I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the pregnancy well wishes. I was elated and ecstatic to be adding to our family. A lot of that has died down as I am not myself. Not at all. I have a condition this pregnancy called Ptyalism with Hyperemesis. Ptyalism is when a pregnant woman produces too much saliva. Some women just feel they have more saliva than normal, others produce so much they have to spit constantly and it makes them nauseated. I am the girl with the spit cup and this has caused me to have Hyperemesis which is an extreme unrelenting case of morning sickness. From the time I wake up, to the time I go to bed. Little things relieve it. I’ve tried known remedies like vitamin B6, ginger tea, graham crackers, those things don’t seem to help. I may actually have to get a prescription for zofran just so I can function. It’s not fair to my son, or the kids that I am watching that I am constantly in the bathroom or not my spunky self.
Morning sickness is a right of passage to pregnancy and being a parent and certainly some have it worse than others, and others never experience morning sickness. I had morning sickness with my son til 21 weeks, I had hours in between bouts of nausea and usually keeping a little food in my tummy all the time helped. The times that were the worst for me was when I had to go more than 4 hours without eating.This time, it doesn’t seem to help, every half hour or so, I am in the bathroom. It exhausting, I feel weak and I’m trying my best to keep a positive this too shall pass the attitude. Its been hard. I know in the end I will be happy and all this suffering will be worth it.
Anyway, that is my update and that is the reason I have neglected my daily blog entries. I take any chance I can get to nap. I wish I had a live in-house keeper, or at least a dish washer. Washing dishes is very nauseating for me seeing all the old yucky food as it goes down the drain is just super yucky! Sometimes changing a diaper is better! Anyway, I will be around eventually….when I’m healthy.
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