Post # 1
It has been such a rough couple days in the nausea department. I woke up to a very strong smell of car exhaust at 4am (which was a taxi parked accross the street?) The smell of disel fuel on Mr. J’s jacket nearly made me faint as I walked out the door, and just now at the grocery store I actually threw up when I was passed by a cart of rotisery chickens leaving the deli. I feel like walking around town with my face in a bottle of vics vapor rub just to get rid of all the other strange smells around me. Anyone have any tricks? I work at a coffee shop and the smell of coffee grounds is reminding me of the bottom of a garbage can… I don’t know how much of this I can take.
Post # 4
If misery loves, company, I’ll shoot! 🙂 I’m not even pregnant. I’ve been to the hospital three times in 6 days. Today I was driving to work and had to stop at a gas station, have them call an ambulance, and eventually get blood taken from my arm and shot into my spine to “patch” a leak from a spinal tap I had done Sunday that left me with a debilitating headache since then. But it seems to be working, so maybe my luck is turning. Hope yours does too!
Post # 6
@globalmargaret: I remember feeling like that. For me, morning sickness sometimes lasted 24 hrs per day. As an ER nurse, I learned to place a dab of a menthol ointment under my nose to mask other smells.
Post # 10
@globalmargaret: the fact that rotisserie chicken exists haunted me through my entire pregnancy. I couldn’t even drive by the grocery store without throwing up!
Post # 11
@globalmargaret: I’m 6 weeks +4 today and I had a very similar day. We had a client come into our office today who owns a diesel generator repair business. He REAKED of diesel fuel and cigarettes. As soon as he came in the door I started gagging and had to get my husband to take care of him. When I got his paper work to enter, the page was smeared with motor oil. Gag again. The smell LINGERED the rest of the day. Needless to say, I was feeling green for a while.
Post # 12
@globalmargaret: Aww man, I’m sorry. I remember the smells when I first got pregnant, and even now sometimes I catch a whiff of mold when I’m out and about and it’s so gross.
Today has been a zero energy, zero motivation, horrible heartburn and just bleh day for me. 2nd trimester was great.. I miss it. I am glad I have only a month or so left to go, that’s for sure!
Post # 13
I’ve been wearing a lot of scarves to work so I can pull them up over my nose at my desk when needed! I long for the days when I don’t have to pull a blanket over my face at home because everything my husband eats makes me want to puke…
Post # 14
My grandma likes to tell me stories of when she was a newly married 18 year old country bumpkin from NC transplanted into Philly when my grandpa was in the NAVY. She was pregnant with twins, and surrounded by a lot of Italian families cooking Spaghetti (which she had never had) and all kinds of other dishes with exotic (to us very ordinary) spices that made her violently ill. She also got lost all the time had had to have a police officer help her find her way home. Good stuff.
Post # 15
Citrus is the best! I had a spray from Earth Mama Angel Baby that I would spray on my wrists and inhale when I felt nauseous. Lavender works great too. Anything with citrus or lavender oil will really help.
Post # 16
Thank goodness I am not the only one. I brough it up to a few friends last night who are also pregnant, Apparently it is just a well known fact that pregnant women shop at AC (the grocery out of town) becuase the chicken is in the back and you can’t smell it anywhere else in the store. At the grocery I usually go to it is in the front right by the door. They all had similarly nauseating experiences. Looks like Ill be driving a ways to get to the grocery.
Lavender has been a lifesaver today. A friend gave me a satchet of lavender last night which I have kept in my jacket. I look reduculious burying my head in my jacket periodicly, but you are totally right it works so well~!
Post # 17
I keep lavender hand lotion on me, and use it whenever smells start getting to me. At home I put a line of Vicks on my upperlip; it’s soothing and helps with any home smells (like DH’s grilling, which is something I’d normally like…)
I threw up in the grocery store parkinglot a couple weeks ago – so I definitely feel your pian. 🙁
Post # 18
@globalmargaret: Ugh, I’m sorry girl! I’m 29 weeks now, but I was so incredibly sensitive to smells and even the idea of some foods until about 19 weeks. Lavendar has truly been a lifesaver, glad to see you’re taking advantage of it!
Feel better, mama <3