Friday, April 2, 2010

10w1d: things I have learned

Things I have learned so far:

  • you can be nauseous and hungry at the same time. Weird, but true.
  • you can be happy about your pregnancy and still hate morning (afternoon, evening) sickness, and this does not make you a bad person. It makes you a normal person.
  • throwing up in the shower is not the end of the world.
  • neither is throwing up in the garbage disposal portion of the kitchen sink.
  • fear does not go away very easily.
  • this, too, shall pass.
  • brown sugar-flavored oatmeal tastes much more brown-sugary on the way back up than it did on the way down.
  • that glass of orange juice the other morning was a BAD PLAN.
  • sweat pants at night are your friend.
  • it is okay that you are freaked out about telling people about this pregnancy. That makes sense. But you will have to start getting over it. Because, eventually, it's going to get hard to hide.
  • a hot dog every once in awhile is not going to kill the baby.
  • the bitchiness will also pass (pleasepleasepleaseplease)
  • take a deep breath. Be grateful for today. Worry less about tomorrow.
  • still working on that last one.


  1. And I can assure you that list will be 20x longer in a few short months. I feel your pain, I mean I REALLY feel your pain. But - this too shall pass. And what a wonderful thing we get to bitch about - Right?! I am so happy for you!

  2. Um, yeah. I can completely agree with you on all accounts!

  3. Great list. I've also learned that you get stuck by needles a lot less as a pregnant girl than as an IF one! And I need food a lot more than before!!!

  4. Very nice list! I completely agree on the OJ in the mornings...can't do that either, also on the bitchiness! Hoping my irritable streak will start to pass too:)

  5. so much to learn! i remember! no meds on an empty stomach was an early lesson for me! so nasty coming back up.

    you're almost through the first trimester! oh my goodness!!!! and i'll be seeing you soon!!!!!!

  6. Ah, so true. I hope that things will start to get easier for you as you get closer to the 2nd tri,

  7. Oh, it sounds like you got a serious case of morning(all day) sickness. I've had it pretty easy but I'm still dreaming of the day when I'm not constantly tired and burping all day long. Your list made me laugh. Hope the 2nd trimester really is all that's promised!