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I'm 7 1/2 weeks now and have been feeling the sickness. I think I'm learning that I am just going to have to keep snacks on me and eat them often. I don't like the thought of that because I don't want this pregnancy to be an excuse to eat all the time and whatever I feel like. I want to be healthy. I'm realizing that for me right now, being healthy is keeping my food down and that means eating snacks.
I've gagged pretty much everyday in the last week or so which is usually followed by dry heaving. A few days I've actually vomitted.
I sleep a lot! Last night I got home from work, made dinner, barely ate dinner, dry heaved, went to bed to rest, fell asleep for THREE hours, woke up at 9, threw up, ate toast, read, went to bed at 10, woke up at 7 the next morning. I told Patrick I feel like a really boring wife. He encouraged me that all this sleeping is giving him great study time at the end of his semester.
Even though these feelings are not pleasant, I'm thankful for them. They mean the hormones that are supposed to be there, are there. I know this wont last forever. The longest it can last is 9 months right? Thank you Lord for your good gift to Patrick and I. Thank you for the grace we need to get through each day.