Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Food: Friend or Foe?

Background: When I was pregnant with Luke, I was very fortunate to barely have any morning sickness. I never threw up and if I had any nausea, it wasn't that bad. I did have extreme fatigue and slept a lot, but that could have been contributed to the fact that I was able to sleep all the time as I didn't have a job or that many responsibilities.

With this pregnancy, I have been sick since before I found out that I was pregnant. I have had nausea on and off (if not on all day) for weeks. I got lucky one day and felt better but then got the sickest I've gotten that night before bed. It's so weird.

I can't enjoy eating very often and have to eat very slowly. One day something that I feel great after eating becomes quite the opposite the next day. Which leads me to question, "Is ______ my friend or foe?" It makes eating quite difficult as once I get sick off something, I don't want to eat it again. I also fear that each thing will make me sick and wonder if eating is even worth it. I know I must eat because I am going to have to to grow these babies, but it is definitely not the fun it used to be. I am praying that come the 2nd trimester I can enjoy eating, gain some weight, and not be a sicky all the time.


  1. I pray you don't suffer like my wife did with (All Day) Morning Sickness. She had it all eight (not nine, because Olivia was premature) months and during labor and delivery.

  2. Thanks Daniel! My sister was the same way with both of hers. It is worth it, but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. I am praying I overcome the majority of it at least so that I can gain the right amount of weight. I don't want these babies being smaller than they have to be if I can help it. God will provide from my extra fat supplies I pray. ;)