Making friends with the porcelein throne

The only thing I can really say about morning sickness is this, "Why do they call it morning sickness when it's all day long?"

I never understood that. The first month of my pregnancy I would get nauseated every so often but nothing major. By my second month I got the real taste of morning sickness. It started from almost the moment I would wake up. I would get up, eat a few crackers, drink some water and within 30 minutes I was running to the bathroom. I had never thrown up so much in my entire life. The thing that bothered me the most is that it didn't just happen in the morning, it plagued me throughout the day. It also would just strike without warning. There were some days it would only happen maybe twice and other days it would happen 4 or 5 times.

I threw up everywhere, in the toilet, in the sink, trash can, even in Daniel's car. I will never forget the day we were driving back to our apartment from my parents' house; we stopped to get gas and the next thing I knew I was throwing up all over his car floor mat. Daniel was saint, he just picked it up and disposed of the floor mat. He didn't even get angry, though from that point on he made me carry a plastic bag around with me whenever we went somewhere. Not that I could blame him.

Unfortunately, there's no great cure for morning sickness or at least none that I had found. There are many tricks and old wives tales to help morning sickness but not one thing to cure it and not the same thing works for every one. The most sane advice I can give you is to just suck it up and make friends with the porcelein throne, it will soon be over. Sometime around the fourth month mark I began to fill better and before I knew it the morning sickness subsided. If you are unlucky enough to have morning sickness during your entire pregnancy I am sorry but just know 9 months of vomit is worth that little bundle of joy. If you are lucky enough to never have to suffer from morning sickness then thank your lucky stars and count your blessings.

Sincerely Yours,

Jessica Mommy to Jeremiah

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