Little Bit Bit: Week 9

19 Feb

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Why do I struggle so much with morning sickness? I’ll never understand it. I should be gaining weight when I’m pregnant, not losing it. My meals consist of peanut butter and crackers, mashed potatoes, peanut butter granola bars, and chicken noodle soup. I know, it’s not healthy at all. Believe me, I know! I worry about the baby, about making sure that it’s getting the nutrients it needs. I realize that I need to be eating all these different things for the baby’s sake. BELIEVE ME! I GET IT! I kick myself over and over, I feel guilty beyond belief for not being able to take better care of this child, but those are the only things that I can tolerate enough to put in my mouth. I try to eat other things, but what’s the point if it’s just going to come right back up? Puking isn’t exactly a walk in the park. It hurts! I do what I can, though. I drink calcium fortified juices, I take a bite or two of yogurt every once in a while, I add milk to the mashed potatoes. But cheese is still a no-go. My stomach’s churning from just typing that.

My hope is that this will go away soon, or that my meds will kick in so I can start getting this baby what it needs.

My husband’s been amazing through all this. He runs out at the drop of a hat to get dinner or makes dinner for all of us. He made meatloaf and mashed potatoes the other night. He did wonderful! He’s also picked up my share of the slack around the house and he’s pulling double-duty Lakyn time since I’m either wasting away on the couch or have my head buried in the toilet. What an amazing man! I’m so incredibly lucky.

2 Responses to “Little Bit Bit: Week 9”

  1. Tylie February 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Oh Afton I am sorry. My doctor assured me that the baby will get what it needs from your body and from what you are eating. They are really good at leeching! Mom guilt is the worst. Glad you are feeling better now. :)

  2. Terri February 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Tylie is right, your baby will definitely get what he/she needs :) Don’t worry and hang in there!

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