Whoever named it ‘morning sickness’ needs a serious reality check. How about all day sickness because that would be more accurate. As I write this I’m into week seven of my pregnancy and I feel dreadful. I experienced really bad migraines at the beginning and now they’re back with a vengeance. But now the sickness has decided to rear its ugly head too. Now, don’t get me wrong I know I haven’t had half as bad a time as some people I’ve spoken to as mine (so far) hasn’t been physical sickness, just the awful churning feeling all day long. The only way to describe it is like a hangover. When your body is telling you it needs to get rid of something hideous taking root in your stomach and it’s so desperate to do so but it just doesn’t have the energy to be sick just yet. Yep, that’s exactly how I’m feeling.
To be honest, I could probably cope with the sickness if it weren’t for the hideous headache. I feel so unwell and what’s worse is because no one knows yet, I’m using up all of the excuses in the book to try and disguise the fact I’m expecting.
The last week has seen my sense of smell sky rocket, which apparently is one of the biggest tell tale signs of pregnancy so keeping it on the lowdown is pretty hard – especially when there’s an awful stench floating around the office. Which yep you guessed it, makes my sicky feeling ten times worse.
How are you finding coping with morning sickness? Any tips for a newbie mum?