Can we just talk about my early pregnancy adventure? You know that feeling when you’re driving and you feel like throwing up but nowhere convenient to do it. Maybe you had a good day and then, all of a sudden, you wake up the following morning with a strange headache and a very icky feeling in the pit of your stomach. Oh yeah! That’s all pertaining to pregnancy and that phrase called “morning sickness.” That’s if only morning sickness were just relegated to the mornings!
I never experienced the typical “morning sickness,” but I got a lot of evening and every meal sickness if that makes sense :). Sometimes I would make a delicious meal that I felt like eating and, at that moment, it tasted good. A few hours later, I’m running to the bathroom. I’ve even had a nickname to one of our bathrooms now because of how frequent I visited there. Now talking about it is a little amusing but, during my early stages, it was NOT funny at all! I can go on and on but I’m not trying to be too graphic. Hopefully by now you can picture what I went through. I went from having a mild headache to a sinus infection all in a matter of days. This particular pregnancy threw me off guard because my first one was very very smooth. With little Kizzy I threw up maybe twice, but this pregnancy is completely different. I’m saying to myself “Adaku, you were warned” but there’s no amount of preparation that will get you ready because every pregnancy is different. Ladies, please hear this very clearly because things will change, so just embrace your new bundle of joy as they make their debut at the right time.
Now that I’ve said all that, let’s move on 🙂 I am very thankful that those days are gone, or that they have subsided. I no longer have the frequent bathroom visits. I still throw up every now and then especially if I ate something that didn’t sit well in my stomach, but it’s more rare now. I am so thankful as always to have my supportive husband who wipes my tears in the middle of the night when I feel like I can’t take it anymore and stressed out. He listens and consoles me. It’s not easy but I am getting through it each day with the support I have surrounding me. Don’t think I got it all figured out because, each day, I’m learning this body and this new phase I’m embarking on.
Today’s blog is to all the mothers out there, expecting or ready to pop :). Hang in there and know that you’re not alone with what you’re going through whether good or bad. Somebody out there is going through it with you. Just know that you are an amazing mother and your baby will be proud of you for keeping it together even when you don’t feel like you have it together. Thank you for being the strong nurturing mothers God has created you to be and I’ll be cheering along once your bundle of joy baby is born into this world. Cheers and let’s finish this race as strong as ever!