Tuesday, January 8, 2013
It's just who I am now.
You know when you're sick for a long time, and you forget what it ever felt like to not be sick? I'm there. I'll never be well again. I've accepted it. This is who I am now. Couch-ridden vomit girl. Who's already showing, despite being 8 weeks along. That's embarrassing. I've had morning sickness pretty much from the moment of conception, and I'm slowly figuring out how to "deal with it." However, the constant stomach ache, dizziness, and fatigue never actually stop. I'm just learning my limits.
My relationship with food has DRASTICALLY changed. I've always had to be very conscious of what I eat. Even in high school, I really had to be careful in order to not gain weight. Now, because of constant nausea, I'm eating crackers, juice, small meals, and snacks throughout the day, as well as my normal meals (now smaller portions). I'm eating in smaller portions, but much more often. Fluids are difficult.
My physical relationship with Conrad has also drastically changed. Because I'm so uncomfortable and feel so sick, even snuggling is awful. If he wants to hug me, I do it as quickly as I can, because the squeezing of my body makes me want to murder people and eat a bunch of pie (strangely, taking my prenatal vitamin makes me feel the same way).
Help a new mama out. What did you do during pregnancy to quell nausea? What are good powerfoods? How can I keep from gaining an unreasonable amount of weight? (I know the appropriate amount to gain is about 30 lbs, but I also want to be fit and healthy, and not gain too much) When does morning sickness end? When will wearing clothes not be so uncomfortable? When will physical touch stop being so uncomfortable?
Also, when do I need to worry about registering for baby stuff?