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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Morning Sickness Is...funny?

By definition, this is what morning sickness is: nausea in pregnancy, typically occurring in the first few months. Despite its name, the nausea can affect pregnant women at any time of day.

As a 39 year old mother with a child in diapers, a dairy farm, a Labrador retriever, school age children, blah blah blah...morning sickness is: living in a world where everything has a smell and every smell makes you want to vomit 24 HOURS A FRIGGIN' DAY....

Yesterday morning, the 3 year old was up at 3am throwing up. My amazing husband helped take care of him, but I spent the day washing and cleaning and I swear I can still smell vomit every time I try to take in oxygen.

The dog who goes out to the barn smells like he has been rolling around in deer carcasses which he has not, but between his breath and heaven knows what else, I swear he is a larger than life dragon living in the middle of my kitchen.

Speaking of the kitchen - I don't want to eat, I don't want to cook, I don't want to open the fridge. Even lettuce smells nasty. And every time I feed the children one of them has to poop and the smell of that is enough to blow over a sumo wrestler.

And while we are discussing bodily functions - I can smell a pee diaper from 40 yards away and yes, again...gagging...

Today I am going to try essential oils (peppermint, lavender, and lemon) and see if that offers some relief. So far the sea bands haven't helped. Sipping gingerale seems to offer a bit of relief and the Preggie Pop Drops are enough to get me through a car ride without pulling over and tossing my cookies.

Did I mention I don't even want to drink coffee? Now, those of you who know me know this is

VERY serious...

I've never experienced morning sickness like this. Maybe it's twins you say? I can't even respond to that because I kiss my children with this mouth.

I hope you can read this and laugh because I certainly am - however, this is the LAST baby and knowing I will never have to do this again comes with a bit of patience and peace of mind.

May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, and scent-free living!


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Crystal is a secretary and musician at her church, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 9, Andre 8, Breccan 3, Delphine 2, and baby E due in fall 2017), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at WOW! Women on Writing.

1 comment:

  1. I am soooo sorry, this is so fresh in my mind so I'm absolutely feeling for you right now. My hcg was off the charts, to the point where every website I visited said I was having twins, still only one here...but you never know. Keep meals simple, the girls survived on raw veggies and tuna melts at least once per week for those 6ish weeks (super simple tuna melt recipe that we all love, i didn't have morning sickness with G or Milena so it was a shock to me that I was dealing with it on #4.