Friday, July 6, 2012

Another milestone

And it pretty much went like this:

Welcome to 12 weeks...now spend your evening vomiting up V-8 Splash.

But let's rewind a bit, shall we?

On Sunday, Buster and I went to church with my grandparents. Because of the derecho that hit a couple nights prior, the power was out. And it was close to 100 degrees outside. Inside, I have no idea. But it was absolutely stifling. No air flow (other than me fanning myself with the bulletin the entire time).

As the sermon went on, I felt it. A migraine. Lovely.

That night, I had the worst migraine of my entire life. I woke up at 2 a.m. crying. My head felt as if it had been split in two with an axe, and it was throbbing. I got very little sleep.

Monday morning (my 12-week milestone!), I went in to work. I looked and felt like a zombie. I was nauseated because of the migraine. No food sounded enticing. Neither did water. So, for lunch I had an egg biscuit and a big ol' glass of V-8 Splash. But I still felt like death.

I somehow managed to survive the day. I headed home at 4:30, and crawled straight into bed upon my arrival. Fetal position + cold compress + blankets over my head. Unfortunately I started to feel more and more sick at my stomach.

You know, the kind of sick that makes you wonder, "Do I need to take a shit, or throw up?" (I'm classy, I know). So, I sit on the toilet. Nothing.

Buster gets home (he went out to get me an old-fashioned ice bag and some Vick's... "natural" remedies I read online). I head out to the kitchen and decide I'm going to make myself some chicken noodle soup, hoping that it would help my queasy stomach.

I dump the soup in a bowl, throw it in the microwave, and immediately head to the kitchen garbage can. I proceed to vomit until nothing is left in my stomach, and I'm dry heaving like a frat boy who drank a fifth of whiskey the night before.

Needless to say, I won't be drinking any V-8 Splash for a while.

That was my first vomiting of this pregnancy. And I really hope it's the last.

Amazingly, after throwing up, my head felt a bit better. And my stomach felt 100% better. Not sure if I got sick because of the pain of the migraine, or if it was morning sickness, or a combination. Regardless, it was a rough night. But I still had my doctor's appointment to look forward to the following day...


(ooooh the suspense, right?)

7 comments:

  1. Oh man - so sorry you were sick, we've all been there! Hope you feel better soon.

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  2. I threw up just once too at about 12 weeks as well. I thought i was in the clear for vomit and all of a sudden i was just so ill. Hope you dont get anymore migraines!

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  3. I dont think after this story I will ever be able to drink V8 splash, lol. Sorry about the sickness and migraines are the absolute worst. I started taking COQ10 and within weeks they were much better. I couldnt stand that prescription crap they had me on.

    Congrats on 12 weeks!

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  4. 12 weeks! And first vomit! Woohoo! Just kidding. Well, about celebrating the first vomit. Hope it was a fluke, and you have an easy 2nd trimester. Oh yeah! 2nd trimester!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

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  5. I've thrown up three times. Luckily it was all in my 4th week and I haven't felt nauseaus or anything since. Sorry about the migraine but yaaaay you've reached the 12 week milestone. Here's hoping for a symptom free, migraine free second tri.

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  6. Not sure if they have this in the US but in Canada most mamas are prescribed Diclectin if they have nausea. It's mainly a vitamin but with something else in it too, and apparently very safe. Hope you're doing well!

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  7. Congrats on 12 weeks! Any type of red food/drink is horrible when you are throwing up.

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