Friday, September 25, 2009

Taking the little bit of Bad with all the Good!

There have been some great ups & downs during this pregnancy. The first six weeks were fairly uneventful until the insane nausea & vomiting set in at the end of six weeks. By the time I made it to my first appointment at 11 weeks, I had lost 10 lbs and was getting seriously dehydrated. Thankfully, the nurse midwife understood my need to continue to work and prescribed me Zofran and increased the dosage of my heartburn medication, Nexium.

These changes have made some HUGE improvements over the past 3 weeks and I'm starting to feel like a normal person again. I hated having to run out of a patient's room because I needed to find a bathroom or trash can. And, I tried just about everything I could think of, and that was suggested...but why they call it "morning" sickness is a cruel joke...it is all-day sickness!

But I feel like a normal person now, as long as I take the Zofran the second I start to feel nauseated :o)

I also wanted to give a shout out to my home girl Vanessa, and my amazing SIL Michelle.

I ran out of Zofran on Tuesday, and by Wednesday was too sick to pick up my prescription on base, so Vanessa went to get my medication for me!! And, when I called her last week she was at the mall in Pensacola, so I asked her to check out the uniform store to see if they had any maternity scrubs, but all they had were ones to order out of a catalog. So, she took it upon herself to check out Motherhood while she was there & bought me some cute shorts, & her son picked out a T-shirt that says "Mom in training." It was so incredibly thoughtful because she knows how busy my schedule is!! Thanks V!!!

And Michelle, understood my maternity clothes dilemma & went ahead and ordered me a pair of jeans from Old Navy...which I got in the mail today!! Her due date is 6 days before mine, and she has been such a trooper taking all my phone calls (she really doesn't like to talk on the phone). Although my family all live in distant states, they still make their love ever present!

So, even though my face has broken out worse than most teenagers, I have to look at it as my body is producing enough hormones to keep the twins healthy...it's all about finding the silver lining :o)

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Morning sickness must be so horrible. I'm glad there's a medication to help!

Irish Chick Soup said...

I don't see me ever looking forward to that. I have enough oil on my face and it's just me using it! :)

Glad you're feeling better.

Dan and Sheila said...

Just wait Mary! Just wait until your nose is 3 times its size and you have a foot (Or two in you case) in you full bladder. It gets better, but I can also tell you that it is all worth it.
I hated the morning sickness and do feel sorry for you.
Sometimes I look at Dan and think "You really have know Idea what I sacrifice for our family" "You had better be supper nice to me!" By the way Dan is very supportive and helps me all of the time. Giving me back masash when I need one and taking good care of me.
So you tell Eric he better watch him self and take good care of you during this pregnancy or he will have to answer to his cousin Sheila. Just kidding I know that he will do everything he can to help. Love you guys and can't wait to see these cute baby's!

Crazy Charm said...

My cousin had horrible "morning" sickness her entire first trimester and into her second.
On a more positive note, think of all the cute baby stuff you are going to get to shop for!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am sorry about the morning sickness but glad the medicine worked. I had terrible morning sickness in the second trimester....lost 18 pounds....and by the end of the pregnancy had only gained 17 of them back. I feel your pain. I can't wait to walk this whole story through with you thanks for blogging about it. It brings back sweet memories for me. My daughter will be 30 soon and it seems like just yesterday that I was expecting her.

SO said...

Sorry you are having to deal with the sickness. That is so not fun, especially having to work while being sick. Glad you found something that will help with it.

Missy said...

I had "morning" sickness for 7 months. I had an IV almost the entire time!
I am so happy for you! You will be a great mother!
Congrats!