Monday, February 15, 2010

I wake up scared, I wake up strange

I finally got up the courage to ask my OB for anti-nausea meds. For 24 whole hours, I wasn't queasy! But I was so tired I wanted to die, and I got really irritated with the children for, you know, being awake. Anti-nausea meds FAIL. I'm back to being queasy and [barely] functional.

Somebody (No, not me, but good guess!) blew the whistle on the Nintendo DSes in the classroom, so that conflict is over for now. Woot.

I made the executive decision to bake the cookies for the school Valentine's party myself, even though I wasn't on the original sign-up list. I figured, hey, I'm ticking people off anyway, why not have a safe snack? 'Cause that's how Hormonal Pregnant Mom rolls.

Tomorrow is the boy's preschool Valentine's party, and I'm in charge of the craft. Candy trains it is.

I can't wait to try Catherine Newman's dairy-free Walnut-Orange Cake.

First Robert B. Parker died the other week and now Dick Francis, one of my all-time favorite authors, died yesterday. As Beck tweeted, "Stop dying, favorite mystery authors!"

Katherine and Eli played in the children's chimes choir at our newish church for the first time on Sunday. Eli had just one note, the very last one, but he played it with enthusiasm.

We've been having lots of fun watching the Olympics, although the kids told my mom that they don't 'get' curling. Mom: "No one does."


  1. What meds did your doctor give you? I found Phenergan to not work and also have some not-so-nice side effects. But, Zofran gave me 0 issues and actually worked.

    Hope your morning sickness ends soon either way!

  2. Yay for DS whistle-blowers! *hearty applause*

    Aww I hope you feel better soon as the pregnancy rolls on!

    Loveee the trains, they're cute!

  3. Hope your morning sickness is gone soon. The candy trains are very cute. I'm sending cookies in for Bug's Valentine's Day party, too. Last time there was a party he 'got his hands on' a cookie with egg in it. Hmmmm.

  4. Try the motion sickness wrist bands that target pressure points. If I got them on prior to the morning nausea I could keep it at bay with these. Available at any drug store.

  5. I had the worst nausea with my pregnancies. Horrible, debilitating all-day sickness. Zofran was my savior. I cannot say enough good things about it. Please ask your OB about it. Phenegrin made me a zombie. Zofran wasn't like that at all. I could finally function again.


  6. At least I'm not the only member of the queasy/barely functional pregnant ladies club. And hey, niether are you!

  7. My dad and grandpa love curling. Just the SOUND of the horrible noises coming out of curlers' mouths gives me the heeby-jeebies.

    Hope your nausea passes SOON!

  8. The thing about anti-nausea meds is that they wear off. With Zofran, while it doesn't make you sleepy, it makes you constipated which adds to the nausea. With phenergan, it makes you sleepy. Reglan can have nasty side effects for some people. You can try cutting the meds in half and taking lower doses more frequently. For me, phenergan 12.5 mg every 3 hours worked better than 25 mg of phenergan every 4. You gotta play with it. Have Zofran ODT (oral dissolving tablets) on hand in case you need them. Let's not forget the rectal phenergan for when you are throwing up and can't even keep the zofran ODT down. And never forget to know when to ask for a little IV fluid pick-me-up. It helps especially if you've been unable to drink fluids and are getting dehydrated.

    Also try (because 1) you're willing to try anything almost and 2) so did I and these worked for me) kids' flavored toothpaste to stop the gag, PROTEIN (in any form) seems to work better than carbs at curbing the nausea if you regularly ingest them in small amounts every couple of hours, and switch to a prenatal without iron. You both will be ok and it lessens the nausea induced by the prenatal. Nothing else really worked for me and I only did these because I had to brush my teeth, I had to eat, and I had to take a prenatal. Otherwise, I just threw up all the time for the first 4.5 months.

    It will go away! I promise! Hopefully sooner rather than later!

  9. I think I ticked off the co-valentine's snack lady at my sons school. And I'm not even pregnant (although I was hormonal). Don't.Care.

    My boys have been loving the Olympics too. But now they both want to be snowboarders :( I don't do winter sports.

    Hope you are feeling better. The tiredness (and hopefully nauseousness) will be over soon!

  10. I was so, so sick when I was pregnant that I feel nauseated just THINKING about pregnancy.

    Now I'm all nervous to see who the final mystery author I like will be to die, thus finishing the triad of Dead Mystery WRiters Beck Likes.