Friday, August 19, 2011

Morning suckness

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

Confession: I HATE vomiting...morning sickness turned morning suckness

No, that's not a typo and no, you didn't read that wrong. I have had a case of "morning suckness" with this third pregnancy. It's been awful. To give you an idea, it hasn't been just the regular 'ol nausea and vomiting, I have felt possessed! It was like having an exorcism every time I ate. Fun times! With the boys I had nausea and a handful of trips to the bathroom (well, with Owen I had a stomach bug that landed me in the ER, but that only lasted 48 hours). And with the boys I was working with nurses, which was a wonderful support because nurses have this innate ability to look at someone and say "sit down, you're looking too green." My boys, well, they don't quite understand what "looking green" indicates. To Cole, the color green means it's our turn to go through a light or the color of a crayon or the grass. But they don't understand it means mommy is sick! There was one morning I was in the bathroom, Owen cheering me on (he got a kick out of it!), Cole was SCREAMING at me in the hallway (wanted milk or something, who knows, I was too busy performing my daily exorcism), and Zoe was scratching incessantly at the backdoor (I was just praying my geriatric dog could hold her bladder until I could get to her). Again, fun times! I just had to laugh! And let me say, even though I have been sick as a dog, I have been H-U-N-G-R-Y! Imagine living with a very hungry pregnant woman who can't eat. My poor husband! Lived off of popsicles and sherbet for a few weeks. I never want to eat either of those again, or at least for a very long time. I seem to be past the worst part of it, still have some nausea which I expect to hang around for another month if it's anything like with the boys. But, I can handle that as long as I'm not feeling possessed any longer!

And to my real confession: at times I've been angry at God, asking why me? Why am I one of the "special" ones who gets to enjoy morning suckness? But, I've realized it's not very helpful to ask 'why me?' And when I made myself take a step back and listen to my supporters, I heard wonderful messages that have encouraged me to get through this. I do understand that morning sickness is maybe not so great for me but really good for the baby and that in the grander scheme of things, it lasts only a short time in a long lifetime. Ok, so now that I have my head straight (for the time-being!), I hope I haven't caused you to toss your cookies, well, pancakes since it's still morning :) And hooray for our "bonus baby!"


Jessi Mayfield said...

You're doing good, girl.. I'm so sorry you're feeling so terrible. It's encouraging this IS temporary! You are a strong one for getting through it. And you're doing it beautifully (mind and spirit.. not the exorcism part, lol). I love love love you!

Kristy said...

I love your honesty, as always. I know this has been hard on you, but you've shown amazing strength. You WILL get through this and it WILL be worth it. I texted Craig a while back to see if there was anything we could do for you. His advice ... stay out of the way. Well, not so much in those words!

We've both struggled and we've both made fun of each others pregnancy "issues" and that's what friends are for. Hang in there! We love you!

Casie Cahalen said...

ugh, I'm so sorry you've had awful morning sickness! That's no fun and really no fun when you have two little ones needing you constantly! It won't last forever, but it's no fun while it lasts!! I hope you're feeling better and you can begin to enjoy your pregnancy very soon :)

Cindy Morrison said...

Hang in there Honey! I've been keeping up with you through K because I didn't want to bother you. I pray that your sickness is finished and a healthy baby is well on the way! Take care and I love you and think of all your family often!!