Those of you that know me, know that when I am in a situation, I research like crazy. When we go on vacation, I research all of the best places to eat. When we are flying out of an airport, I research the map of the flight we are on. Naturally, as soon as my morning sickness hit me, I began to research how to get rid of it. Here’s the thing though: You don’t get rid of morning sickness. Sure, you can help combat it, but it never truly goes away until (hopefully) your second trimester. While researching, I found some tips to help with it though and here’s what I think of these tips.
1. Eat something before you even get out of bed in the morning: Wellllll, what happens if you’re getting out of bed two or three times a night and you aren’t worried about eating something before you get up because you have a screaming baby beside you wanting HIS food?
2. Stay hydrated: Ooooh, I would love to, but unfortunately, I haven’t found ANYTHING that I can drink that will stay down. (Those of you that know me know that it is killing me that I can’t drink water all day long!)
3. Sleep as much as you can: I am doing this! Unfortunately, it’s not enough.
4. Eat 6 small meals a day: But I don’t FEEL like eating. (whiny voice inserted here.)
5. Avoid any triggers of your sickness: I would LOVE to do that, but unfortunately, my trigger is the smell of baby formula which I have to use about 6 million times a day. Oh well, I feed W and then I go throw up.
The only tip that I have found that helps is to find something you can eat and stick with it. That’s why right now I am basically living off of chicken fingers and bread. Also, I like the “Never be hungry” rule because that just gives me more reason to eat chicken fingers and bread. And to not drink anything.
Besides all of this, I am so incredibly thankful because not only do I get to look down and see my sweet Ward dozing peacefully in my arms, but I also know that I will begin seeing my belly swell with his brother or sister soon. There are so many people that never are blessed as much as I have been in the past month. Because of that, I am grateful. (No matter how whiny this post may sound. 🙂 )