“They” say every pregnancy is different. It is true; there are things about this pregnancy that are different from the last one. Take the, um, “extra sensitivity” down there. I had it HORRIBLY last time– let’s just say that sitting down on the potty hurt because everything was so swollen. I also had really bad “growing pains” in my belly and very sore (and big!) boobies.

This time? All of the stuff I mentioned has not happened and I am VERY thankful for that fact.

Unfortunately, the hyperemesis is still here. Even though I’m not exactly the most positive person, I’m having to act positive about this.

Last time, I was working through the barfing. It wasn’t uncommon for me to go on an interview and have to excuse myself to throw up in their bathroom. This time? I’m at home in the safety of my house. I can go to my own bathroom and throw up in private. Seriously, the ability to not worry if someone else can hear/smell/see you is a life saver.

Even tough I love going out to eat, sometimes I don’t want to go because I don’t like vomiting in public. I don’t mind the whole throwing up something I just paid for aspect because, really, what’s the difference between barfing and pooping except a few days?

I vomited for 17 straight weeks (everything I ate or drank) last time, until I found out about B6 and Unisom. It stopped the vomit comit in its tracks.

I’ve been taking the combo but it doesn’t seem to be working as well this time. Since I planned on staying at home all day, I decided to stop the Unisom last night just to see. I mean, hello, taking a Unisom every day isn’t exactly a good stimulant to keep you awake, even if you only take 1/2.

So now I have the age-old question: Deaf or blind?

Would I rather be very sleepy and grumpy (still throwing up) or vomiting even more?

I can’t decide right now. Until I make my decision, I’ll just keep telling myself lies that its okay and it means I won’t “gain that much weight” or that I can “eat more!”

18 Responses to “Vomit-licious”

  1. mrtl
    August 3rd, 2005 13:23

    “…what’s the difference between barfing and pooping except a few days?”

    You are a hoot.

  2. halloweenlover
    August 3rd, 2005 14:03

    You kill me. But at least this time around you know that the end result is worth it, right? I just feel like if I someday get pregnant and am very sick, I am going to have these wondering feelings if this baby is even worth it. Maybe I’m crazy, does that happen?

  3. Stacey
    August 3rd, 2005 14:03

    the unisom makes you sleepy and grumpy? How sleepy? Both choices sound like like suck fucking ass. :(

  4. FP
    August 3rd, 2005 14:17

    Is there a lot of nausea with the puking? (I know, it’s a dumb question.) Is there a chance you could get Zofran? I wish I could send you a list of foods that taste just as good the second time around, but, alas.

  5. princessbuddercup
    August 3rd, 2005 14:29

    Probably a silly suggestion, since I know you read VeryMom, but have you thought about the vitamins she took to get rid of her Puke-Tastic Puking?

  6. KellyH
    August 3rd, 2005 14:31

    Do you read Very Mom? She’s pregnant with her third and has dealt with hyperemesis the entire pregnancy each time. . . and not to sound too “Tom Cruise”-ish, but she is taking some sort of vitamins and they’ve helped her. I’m normally not too into vitamin-therapy but she swears by them. Just FYI.

  7. Sarcastic Journalist
    August 3rd, 2005 14:36

    VM and I have discussed this on the phone. Unfortunately, the people who sell those vitamins here want $150 just to TALK TO ME about which vitamins I should take. None of those “chiros” are on my insurance plan.

    So yah, I thought about it but uh…I find those quacks to be too expensive.

  8. Nancy France
    August 3rd, 2005 14:55

    Poor Lady….. the women in my family tend to do this too. We (even me.. but that’s another sad story and I’m not going into it here) go thru pregnancy throwing up and eating pickles and lemons (the salty sour stuff seems to help us–might you?). My youngest sister, when pregnant with twins had it so bad she lost 20 lbs the first trimester, the doctor finally perscribed something for her to stop it as it was endangering her and the babies both.

    Good luck, and ……..God help you…lol

  9. Jessie
    August 3rd, 2005 15:11

    Well, that doesn’t sound like any fun at all. Sorry to hear you’re having a hard time and I hope that you’ll find something to help soon!

  10. Amy Steier
    August 3rd, 2005 16:16

    I used to eat nothing but crackers and ginger ale when I was pregnant. I was nauseous a lot. And I always had heartburn. The day after I delivered, my heartburn went away.

  11. Janis
    August 3rd, 2005 17:44

    Zofran — my daughter in laws best friend for her unending barf fest. It stopped the sickies.

    Good luck!

  12. Sarcastic Journalist
    August 3rd, 2005 18:39

    zofran (plus every other med in the book) no workey here.

  13. blackbird
    August 3rd, 2005 19:33

    I puked for so long and so often that my husband learned to walk just ahead of me — see, that way I didn’t ruin his shoes every day.

    I have no tips for you regarding the cessation of the puking.
    Good luck.

  14. Corrie
    August 3rd, 2005 19:44

    Ughh…I would rather barf than be sleepy. Wait! I am sleepy and I did barf. I hope you feel better. It’s got to get better, unless you get hemoroids, but can a pregnancy god be that mean?

  15. clickmom
    August 3rd, 2005 21:35

    Mantra: Temporary Temporary Temporary

    Hope you feel better soon.

  16. momcast
    August 3rd, 2005 22:25

    You poor sweety.

    I was lucky to have never been more than occaisionally nauseous and suffer near-constant heartburn. I was very thankful for no puking.

    I want to solve this for you (being a mom, a controller and a genuine nurturer, but probably mostly just a controller, Ha!) but you’re not stupid and I’m sure you’ve heard all you can stomach about crackers, taking your prenatal vitamins at bedtime and eating constantly (apparently a fuller stomach helps to counteract the nausea - it was recommended to my sister to eat a billion little meals a day to couteract her severe nausea). So, yeah, I won’t get into that. But, if you need someone to hand off a project to… haha!

  17. ManicMom
    August 4th, 2005 21:40

    When I was pregnant I was nauseous all the time, but rarely puked. What helped with the nausea was ginger snaps. Within 20-30 seconds of putting one in my mouth the nausea would stop. Seriously. I carried a bag of them around like a security blanket for two months. I hope this helps!

  18. SAHMommy
    August 5th, 2005 19:41

    The great thing about going through the puking is that you learn (one a scale of 1 - 10 or so) which foods are grosser to upchuck. They say if you eat something cold then at least you throw up something cold and it feels good. I don’t know I didn’t try it.

    But I long for the foods I can no longer eat because of the times they came out my nose :(

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