Friday, June 23, 2006

Yuck Yuck and More Yuck FB#2

I don't know about any of you but my first trimesters are plain YUCK! I get sick, real sick. It is not just morning sickness; it is all day everyday. At the time the girls that I nannied were in school, major blessing. This meant I had the whole morning to get myself together before having to drive over to their house. I needed this WHOLE time to get myself together. Some days, ok, most days even when I got there I was still a mess. It became the daily routine for them to ask me how many times I got sick. I don't know why but along the way I counted how many times I got sick. A bit morbid, I know. When it was all said and done, I had thrown up 100 TIMES. Exactly 100 times. Yuck Yuck Yuck! I was not discriminatory over where I threw up. Pretty much anywhere I went. At my house, their house, in the barn, in the yard, driving (I stopped the car), outside of a restuarant (people walking in turned around and walked out) and the most embarrassing for me was the center court of the mall. Ew!
Many times I felt guilty about getting sick. If someone made a meal for me and I threw it up; I felt horrible. I would even cry about it. Ask's true. Those 10 weeks were long and hard. I feared that the sickness would never end. I feared that I would waste away to nothing. I feared my baby was not getting the nutrients it needed to grow. I lost 15 pounds during my first trimester. Most people gain weight in pregnancy...and here I was losing.
I know that many people prayed for me during that time. Protection over the baby, my health and that I would feel better. Somewhere around 18 weeks I did begin to feel better. I could actually eat. I had more energy. WooHoo.
Then it was off to the midwife...more on that in FB#3


Anonymous said...

Sorry you were sick during pregnancy. Did the kids you were watching see you vomiting?

momteacherfriend said...

Afraid so. They were very compassionate.

Anonymous said...

Out of curiousity, compassionate how? Crying, trying to help, etc. ?

momteacherfriend said... in, they truly cared about me as a person. Over themselves. They would make the yuck that is completely gross face and then ask if I was ok. They would get me water. They would offer to watch a movie instead of something more active. They had compassion.

Anonymous said...

What sweet girls. Being a counselor, I would think that would have helped them with their feelings about those situations.

I'm grown now, but when I was a kid I saw my babysitter throwing up too.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you saw their faces while you were being sick. Not to mention letting them being in the bathroom while you were throwing up. Most people want to be alone while they are throwing up.

If it were me, I doubt I would care.
1. I'm easy going
2. I would be too miserable to care if they were in the same room watching me be sick.
3. Its not like they never would have seen someone throwing up at some point in their lives anyway.

I would think some kids might be a little curious about seeing someone being sick, and of course grossed out at the same time.

momteacherfriend said...

Who said they were in the bathroom with me? I threw up often without warning. Sometimes outside. Or as I was running to the bathroom I would pass by them and see their look of...yuck...not again. lol They got very familiar with the she's gonna blow look. They would get out of the way and then make sure I was ok after it was over.