30 October, 2012

Sick and Tired...

Just a quick post for you lovely people who check this regularly for updates or happen to bounce here from an email. I know I am utterly behind on updates and posts, but quite frankly, I'm sick.

When I was pregnant with John Ross I was terribly nauseous. With Clara, not so much. This time, I keep food down and can manage the nausea, but I am terribly averted to food and am struggling with extreme exhaustion and body aches. It's almost like I have the flu, but I know it is just our little "Spud" getting big and healthy.

It makes being a good mama and wife terribly hard and puts blogging on the farthest back burner.

And yes, I've tried everything. Exercise, laying-low, Gatorade, ginger-ale, tart foods, citrus, spicy foods, fast foods, high fat foods, water, tea, toast...none of it is helping long term.

Anybody have experience with extreme detoxing during the first trimester? I don't mean intentional detox, but a body going out of its way to flush chemicals and imbalances? I sure feel like that is what my body is trying to do, but I don't know how to clear it once and for all.

1 comment:

Melody said...

I don't. However, if you are open to it, there is a pill that can help with severe nausea if it gets to the point where you cannot keep *anything* down and are puking on a daily basis (this happened to me with Kate -- I would throw up 1-2 times a day). It is safe to take during pregnancy -- can't remember the name, but it worked wonders.
You might also consider working with a holistic medicine doctor, but PLEASE run any supplements, etc. by your OB to make sure they are safe. Good luck, and call if you need anything... even if it's just someone to watch the kids for an afternoon, I'd be glad to have you drop them off!