July 3, 2018


There has been nothing but crickets on the blog for quite some time, the reason for this is because I have had severe morning sickness. Yes, you read that right, morning sickness. I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and still incredibly sick.

We are really excited to be having another little one joining our family, I just wish I were feeling better.

Before I got pregnant, I would walk 3 miles with Bubba then hit up the gym at night and do another 6-8 miles on the elliptical. I haven't been to the gym since the first week of April (that's when the morning sickness started). As for walking, I missed several weeks. When I finally started walking again it consisted of  hunching over the stroller and walking 1 mile while in pain. I am slowing working my way back up to three miles.

For several weeks it felt like there was an axe in my stomach, it hurt so bad. Thankfully that part of my morning sickness has gone away.

I am still throwing up, initially I was throwing up about ten times a day and the anti-nausea medicine didn't help. The doctor told me I would just have to tough it out and that I could get an IV if I needed one. There were definitely a few days I could have used an IV but we didn't have insurance so Andy and I did the best we could to keep my hydrated.  I didn't know it was possible to throw up out your nose until it happened twice to me- super nasty and painful, I feel bad for anyone else who has had this experience. At this point the throwing up has lessened, but it still happens.

One day while I was showering my body decided it was time to throw up. I closed my eyes and let my body do it's thing. When I opened by eyes I was met by Bubba. He had popped his head into the shower at exactly the wrong moment, the throw up was all over his head. He didn't make a sound, he just looked super confused. Poor boy!

Migraines have been a new thing for me this pregnancy. I have been getting several migraines a week. Sometimes the migraines last 3-5 days, it's awful! Water, sleep, Tylenol and essential oils don't seem to help much. My doctor did give me some caffeine pills and they seem to help take the edge off. I am hoping that the migraines don't last my entire pregnancy.

As to my energy levels, I am constantly tired. I am hopeful that my normal energy levels will return so I can get back to the gym before too long.

Anyways, that's the news. Surprise!