Oh my friends, it has been awhile, hasn’t it?!
There’s a good reason for that!
We have Number 5 on the way, due in February!
For the past many weeks, I’ve spent lots and lots of time lying in the bed, trying not to move, trying very hard not to vomit, and praying for this all-day morning sickness to pass quickly.
Thankfully, with the help of a medicine from my OB and copious amounts of prayer, I am happy to say I think I am finally on the other side of this all-day morning sickness.
Isn’t it interesting how being that sick makes you not interested in anything?
I hardly wanted to talk to anyone around me, I certainly didn’t feel like being online, and I could hardly consider what our new homeschool year would look like.
In fact, my husband and kids spent a few days at my in-law’s so I could plan school for the year, but I was miserably unproductive.
I have never gone into a new school year this behind in planning, however, I know that I need to give myself an enormous amount of grace. Even though I didn’t get much done with planning or around the house, I have a little baby inside that is content and healthy!
And most days during the last 12 weeks, growing a baby is all I could accomplish.
I’m okay with that.
Resources for Pregnancy Sickness
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I scoured the internet for resources to help me with this all-day morning sickness, and felt hopeless that it was all things I had already tried in past pregnancies.
If you’re looking for ideas, I highly recommend Amy’s Ultimate Guide to Morning Sickness. That post guided me to magnesium lotion, which I’d never heard of before, and I decided to give that a try.
Y’all, I was so hopeful that this would be the cure-all for my all-day sickness.
While it didn’t help at all with all-day sickness, it did help with my restless legs I get during pregnancy and my heart skipping every once in awhile. I’ll continue to use it throughout my pregnancy for those symptoms.
Far and away, the most relief came in a new-to-me prescription medicine: Diclegis. It’s new on the market since my last baby was born.
And while it’s not life-changing in that I woke up and felt like a different person, it does take a large majority of that “ick” away and helps tremendously with the nausea.
I’m not sure how much I’ll write about my pregnancy, as I don’t think that’s why y’all visit Mama’s Learning Corner. 😉 But know that I appreciate all of your emails wondering where I am and if I’m okay.
They made me feel so special! xoxo
I hope to get back to regular posting here at Mama’s soon!
Are you expecting? Leave a comment and let me know when you’re due!