I feel so bad for my wonderful and beautiful 14 week pregnant wife. She started to feel a little nausea and “morning sickness” kick in late last night. She slept OK, but shortly after she woke up this morning she was throwing up.
She then felt a little better and then the nausea kicked in again. She’s been in bed all day today throwing up.
I feel like a lost puppy dog. I don’t handle people being sick too well. I get really nervous, worked up, I feel so bad for the person (especially when it’s your 14-week pregnant wife!), and my stomach churns when I see or hear her.
She’s tried to eat a few things like some vegetable broth, a popsicle, and a bagel at different times. All of which have come right back up a short time after.
Jane didn’t throw up once because of her morning sickness or nausea (are those the same thing?) all throughout her pregnancy. But literally at the moment the clock struck midnight and she was officially 14 weeks pregnant, she threw up and felt horrible all night and was in bed the entire day the next day.
I feel so bad for her. I feel so helpless. I don’t know what to do. I really hope this will pass soon because I couldn’t stand seeing Jane get sick all throughout her pregnancy. The biggest reason I hope this nausea passes is because I want my fun, happy, energetic Jane back, and I want her to feel good more than anything else.
14 Weeks Pregnant: What Is The Deal With Nausea And Morning Sickness Happening Now???
Seriously, I thought we were in the clear! For some reason I thought that if you made it through the first trimester that the nausea and morning sickness would go away. But here we are in the second trimester and Jane’s pregnancy is hitting her hard. Man… I just feel so bad for her.
My stomach just goes in knots like crazy when I see my soon-to-be mommy cry. It tears me up inside and I wish there was something I could do to make her feel better.
I even had the thought today while I was holding Jane’s hair for her while she threw up that I never ever wanted to put her through this again. I actually began to feel guilt for getting her pregnant. It was like I was blaming myself for making her feel so sick. Now I know I shouldn’t feel that way at all. I know that sometimes women get nausea and morning sickness when they are pregnant, and I know it’s not “my fault“.
But I still felt that way. I wonder if any other soon-to-be dad’s felt that before? It’s a very strange feeling. And I guess it’s normal to feel like that because no one wants to see their wife so sick, crying, and not feeling well at all.
It’s amazing the number of new emotions both a soon-to-be mom and dad feel during pregnancy. Sometimes I don’t know what they mean or what to do with them.
So compared to all pregnancy weeks thus far, pregnancy week 14 has been the toughest. I’m really looking forward to this Friday. Jane will hit the magic pregnancy week 15 – which I’m hoping will be an end to this nausea and morning sickness.
Feel better Jane.
Update: 4:25 p.m. Jane is throwing up like crazy. Worried that she is going to get dehydrated. She is sending me to the store to get some thing for her. I’m stressing out between her pregnancy nausea, work, bills, house, and million other things. Off to the store.
Update: 6:27 p.m. I had to go to a few different stores to find some special pine nuts and popsicles for Jane. After striking out at a couple of convenience stores for popsicles, I went to the grocery store. I can’t stand the grocery store. I never know where anything is. The last time I was in there I nearly hit the floor when I saw that milk is up to $5.00 a gallon now. The time before that has been a long, long time.
I grabbed two pregnancy magazines for Jane and the items she wanted me to get her: popsicles, pine nuts, Coke, and peppermints. The chewy kind. Of course, after searching the whole store I finally ask someone where the chewy peppermints are located. After 5 minutes of searching through the candy aisle, I call it quits and grab a bag of normal peppermints.
Finally, I get home, give Jane the pine nuts (she read somewhere, maybe this blog or on her Twitter account that a woman sucked on pine nuts to aid with nausea and morning sickness) got her a Coke, gave her a popsicle, the two magazines, peppermints, and a kiss.
About 20 minutes or so later, she comes walking out of the bedroom. She tried sucking on the pine nuts, but she ate them all. She ate the popsicle. She drank some Coke. And they are all staying down. Thank goodness.
She was going to take her prenatal vitamin, but decided against it just in case and will take it when she eats some toast later.
Man… what a day. I’m working like a mad-man on a project that will be launching soon for a client. I’ve been up until 3 a.m. every morning for the last few days working on it. And it’s what I’ve been working on all day long the last few days.
We have a LOT riding on the success of this little deal. How much? Oh… just about freaking EVERYTHING! My stress levels are super dangerously high. Kinda scary, but doing my best to keep calm.
They say video killed the radio star. Huh. I say the economy is killing the average Joe trying to make it on his or her own. If the deal above flops (which I’ll know within the next 8-10 days) then we’ve got to sell… our… &%#$!#… house. Fast. All the while we see another house go up for sale on our street every week. And they all sit there… and sit there…
This pregnancy blog was created with the full intention to blog about Jane’s and my pregnancy journey. Never expected to go so deep into our personal lives. That alone locks it in FOREVER that we’ll never share this blog with our friends.
No one knows we’re right on the edge. No one knows besides our parents that we don’t have maternity insurance. All of our friends think we do OK for ourselves and have no clue what we’re going through right now.
And our parents… they have no clue about what we’re going through right now on the financial side of things and I truly hope they never ever do. It’s HIGHLY embarrassing for me. Things used to be VERY OK for us when business was good. That’s how people were used to seeing us. That’s how we were used to seeing us. Things are different now. Very different.
After all, I’m a guy. I’m imbedded with the instinct to do all I can to support my family. And I have (currently ‘had’) a lot of pride for the life I created for Jane and I. Sometimes it’s one hell of an inner battle I have to fight with myself to keep my head up. But I’m driven because Jane is pregnant. I’m driven because I have a baby on the way. I’m driven because I want to make both my wife and baby happy. But s***, sometimes it’s really a fight, especially with falling down business/career-wise over and over and over and over agin for a year straight now.
It’s like I keep picking up the square peg and I try to put it in the round hole… over and over and over…
But no matter how many times I fall, I keep dusting myself off and standing back up again, time and time again. And I will continue to do so for my family; no matter what. No matter how hard things get.
Man. There’s so much more to everything than I thought as mentioned in an earlier blog post where I shared some of my personal thoughts and fears about fatherhood and parenthood.
Wow. Started off talking about Jane and her nausea and look what’s happened. I’ve had my own therapy session with myself on this blog. Weird. OK – back to work.
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