. . . for Lauren and Lauren: "morning" sickness

February 10, 2013

"morning" sickness

dress: kohls   belt: target   boots: target  necklace: caroline g 


"Morning sickness" is a misleading term, as I felt nauseous for a good part of the day for many, many weeks.  Thanks to some medicine and the second trimester it is starting to fade, but throwing up still occurs occasionally throughout the week.

I may even have to go as far as saying I hate being nauseous more than I hate the dentist.
And that is a big statement for me to make.

Things that increased my gag factor:

1. Seeing the word McRib on the McDonalds sign a few times a day.  I've never even had one, but just the word made me want to throw up.

2. Walking into the kids' bathroom at school.  Not a pleasant smell.

3. Opening my fridge.  Regardless what was in there, it never smelled good.

4. Taking those gigantic prenatal vitamins.

5. Flossing my teeth, which only happened twice the first two or three months.  And brushing my teeth was a struggle too.  My oral hygiene definitely suffered during this time.  Yet another reason to hate the dentist.

I do have to say, that although still a little nauseous the second trimester is proving to be much better than the first.  I have a little more energy and am filled with more excitement and less anxiety.  It is starting to feel more and more real that I am having a baby!

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56 comments:

Sara Hinton said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute bump girl! You wear pregnancy well. :)

Brooklyn McKenna said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The word McRib is so nasty. haha. That makes me want to gag...

Brianna Tucker said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The McRib could make anyone vomit. Now they have fish mcnuggets.. grosss!
Have you tried the preggie pops for nausea?

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hope this means that the worst is behind you :).

And seriously how did the term "morning sickness" come to be if so many pregnant women have said it happens at any time during the day? They need to fix that.

You look gorgeous!

ilene @ muchloveilly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oh, wow! congrats, girl! you look fabulous! :)

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

yay for more energy!! Happy to hear you're doing so well despite the occasional nausea. With my first I never experienced it but with my second, oh boy...it stayed til the very end! Loving the boots and necklace, you look great!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad that you're feeling better friend!!! Progress!!!

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness! I have heard stories about "triggers" of morning sickness, but it is so hard to imagine. My sister got nauseous from having anything touch her neck -- crazy hormones! Hope you start feeling better soon!
xx

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CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this outfit - hope the nausea is all gone soon! Not a fun part of pregnancy for sure. :)

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

2. I can't deal with it. I'll only use it first thing in the morning, when it's freshly cleaned. Otherwise, I make the trek to the lounge (yes, I leave them alone and all..usually there's an aide in my room anyway). I thought I was the only one this affected!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The words Mc and Rib should be illegal. Disgusting.

I feel your pain. Just hit 12 weeks and am hoping for an end to the nausea and an increase in appetite. So glad 2nd tri is treating you nicer!

My oral hygiene has suffered, as well. When Elena sees me brushing my teeth she fake gags. Imitating me. Awesome!

Looking adorable, as usual!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so glad that you're starting to feel better :)
And I am loving the pop of green that the bubble necklace is giving your outfit!

xo

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE thy outfit!! Adorable!!

McRib does sound pretty disgusting!!

I'm glad things are finally starting to seem real!! Makes sense why they wouldn't for a while!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad to hear the worst is behind you! Although I didn't experience morning sickness to the degree that you did brushing my teeth and the thought of mexican food made me gag though most of the first tri. Which was weird considering the first few weeks I actually CRAVED mexican!

Manda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's truly not fun!
You look great! And yay for being pregnant!

Abbie Lewis said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your necklace! I too suffered from "morning" sickness, it's absolutely horrible. Preggie pops or halls vitamin c hard candies helped so much. If it gets too bad ask your doctor for Zofran, mine got so bad that I lost a ton of weight with all the throwing up. Zofran saved me.

kaylynnczy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Dude, I totally hear you. I'm not even pregnant and the very THOUGHT of those dang McRibs get my gag reflexes going! NASTY! Who likes those?

You look gorgeous - just know that you'll feel better soon enough...and if you don't feel better soon, then you'll have a beautiful babe to show for your efforts!
LOVE YOU!
Kaylynn
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laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

A Discolored picture of chicken mcnuggets on the menu board made me nauseous, as well as anything from subway... If I saw a discarded cup from there or a billboard or commercial, I thought I would hurl.. Any meat from the store would send me over the edge too.. I did better with a different brand of the prenatal vitamins.... I didn't have any queasiness with baby number two!! :) I bet that is how it will be with you as well!!! :) :) :) we are all so happy for you!!!!!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I know....I always felt it the worst in the afternoon. It's crazy how one word can set you off.....ugh!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You poor thing...I hope you feel better now being in your second trimester! I always think about how I'll do it as a teacher. I hate using the same bathroom as the kids. Dun dun duh.

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hate being nauseous more than anything! I was fortunate not to have much morning sickness, but I had to eat something every hour in order to avoid it! That was not helpful for the weight gain :) Loving the boots and the necklace!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're adorable! I love this dress & belt. So cute :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad to hear you are doing a bit better, I hope it keeps on the upswing Ps. You are CRAZY to pose outside in the snow, brrrr!!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Marsa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ahhh sorry about the morning sickness :(
i hope it goes away soon. thats like the one thing im afraid of when it comes to being pregnant. well... besides the whole birthing part i guess haha

-marsa
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Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Okay, I am far from being prego, had a tubal and am almost 45...McRib would make me barf too! LOL My biggest problem during my pregnancies was nose bleeds! UGH!!! Oh, and the smell of fish!! Had to by-pass that section of Whole Foods. Hang in there!!!

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you will hate me for this.. but you have to go to the dentist before you have your baby.. your teeth are one of the things that give to your baby.. so you have to make sure you get a checkup between the second and third trimester.. its not fun at all.. but ya gotta do it..

Autumn Rosenbaum said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You ARE having a baby! Woohoo! :-D I couldn't even brush my teeth the first couple months of each of my pregnancies... No point anyways, when you just end up throwing up. But it's worth it. ;-)

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

hmmm McRib is a pretty ugly word now that I think about it! Anyways, cute outfit though, I love the bright necklace:)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm glad you are starting to feel better! Love this dress on you and your bump :)

xo,
Angela

Kirsten Wiemer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ahh no fun, hope it goes away soon!
you are so cute, btws.

K

Rachel @lifeasMrs said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

aww look at the bump! you look so great! and ps i'm sure i'm not the only one that mentioned to you... but try the pre-natal gummies! I feel like I get to have a lil piece of candy every morning.. also that was the other thing speaking of morning.. I was taking my pre-natals in the pm.. and feeling nauseous so I switched it up and started taking in the a.m. Felt so much better immed.! Glad you're starting to feel better and showing!! :)

readeatcreate.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hopefully you won't be feeling really sick much longer and can enjoy your pregnancy!
xoxo

Bonnie Rose said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so cute cute with your baby bump!


xx
Bonnie Rose
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Tara said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That outfit is adorbs, hoping you feel better soon!

Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your simple outfit with the pop of green. The necklace is awesome!
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Lora said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think this is my favorite outfit that I have seen you in so far. You look so cute!

Lora said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think this is my favorite outfit that I have seen you in so far. You look so cute!

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww sweet little baby bump! I'm glad the second trimester is treating you better! :)

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that green necklace! Happy to hear you're second trimester is going better than your first, despite the nausea.

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

mcRib makes me gag even now!!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Glad the nausea is fading - that sounds awful! You look so cute, and I LOVE the green statement necklace :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm glad you're feeling better in the second trimester! I HATE throwing up and I imagine it would awful having so many smells making your stomach turn.

-Sharon
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Rakhshanda Rizvi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Beautiful outfit! Love the necklace <3

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still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are SO cute!! it's so strange - i was SUPER sick my first trimester and then it started to taper off around week 11, but all of a sudden this past week (week 14-15) i am back to being sick as a dog. i'm like, what's up with that?! and ew. mcrib. disgusting.

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The word McRib will forever gross me out and I'm no where near being pregnant. I saw another phrase on the McDs sign this weekend that I will refrain from typing but it was possibly even worse than McRib...

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look adorable! Aw, it will all be worth it in the end. And seriously, I think McRibs make a lot of people throw up, pregnant or not! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awe look at that little bump!! So cute! I am glad it is getting better but hope it leaves you alone really soon!!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

for the record, the word McRib... makes me gag too! haha

Visceral Maze said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am really sorry that you are feeling sick. I am sure it will go away soon. Feel better. COngrats :)

Michelle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

McRibs to seem totally disgusting.
You have an adorable bump :)
It is so ironic that prenatal vitamins seem to induce nausea. Can't they make them like one of those delicious drink powders that taste delicious?

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Amy Lynn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i didn't read all the comments so someone may have already said this, but they have gummy prenatal vitamins... (target, walmart, winco) probably anywhere really. anyway, they SAVED MY LIFE!! i didn't take prenatals my first trimester because they made me sick, but try the gummy ones, they won't disappoint :)

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww you poor thing! I heard that part of morning sickness is low blood sugar/glucose levels, so I would be screwed with my Hypoglycemia. Hope you don't have it much anymore!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the look with the belt! Sorry to hear you had a rough couple months at the beginning but glad that you're doing so much better now.

acornmanphotography said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just seeing the word McRib written anywhere makes me want to gag as well!

I am glad to hear you are feeling better!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Praying for you.

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

amen to all. hated vitamins hated them. you can take Flintstones chewables ( ask your dr ;) .lol and captain crunch ( normal not peanut butter ) has all your daily folic acid need in one bowl ;) just sayin. unless that makes you sick lol.

smells are the worst.