Thursday, December 27, 2007

Morning Sickness

I really can't stand another 6+ weeks of this. I wake up sick. I go to bed sick. I live sick. Sick defines me. Maybe you're thinking, "Gee, Heather, complain much?" But I really have tried EVERYTHING. Nothing makes it go away. Saltines, natural ginger ale, etc. Mints help it temporarily but I can't pop peppermints 24/7.

The advice, however, is almost getting as old as the morning sickness. As soon as people find out you're pregnant, even if they're complete strangers (ie - my client's moms)or even if they're family, they immediately launch into all the tricks and tips that worked for them when they were pregnant. I'm already getting baby care advice too. Not that I don't appreciate their desire to help, but I've heard so many different things- who am I supposed to listen to? And as far as the morning sickness, I've already tried it all, so just save it please. What worked for you doesn't work for everyone, I've found out.

One of the nicest pieces of advice I've gotten, however, came from one of my favorite client's mom. Immediately after congratulating me, she told me this: "Make sure to relax and enjoy your pregnancy. Let everyone pamper you and wait on you! Believe me, you won't be getting anymore of that after the baby comes, so take advantage now. Let your family come clean your house for you, let your husband make you dinner, take full advantage."

So you heard her! Everyone come clean my house! :) No, as selfish and self-centered that may sound, I'm going to let people wait on me for the next 8 months. She's right, I won't get that anymore after this baby is born. My sister told me to especially enjoy this first one because a second pregnancy is never the same- you already have kids to care for.

Justin has already been a doll, it's not like I need to tell him all that. He doesn't complain when I ask him to go downstairs for my Tums at 3am. He makes dinner and always asks me what he can do to help me. After seeing some of my acquaintances and their jerk husbands I know I'm very lucky to have a patient, unselfish husband who puts his family before himself. What a good daddy my baby is going to have. I had a good daddy too.

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