Life on the X-Bar Ranch...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


They say you 'glow' when you're pregnant... I think I glow green.
They say it's a wonderful time in a woman's life.... if you overlook the months spent laying on the couch, trying not to throw up - I agree.
They say to eat crackers... ooooh!!! That's what I have been missing for 5 pregnancy's - so glad you told me to eat crackers!!! (what is up with crackers????)
Ginger doesn't help.
Mint doesn't help.
Water doesn't help.
Red Raspberry Leaf tea doesn't help.
Sniffing alcohol pads doesn't help. (might help me pass out - at least then I wouldn't feel the nausea for awhile.)
Eating beans doesn't help.
Vitamin B-whatever doesn't help.
Good diet doesn't help.
Phenergen doesn't help.
Zofran doesn't help. (do me a favor and never try that stuff.)
Doxylamine doesn't help. Not very good, anyways.
And yes, I've tried all these. It's amazing what you will do to be free from constant sick-on-the-stomach feeling.

What does work: (for me)
Plenty of rest - kinda helps.
Doxylamine sorta helped for awhile. Paired with B-6. After about 3 days, it lost it's power.
Ginger tea sorta helped for 2 days - now I can't smell it without fighting down a powerful urge to upchuck.
Coke. Cold, fizzy coke. I don't know what it is about carbonated drinks, but they have been my tried and true standby for every pregnancy. Don't judge. If you have ever had motion-sickness for 4 months straight, you would grab any chance of relief too. First pregnancy I drank ginger ale. After throwing up a few too many times, I can't drink it at all now. In subsequent pregnancies I have went through 7-Up, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, and Coke. Sprite and Coke are the best right now.

Please don't misunderstand me - I am very thankful for the privilege of carrying a precious gift from God. It's an amazing miracle, and I marvel every time I think about it. I love babies, I love carrying babies, and I am ever so grateful I have the privilege of being a mother. Next after being a wife - it's the best thing I have ever experienced. Just not the small detail of 'morning sickness'. :)

So if I don't blog much these days - it's because I haven't been doing much of anything. Seriously. But this week has been a bit better - hopefully it's the beginning of the end. 

To all my pregnant friends - I feel for you, and I know crackers don't help. ;)

Update: I found that B-6, if taken regularly does indeed keep the nausea at bay for me. I have taken Unisom with it at bedtime sometimes when I really need to sleep. ( I get horrible restless legs!!) But I think the B-6 is the key. I am feeling alot better these days!


  1. Umm, yeah, sounds like me, too when preggy. Well, at least the first 3 months.
    It's not fun then!

    Glad to have found your blog, can't wait to read more!!

  2. I sympathize for you! And I agree that nothing helps that nauseous feeling better than a cold, fizzy pop.

  3. I'm a new reader. Hang in there! :) My poor sis-in-law is pregnant right now, due in Oct. And has been sick, sick, sick. My mom was that way too, sick the whole nine months!
    I was sick the first few weeks, but not too bad. Yeah, I'm the one that everyone hates. LOL! :)

  4. Yes on the Coke! Sweet things (very specific sweet things) have usually helped me; and very specific tart/sour things (pickles, sour candy...)

    I never understood the "bland foods" thing. I guess they're not supposed to have as much of a smell? But totally unappealing.

    This pregnancy I did actually find that those Back to Nature cheese crackers help -- but not the plain crackers I bought the first week I felt sick. I could hardly look at them; I fed them to the girls instead.


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