During my first pregnancy, I’ve learned that morning sickness is A LIE.
At least for me, morning sickness didn’t happen the way I thought it would.
At 9 weeks pregnant I’m feeling the nausea, carb cravings, aversion to meat and veggies, and the extreme fatigue.
I wish it only occurred in the mornings, but for me, I felt great most mornings and got progressively worse throughout the day.
Sometimes I didn’t even have enough energy to go for a moderate stroll in my neighborhood with Jon.
But in the mornings… I felt great!
And it made me think twice about eating my first meal because I didn’t want the good feeling to go away.
My TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) teacher once explained morning sickness as being related to the hours of not eating throughout the night. But for me, that just wasn’t the case. I often felt worst right after dinner, no matter if I ate more or less… and often it was less because of feeling nauseous.
The nausea started at week 7 for me.
This is pretty standard and many of my girlfriends and colleagues say that the symptoms go away by week 12-14. So I’ve got a little ways to go.
This weekend started Jon and my 5 month trip. We will be traveling all over the World and although I am a little nervous to be doing it 2 month pregnant, I’m also so excited to be active while pregnant.
One of my worries while being pregnant in the winter is lack of activities. Yes, I can go to the gym to work out, but I’d much rather go for out door hikes, swims in the ocean and enjoying the sun and warmth of tropical places.
For the next 5 months, our trip will take us to:
- Vancouver, BC
- San Francisco, CA
- Orlando, FL
- On a Caribbean cruise
- Kauai, HI
- Oahu, HI
- Tokyo, Japan
- Koh Phangan, Thailand
- Scottsdale, AZ
This will be an amazing trip and I just hope that my “morning sickness” symptoms don’t interrupt our travels.