Dear Crissy

Bear with me?

I have no significant photo to share today, which is just one more example of my ability to fail across the board this week. You can still feel free to link-up with your traditional Wordless Wednesday posts, though, because I would love to hear from all of you. :)

So, after logging into Twitter this morning, and seeing the following Tweet, I thought maybe it was time to try to make a post during a brief moment of relief.

Wordy Wednesday

I know, pretty sad, right? I feel terrible about not posting lately, and even failing to meet a couple of professional deadlines, but I have just been under this cloud of unrelenting pregnancy nausea. I can sometimes barely lift my head, and while it isn’t always that bad, but the sickness is almost always there, through every moment of my day and night. Every breath, severe nausea. Every bite of food, severe nausea. Every sip of water, you guessed it, more severe nausea.

I am on medication that helps curb the urge to actually vomit, but, I’m still doing some of that too. I’m pretty sure if I didn’t have the medicine, I’d be throwing up several times a day.

All of my energy at this point is focused on trying to be as normal as possible for Evan. Luckily, my mom helps with him a lot, but I still have a few days a week when it’s up to me to try and get it together and not be stuck on the sofa sick all day. I am really trying to tackle one day at a time.

When I was pregnant with Evan in 2009, I was sick and vomiting until 17 weeks. This seems like an eternity, and means I may be very sick until July, but all I can hope is that it doesn’t go on any longer than that. I know many of you were sick right up until you delivered, and whoa, I don’t even want to consider that.

So, I’m really writing this today to ask you all to please bear with me through this time, and really, to stick with me. There may be days, and even weeks, when I’m really not posting here in the way you may have come to expect, but I’m still around. Please feel free to Tweet me, or say hi on Facebook, and if you do that, say a prayer that this sickness eases up soon.

    49 Comments on “Bear with me?”

  1. Aww. So sorry it has been hard for you. Just know that it is all worth it in the end. My pregnancies where hard between “all day sickness” and other issues (can’t believe I did it four times) but wouldn’t change it. It is a small price to pay for a lifetime of joy.

  2. I :love: this! I can’t beleive you pulled this off. This deserves another 100 comments it is so good Sandi

  3. This is just too good! This whole operation is amazing! This is a big :) in my books! Irving

  4. I saw this content and already knew it rocked! The quality is insane. I analyized this for a few minutes and I cant get it out of my head — great job! Rebeca

  5. I really think that you ought to be famous for publishing gold like this! :D I can’t beleive something this good is on this site. In conclusion I think this is great! Flossie

  6. Stunning to say the least! You integrated several themes seemlessly. This deserves another 100 comments it is so good Georgianna

  7. I hope you get to feeling better soon. My sister is pregnant also, just got through the morning sickness stage. I know that’s the hardest in my opinion especially when you have other life responsibilities. Hang in there :)

  8. I can’t beleive how much dedication you put into this! You truly made a serious accountablity for a dev watch. This is a big :) in my books! Tammi

  9. Kids come first! You shouldn’t apologize for being a good Mommy! (Bloggers- we put a lot of pressure on ourselves, don’t we?)

    Nice to be a new follower!

    Creative and Curious Kids!

  10. I feel for you, hun. I only had sickness with one, but it was pretty horrid. It doesn’t seem like it now, but in a month or so, you should be feeling much better (hopefully), as it tends to only run for a few weeks or so. Hugs to you.

  11. I am so sorry! I’ve been praying that you get better, like, tomorrow! Hang in there..

  12. Hi Crissy!! So glad to hear from you again. I wish you well and hope you are feeling better very soon. Take all the time you need and don’t worry, we will all be here when you get back!! XOXO


  13. Love your blog! I so hope the nausea passes soon. I remember the aaaallll day nausea. Hang in there:)

  14. Wow! I am so sorry that you get that ill! Is it the first trimester ,or all through? Luckily I never had morning sickness. My daughter has so I can empathize. Wishing you the best!

  15. I had noticed the same thing :)

    Oh, Crissy, I feel terrible for you and know EXACTLY how you feel. I had the same, unrelenting nausea for three month when pregnant with L. It wouldn’t let up and only get worse throughout the day. I ended up going to bed early every day because I just couldn’t stand it anymore. Other people just don’t understand what it feels like to be nauseated every waking seconds.

    I tried everything – ginger, etc, nothing made a difference. I also didn’t get relief from throwing up. My doctor gave me a drug that is for cancer patients who have to deal with severe nausea, and that also didn’t help. I was kind of glad because I was so afraid to be on that drug anyway. He finally put me on disability because there was no way I could work like that. I couldn’t think straight.

    The only thing I can say is that it WILL get better. Very slowly, you will have it a little less every day. Hang in there. We will all totally understand if you are not posting. Take care of yourself and don’t worry about your blog — it’ll be here and we will be here :) You’ll make up for it with baby pictures :)

    All my best, Dagmar

  16. Awww Crissy, sorry to hear that. Pregnancy can feel terrible. I hope you feel better.

  17. Hope the cloud of sickness lifts soon. Ugghh.

  18. Crissy, so hope your feeling better soon. Can’t image morning sickness for so long. Mine lasted a month or so and was just once in a while. Hang in there kiddo! Just think of the the fun with two little ones. Hugs.

  19. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Thanks for hosting Wordless Wednesday!

  20. Hang in there Crissy!! I found that ginger tea helped with my nausea during pregnancy :)

  21. The first 15 weeks of my second pregnancy was just about survival. If I didn’t puke directly on my 2-year-old, it was a successful day! I lost touch with all social media for a while, but as the old adage says “this too shall pass”!

  22. Hope you feel better soon…I have been feeling the same way but it isn’t due to pregnancy. My hubby just got the kids on the bus for me today so I could stay in bed since I didn’t sleep a wink last night. It’s no fun feeling sick all the time. It really can get to you! Hang in there girl!

  23. Hope it gets better soon. I’m sure you’ve tried everything to feel better, but I have one more suggestion – SeaBands. When I was pregnant with my oldest, I worked as a waitress. I swear, every single customer I had ordered liver and onions during those first few months. SeaBands really did help!

  24. Aw, sorry! That wasn’t designed to make you feel bad. :( I figured that the pregnancy must be doing a number on you because you are normally pretty regular about posting. Just wanted to know how you were doing. Now if it were me not posting one week, that wouldn’t be a surprise, LOL.

    I guess you are right, it will get better and there’s that to look forward to. I was really sick/nauseous with Oliver and it’s hard to function, let alone take care of another child while dealing with that. Both pregnancies I ended up losing weight because of it. Not fun. I’ll be praying and hope July comes quickly for you.

  25. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  26. Oh hon! :(
    Deepest sympathies here. I had hyperemesis gravidarum too and you always wish for others that theirs stops after the first trimester latest. Zofran & phenergan combined were only things that kept it at bay barely for me. Don’t forget to arm yourself with saltines to throw like ninja stars at anyone who suggests that ginger ale and saltines will fix it! (no really, I did… It’s therapeutic!)
    Hang in there. And despite the fact that it’s unappealing, stay hydrated. Even if half of it comes back up, your body needs you to drink water. It’s better than the saline drip IV at the ER. ((((hug))))

  27. Hang in there. Mine isn’t nearly so severe this time around, but still leaving me feeling ‘like a wet dish rag’ as my grandmother would so aptly put it. We’ll be here when you get up off the couch without feeling violently ill

  28. Egh, I don’t want to remember those days! (Which was not long ago!!) Good luck with everything. Zofran was my best friend!

  29. Pregnancy nausea sucks big time. I was lucky and had very very minor issues with it both times. I hope yours settles down sooner than 17 weeks!!

    Happy Wednesday

  30. Oh sweetie! You are allowed to not feel well! :) Of course, we miss you, but you need to take care of you and the little one! Thankful that I never suffered with “morning sickness” during my pregnancies. Take it easy, and I have you both in my prayers!!

  31. Sorry you are feeling sick. With this pregnancy I was VERY SICK and could hardly get out of bed in the earlier two months. UGH! Wekk #24 for me now and I am starting to get the exhaustion again. It’s all worth it in the end!

  32. Aww! I sure hope you start feeling better! It will all be worth it in the though right!

  33. Crissy,

    You are probably tired of everyone giving advice, but since I have had the same experience, I wanted to share what finally helped me with my pregnancies. I had “morning sickness” 24/7 for all 9 months of my first 4 pregnancies. I spent a lot of time in the hospital, on IV’s, being rehydrated; because nothing could make the vomiting stop. It was literally every 20-30 minutes for the first three months and then tapered off to every few hours for the rest of my pregnancy. They tried every kind of medication and with my fifth, even Zofran, which wasn’t terribly successful either, though it did slow things a bit. I had so many people telling me, “You just need to do… or eat… or drink…” Oy! Anyway, at one point I remembered how I read somewhere that ancient sailors kept ginger with them at all times to battle nausea and motion sickness. No way was I going to attempt chewing on a ginger root, but in the produce section at our local grocery store I found bags of candied ginger. I only needed one for the whole rest of my pregnancy (several months, yet). Nibble off teeny, tiny slivers — let your tummy settle — then nibble another tiny sliver. I never actually expected this to work, but in five pregnancies, it was the only thing that did. My doctor was floored and even started recommending it to other women who experienced hyperemesis. I hope it might be able to give you some measure of relief.

    I’m so sorry you are having such a hard time. Wish I could give you a hug. I know exactly what it feels like to be that sick when you have other children to take care of and the rest of life, doesn’t even make it onto your radar screen. I’ll be praying for a speedy end to your morning sickness and a bounce-back that lets you enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. –Glenda

  34. Oh Crissy, that is miserable. You take care of yourself and do what you need to do. Real life takes priority. We’ll all be here when you’re ready and well.

  35. :( major boo.

    Hoping you’re feeling better soon and this is a first trimester thing – it takes me until about week 12 and my second preg was WAY worse too….I’m sure all the moms can relate! Sending you lots of hugs and the hope this will pass soon so you can actually enjoy being pregnant!!

    As always, don’t hesitate to ask for any help – isn’t that what the mom bloggers are all about? :)

  36. Oh I am so sorry you are going through this. Take care of yourself. We will all be here!

  37. Awww Lady, I feel for you. I was the same way when I was pregnant with both of my boys. It’s hard to enjoy being pregnant when you are constantly nauseous and/or vomiting. :o( Hope it passes sooner for you this time around.

  38. Aw, I’m so sorry that you’re still so sick. I’ll be praying for you Crissy and don’t worry, we’ll all still be here. :)

  39. Cannot wait until you are back. :)

  40. You poor, poor thing. I would take just about anything over nausea and vomiting. I am sure you are trying everything possible. I was sick for about 6 months when I was pregnant with my son. I still don’t know how he is such a big, healthy guy today, because I lived on sprite and crackers.

  41. ((hugs)) As someone who had severe morning sickness for all 6 of my babies, I know what your talking about. In this season, just concentrate on you and your little ones. Your right, it does feel like it lasts an eternity. I hope it passes quickly for you!

  42. You poor thing! Rest up. Your readers will be waiting patiently. xo

  43. Hang in there!!! I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself first. Hugs!

  44. I remember those days, but thankfully I was never as sick as you. I’m afraid if I was, I’d only have 1 kid instead of 3 lol. Hoping you get to feeling better soon! {{hugs}}

  45. I hope that you get to feeling better soon!

  46. What a bummer! Hang in there girl!

  47. Crissy, sorry to hear you’re under the weather. Pregnancy nausea sucks and I hope it goes away soon!

  48. Hope you feel better soon. Maybe this one won’t last until 17 weeks.

  49. Oh I hope you start feeling better soon. Pregnancy can SO suck. But gotta love the result. :) take care of yourself.

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