What I've been working on…


My little squirt is currently about the size of a peach.  I know I have mentioned before that I didn’t plan on having any more kids, but you can hardly expect me to commit to decisions I make while in the throws of morning sickness or sleepless nights with a newborn.

We found out about baby number six a couple days after Christmas.  Less than a week later I was slammed with morning sickness (so I would have found out soon enough even if I hadn’t thought to take a pregnancy test as soon as humanly possible).  Since then I have been carefully overseeing the total destruction of my home.  It’s amazing how a few weeks (or months) on the couch can put your family contributions in perspective.  But not that my head is beginning to come out of the fog I have been able to whip things back into ship shape and bristol fashion.

For the record… all of the morning sickness tips?  Bogus.  Clean eating?  Nope.  Magnesium oil?  Nope.  Legumes?  Double nope.  Every time I thought I found something that helped ease my misery, I would find that the nausea just hid itself in a pocket somewhere to up to hit me with twice the force the next day.  The only thing that works for me is white knuckling it while I wait it out.  And I had to wait a long, LONG time.  In fact, while I find that my head is starting to come out of the fog, I am still waiting.  I’m still sick but I am also capable of doing a few chores and occasionally preparing a meal.  My inability to exercise by doing anything more substantial then walking to the bathroom and my reliance on quick and easy prepackaged food that an 11 year old can prepare has wreaked havoc on my waistline (as if my expanding uterus and complete inability to “suck it in” wasn’t enough).

I went through several various anti-nausea medications.  I had high hopes for Diclegis, which is a newer phenomenon, but the week I was on it I couldn’t keep anything down.  Zofran was a no go either.  As soon as I switched back to good old fashioned Unisom and B6 over the counter cocktail (which is odd considering that is what the Diclegis formulation was supposed to be) I could keep things down on a regular basis.

All in all we are extremely excited to be welcoming the new Wilson in six months :)


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sanz says:

    Oh man. I can’t imagine such sickness! I’ve vomited once in four pregnancies! I’m so sorry. I suppose you are super grateful for homeschooling right now so that you don’t have to worry about rushing here and there, homework and all that jazz! You can take it easy as you need and what a great opportunity for your kids to learn and help in the household.

    Are you sick all day or just at certain times?


    1. It’s best in the mornings before I eat and get’s progressively worse throughout the day. Except the week when I was on Diclegis I usually only throw up before bed. It’s awful!


  2. Michelle says:

    Congratulations!!! (on the baby, not the vomit) ;-)


  3. Donna says:

    Hope you start feeling better soon.


  4. Anne says:

    Congratulations! I wish you good health and joy!!!


  5. Lindsey says:

    Congratulations! How exciting! You’re brave! :)


  6. Cherie J says:

    As someone who pukes her whole pregnancy, I feel for yah! I’d happily do it 9 more months x’s 20 though. Congratulations again :-)


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