Morning Sickness, Evening Sickness, All Day Sickness
When I was 10 weeks pregnant...
Morning sickness, good times. 10 weeks down, only 3 to 7 weeks more of this to go. At least I have some additional motivation to get through it now…we went in for our first ultrasound three days ago and saw our baby dancing in my belly!
Although, I recently signed up to receive weekely updates on www.babycenter.com. And when I was reading my 10-week update one paragraph in particular caught my attention. An excerpt is below:
“Diane Sanford, a clinical psychologist encourages women to set aside two five- to ten-minute periods a day to think about their baby. During these times, sit quietly and gently rest your hands on your belly. It's a great way to initiate the bonding process and to help you plan for the kind of parent you want to be.”
My first thought was lady, are you kidding? Initiate the bonding process? Are you saying that the mornings and nights I spend vomiting aren’t enough of a bonding experience? Does curling up in the fetal position clutching my stomach count as bonding time?
Good thing I have found a few essentials which helped me get through it all – Sea Bands (or awesome 80s wristbands as my husband likes to call them), crackers, really, really, really cold water (thank you Klean Kanteen for allowing me cold water on the go), ginger candy and Earth Mama Morning Wellness tea, which I drink in my Thermos mug on my way to work.
This'll end soon, right?