Nausea has kicked in for me now, starting at around 5 weeks, 3 days. Basically, it is hard to get out of bed in the morning because it is usually accompanied by a headache. I used to get migraine headaches as a premenstrual symptom, and I haven’t had one for the past 5 weeks, until yesterday. Luckily daddy was home to take care of the girls, while I lay in bed trying to sleep it off. Today is better, though the nausea is still there. Going for a walk is kind of a thing of the past now too as I feel so queasy. All I can do really is sit or lay around, but I remember this with Serafina too. It seemed hard at first, but there was a light at the end of the sickness tunnel and then my appetite came back and I was able to cook and bake, clean and spend better time with my girls again. This time around I am blessed to have two helpers, Autumn and Kesa, to help clean up and watch their sister. We also still do our reading together, which is a nice, relaxing activity.
I am also having food aversions and basically want nothing to do with food. I have no appetite at all really, which is too bad because I like food, cooking, and eating. I’m sure it will come back again at some point, but for now I will have to get used to my sour stomach. I’m still trying to eat as healthy as I can when I do eat and making lots of banana ice cream. I got some bananas but they are still greenish and I am waiting for them to ripen, so today I made a sorbet with frozen raspberries and some Bolthouse Red Goodness smoothie, topped with fresh raspberries. Fruit and smoothies are somethings that don’t make me feel too sick and it is also loaded with vitamins and fiber.
Baby is the size of a blueberry tomorrow (6 weeks) and looks like a little dinosaur by the depiction of this cartoon picture on my Ovia pregnancy app, so now Autumn and Kesa and I nicknamed him/her, “little dino”. My first prenatal appointment is also booked for February 11th.
I am still getting my “365 reasons why I love my wife” love mail every day from Craig, a nice surprise every morning. Day 169 was a really beautiful reason, “Because you made me into a Daddy”.
You might not hear from me too often on here because I am feeling pretty yucky. If I am not around, know that I am in my bed or on the couch, trying my best not to vomit. 🙂