If you follow my Instagram feed(@little_love), over the last 10 weeks you may have noticed that quite a lot of my photos were taken in a horizontal position & involved a lot of lounging cats & snuggling Lily's. That would be because I spent most of that time lying in bed or on the couch feeling completely & horribly sick. I have suffered from 10 weeks of constant 'all day' sickness but I am finally coming through the other side of it.
If you haven't had the 'pleasure' of experiencing some sort of pregnancy related sickness there is no way you can appreciate how debilitating it can be. Constantly feeling like you are going to vomit(with the occasional vomit for me) & just not being able to move is horrible. The only thing that got me through was reminding myself(yes, it was that bad that I got to the point where I had to remind myself I was pregnant. Weird, I know) that the reason that I was so sick was because I was growing a little baby inside & that there were people much worse off than me & that they were sick for worse reasons than pregnancy.
Also trying to look after two other children, trying to keep the house in some sort of order(I failed. Failed miserably. Thank God for my parents who helped me out with cleaning & food while the Man of the House had to work interstate for a couple of weeks.) & trying to get to work, kids to school & kinder, well, I don't know how I did it! I guess I was lucky that I had planned for 5 weeks off work that started a week after my 'all day' sickness came on - although it was a bit hard when we had to travel to Western Australia for our planned holiday & I spent most of it lying like a blob on the couch & when I could move, like a blob on the beach! I still had to take another 3 weeks off work because I just couldn't handle it(Some nights I would go in only to come home half way through my shift).
But now, I'm through the worst of it! Hurrah! And now, true to form(based on my pregnancies with Piper & Lily), I'm onto what I like to call, 'The Faint Period'. Yep, I have moments where I feel warm & weird & start seeing black spots really have to fight going down like a sack of potatoes. And these little episodes usually like coming on when I am not at home(like when I'm at school mass. Oh joy). So I rarely venture out without the Man of the House for fear that I may drop while out n my own!
But it's all good! I'm growing a healthy little baby! I can deal with the not so good parts of pregnancy! And it's not like I did't expect this - I went through the same thing while pregnant with both of my girls(didn't get far enough to go through any of this with my Little Frenchy)!