Looking back on my blog from when I was first pregnant with Baby B, it looks like so far the morning (read: all day) sickness is following the same pattern. During this first week of it, I’m experiencing near-constant nausea (with a few breaks in there) and throwing up maybe a few times a day. All in all, not too bad; I’d say on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the worst), I’d say I’m hovering around a 3 or 4 right now. Totally manageable.
But what I know now — that I did not quite realize then — is that the first week of morning sickness was just the calm before the storm and it got much, much worse. This time it’s both good and bad that I know how bad it can get: good because I’m able to mentally prepare myself for that battle should it come to it but also bad because I know how extreme it can get. There’s a chance I’ll escape the severity, but I’m fully expecting it. As long as it doesn’t hit until after our cheese and chocolate fondue extravaganza, it’s all good. 🙂 One good thing is that one of my main triggers (besides anything in my stomach…or just breathing, really) was being hot, and thankfully it’s wintertime so I don’t have to worry about getting into a hot car right now. That was always pretty awful. I do have to be careful with my showers since I tend to like them hot, but that’s easily fixable.
I can already tell I’m leaning toward a preference of the same kinds of foods as last time — fruits mostly. Definitely nothing fried or heavy. I’m going to the grocery store tomorrow and will stock up on a few essentials just in case: Ensure shakes, baby food, and fruit. That’s what got me through two months last time, so I want to be ready. Just taking this day by day and dealing with it as it comes, and thankful that I have some reassurance here.