YEP… THE NAUSEA has definitely started to kick in.
It’s like I’m so hypersensitive to smell and taste. I’m hungry yet nauseous. Things taste good as well as bad.
I can’t stop thinking about food. And I have waves of alternating cravings and feeling ill.
My stomach can’t seem to make up it’s mind.
I feel bloated, even on an empty stomach.
The middle of the night loose bowel movements continue, but I am now less worried about having a miscarriage… partly because I probably wouldn’t feel so ill if I wasn’t pregnant anymore.
So, it’s a blessing as well as uncomfortable.
But I’m trying to focus on the positive.
The mind is such a powerful thing.
I remember being on a boat going from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao in Thailand. It was the day after a major storm and the waves were huge!
The boat rocked around as hung over teenagers and Spring Break party-goers were holding onto the railing puking.
It was nasty. Really gross.
And being one to get sea sick easily, even the sight of these people being sick was enough to tip me over. So I found a quiet seat in the middle of the boat on the top deck to get some fresh air, I closed my eyes and started meditating. I took myself out of my body (figuratively of course) and focused on imagining the steady horizon.
Now, even though I did end up hurling my fried rice and mango smoothie (by the way that’s the best combination to vomit because it’s not disgusting coming out), it wasn’t until the very last 10 minutes of the 2 hour boat ride. That’s pretty good!
So I am trying to focus on the positive. I AM PREGNANT! EEeeppp… and I am healthy. And I still can eat healthy food that nourishes my body.
The nausea is a nuisance but a trade off for what’s to come.
Also some exciting news, because we are so early in this pregnancy, we haven’t told our families … yet!
But after our 7 week ultrasound Jon and I will be having a dinner with both sides of the families and we will be giving them the good news all together! YAY!!!
I’m so excited for that in a couple of weeks… so SHHHHHH…. if you’re reading this, don’t tell just yet!