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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You know you're (ME and) pregnant when....

*Please note: These are only for me. I am in no way blanketing all pregnant women with said 'signs' and weirdness. Clearly based off of my own perspective, off of my own crazy body, off of my own experiences. Also, I'm always grateful to be pregnant, no matter how much I talk about being sick.  But for me, sickness is a legit part of pregnancy and it makes it very, very hard to 'enjoy' it especially the first few months. And I'm honest. So there.*

You know you're ME and pregnant when...

Pictures of food on my instagram feed, if they don't agree with me and are my food aversions at the time? Have totally sent me to the toilet gagging. And in moments of weakness, I've unfollowed users who post pictures of disgusting things. One time, someone posted a picture of a poop smeared onesie (not kidding, and? Sorry if it was you), and it was an instant unfollow act. Sorry, but I can hardly handle my own kids poop right now, let alone yours. And I shouldn't have to gag while scrolling through my feed. At least not now, I can't handle it.

Going along with that, I can hardly change diapers. My gosh, it kills me. I have the most intense sense of smell when pregnant and it literally makes me wanna die sometimes. I pray everyday that she'll wait to have a stinky diaper until Declan gets home from work. No lie.

Also? I literally cannot stand my kitchen. Going in there is like torture to me. All I smell is foods...random mixes of food all the time. No one else can really smell it but me. Going in the refrigerator is like torture and I literally cover and hold my nose every time. I also can't stand the smell of car exhaust-stuff, smelly candles, perfumes, and...well, dirty diapers. 

For me? The heightened smell thing is NO JOKE. Blech.

I get mocked by my child when I throw up. I'm not proud of it, and also not proud of the few times I haven't been able to hide when I've gotten sick and she's had to see it, but honestly? The kid totally mocks me, fake gags and giggles when I vomit. Nice, huh?

I'm hungry all the time and also hate food almost all the time. It is the worst oxymoron, ever. And cruel. So cruel. Hence why I've lost 6.5 pounds most likely. Oh yea, that and the fact that most things don't stay down. Whatever.

I can sleep basically the same hours as my small child. For real. Bedtime being at 8 or 8:30? Totally and completely fine by me and I'll sleep blissfully until 7:30/8am, too. Also, a few days a week I try to nap while she naps, too. That's a lot of sleep and I still feel tired all the time.

I carry around such a random hodge podge of food in my diaper bag that I'll tell you is probably for my toddler in times of emergencies, however? It's most likely there for me, too. I cannot tell you how many times I've been out and the instant urge that I'm so hungry hits, and hits hard. It's like a pit in your stomach. One that sadly, if you don't fill, at least a little, turns into horrible nausea (for me). 

I think about random candies like Shockers by Sweet Tarts for an entire day, and then go to 39048239 stores trying to find them, have no luck, and end up with lots of sour replacement candy that does NOT do my craving justice.

I get "too tired" to carry my heavy purse around the mall and ask my husband to hold it. Hence why shopping with your toddler can be awesome, because it's an excuse to have a stroller, aka: a place to hang things on at all times. Just sayin'. 

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I know. I am weird. I wish I didn't get as sick, or have such extreme aversions and smells didn't bother me so much, or heck, that I don't feel like puking all the dang time...but that's just how pregnancy is for me it seems. And, now that I know that it produces such a cute, sweet, little baby (this next one has a lot to live up to, ha), then I'm okay with that and can totally rally. But it doesn't mean I won't talk about it in the meantime.

Emeline-6 Days Old. Sigh.

Anyone else relate to any of these crazy pregnancy things?


55 comments:

  1. When I was pregnant I was starving and sick all at the same time. And the. Being hungry made me feel more nauseous. It's cruel really! Hope you feel better soon, I don't miss that feeling.

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  2. This is my FIRST pregnancy and I have the same HATE food ALL the time feeling (still at almost 1.2 through) ... I always get the it gets better ... I want to punch them in the face! B.c It hasnt YET ... Throwing up lots is no fun either alone or with company around which happens OFTEN and mostly at the most inopportune times, like in the middle of a meeting ... GROSS and embarrassing ... P.s I hope it gets better soon for you at least :)

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  3. i lived off sweetarts with my second (sorry if that gives you any bad feelings!) and i had a reeeeeally hard time feeding my toddler lunch for a good 2 months at that time :) i feel for you, i really do!

    i can't remember if you took anything/tried anything with emeline. zofran helped me a ton, but it can be ridiculously expensive.

    sorry you're going through this!

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  4. Yes! All of them! Crazy with Hadley and nothing with Mikayla. We had well water with Hadley and omg I threw up so many times in the sink/shower from te smell of the water.

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  5. I'm 35 weeks right now and STILL having a love/hate relationship with food. I've had ZERO appetite until recently (and can only eat certain things even now) because even the thought of food was making me gag. I have yet to find anything that really helped with the sour stomach other than just knowing it would come to an end eventually.

    And the super human sense of smell... got that too. I am right with you on the poopy diapers. Just reading the first paragraph of this post was making my throat close up thinking about it. The smell of coffee actually sends me over the edge for some reason.

    This was definitely a harder pregnancy for me and tougher to enjoy, but like you said, it'll all be so worth it in the end. It's just the getting there part that's rough. I hope you start feeling at least a little better soon.

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  6. aw poor thing, i hope the sickness stops.

    Sorry that you are going through with this

    Thinking of you, Sacha xoxo

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  7. OMG! I am totally blushing and embarrassed! That was MY instagram onesie!(well not MINE...) I am so so sorry! I had a sensitive sniffer when I was pregnant too, so I totally understand. Praying that you get some relief very soon. And feel free to follow me again - I promise only cute baby and fat pug pictures from here on out!

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  8. Um, that is pretty much me pregnant. To a tee. Though I rarely got hungry because if I'd think about eating, I'd puke. So I just stopped. Hence the weight loss. Worst way to diet ever.

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  9. @Meg G. HA! oh my goodness ;) Oops. Well I'll be sure to refollow you m'dear. No worries. I cannot be blamed for the decisions my hormonal pregnancy brain makes at the time. teheh.

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  10. I joke with my husband that I was in the hungry and smelly phase of pregnancy as I had EVERY symptom you described!

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  11. What you're describing sounds like a case of the worst stomach flu I ever had (b/c of my issues from birth, I have horrible stomach issues)..... However, that flu only last a week.

    I can't imagine it being for longer than that. I literally thought I was going to die (ending up in the hospital didn't help those thoughts, but I digress).

    Anyway, I hate that you have such problems with this :(

    And.... as horrible as it sounds... I had to giggle at the thought of Eme mocking you. I'm sure it doesn't make you feel any better, but at least she's not scared. If she's laughing at you, then you're not having to deal with a scared toddler while you're emptying your stomach.

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  12. I can definitely sympathize...I was sick ALL the time with Cole, it was terrible. I used to take the bus to work and would have to get off every couple of stops to be sick...worst thing ever. Car exhaust and cigarette smoke was enough for me to lose my mind and breakfast/lunch/supper. And tiredness, oh my goodness, it was a chore to get out of bed.

    I feel for you, hang in there.

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  13. I was pretty the exact same way. I couldn't open my kitchen cabinets without hurling!

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  14. I could have written this post exactly. I'm 9 weeks along and am finally starting to feel a tad bit better. For the last 3 weeks I've definitely had a love/hate relationship with food. If I can stomach something it rarely stays down because when I think about what I just ate or still have the taste in my mouth it makes me gag. Thought I would have lost weight from my last appointment but somehow I've managed to gain 3 lbs. Um, yay? I guess?

    Anyway - congrats to you! Love your blog and look forward to following your pregnancy right along with mine! :)

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  15. Girl, I can't even tell you how many times I've had to basically toss my baby from the changing table to the floor (so he won't roll off) while I RUN to the bathroom gagging. Changing diapers is THE WORST. And I wasn't even HALF this sensitive with smells the first time around so it's a total shock to me! A few weeks ago, Hubby was eating sardines... omg.... I didn't actually throw up (almost), but I was gagging for like 15 mins and he had to throw them out, take out the trash, Febreeze EVERYTHING, wash his hands and brush his teeth before I could stop smelling it. BLECH is right. Hope you feel better soon!

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  16. YESSSSSS! OMG the heightened sense of smell. Ridiculous. Luckily I've gotten past the nauseous phase, but I can small if my coworker is eating yogurt without even seeing it. VOM.

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  17. Our faculty lounge has Shockers in the vending machine. :) I'll send you some.

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  18. I totally craved sweet candies when I was pregnant with my first. I loved the chewy sweetarts and when I couldn't find them in a store I was disappointed. I would also buy some replacement and be so disappointed when it didn't satisfy my cravings!

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  19. I never really got sick, but all I could stomach was bread. Bagels, toast, etc. I needed something solid and hated fruits and veggies. Consequently, I ended up gaining a good 8 lbs the 1st trimester. Fun fun.

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  20. I had the smell thing REALLY badly with my first and I still worked in an office with 12 other women who wore ALL Kinds of perfumes and ate all kinds of food in there (our little kitchen was within the office walls, complete with microwave).

    Another girl burned the WORST smelling candles in her office (the entire area was pretty small) and I finally had to ask her to stop since I was dry-heaving at one point.

    In other words, I get it.

    Hope this comment didn't make you sick. :(

    And hope your aversions taper off soon... I KNOW it's hard!

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  21. The nausea was the absolute worst thing for me, I ended up having to get a prescription because I could not function. Whoever called it morning sickness was dead wrong because it was morning noon and night sickness for me. Thankfully the second trimester has been way easier for me, and I hope it brings you some relief as well!

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  22. Oh my gosh, you totally described my pregnancy....my little man is 6 months old now and you took me back to all of the yuckiness. Is it weird that I now feel sick?

    I was tired all.the.time. I work in an office and would close my door at break time (which I rarely took advantage of until pregnant), pushed a couple chairs together, laid down across themand took a nap. I got sick all day long. No matter what. Everything bothered me - especially smells. I ate very little. The zofran didn't work for me. It helped slightly but only in the beginning. I guess my body got used to it and the sickness powered through the med. The motion sickness bands didn't help either.

    I feel for you girl. I really do. I too craved the shocker sweetarts and had the hardest time finding them. My poor husband drove all over Nashville and finally found me one pack. If that store still sold them, I'd send you some. I hope you feel better soon.

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  23. Oh MAN, I remember the smells. When I was pregnant with Lizzy, I remember my co-workers having me sit behind specific people at court because I could INSTANTLY tell whether they had been drinking, smoking pot, or using meth within the past 24 hours. Gosh, I can remember how awful the smell was so vividly!

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  24. And I guess I should clarify that my smelling alcohol/pot/meth didn't do anything other than encourage the caseworker to have them take a drug test after court. It wasn't like my crazy pregnancy sense of smell was law--though it probably could have been, ha!

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  25. I was the same way with my pregnancies. And I swear that heightened sense of smell never fully went away. I'm always smelling things that no one else can smell. Anyways, off to check my instagram to make sure I haven't offended you... haha =) Feel better soon!

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  26. I can relate! I was throwing up until week 15, which I know is nothing compared to what you go through. I'm finally in the non-nauseous phase of my first pregnancy and trust me--I don't take it for granted for a single second. I'm sorry your still dealing with all that awfulness. (And thank you for your honesty about pregnancy--it is much appreciated!)

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  27. I can totally relate.
    Also add that cooking is THE worst form of torture. Especially when you crave something and by the time you cook it, it makes you sick.
    That's always fun..!

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  28. I had food aversion really bad with my second pregnancy. Everything looked and smelled gross. And since I wasn't very hungry I really didn't eat much the first trimester. I ate enough to give me and the baby what we needed but no more than that. I gained 18lbs this pregnancy and 7 1/2 of that was Luke.

    Grocery store stopping. Horror. Just horror.

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  29. uff, you poor girl. I think I'm one of the lucky ones that didn't have to puke. I do feel nauseous sometimes but never had to puke (I'm so glad when I read all those stories....scary). Toast was something I could eat even if I did feel sick.

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  30. I can totally relate to everything in this post! I was diagnosed with hyperemesis and i can barley look at food without gagging! The thought of opening the pantry door also causes gagging! Ha! I'm 16 weeks and it still hasn't let up! Praying we both start feeling better soon!

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  31. omg I think I might have written this post... in like, you somehow crawled up into my pregnancy brain and got all my thoughts! All of these are true for me... I can't even walk into Kroger without gagging down the aisles (it makes my husband so nervous he just does all the shopping now... fine by me!)
    Hope you feel better soon!

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  32. Omg, you described my first trimester to a tee. Hence why I am not so ready for baby number 2 (but super excited to hear about yours!)
    This is totally gross and tmi (so you might puke again, sorry) but when other people would ummmmmm, well, how do I put this, .....pass gas? THAT woul always send me running to the toilet. Not sure how you are handling the diapers!

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  33. Um, yeah...thanks for reminding me why I'm not ready to get pregnant again :) I was so sad the first time around when I realized my license to eat would be totally useless because I COULDN'T eat or because everything just came back up. I lost five pounds my first trimester :(

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  34. WOW!! I totally know how you feel!! I was sick the complete 1st and 3rd trimester with my last baby. It sucks!!! I have never liked being pregnant, and the moms that say they love every minute of it make me want to punch them in the face LOL Good luck to you and I hope it gets better!!

    Have you asked your doc for any meds to help with the sickness?? Maybe that would help!

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  35. Dog food was the absolute worst! I never threw up but the smell was horrible. I call it technicolor smell. The only good part was smelling peaches at a farmer's market.

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  36. You know I can relate to basically all of this. Side note: not really related to pregnancy, but before Christmas when I went Christmas shopping during my break between classes at work, I almost went back out to the car to get my stroller, even though I had no child with me, because I realized how much I depend on it. Where do I put my bags? MY DRINK?? I had to throw my drink out because I had no way to carry it and all my stuff.

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  37. I COMPLETELY relate! Week 27 was the first week in my pregnancy where I didn't throw up and I finally gained a pound. Thankfully, I was only sick in the morning and it subsided by lunch time. Eating crackers in bed in the am helped (that was usually my only breakfast), and then wearing those seabands on my wrists helped, too (although my husband thinks it was a placebo affect).
    I had to stop drinking coffee, eating pizza, and feeding the cats because of my nausea. I don't know what I am going to do when I'm pregnant with baby #2 and baby #1 is still in diapers like Eme. Good luck! Will be praying for you!

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  38. I am with ya on the smell. I can barely change E's diapers without gagging in his poor little face.

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  39. Wow that is awful! Both my mom and my sister didn't have too many problems with nausea, so here's hoping! Also who posts a poopy onesie on Instagram?! TMI!!!

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  40. All of these things and more is why I'm terrified for number 2! I had some severe morning sickness and aversions to smells for the entire 9 months! In fact, I still have some aversions to certain foods and smells that made me sick during pregnancy! So, in my book you're not weird, you're normal :)

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  41. My husband had a beer at lunch while he was out with coworkers. He came home 6 hours later and I could smell the beer on him! Oh and seeing other people's food posts... Let's just say a certain favorite blogger's cravings for burritos from a restaurant that starts with a "C" makes me dry heave every time I read about it! Hang in there!

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  42. I can so relate!!!! I'm 13 weeks now and just getting over the constant nausea/aversion to food but I was there not too long ago. EVERYTHING smells so strong and nasty and sends you sprinting to the bathroom. I agree, about the being starving but hating food thing. I had never heard of that as a pregnancy thing before i experienced it, but wow is it awful! I hope you start feeling better soon!!!!

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  43. Oh hon, you are not weird. I haven't been pregnant since 2002, but I still remember all those aversions and scents like it was yesterday. To be honest, my strong sense of smell never went away. It's rough. Sometimes bad smells keep me up all night.

    Can't wait for this time to pass for you, so that food and eating is fun again. Rest as much as you can, and take a bit of comfort in the fact that sick mommy = healthy and growing baby. :)

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  44. Been there. I was pregnant and had the Pregger Nose starting in the fall--and I could smell the pumpkins rotting on everyone's porches. Yuck. And I could NOT go driving through neighborhoods on their trash day: I literally could not breath! And I swore there was some freaky smell like leftover thai food gone bad eeping through my apartment walls about twice a week. Yup, I can empathize. But at least you get a sweet, snuggly little one out of the 40 weeks of torture! :)

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  45. Random candy cravings? I get those too. I can't wait until Easter candy comes out, mmmmm yum.

    Smells? My nose is working overtime this pregnancy. I can smell everything. My mom's Christmas candle was making me nauseous, so weird. Don't even get me started on kitchen smells. Last pregnancy I didn't have this smell issue, weird.

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  46. Mmmmmm....Shockers=best candy ever invented.

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  47. I don't know what Shockers are, apparently I'm missing out?! I hate that you're feeling like that. I feel somewhat guilty and relieved at the same time when talking to sick pregnant friends, SO glad I'm done!

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  48. I was by no means as sick as you, but at work counting the notes to do the banking of your cash at work was torture. Money made me sick. That is weird.
    I hope you don't have this through the whole pregnancy again this time. xxxx

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  49. I am so sorry that you are so sick. I can't really relate to the sickness. Don't know how I managed to not be sick being pregnant with TWO girls (even my dr was baffled) but the tiredness? Oh my word was I tired. I NEVER got the 2nd trimester energy every one talked about.
    I hope it passes quickly and you can enjoy food again!

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  50. Oh, ugh, morning sickness is the WORST! I could smell pee everywhere last time I was pregnant... I hated walking into any bathroom, even if it had just been cleaned, because to me they all just reeked of pee. So gross!

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  51. I literally could not smell my husband or I would gag. By the way we were prego w/in 3 months of marriage. He was NOT a very happy guy.

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  52. While Im not pg now I do remember some of these same things and the food thing was the worst especially during the 1st trimester.

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  53. Not pregnant with number 2 yet, but not you've got me thinking of things I hadn't considered. I had all day sickness from 6.5 weeks until the day I gave birth. I know Monroe is going to laugh when I puke because Fred gags and then pretends to gag more when he changes diapers and M cracks up! Speaking of, oh my gosh! How did I not even consider that I'd have to change diapers while nauseated?! I used to work on an inpatient psych unit with patients who were detoxing-so freezing cold and sick to their stomachs. I can't tell you how many times I had to run down the hall after walking into a poop sauna. How am I going to get my hands in there and clean it up?!

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  54. You poor thing! Hoping this all passes after 13 weeks:)

    No matter how you slice it poopy diapers suck! Pregnant or not, they are in the no fun category.

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  55. Honey...CONGRATS!!!!!! I had no idea! I pretty much never have time to get on blogs now and I clicked on here to see what your up to and BIG news! love it and love y'all!

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