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Friday, August 30, 2013

Trying everything

Yesterday my Psi Bands arrived and I was hopeful that accupressure could curb my queasiness.  I've been playing around with tightness and shifting the location up and down, but nothing seems to be working.  I think it might help slightly but I still feel sick.  Blah!  It's hard because its pretty much all I can think about, and I don't feel like doing anything... Especially making food for the family.  A strange aversion for me right now is bread.  Normally I LOVE bread but it just sounds gross to me right now so the kids haven't been having too many sandwiches lately.

I've also tried sipping peppermint tea, peppermint candies, ginger chews, eating smaller more frequent meals, but unless I'm actively taking something in, the nausea just keeps coming.  I know from last time that I can't just try to eat my way through the first trimester.  I think I gained 15 pounds last time in as many weeks, and I still felt sick.  Gotta just endure it.  

I'm determined to keep my weight in check.  I don't want to gain more than five pounds in the first trimester and i'm already nearly there with four weeks to go.  We're planning a tenth anniversary cruise and I'll only be six months postpartum.  I don't want to be a blimp on the cruise!  I need to keep exercising, but let's just say intensity and bouncing around don't mix we'll with an upset stomach so I'm struggling to stay active right now.  I might join the gym again to have a commitment, and next week some friends and I decided to start a weekly walk/run.  This has got to work!

Renovating the extra room has been on pause because I feel so crummy.  I need to at least get it cleaned out and hopefully sanded, textured and primed in the next two weeks because my mother in law is coming for Desmond's birthday and she sleeps in that room. 


Beth said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry you are sick. I know it is SOOO not fun.

Try to give yourself some extra grace with letting the dishes go and letting the kids watch some extra TV.

You're doing a great job growing that baby!

Melissa said...

We have done extra TV which gives me a much needed rest but still makes me feel guilty. Thankfully sickness is leaving! I only felt sick all day, every day for 9 weeks.