Morning sickness woes with baby number two

By Lauren on January 11, 2013

Before Christmas, we found out that baby number two is on the way! As with my first pregnancy, I assumed I was coming down with the flu, like everyone else in the office. But when the symptoms weren't going away, I started to suspect something else was going on. 

I was suddenly disgusted by all smells and foods within three days of taking a pregnancy test. A month later, it still makes me feel nauseous! I remember during my first pregnancy, once the date of the second trimester started to loom near, I felt relieved. “Yes! Finally I can love food again," I thought. And boy, I did. 

This time, I am still impatiently waiting. The smells, feel and look of almost all foods turns my stomach. I love to cook, so I’ve been struggling with this for the past month. Luckily, I have a husband who is more than willing to do the cooking when he is home. But when he’s not around, well, I pick away at things and I attempt to make nutritious meals for baby H. All while attempting not to smell or touch the food I prepare for her.

I do not remember being this ill with my first baby, so it just goes to show how each pregnancy really is different from one another. As a way of coping, and diminishing the nausea, I’ve attempted to eat small amounts, drink peppermint tea and ginger ale, eat crackers, toast and cereal, take all-natural ginger vitamins, and eat scotch mints.

Were you affected by morning (or in my case, all-day) sickness? What did you eat or drink to handle the nausea?

By Lauren| January 11, 2013

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