The lapse in my entries is due to that age-old malady called morning sickness, better described as all-day sickness. So forgive me if I do not wax eloquent…I just do not feel very eloquent these days.
My morning sickness is a catch-22. I am glad for it because it means baby is developing nicely (all my miscarriages have been without morning sickness), but it is debilitating. My last two pregnancies, in which I still had nurslings, went much smoother with regards to morning sickness, but because of losing Emily, I am not nursing this time. I do not know if that is why I seem to be suffering more or if somehow her loss has made my sickness more acute or if it is something totally unrelated.
Tomorrow I go for a B vitamin shot. Will it work? Unfortunately, I am not all that hopeful. Sea bands did not stop it, Reglan, Compazine, and Zofran did not stop it, High protein helped, but did not stop it, so while I do have some symptoms of B deficiency (carpal tunnel during pregnancy, going grey early, sluggish metabolism), I have a hard time believing this shot will be my “magic pill.”
But, I did not write here to complain! If you will notice, I’ve put this entry in the “Enjoying Your Pregnancy” section. So, how do you enjoy a pregnancy wrought with morning sickness?
Well, first off all, if you are like me and have suffered a loss, you truly understand how precious life is and how precious the sickness that goes into growing that life can be. But now matter how you determine to view your sickness, there will more than likely come a time when it will have overstayed its welcome. For me, this time comes at about 9-10 weeks gestation (I am 8.5). I find myself wondering how I will continue like this for another 10 weeks (my morning sickness peaks between 12-14 weeks and is finally gone at 20 weeks). So, I am trying to think of creative ways to ENJOY this and not just SURVIVE this.
Here are some of my thoughts (please chime in with yours!):
1. I write in a pregnancy journal. At the bottom of the pages are verses. More often than not, those verses are a huge source of comfort and just what I needed to hear.
2. I have had my older 2 children read from the Word to me. Edifying for all of us!
3. This is yet another chance for me to wholly rely on my Lord.
4. I am resolved to spend time each day recounting my blessings.
So, how about those of you in blog land? Any other ideas on how a person can enjoy their journey through morning sickness, rather than just survive it?
Also, I would encourage you to take a look at this site:
My Morning Sickness.com
Full of good information!