worth every minute.



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  1. I was the same way early on. I had no appetite and was constantly feeling sick to my stomach, but I’ve only actually gotten sick twice. And after the first trimester there was significant improvement. According to my home scale I lost 8-10 pounds those first several weeks. If something sounded good, I ate it, healthy or not. Luckily I’m past that point now! God bless!

  2. bri

    I hate to be all advicey, because, you know, UGH, but these things basically saved my life:

    I was so sick with kid #2 that I lost like 20 pounds before I finally got these and was able to not hurl everywhere all the time.

    Good luck and congrats. It really can be fun once you get past the disgusting parts. 🙂

  3. I was actually thrilled when I first started feeling sick too. It made the the pregnancy feel more real, like NOW I’m pregnant. During my first pregnancy I lost fifteen pounds during the first trimester. Granted, I was overweight and losing weight was totally okay but if you lose a few pounds in the beginning it’s okay. You’ll gain it back soon enough 😉

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