Panic at the porcelain

Whoever coined the term ‘morning sickness’ should be shot, and if they’re already dead, they should be brought up from the grave and kicked multiple times in the shins, no wait, in the gut! (Note: I’m pretty sure thumb-sucking alien baby can’t read my mind, so I’m good to write these toxic words…)

My so-called morning sickness has been more like all day and all night sickness. I wake up in the morning and feel like I’m going to hurl; I drive to work, forced to roll the windows down in the dead cold morning air, and feel like I’m going to hurl; I sit at my desk, conduct interviews, stand at rallies and press conferences, and feel like I’m going to hurl; I go home, and feel like I’m going to hurl; I wake up in the middle of the night, and yep, I feel like I’m going to hurl.

But I don’t toss my cookies, nah, that would be too easy. Apparently my body, which used to be a good little puker back in the day, decided at the age of 13 that it no longer wanted to puke over silly things like feeling sick, but rather prefers I suffer through the nausea. Pregnancy sickness is no different.

I’ve puked a total of three times; twice over pasta, and once just cause my body couldn’t handle the food anymore and needed to dispel it. But all other times, I’ve hovered over the porcelain bowl, sure I was gonna find some relief, I’ve tickled my tonsils, with happy visions of removing the sickness from my throat – but to no bloody avail. That stomach of mine is freaking stubborn I tell you!


The view from up above 😦

It bloats at the first bite of gluten products, turns at the mere thought of my most beloved chocolate, recoils at the sight of nuts and peanut butter. But here’s the thing, I have to eat. There is no getting around that fact. No matter how sick I feel, no matter how vivid the shade of green a certain sight or smell of a food turns my face, I have to eat. And unlike the problem-solving mechanisms of non-diabetic pregnant chicks, I can’t reach for endless crackers to ease the belly and get nutrition. I need protein.

But when my belly is revolting against many of my protein options (nuts, nut butter, peanut butter cookies, pudding, milk, etc.) and when I can’t go to tuna for solace, what am I to do? There’s only so much bloody cheese and Greek yogurt a girl can take!

Seriously hoping the nausea ends soon, not only because it would be nice to have a happily functioning belly again, but also because I can’t bloody well say the damn word!

Bitter in (non) Barfland…

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5 responses to “Panic at the porcelain

  1. Dear Bitter in (non) Barfland:
    D’ya think there’s some kinda Kosmic Karma goin’ on here?
    I mean, really, the INABILITY to hurl!!?? That just sounds so … nasty!! So cruel!! Kinda makes ME wanna hurl, just thinking about how awful you must feel not being able to blow chunks!!
    Blach!!
    So, I earnestly hope you have an ‘Exorcist’ moment very, very soon, my bulbous friend … may your wretchings reverberate through-out your condo complex 🙂

  2. Sorry to hear you are feeling more Princess wants to Barf than “Princess of the Porcelain”…sometimes the nausea fades in the second trimester / there a few safe prescriptions which you might ask the doctor about if things don’t turn around for you in the next few weeks…does ginger tea help?
    I hear the Princess Bump is beginning to affect your outward physiology – cool!
    Enjoy and continue all your nurturing efforts to look after yourself and the Princess Bumptake! No one said this miraculous process would be a cake walk, right? Hang in there kiddo!
    debb [freeman’s friend]

  3. Not to rub it in or anything….but I didn’t experience morning sickness with any of my kids:p I have read that apple cider vinegar is a good to take in the morning, ginger tea is also helpful, and if all eles fails acupuncture!
    Hang in there!! Are you in the second trimester yet?

  4. ICK! uncomfortable post for me to read.
    I am not a barfer. I don’t allow myself to barf cuz I have a fear of vomit. So I kind of understand in a round about backwards sort of way.

    and Mr. Freeman up there.. uhhhmm… GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Katie this will pass, love how you are right now, this is a wonderful time for you!!!

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