Husbands and morning sickness

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Awww, it’s sweet of him to want to help, but I can see how that’s irritating as shit.  DH wanted to help me at first too, but when I came home from work with gigantic cankles and asked him to rub my puff-pastry feet and my toes looked like little vienna sausages, his helpfulness quickly disappeared :/

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MsTerrapin:  Guess what? The only cure is time. Hopefully yours goes away after first tri (or before!) but if not there really isn’t anything you can do. I mastered the art of throwing up while driving, it was a lovely few weeks. Anyway I woke up sometime around 15 weeks and felt great. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I definitely know what you are talking about. I love DH so much and he is being great, but he just flutters around me asking what he can do to help. When I tell him my MS is natural and there is nothing he can do, he says “oh come on, there has to be somehing. I feel so helpless.”. I have started making up things for him to do to make him feel better. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My hubby just didn’t get it. He couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t eat dinner with him, why I was so lethargic and why I spent my evenings on the couch. He finally got it when I explained that everyday i feel like I have a moderate to severe hangover! LOL. That totally put it into perspective for him and he completely stopped nagging me.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe you can help him by telling him anything that does help. Some things he can do are to take over the cooking (obviously, you choose what is eaten), clean up and grocery shopping. He can make sure the house always has oyster crackers (so much tastier and less messy than saltines), ginger ale and gatorade. He can make sure that when you are vomiting, he clears the house of all food and food smells so you can recover faster. Just give him a list of things that do help and make a big deal about it when he does them. He is trying to be sweet and supportive and hates to see his love sick, have pity on him, his heart is in the right place!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

He drives me crazy but I know he means well so I am taking it easy on him. I am not throwing up yet (I’m 4wks 5d) but I am huge for 4 weeks. The doctor said I was measuring very big. So here I sit, nauseous and trying to calm my big ass tummy down and he is over there with fried frickin’ oysters like, “This is normal.” OMG really? You don’t say! Please give me another worthless tidbit that won’t make me feel any better anyway.

But, rather than say that, I smile at him and tell him to just eat his disgusting oysters and leave the baby baking to me 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

God, my husband was the exact opposite.  I had morning all day and all night sickness until like week 28.  It was awful. My husband is super supportive, but, sometimes, we just do terrible things to each other for the LOLs.  And my husband took full advantage with my morning sickness.  It became a game of “What’ll make her barf?” Answer: practically everything.

This all came to a screeching halt when I did, in fact, throw up on him.

Serves him right.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MsTerrapin:  I liked oyster crackers because they are saltier than saltines, and don’t make a mess with crumbs (so easier to eat in bed), they can also dissolve a little in your mouth  before swallowing. Don’t force them if you aren’t feeling it thought.

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