Monday, September 12, 2011

Ad Nauseum

Good news! I wanna hurl!

Actually, that's not entirely true. Yes, nausea has begun as of week 7, which I am pretty excited about, but it is not what I expected. I do not feel like throwing up, really. It's more of a dull sick feeling that lasts all day and night at a constant level. Actually, it's most annoying at night because when I get up to pee in the middle of the night, I feel it right away and then I can't fall asleep because it's always there nagging me.

I sometimes think that I've lost my appetite because thinking about pretty much any food makes me gag a little. But as soon as I put the food that is least disgusting at the moment in my mouth, it tastes great, and I finish the whole thing. In fact, just now I ate my entire lunch at only 9:30am even though I continue to feel this constant sickness.

I suspect it might get a lot worse in the next few weeks, which is both scary and exciting. I didn't feel any nausea with my first pregnancy which ended around week 8, so this is encouraging. I wonder though if this is what it's like for other people... google here I come!


  1. I've been experiencing exactly the same symptoms and I am in my 15th week now. It is exactly as you describe it - not throwing up but constant feeling in my stomach and sometimes in my throat. Food aversions are the worst!!!

    I really do think that this one is sticking around with you for the whole 9 months. Congrats!!!

  2. the nausea kicked my butt- all day, all night! I was however grateful that I had a daily, hourly, reminder that I was pregnant which helped with my sanity.
    small meals, lots of small meals!

  3. I also had that constant, background nausea rather than the full-fledged vomit-fest until about week 13. I only actually vomited once. So pleased that things are going well!

  4. Yay!!!!!!! This is fantastic news! Yay!!!!!!!!! :-)