Post # 1
I was pretty annoyed this morning, so I wrote this to get my feelings out, and to make peace with the fact that I’m not in control anymore– baby is. It actually helped… a little.
Dear Morning Sickness,
I hereby admit defeat. You win. I thought I was winning the battle. I thought I had tactics that worked. I thought I had you figured out—I knew when to eat and what to eat to keep you under control. And yet, you have reared your ugly head once again. You appeared even though I ate a nice, starchy breakfast. You visited me despite seeming to have left me days ago, along with your friend Mild Nausea. You came when least expected, here in the 2nd trimester, when you’re supposed to be gone for good.
You are an unpredictable, diabolical beast. It seems as though there is little to do but accept that you are in control, and I am not. You win.
With hope that you will take pity on my soul,
Anyone else working to make peace with the unpredictable nature of pregnancy… and I suppose motherhood too?
Post # 3
I am more nauseous and more tired now in the second trimester than I ever was in the first. Not to mention the HORRIBLY sensitive nipples I’ve never experienced until now…
Post # 4
I’m still a little uneasy with the gross white crust I found on my nipples before I even entered my 2nd trimester. Gross, but I guess it’s good to know my colostrum is coming in.
Post # 5
I thought I was going so good…. until this past weekend – and the nausea hasn’t stopped since! 🙁
I now sit miserable at my desk at work, trying to keep this secret until at least the second trimester and everyone can now lump me into the rest of the miserable people in the office. :/
Post # 6
@red_seattle: I had sickness throughout my pregnancy with Moose and Outrageous Ginger Ale realyl helped. It’s very gingery, but it really settles the belly. Good luck. Also, having mint lotion helped with nausea. I’d smell it whenever I started to feel bad. Maybe that smell won’t work for you, but it’s worth a shot.
Post # 7
I feel for you ladies!!! And what about that lie that “everything gets better in the second trimester” what a load of horse shit! When I was pregnant with my daughter, I leapt out of bed on the first day of my second trimester, feeling triumphant and cocky. Take that morning sickness, I’m in my second trimester now so vamoose!!! After which I promptly stumbled to the bathroom to dry heave as I did every morning since discovering I was pregnant, and continued to do until week 22. Bah!