09 June 2012

{b}U{m}PDATE: 18 Weeks

Well, I can finally say I am out of the sick zone. 
I was so sick from about week 5 till week 16. 
I had a bad case of morning sickness, all day long. 
I must admit, there were a handful of days during that time period where it would let up
& I would actually be able to get out of bed and feel some what normal. 
I cannot express to you how grateful I was for those days. 
Those good days were my little piece of heaven.

The bad days, I  just can't feel the same about. They were really hard for me.
In the beginning, I swore to Tyler this was the only child we were having. 
I hate throwing up and it felt like it would never end. 
Majority of the time I would get really dehydrated as well because I couldn't keep anything down.  
& when I wasn't throwing up I had really bad nausea.   
I was loosing so much weight and it was making me really nervous. I just felt like death. 
I'm really not good at being sick.
I just had to keep telling myself "I can do hard things" & it really helped me through it.   
I lost about 12 pounds and didn't start gaining it back till about week 14.
Before I got pregnant I weighed the least I have ever weighed before, 
so loosing that additional weight just really took everything out of me.
Tyler's mom was always calling me an Ethiopian, ha!  
I was really weak and didn't have much energy. 
I wasn't expecting to get sick like I did. I don't know why I didn't.
My mom, grandma, and great grandma,were all so sick during their pregnancies.
I should have known better.   

I have been taking zofran from the very beginning & thank goodness for it. 
I can't imagine how much worse I would have been if I hadn't been taking it.
I still need to take it, but there have been a few days lately where I've felt good enough to go without it.
I'm trying to ween myself off of it.
I only got and IV once while I was really sick. It helped me recover so much faster. 
I would recommend it to anyone that can't keep anything down. 
The only downfall was the ER bill. We haven't actually gotten it yet, but I'm scared to.
Some doctor's offices will do it in office, mine unfortunately doesn't. 

While I was really sick I had terrible aversions to food. NOTHING sounded good. 
On a rare occasion Arby's and Taco Bell did. Weird, I know. 
If something sounded good I ate it. I would do anything to get some food in my belly.
I completely stopped cooking, my poor husband.
I honestly don't know what he ate. I don't think he did.

Now that I am  feeling better my appetite is back and I can eat most anything, as long as  it is substantial. 
If I just eat snacks when I should be eating a meal I feel sick.
Sweets have also fallen off my radar for the most part. Normally I LOVE sweets.
If things are too sweet I just can't eat or drink them.
I have officially switched from Coke to Diet Coke for that reason.
Oh and I love carbs. They just always make me feel good.
I haven't had too many cravings. 
The only thing I can think of is salad with ranch or olive garden salad and breadsticks. 
I am really looking forward to cooking again once we are in Louisiana. 

Once that 16th week hit, it was like magic. 
I felt like a new person. I have had so much energy and I want to do things that I love again.
I have been feeling so good I have even started exercising a little.
 It feels good to be back.
I am so grateful to be feeling healthy and full of life again.

Despite the struggle I had in the beginning, I am really loving pregnancy.
I can't even describe my gratitude for the privilege of being able to carry a child.
I am so thankful for this experience.
It really is just the most beautiful thing. 


  1. bumpdate! you would come up with the cutest series for your pregnancy! can't wait for these updates :) you look darling. love that brick wall background.

  2. I LOVE that you called it bumpdate!!! So freaking cute! I'm so glad you are feeling better! I miss you so much already. Summer isn't the same without my whitbear! Can't wait for the next "bumpdate!" wuv you!