Originally Posted by goodheartedmama
As we're approaching the half-way point, who's still here with me?
I felt a lot better for about a week, but I'm as sick as ever now. I'm pretty much back on a regular diet, but I've been told to go back to my potatoes and crackers. I just can't do it again. I had gained weight, but I'm losing again now. I'm so frustrated.
Oh mama. I was just thinking about posting something similar. I went to my mom's house for a week and to my sister's wedding, and started to feel a bit better. I even ate some chicken. But then the trip back exhausted me- DH came back Sunday, then I drove back with DS Thursday. I had to load the car myself, drive 4.5 hours, and unload the car when I got here. A few hours later I was puking my brains out. I thought I had caught a stomach virus, but now I'm pretty sure it was just a return of the morning sickness, which always gets worse when I over-exert myself. Now I'm back to the old deal, pretty much. Gagging when I wake up, periods during the day where I almost throw up, can only eat limited foods. DH has been lovely and has been taking DS out of the house a lot all weekend so I can rest. It's helping, but at the same time it's so frustrating. I would so much rather be spending time with them at the park. And I hate feeling queasy all the time. It's just miserable.
Well, lots of hugs to you. Hopefully the second half of the pregnancy will go quickly, and hopefully we'll feel better soon. A mama I know from the playground was dreadfully sick like us but then got better at around 20-22 weeks. So there's still hope.
Was talking to a friend yesterday and told her how I've been feeling, and mentioned all I'd eaten that day was crackers and gatorade. She chirped, "Your pregnancy is so different than mine! I was all ABOUT eating!" I'm sure she didn't mean it that way but it sounded like gloating or something, like she was so healthy and voracious and I'm all...I dunno, high maintenance. I WANT to enjoy my pregnancy. I WANT to be a normal pregnant lady who eats second helpings of everything and then wants to order a pizza, and everyone chuckles. I feel like people see it as some kind of character flaw. It's just chemistry and bad luck, and it's not my fault.