The Story of my First Pregnancy

Sep 14, 2006

This will help explain the Blast I had yesterday. This is mostly about being sick, so if you gross out easily, don’t read it. If you read it, you will know where I am coming from!!

You already know the part about Taiten being a miracle baby. If you missed it, read my last blog. We lived in Texas when we found out we were pregnant. San Angelo, TX. The armpit of hell. If any of you actually liked that place, sorry. I hated it there. The water was not drinkable, it gave us headaches–scary. It smelled awful, and the whole place smelled just like the water. One thing I LOVED was the storms. I love storms, and there are great ones there. Anyway, back to my story.

I was about a month along and I got VIOLENT morning sickness. Except it lasted all day. I felt terrible the entire day, and I threw up every half hour. I started to lose my voice from the damage to my esophagas, it was that bad. Blood came up once or twice, and I had to be hospitalized twice. That wasn’t fun either. I was on an IV, hydrated, and drugged, feeling GREAT, and I wasn’t allowed to eat. Liquids only. It was the only time I felt well enough to eat and it wasn’t allowed. It was awful! Chris snuck me food anyway.

I was put on an array of morning sickness pills, anything to make me feel better. I usually threw up the pills so they never worked. Nothing worked for longer than a few days. The only good thing was I was able to sleep at night, feeling well. I have a friend who was as sick as I was, and also sick at night. Plus she had two kids to take care of. I feel for her!

We were in Texas for a few months, August to November, then we moved to Hawaii. Where I continued to be sick! The sickness let up at month 7, and started up again at the middle of month 8. Then in the middle of month 9 I was well again. Taiten was 2 weeks overdue, so there was a month at the end when I was ok.

The good news is, as soon as he was born, the sickness was gone. I wondered if it would take a few days to get out of my system, but it was immediate. Thank goodness!

So now you know what I mean when I say I am excited I have only thrown up once, three times, even five times a day is better!

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