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
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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