baby vs. parasite

I spoke to soon the other day about baby allowing me to eat brunch.
I swear that baby Moore has it out for me these days because since Easter,
my life has been constant, non-stop nausea from morning till night.
I've read all the research, and I know it all says I need to eat consistent, frequent meals.
However, that means consistent, frequent sickness.

I've stopped my prenatal vitamin due to some recommendations,
and instead I'm just taking folic acid to see if that helps...thus far, it hasn't.
I've stopped wearing perfume, and I've avoided everywhere that might have fried food.
Thus far, that hasn't helped either.

The only thing that's worked for the short term thus far is boiled ginger with a squeeze of honey and lemon.

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One of my best friends also swore by smelling rubbing alcohol
since it's devoid of perfumes and heavy scents,
and it oddly helped, but it hurt my brain, and I'm not sure that's the world's best trade-off.

I told Ryan the other day that this little baby is a parasite,
mooching off my nutrients and making me sick while it does so.
He didn't appear to appreciate my logical leap though,
and I'm doing my best to embrace this process and remember that it will get better.

People say that it all turns around when you hit your second trimester - like a miracle switch.
Fun fact though, thus far, we're on a very estimated sort of due date calculator because we conceived on birth control.
We won't have a more accurate timeframe until my first OB appointment in May.
So, for all I know, I've got a million weeks left until my second trimester.
Yes, I'm being overdramatic because I feel like poo.

Anyway, if you lovelies have ANY sort of homeopathic remedies to try for nasuea and morning sickness,
I'm all ears - truly.
This momma-to-be is desperate for a donut...
but I just can't seem to stomach the thought of it.

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  1. My mama had nausea all the way through all of her seven pregnancies and the prenatal vitamins made her feel sick too...I guess the plus side to that is that you don't tend to gain much more than the bare minimum of lbs. but it does NOT sound like fun! Ginger is a very traditional recipe--our neighbor was constantly making meals for my family with a very high quantity of ginger when my Mom was pregnant with my baby sister. (I detest ginger so I remember those meals vividly!) Sorry you've been feeling so miserable!! You definitely have to hold on to that "It's only temporary!" mindset!

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    1. I'm pretty blessed that I haven't been throwing up too much, but the nausea is such a killer! Ginger isn't my favorite thing either, but it's a lifesaver that I'm sure you'll learn to love again someday ;)

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  2. I sure do hope this little babe gives you a break soon! I never got sick but felt that nausea and thought that was bad. Have a good week!

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    1. I've yet to be TOO sick, but the nausea is killer!

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  3. Aw, I'm sorry you have felt so crappy lately!! Hold on to that "It'll end soon" mindset! And hopefully by your 2nd trimester you can eat all the yummy things!

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    1. Thanks girly! I'm trying to remember that and hoping it's sooner rather than later haha

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  4. i mean the leap from cute baby to parasite seems logical to me right now

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    1. Right? I certainly think so? It's still just a bitty cluster of baby parasite cells...

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  5. So, so sorry to hear you're feeling so sick. Thinking of you and hoping it gets better soon! <3

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  6. Babies are definitely parasites! Haha :) Hope you feel better soon! I'm sorry things are so rough :/ It'll all be worth it in the end, though, right? Haha :)

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  7. So sorry you still aren't able to eat much without being sick. Don't that have those ginger drops, like cough drops but with ginger?

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  8. prayers for you sweet girl. this too shall pass! xx.

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  9. Aw girl, hoping and praying that the little babes will let you feel better soon--not sure if it would help but my cousin drank tons and tons of gatorade when she was pregnant with her baby girl. Feel better!!

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  10. Oh honey I am sorry! As much as I hate to say it nothing helped me and my nausea in the first trimester except for avoiding overly perfumed little old grannies and other things that made me gag. It will pass I promise (even though it never seems like it will) and it will all be worth it once you see that little baby on the ultrasound and feel those first little movements.

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  11. Sounds awful so far, but keep your chin up, prayers for you that this gets better!

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  12. Although I had a missed miscarriage at 14 weeks last year, I had extreme all-day sickness until week 12 or so (which is when we lost the baby). I tried everything! It was difficult to do, but short, easy workouts helped alleviate the sickness for at least an hour or two.

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  13. Boiled ginger sounds interesting. Hope you feel better soon. Thank you stopping by blog and sharing your story with me. I'm so thankful there are caring, giving ladies like you in the world. Looking forward to following your journey into motherhood.

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  14. I hope you feel better soon! I'm 14 weeks today with our first child and I didn't get sick once the whole time. I don't know how I got so lucky! It will be your second trimester before you know it. It goes by so fast.

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  15. Hope you feel better soon! I know that time drags on when you feel so sick like this :( I've had bad nausea with both my pregnancies. I don't usually eat a lot of salty things, but that seemed to help me in the early days... pretzel sticks and even canned soup was good. I also found that sucking on peppermints helped a little. With my first, the second trimester was magic for me and I felt so much better. This pregnancy still has me nauseous at times, even at 31 weeks now! I hope you are lucky and get a break soon :)

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