Friday, March 28, 2008

Nausea, Oh Nausea....Rock On!!

Beck released a song called "Nausea"while I was in the early stages of my first pregnancy. It was my theme song for a few weeks. Lately that same song has been spinning through my head. I hate the first trimester. I hate it. I don't feel like doing anything. Every small task is suddenly some huge feat. Every night I try to convince my husband to bring dinner home, so I don't have to cook. All I feel like eating is buttered noodles or French toast, which I'm certain my husband doesn't want to eat. I'm tempted to cook a meal of just what I feel like eating, so that he'll give in to my pleas to bring home a pizza. Perhaps a meal consisting of cheese-toast and raw carrots will convince him that driving fifteen miles out of his way to pick up dinner is worth the effort. I typically love to cook, but I am currently grossed out by everything in my kitchen. When I get hungry, I sit and think of different foods until the thought of something doesn't make me feel like vomiting. Spaghetti? blcch. Nachos? eww. Yogurt? no way. Rice? maybe. Eventually I come up with something resembling a meal. Usually the meal is pretty abstract, so I have to make "normal" food for my husband. This means that I have to make two meals and spend even more time in the place I hate most right now, which is the kitchen.

This is what I have to say to my husband:
I'm carrying your little leech of a baby, and her invasion of my body is making me ill. I'm tired all of the time, I have no motivation, and I think most everything under the sun is disgusting. Please help me out!! Get me a dang grilled cheese from Sonic and you can get whatever your heart desires (probably some massive burger with an excessive amount of accouterments such as chili and/or bacon). I promise I'll be normal again in a couple weeks, and the sight of raw macaroni won't send me into a case of the woozies, and I will cook normal (if not delicious) food again.
Your adoring wife who is carrying your second gorgeous baby


Alabaster Mom said...

Wow, it just seems like you'd have a better attitude while carrying little Claudia around in your womb. I thought pregnant women were supposed to glow and stuff.

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails said...

Oh man hang in there, this too shall pass. I know that is not much help. I hated when people would tell me just two more weeks until you are out of the first trimester, do they really have any idea how long 14 day is feeling like this? Everyday is so long when everything makes you sick.

Mainegirl/Pauline said...

OK, tell me that the "her" and "Claudia" reference are just wishful thinking, LOL! Or do you know? Anyway, you need to talk dh into getting you a digital. Ask for one for 'April Fools day' say since you are a 'fool' to not have one, LOL! Really the aren't that expensive. Unless you are waiting to get a 'top of the line' kind. This way we could also see your bird watching "boring" pics. :0)

nicole said...

I love all my babies, but pregnancy could really skip the "nausea" part. LOL.

I feel for you.

Samantha said...

I'm currently in my first trimester for the first time, so I'm completely confused and shell-shocked. This post made me feel normal! So thank you. I feel the exact same way and am so freaked out about it and am wondering if I will ever feel the same again. It's so hard to do anything and I'm starving and nauseous at the same time and all food sounds horrendous.

Thanks for letting me know I'm normal and that there are others out there feeling the same way.

Audreee said...

Well, I'm glad that me venting about my constant woozies was a help to somebody. Samantha, I promise it will get better soon.

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

I wont be much help if I start telling my experiences, but hang in there... LOL