The questionable joys of early pregnancy
Ahhh crying and vomiting. Yes, that’s what you feel like doing.
Inspirational quotes on Pinterest make you weep, an especially beautiful day makes you teary, and anyone being remotely nice to you causes unbidden eye precipitation.
On top of this, there’s the never ending nausea. You feel like you have a really bad hangover all the time.
The only food you can stomach is the kind of stuff that teenage boys wish their mothers would let them eat: hot chips, potato chips (anything in the chip family is a hit), toasted cheese sandwiches, and Vegemite on toast. Also, fizzy drinks and juice.
Say goodbye to your old friend coffee because it makes you feel like you are going to die (or at least wish for death).
Also wine. Bye bye. Regardless of your stance on pregnancy and alcohol, well, it doesn’t matter anymore because wine makes you want to die as well.
In my case, I had to go off my meds (Pristiq for anyone who is wondering). This means you have to deal with anti-anxiety medication withdrawals, as well as all of the above. Who knows what’s making you emotional and sick? At this point, it could be anything.
My advice is this: bunker down. Cancel everything. Watch Netflix and eat salty snacks. There is no point fighting the filthy demon of morning sickness because you will never win and you’re too tired to fight anyway.
What symptoms did you (or your baby mama) have? When did they leave?